Monday, March 30, 2009

Marley & Me

On this weekend I took my sun to see the Marley and Me movie.

I must say has a big fan of the book, I can honestly say that movie also achieved to transmit the main message, the love and companionship of a dog and his owner.

What I admire more in the book was the persistence and will of Marley owner to keep him and even through all the adversities of life and Marley mistakes, until the end they keep him and love him.

I must say I took my 7 year old sun to see the movie and in the end he ask me why I took him to see a movie where the dog dies and I answered, for you to learn to appreciate more our four leg family that don’t ask more than company, play and that we taken then to a run.

Don’t forget to keep a look out for the Australian Shepherd in the beach scenes.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

A life lesson that my little Aussie theach

On this weekend there was the 1º Obedience Trial here in Lagos, and with the goal of achieving good points and position I went to participate.

Since the different classes where divided along the day, I went in the morning with Teco and had my first shock with my dog.

Let see if I can explain, Teco is an Australian Shepherd and the dog that made the difference in my life by the simple joy and will to be with me and to play with me.
When I kept Teco is for seeing in his eyes what we search so much in another person, the pure joy to be with us.

On this Sunday, Teco, in his doggy way ignore me and show censorship on his behavior.
I confess just today, with a broken heart and calm to look back I understand the mistake I made.

I demanded from my dog, my true companion and friend, to be a machine, where every day it has to work and achieved perfection. I forgot of my small joyful, loyal companion that so much joy show for his owner despite of the many mistakes she makes.

Our search for perfection, wish of conquers and in the end, fear of losing and get hurt just throw away the little joyful moments of who shares the life with us.

Once again this four leg friends showed me an important lesson of life and even with a broken heart it is on then that I see the joy of living and will of every day start again.

So I hope my lesson, will also be a lesson for those who read my blog, and like me don’t forget that first of all there is the need to play, to be tender and love before demanding.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Cookie achieved Excellent in Obedience Class I

australian shepherd in obedience competition We went to the 1ª Obedience Competition in Lagos.

We compete in class I, also known as COB – Basic Obedience Certificate and Cookie, achieved Excellent, witch will allow us to proceed to the next level.

australian shepherd in obedience competition
australian shepherd in obedience competition
australian shepherd in obedience competition
australian shepherd in obedience competition

Other activities:

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Doggy Club is organizing a Obedience Seminar, for the days 24, 25 and 26 of April 2009, on Montijo Exhibit Parke, with the actual world champion Mads Moller of Denmark.

This Seminar is open to every practitioners of sports with dogs, specially Obedience, that will be preferred in the selection of inscriptions with dogs.

For more information please check

Monday, March 09, 2009

Dog Show Vila Franca de Xira 2009

Dog Show Vila Franca de Xira

Good to see old friends ... thanks !!

My Australian Shepherd results for the Dog Show International in Vila Franca Xira 2009:

  • Angel - C.A.C., C.A.C.I.B. and Best of Breed
  • Teco - 1º Exe
  • Cookie - 1º Junior

Congratulations for all !

Other activities:

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Dogs Love

I found this text in one of my Internet research (I don’t know who is the author) and it is so well written that I had to share with all of you and I hope you can also love it.

"When I need to love, my dog is faithfully there.
In the sweetest way, dogs show us how much they care.

They inspire us to play, to go for walks or a run,
A dog's love is comforting and makes life more fun.

They're willing love objects at any time of day.
And somehow my dog understands what I say.

From a dog’s warm welcome, true love is understood.
Their eyes reveal honesty; their heart is pure and good.

Great genius made the wagging tail, the 'happy' indicator,
Seeing a dog's tail wag, my own happiness grows greater!

A dog's Love offers a calming, therapeutic feeling,
Petting a dog's coat has a wonderful way of healing.

A dog's love truly feels as though it comes from a higher place
than the oftentimes self-serving love shown by the human race.

This interspecies relationship helps my soul to grow.
My Love should be more Dog-like; I am only human, though.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Hotel for Dogs - the movie

This weekend I had the chance to watch the movie Hotel for Dogs and what a lovely experience that was.

I almost wish that the movie desire of better treatment for abandon dogs could become true.

Definitely a movie I recommend for all dog lovers and of course parents with children that will enjoy this peaceful movie.