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  1. #1911
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    Yes weather is very frustrating, not getting the heavy rain like you are but the puppies have just gone out in their grassy run only to spend most of their time curled up in the kennel.

    Where has the sun gone??

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    Poor Mish. Just got the carcasses out ready to give them at 1. I've got 3 in the one bag, so they need a bit of time to defrost just enough to seperate them. Just realised that the 2 young 'uns haven't eaten their breakfast, so I'm not going to reward them with a lunch time carcass.

    Mish watched me get the bag off the drain board & put it back into the freezer with a very worried frown & a look that said "No ... wait .... don't ... what the "fluff" has just happened !!!! No lunchtime snack !! I'll STARVE to death by the time dinner gets served up." I had to tell her she wouldn't miss out & she can have a pig's ear because she's eaten breakkie. She's gone back to lying on a dog bed right next to the freezer, but she's watching me like a hawk just in case "plan B" doesn't eventuate.

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    I've volunteered to help set up at our local obedience trial Saturday night, and it looks like the forecast is wild wind (like last weekend) and rain (not like last weekend). I'm going to be phoning up to check it's on before I go out there. And I'm leaving Frosty at home.

    I'm hoping I learn what an Obedience comp is all about.

    I've also volunteered to help at our local agility trials (they're having a morning and an afternoon double event), and they say "will you be a steward" - what's that I say. They say "you hold the lead for the competitor". I'm wondering - does that mean I help catch the dog if it runs away, what if it runs away but stays in the ring (is that ok?). And if I take my dog bum bag loaded with poo bags, can I share with a competitor if their dog "fouls the ring"? What about the distraction of the treat smell that is usually attached to the bum bag? And do you get an umbrella for the sun? Or does that freak dogs out too? Questions questions. I know how it goes for equestrian eventing jump judging but no clue for doggy comps.

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    Stewarding is a great way to learn about a particular discipline. You assist the judge in the ring, so take their lead on how involved they want you to be. Dress smartly in clean clothes. Do not wear anything, such as a bum bag that will smell of treats & distract the dog & handler from their work. Be early to help with your ring. The judge may want you to help set up equipment for their ring. In Obedience, every square of the ring has to be checked for poos & desposed of before the first competitor steps in. These areas need to be covered with sand to mask the odour. Have a spare pen on you just in case. Minimal talking during the set up between exercises & NO talking and moving about while a competitor & dog are working a particular exercise. There's heaps more to know, but your judge will guide you on the day. The routine is exactly the same for each competitor, so you'll get the flow of things after the first couple of dogs.

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    I either put too much Pataks Rogun Josh sauce in my stir fry last night or I've got a tummy bug. I feel it's the latter. I started sneezing about a week ago, had a sore throat yesterday & I've spent half the morning so far on the toilet. I've clearly gone out in sympathy with DA & Inca.

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    Poor you GSD's, I think there's a bit of gastro going around, at least in Sydney, I know a few people that have come down with it.

    Hope you are feeling better soon!

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    Ta Greys. I'm actually getting worse. I think I've used up my entire day's water allowance flushing the toilet this morning. *yetch*

    Heaven fobid !!! I may actually have to go & have a lie down for a while. The thought of getting the fat off the pork hearts I boiled yesterday now that they're cold is actually turning my stomach.

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    Aw sheet GSD's (pardon the pun) you best go and lie down. Take some yoghurt yourself! Hope you feel better soon.

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    Ergh ... yoghurt. Can't stand the stuff. I only make it for my girls. I think you're right though DA. Time for a bit of a lie down until the chunder plane gets itself out of it's current turbulance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSDs4Ever View Post
    The thought of getting the fat off the pork hearts I boiled yesterday now that they're cold is actually turning my stomach.
    Yep, the thought of that is enough to turn MY stomach too!

    In My Home Dog Minding
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