Tuesday, April 27, 2010

16/52 - "Recess!"

Simon has found one more thing he thinks is awesome -- the slide.

I climbed up the stairs and over the bridge and to the top! Ta da!

And then... I realized holy moly, I can go down FAST! Wheeeee! :D This is fun!

I admit, Simon's just awesome for photography. I'm spoiled. He's so easy to set on anything, he'll try anything, he likes strange places and strange things to climb on. Caleb on the other hand... well, at least he sat still with Simon giving him the hint about nice poses. ;)

I get back from taking photos of Caleb and feel like I've worked out for two hours trying to get him to sit still for half a second. Then again, I always tend to feel that way when he gets distracted. Okay, he's easily distracted. He totally has no attention span and no food motivation, but at least he's always ready to play with other dogs in a friendly way. He's never met a dog he didn't like. A lot of them don't like him, but hey, it's all good! There's more fish in the sea to play with! :D

So our goal is to knuckle down and go to a handling class starting next week. I have my mare in training and need to go over and take a lesson tomorrow, but after that, I am bound and determined to find something to crank his attention around and back onto me or a handler.

I'm guessing it's not going to be as easy as getting Simon to pose. ;) Actually, I think it would be easier to teach Simon how to play a waltz on the piano.


2Grandmas2 said...

I'm guessing Simon already knows how to play the piano. And Caleb? The boy just wants to have fu-un. What's not to love about that?? Oh yea, the show ring. Then again he seems to have plenty of fun there as well.

Shep said...

Hahah, I think he does too. He does sing to himself in the car to my bad music, so I wouldn't be at all surprised if he suddenly sat down at the piano and Beethoven was playing in my house. ;)

Oh man, does he ever want to have fun. Fun, fun, fun.

Unfortunatly I'd really like him not to be quite such a fun guy in the ring... I mean, it's two minutes. He can do that, right?

They're still doing drop in classes, right? I can't get there this week because of the horse, but darn if I don't want to go next week. Thank you so much for talking to her about the situation -- it really made me decide to go and I feel a lot better about it. :)

If you want to share a ride sometime, I'm game. I have a good dog car! ;) If nothing else, we should go grab dinner and talk Cardi. Everyone else gets bored with me talking Cardi. :( Well, around the house anyway.

2Grandmas2 said...

You are on. I'm glad you are going to give it a try.

Taryn said...

Love the slide shot! That bright yellow really makes it POP!