It's wonderful to know that our core friends are still out there! Heartwarming to see your comments again, I have missed blogging! It's been so long that Blogger has a whole new interface that I have to figure out, please bear with me while I play around with the template & arrangement on the blog!
So...... What have we been up to? Well, since some of you asked, I'll try to briefly (as briefly as I can) bring you up to date on the last 6 months.
Myself, I've been busy at work, drilling away in the trenches more than I have in several years. We did get a nice Earlventure at the beginning of summer, traveling to Colorado & Utah (Frenchies in tow, of course!). Also had a wonderful getaway to Paris late in August (Frenchies stayed home).
As far as the dogs (who are why you are here, let's face it)....
Mason is doing well, 13 1/2 years old and still going strong. A little slow to get up in the mornings sometimes, but for an old guy he's pretty spry. He never lets me forget when it's time for dinner, and he's still good to give the Frenchies a stren talking to when they need it!
Brutus turned 3 this summer, hard to believe! He's going strong in the agility ring, meeting and exceeding every goal I've set for him this year. He is currently the #3 French Bulldog in AKC agility for 2011, and closing in fast on the #2 dog (who we hope to overtake by years' end). We have been invited (and are going!) to Orlando this December for the AKC Agility Invitational - a chance to represent our breed along with the best agility dogs in the country!
Last - and certainly not least - is little miss Carmen, my princess. At less than 20 months old, she is already making waves in the agility world. She started trialling this July, and in less than 3 months is running in the top level (Excellent), having earned her first 4 titles. Carmen amazes me with her heart, and astounds pretty much everyone who sees her run - apparently she never got the memo that she was bred to be a lap dog. She runs faster, jumps higher, and has more gusto out there than Brutus ever dreamed of! He is officially on alert, as I fear (truly in a bittersweet sort of way) that Carmen will overshadow him in no time - she truly is one of a kind.
So there you have it, in the smallest nutshell which it can fit. I hope to post a time or two each week, and will do my very best to catch up on friends' blogs when time allows. A lot of what gets said here will be agility related, but I'll be sure to add some other fun stuff as the material presents itself (and with Team Frenchie, you know that's inevitable!). See you soon!