Sorry I haven't gotten around to updating in awhile. Editing web pages is what I do at work, so it's kind of hard to get around to it for leisure.
Corki's agility training has gone very well. I have to make sure if I make a handling mistake in training, I don't try to "correct" it right away, because then Corki thinks she messed up and gets upset. The best motivator for her is a frisbee. She'll do anything to get me to throw a frisbee! She's definitely "grown up" in the last few months.
If you want higher res copies of any of these pictures, email me. My camera takes 1600x1200 pictures, so I crop and scale them to be nice to people with slow connections.
News Flash!Corki and I entered our first Agility trial on the weekend of 2003/06/27. We ran 5 courses- 2 regular, tunnellers, weavers, and jumpers. She qualified on both her regular runs, with a first and second place! Corki earned 15 points towards her NAC title, "Novice Agility Certificate", which is 30 points.
|Doesn't she look like she can fly in this picture? 2003/6/28||Coming over the top of the "Ramp". She almost got a "fly-off" on this, but I think the judge was generous. 2003/6/28|
|On the teeter. 2003/6/28||She looks kind of mean here, but she's just focused. 2003/6/28|
|This is at our Clicker-Trick class. Here she's learning the "Curtsie" command. 2002/4/20||Corki is definitely a "water" dog! It's only May, and she needs to cool off. 2002/5/10|
|Practicing weave poles at home. Movie 2002/6/13||Practicing jumps at home. 2002/6/14|
|It's kind of hard to throw a frisbee and take a picture, so this is the best I've got until I get someone who's good with a camera to help me out. 2002/6/26|
|Time for a refreshing swim. 2001/09/21||Corki keeping a close watch on the chipmunks. 2001/09/20|
|Corki romping around in a meadow. That's Gunflint Lake in the background. This view and this meadow didn't exist before the blowdown and controlled burn. 2001/09/20||Corki running in the north woods by Gunflint Lodge. It's amazing that she doesn't trip over this tongue! See a video 2001/09/20|
|This is dog that knows how to relax! 2001/09/17||A classic pose. 2001/09/17|
|Puppy play time with 7 other dogs was way too frenzied to take good pictures. I got a lot of blurry pictures, so I made this montage. I think you'll get the idea. 05/15/2001||Corki gives herself a bath if we put water in the tub. Watch this video. 05/23/2001|
|Corki loves the water, and she loves fetching Frisbees. Here she goes! 05/04/2001||Tug-of-War with "Froggie" and "Sadie". 04/06/2001|
|And she has to shake off when done. 05/04/2001||She also likes playing with my hand-weights. Can she lift the 8 pounder? 05/02/2001|
|Wet Happy Dog! 05/04/2001||Yes! It's a clean lift! 05/02/2001|
The following pictures are of Corki's first week with us. They were taken by my mom,
using "film". This is a complicated process where an emulsion of silver nitrate
is painted on a plastic film, and takes the place of the CCD in the camera.
After it is exposed optically, it is sent to a lab. There, it is processed with
a series of chemicals to make a "negative" image on the plastic film.
Next, the image is projected optically onto a piece of
paper coated with a similar emulsion, and then processed with a similar series
of chemicals. The image stays on the plastic film if further copies are desired.
The paper image can then be placed in a scanner to get the normal digital form,
which is how you are seeing them now.
|I guess puppies already know how to scratch themselves. Note the stain on the rug- they don't necessarily know where to do their "business".||Puppies are always cuddly, but Corki was extra cuddly.|
|Corki was quite an escape artist. She managed to get over this blockade within a minute.||This is Deb showing Corki an acceptible place to do her "business".|
Corki loves having other puppies visit. Freya is a 4 year old Viszla that stayed for two weeks, and they had a lot of fun together. Very photogenic!
Corki and Freya playing "tug". That is, Freya tugs Corki.
Video 1 Video 2
|Deb talking to Freya. 03/19/2001|
|They wrestled a lot. 3/19/2001||Freya teaching Corki what the sunbeam is for. 03/18/2001|
|Deb getting a fix of Puppy Loving. 03/18/2001||Corki and Freya posing nicely for a picture. 03/18/2001|
|Lucy came to visit Freya and Corki. 03/16/2001||Here's another puppy school wrestling video 01/08/2001|
|This is what we got Corki with the PetSmart gift certificate from Dan. 12/30/2000||Joey doesn't seem to want to share this tennis ball. 12/30/2000|
|Girl talk. 12/30/2000||A quite moment in an afternoon of wrestling.12/30/2000|
|Benton, Lucas, and Corki resting up from the festivities. 12/25||Practicing for present opening. video 12/25|
|Uncle Chuck and cousin Lucas with Corki 12/25|
|Corki likes jumping in the tub. It would be even more fun with water! 12/23||This is warm, and it smells like Ben! 12/19|
|This is something Newfies do. Too lazy to get up and drink. 12/18||Let me in, I'm getting covered in snow here! 12/18|
|Another picture with Deb. 12/14||Here's another video for you wrestling fans. This time, Chloe is dominating.|
|This is at puppy school, where Corki is learning all the important things about being a dog, such as sniffing. 12/11||Learning how to play nice with smaller puppies. 12/11|
|And how to play rough with puppies your own size. 12/11||Takedown! Download a video of the action.|
|This is Wendy, the trainer at PETsMART. 12/04||
Working on a caption here. How about:
- She's smart, but not that smart!
|With Deb. 12/08|
|I think we have a bone-less dog here. 12/08|
|Corki is getting very good at "sit". 12/04||Fetching a frisbee. I will have a frisbee dog! 12/05|
Corki's here! We are so glad to have a puppy now.
|It's amazing how well puppies respond to "come, Corki!". 11/20/00||Isn't she just the cutest? 11/22/00|
|Corki seems to like here "den". This should make kennel training easy. 11/22/00||Plays well with others. 11/22/00|
These are pictures of our visit with Corki before we picked her up.
|The brothers and sisters. 11/4/00||This is the birth mother, "Rocky", a Labrador Retriever.11/4/00|
|Peeking out of the nest box 11/4/00||This is the birth father, "Baron", a Newfoundland. Picture courtesy Nick Roseth|