Playing in the sun

One thing I love about having Fridays off from work this summer is being able to play with the grandkids more. This morning I found a silly SpongeBob Square Pants sprinkler on clearance. Cailin loves SpongeBob. 
Frankly, SpongeBob freaks me out. Especially as it spews water from it’s head. But I digress…
Cailin is not a fan of running through the sprinkler. She has sprinkler day at school and is satisfied to sit on the playground observing the dare devils of the class risk life and limb running through the water. I thought maybe this would get her to be a bit more accepting of it.
This is as good as it got. I did grab her and run through but the kicking and screaming made me think she wasn’t enjoying it as much as I was. Maybe tomorrow…But the bubbles? HUGE hit. She loves bubbles and loves chasing them around.

And please do not accuse me of trying to blow the bubbles in the direction of the sprinkler…she caught on to that. Besides, bubbles don’t stay bubbled once it hits the water. Go figure.

And once the fun was over it was time for Cailin to take a nap.
OK – just kidding. And, for the record…she did that to herself and Gracie. Should have seen it a minute before when Bones was with her in the crate as well! 

Playing in the Sun

One thing I love about having Fridays off from work this summer is being able to play with the grandkids more. This morning I found a silly SpongeBob Square Pants sprinkler on clearance. Cailin loves SpongeBob.

Frankly, SpongeBob freaks me out. Especially as it spews water from it’s head. But I digress…

Cailin is not a fan of running through the sprinkler. She has sprinkler day at school and is satisfied to sit on the playground observing the dare devils of the class risk life and limb running through the water. I thought maybe this would get her to be a bit more accepting of it.

This is as good as it got. I did grab her and run through but the kicking and screaming made me think she wasn’t enjoying it as much as I was. Maybe tomorrow…But the bubbles? HUGE hit. She loves bubbles and loves chasing them around.

And please do not accuse me of trying to blow the bubbles in the direction of the sprinkler…she caught on to that. Besides, bubbles don’t stay bubbled once it hits the water. Go figure.

And once the fun was over it was time for Cailin to take a nap.

OK – just kidding. And, for the record…she did that to herself and Gracie. Should have seen it a minute before when Bones was with her in the crate as well!

2012 Basset Hound Specialty

Friday, June 8, dawned bright and warm. A great day for a dog show!

The hounds eagerly awaiting their turn in the ring.
The trophies
Time to stack
In the ring

Both Melissa and I gave our best shot to working with the hounds in Rally Obedience. We both qualified giving us each our first of three legs needed to earn the Rally Novice title. Melissa and Henry also took first place!

Melissa and Henry Little Harrumpfer Longfellow
Lisa and Rabbit Run Graceville

The Specialty tent was packed with fans, a buffet lunch and an awesome raffle!

At the GMSPBHC Specialty Tent
Grooming time for Gracie

A group of us camped at the fairgrounds for the weekend. Other than the fact it was in the 90s with near hurricane winds (ok, maybe not quite to that degree) we had a great time.

Chase and Aspen

The dogs had huge, shaded pens to hang out and play in.

They all got a lot of attention. Especially George!

Kim and George
After a long weekend they are all tuckered out

At the end of the weekend we all looked forward to heading home to the air conditioning….and to the next show! Duluth – here we come!!