Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Australian Shepherd puppies on the day after

Australian Shepherd puppies
On the next day, mummy and puppies, were alone and the mother was a 5 star mummy !

Monday, June 28, 2010

Australian Shepherd litter - They are Born !!

Australian Shepherd Litter

Australian Shepherd Litter - 28 of June 2010

Australian Shepherd Litter
Australian Shepherd Litter
Australian Shepherd Litter
6 Puppies: 2 red merle, 2 tri red, 1 blue merle and 1 tri black

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Spirit Of An Aussie - poem

I was standing on a hillside
In a field of blowing wheat
And the spirit of an Aussie
Was lying at my feet.
He looked at me with kind dark eyes
An ancient wisdom shining through
And in the essence of his being
I saw love there too.
His mind did lock upon my heart
As I stood there on that day
And he told me of this story
About a place far away.

I stood upon the hillside
In a field of blowing wheat
And in a twinkling of a second
His spirit left my feet.
His tale did put my heart at ease
My fears did fade away
About what lay ahead of me
On another distant day.

"I live among God's creatures now
In the heavens of your mind
So do not grieve for me, my friend
As I am with my kind.
My collar is a rainbow's hue
My leash a shooting star
My boundaries are the Milky Way
Where I sparkle from afar.
There are no pens or kennels here
For I am not confined
But free to roam God's heavens
Among my Aussie kind.
I nap the day on a snowy cloud
Gentle breezes rocking me
And dream the dreams of earthlings
And how it used to be.
The trees are full of liver treats
And tennis balls abound
And Milkbones line the walkways
Just waiting to be found.
There even is a ring set up
The grass all lush and green
And everyone who gaits around
Becomes the Best of Breed.
For we're all winners in this place
We have no faults, you see
And God passes out those ribbons
To each one, even me.
I drink from waters laced with gold
My world a beauty to behold
And wise old dogs do form my pride
To amble at my very side.
At night I sleep in an angel's arms
Her wings protecting me
And moonbeams dance about us
As stardust falls on thee.
So when your life on earth is spent
And you stand at Heaven's gate
Have no fear of loneliness
For here, you know I wait".

~ Author Unknown ~

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A day in CNEMA 2010

cnema 2010
The Portugal Day started with rain and it was forecast to rain all day.

For most people, rain doesn’t affect them, but for us, showing dogs with long groomed hair, was not easy. Besides that, a rumor passed by that we weren’t allowed to park near the ring, so we were expecting to be all day under rain and walking thorough mud.

With all this, the will to go began to be very small !

Fortunately the organization allowed us to park near the showing ring, that provided a dry cover when it was raining, and properly parked, we didn’t need to go through the mud. A big relive for the exhibitors!

We had also luck in the moment that we show our dogs, since the rain stopped and some sun started to shown.

This was the dog show sector !

Monograph of the Portuguese Water Dog

Showing my Portuguese Water Dog, Figgo

In the agility sector everything went also on wheels. With the permission to park near the agility ring, it allowed the competitors and organizers to have the dogs near and, in the occasionally rain, to take shelter in the cars.

The CNEMA organization also provided some help during the trial that gave a big relief to the organizer club, Os Cãoguros, and added more flexibility in changing tracks and placing the obstacles and equipment. A very pleasant surprise for me !

Me and my Australian Shepherd, Angel, had the first competition experience and, if we don’t count my fall in the first track and licking bath by Angel, was a very positive one.

The opportunity to also participate in the organization of the trial gave a very rewarding experience, since only sharing and learning with other people, who compete in this sport for a long time, we learn valuable lessons.

In all, it was a very well spent day ;) only with very few photos :(

australian shepherd in agility

Other activities:

Monday, June 07, 2010

CNEMA - Portuguese Breeds and Agility !

For those who love dogs, 10 of June is the day to go to Santarém.

Besides being the Portugal Day and one of the days of the agriculture fair in Santarém, CNEMA, it is also the day of the Dog Show of Portuguese Breeds.

On this dog show will also be the Portuguese Water Dog Monograph.

The day will end with an agility trial, where me and Angel, my Australian Shepherd, will make our first competition.

Portuguese Water Dog Monograph

10 h - Portuguese Water Dog Monograph

Santarém Agriculture Fair 2010 (CNEMA)

Santarém Agriculture Fair 2010 (CNEMA)

australian shepherd in agility

15 h - Agility trial organized by Os Cãogurus

Other activities:

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

2010 – Say NO to abandonment of animals!!

Once again the summer is near and with it a new wave of laws to sacrifice the Portuguese population … financial difficult that goes from unemployment, over debt, income cuts and expenses increase are affecting people.

What can we say in front of this scenario? what to say to a people that calls himself evolved, in front of other foreign countries and treats so cruelly their pets ?

It seems that with the increase of our pleads and statements that animals deserve their owner in this world and dedication from their owners, less people show any effort to keep them.

So, once again I underline,
A dog is no just a dog !
A cat is not just a cat !

And it is also in the way we treat the animals that are OUR RESPONSIBILITY !! that reflects the way we will be treated on our Judgement Day !

Remember that next time you think in abandon your pet !

animal abandonment