Friday, March 23, 2012

Yata Hae Ida Know Why

Today, my mum came home from work early, and she, Auntie Em, my cousin Speckles, and I piled into Auntie Em's car and took a long ride!

Mum told me were on our way to pick up my new baby sister! Say WHAT?! That's right, that's what she said! New Baby Sister!

Well, I asked my mum why I was gonna get a new baby sister but all she would say was, Ida Know Why... so I asked her what my new baby sister's name was going to be and she said, Ida Know Why... MUM!!! But really, it's true! I have a new baby sister now and her official name is:

Yata Hae Ida Know Why

Mum says we will call her IdaWise most of the time. She is named in honor of her and Elliot Cool's first mum Ida, who lives in Texas. That is where they come from! Mum says that Ida has done so much for German Coolies (that's what they are) in general and for mum in particular (by getting Elliot Cool and IdaWise to her) that mum wanted to do something to honor her for that. And so, she has a little namesake! That's pretty cool, I think. I am a namesake, too. I was named in honor of my GrandPaw! Anyway, on to the photos!
This is Speck and I riding in the car on our way to Boston. 
This is the first photo mum every saw of our new baby sister. 
Here is my new little sister having a snack after a long day traveling by plane.
Here is her litter sister Rive' (it's supposed to have two dots on top of the e). 

The litter sisters snacking together. 

Nom, nom, nom... 

Yummy food! 

My sister trying out her new outfit, and her litter sister posing with her. 

Looking cute, but tired! 
Posing with Gumby 

Litter sister Rive' 


Tired baby sisters. 

IdaWise meeting the other doggies. 

IdaWise in her house with bed and toys.

Well, I think it for now!
Bark at cha some more later!

Sunday, March 18, 2012


Here's what mom, me, my little sister Dally, and my little brother Elliot Cool did today!  They did ok, but I did *awesome*!

See that?  I finished in 8th place overall, including the Advanced dogs!  Plus I got 2nd place in Toss & Catch and 2nd place in Freestyle!  Dally for 3rd place in Freestyle!  And Elliot Cool was in the "Training" division since he's only just learning to play! (ps - you can click on that to make it bigger ;-)

Pretty great, huh?!
Bark at ya later!

ps - someone asked about the Irish Jig - mom was terrible at that.  She forgot how to throw the Disc at all!  

Here is the description: "Irish Jig - Competitors are allowed 60 seconds to complete the fast-paced event in which teams attempt to score points by completing as many catches as possible within various scoring zones in the time allotted. Scoring zones and field dimensions are depicted in the graphic below.
The thrower and canine are required to be behind the throwing line before time starts. When the competitor is ready, the line judge will signal the announcer by raising an arm. Soon after, a start cue will be given by the announcer indicating that time has begun. If, in the opinion of the line judge, the dog leaves before time begins, time will be reset to zero and a restart will be initiated. Competitors may send their canines downfield, or throw, any time after the start signal.
The thrower must always throw from behind the throwing line and between the throwing line cones, but may move freely around the field at other times. A throw will not be scored if the thrower steps on or over the throwing line prior to or during the release of the disc (foot fault). If the disc leaves the thrower’s hand before time is called, the throw will be scored if caught by the canine inbounds.
For the throws must be by area number…as in hopscotch…. Area 1 is the first throw, then area 2, then area 3 and so forth. If the team has enough time, once they have gone through all areas, they must work their way backwards through the areas. Meaning if the team makes it to box 7, then the next area to be thrown to is area 6, then area 5, and so forth.
If the team misses an area at any time, they must continue on…missing those points for that area."