Thursday, March 18, 2010

Today, I will deflect your attention away from the naughty and apparently untrained dog by viewing our new puppy friend.

I will show you Autumn's border collie puppy today, because last night Gustavo ran so wretchedly that I can barely speak about it. It was all I could do, last night, not to throw a fit, stomp around screaming, and then carry him away in my pocket. If I had been able to catch him when he was running away from me, his brain melting away in some bucket in a parking lot on another distant planet, then maybe I would have. I think instead I muttered, and then went and got his 20' long rope out of the car.

But since I'm not speaking of this, never mind. Because how cute is Autumn's new puppy? And I know I'm trying not to speak of my wretched night last night, but I even ran Hobbes poorly. And finally had to just go and get Otterpop out of the car so I wouldn't go home with a losery taste in my mouth.

The puppy's name is Jesse. Unless it is Scout. Unless you have a better idea for Autumn. And you know, later on I did get Gustavo to run about a bit, just not like the little dog of my dreams. But enough to cut the loser flavor just a bit. The way a shot of Jameson's might. Make that a double.

I hope that Autumn has smooth sailing with her puppy. Autumn is one of my favorite agility students. I try to be a good example for her by never, ever getting frustrated when I am challenged with training quandaries such as, why doesn't this agility business always go how I want it to? Autumn has made such leaps and bounds in training her other dogs, I am very proud of her. I know she will always be patient with her new puppy and accept her puppy for who she is. I am done muttering now.


Blogger corinne said...

I like the name "Scout."

March 18, 2010 7:35 AM  
Blogger brittany said...

I think you should call him Whirl.

Or possibly Jameson...

March 18, 2010 9:05 AM  
Blogger Amy Carlson said...

Call him Gustavo and maybe on a bad day you can pretend he is yours and let the "other" go to his special place, long line in tow.

I feel your pain, The Spurminator finds those places to go a lot. Moments of brilliance, then moments of fog. We don't see well in the fog. Even though we live in Maine and it's foggy a lot, brain fog is a different deal requiring glasses that haven't been made, yet. My rose colored glasses help, but only if the fog isn't too thick.

March 18, 2010 1:31 PM  
Blogger Cynthia Blue said...

There's nothing like a puppy to cheer one up! :)

March 18, 2010 3:46 PM  
Blogger Elf said...

Oh, no, Scout and Jesse are too used already! If you check out the Bay Team's list of dog names in our database, tsk tsk both pretty heavily used, and that's just in our neck of the woods. What goes with Autumn? Leaves? (Leaf?) Drifts of leaves (Drifter)? Wood smoke (Smoke? Woodster?)?

Frustration: I don't like to talk about Tika's first 2 years of training and agility. Sometimes things pick up later on.

March 21, 2010 6:02 PM  
Blogger Elf said...

Oops, here's the link to the bay team's database of dog names:

March 21, 2010 7:10 PM  
Blogger maryclover said...

I love names! Something to go with Autumn?
Breeze, Wisp, Rake,

Just for fun names:
Caper, Scamp, Dalliance, Ambush, Vixen, Scoundrel

Fear not we all have Gustavo days. Some more than others.

March 29, 2010 7:43 PM  

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