a Taj MuttHall Dog Diary: Ack! Is It That Time Already?

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Ack! Is It That Time Already?

SUMMARY: Wasn't it just a couple of days ago that I had a whole month until our next competition?
USDAA trial this very weekend! And I haven't been working on our issues because we had SO MUCH TIME until our next competition.

How does this happen?

I guess I should do some bar-knocking drills this week. Especially for The Booster.

Then the following weekend is DISNEYLAND! woo.

Then the following weekend is USDAA Nationals and I AM NOT GOING THIS YEAR! First time they've been in range of California that I haven't gone. I think I've been 7 times. Made it to team finals once with Tika. Got like an 8th and a 10th place ribbon a couple of times with Tika in various random events. And one semifinalist polo shirt. (Hmm, OK, two, because got one with Jake back in 2001 I think. But it looked different then.) That's a lot of time & money & all that for just taking hundreds of photos that I never get around to sorting through. Ahem. Yes, we won't mention that.

Then the following 2 weekends are CPE; need to decide now whether I want to try entering either of them. I'm kinda liking this staying home thing. Although the dogs aren't, so much. Going dog stir crazy.

I wonder if someone else wants to run them for me so I can stay home? They haven't trained with anyone else, that's the problem. And Tika is a proven Mama's girl when we did try to get her to practice and run with Ashley. He was fine as long as he had treats, but otherwise--back to Human Mom.

OK, will just have to decide.

Then one last USDAA for the year in mid-December.

Then on to 2010! Who'd'a believed it?


  1. You must check out the Segwey Tour. They offer it in the morning before California Adventure opens. It was really fun. Started out slow, but took no time at all to get into the swing of things and it was really alot of fun.


    If you stay at the disneyland resort, you can get into disneyland an hour early, but one thing to keep in mind is that only fantasyland and tomorrowland is open.

    The fireworks is updated for halloween and was alot of fun.

    Enjoy! See ya this weekend.


  2. Thanks. We've thought about the segway thing. Nice to have a recommendation.
    With any multiple day ticket, we get one early entry day anyway. We use it every time we go.
    Last we checked the schedule, there weren't going to be fireworks for the weekend we're there. Which is way too bad, since we'd heard that the halloween show was good, and last 2 times we went they were cancelled due to weather. Sat there for 2 hours while they dithered about whether the high elevation winds were too strong. Sigh.

    Thanks for the tips.


  3. I'd be happy to run Boost, if we can find a way to spend time together beforehand.

  4. I'm thinking about this, and thinking that the time involved in getting it set up would pretty much equal just going to the trials and running her myself.