27 November 2010

Dr. Tuchuck, I presume?

You can call him Doctor Supah Stahr!! Oh, yeah, brother Tuchuck rocked the agility trial again--he is now a man of letters! They may not be "PhD," but his letters actually mean he can do something (heehee)! To recap: he qualified in all four of his runs this weekend, with two first places, a second, and a third. And, more important, he earned his Novice Agility (standard) title in three consecutive outings. Paging Dr. Tuchuck... we're swooning! Way to go, brah!

As for Narra, that elusive jumpers title remains just out of reach. She was so close today--just one knocked bar away! Oh, well, she still has her blue ribbon from yesterday and is now one step closer. Maybe it'll happen next weekend!

Call me Q... DOUBLE Q!

No, Tuchuck's not "Q" because of a long unspoken affection for Captain Jean Luc Picard... (Haha, kidding! We're not really that geeky--okay, maybe a little geeky) Nor for scientific brilliance in inventing spy paraphernalia! Neither are we the politicized offspring of the Stonewall riots (okay, maybe somewhat).

Dog sports-ters know that "Q" stands for a qualifying score--three of which add up to a title in various AKC (and other) performance events. (Okay, as much as we don't really believe in external validation of this sort, it does feel kinda good!) In agility, the hallowed Double Q is traditionally achieved when a team qualifies in the events of standard agility and agility jumpers with weaves in the same day. And, now, we're very excited to report that brother Tuchuck double Q'd today!!! Our first EVAH! WOOHOO!!! Even sistah Narra with all her agility experience has never accomplished a double Q! And Tuchuck did it with one first place and one second place!

Not to be outdone, however, Narra earned a blue ribbon of her own! She Q'd in jumpers--which has been her nemesis from day 1. We're getting there! Go, sistah, go, sistah! Guess the human's not such a detriment after all. :)

14 November 2010

Following friends

As our friends know, our motley crew here has traveled many different paths. At one point or another, however, for many us, our paths led us through the Delaware SPCA. Brother Buko was our first illustrious alumnus from this shelter, and we continue to share our home with brothers and sisters in need from there.

Now we can follow all the comings and goings on the Delaware SPCA's new blog! Check it out, and see all the awesome animals waiting to go home. (We should mention that our best buds over at Wally's blog are helping to get the word out on the shelter's blog as well. Way to go, guys!!)

Here's Clarabelle from the current post--she's a super sweetie!

Fall Frolicking: Fun with the fosters!

Look what we've been up to! (BTW, husky Lucky should be meeting his prospective adopter within a few days; Tucker's adopter comes to Delaware in a couple weeks. Unfortunately, Stormy's adopter fell through--so the boy's still available!)

More fall frolicking from 4dogart on Vimeo.

03 November 2010

How do you turn this thing off??

Can a wayward husky learn the ways of the world from a pack of herding dogs? We'll find out! Foster bro Lucky's finally getting some quality play time with (half) the pack. We got a ways to go, but he's doing great! Might help if he stopped for a minute and let some lessons sink in.

But it's been a beautiful autumn so far, so what more can we ask for?