Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Eve

We're back at our house for Christmas after staying at a friends and dog sitting Ella and Mischa. The girls are joining us for Christmas Eve since their Mom doesn't come home until tomorrow. 

Good thing they all get along! They're using Mischa as a pillow in the back of the car. 

Ella enjoying the couch...Mischa is under the blanket. They're both snoring. 

Monday, December 22, 2014

Hanging out with friends!

This week we're going to stay at our friends's going to be fun to hang out with Ella and Mischa :) 

All of the dogs taking naps...Shawn and Battier are on the dog lounge chair. 

Life is great! 

Battier enjoys the large basket of toys at our friends house. She has a few favorites. 
Mischa likes to sleep under the covers. 
Ella taking her spot on the couch. 

Battier's favorite toy...the rooster! 

Season of giving!

It's such a fun time of year! Every year we ring the bell for the Salvation Army at the Arden Fair Mall. Battier and Shawn were dresses up and brought in a lot of donations! 

Shawn can even ring the bell! 

It was such a great day! 

After the Salvation Army event we went to our friend Jason Thompson's Holiday giveaway! He chose 100 kids in the community and gave each $100 to spend at Walmart. It was an awesome event and we were happy to help out with it! 
Waiting for JT to arrive. There was a Drumline band from Grant High School, they were great!! At first Battier wasn't so sure about it, but they were very loud and pretty close to us. After a few minutes she fell asleep and was fine with the sounds. 
Battier and Shawn with our friend Kayte...they're favorite person in the world :) 
Since I was working the event and taking pictures we thought it would be better if the girls went home with Kayte. Check out how Shawn fell asleep. 
Much deserved snuggles after a busy day! 

CCI friends Christmas party!

We had a great time last night with CCI friends at a Christmas party! There were 10 CCI dogs and 1 Pug. Battier was awesome! She held her downs when the dogs were all in a command and played nicely when they were playing. 

Good dogs!! Reisig (Retired Skilled Companion) Alohi, Elsie, Battier, Jane, Shawn, Prima, Azuki, Sabina (Retired Breeder) and Summerlee (Facility Dog). 

Friday, December 19, 2014

Puppy Class

We stopped at Pet Food Express before puppy class. They have a great program going on! If you donate $15 worth of toys then they give you a free bath. Battier needed a bath because she didn't get one after leaving the CCI spa. When CCI called on Tuesday and said she was ready they said she could come home, but she wouldn't get a bath because that's the day that they check in all the new puppies. I told them that was fine and to send her home. 

Pet Food Express has a great set up! 

All clean!

Open puppy class at the Galleria mall! People LOVED seeing all the puppies. They did very well and were very cute. 

TOP: Azuki, Prima, Battier, Mingo, Elsie 
BOTTOM: Dawn, Pippa, Kathy, Cameo, Jinx and Ralene.

We worked on UP with a stay. Battier is very solid on this command. 

We switched puppies in class. Battier is in the very back of this picture looking at her handler. 

Such a cute girl! 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Battier is home!

It was a long 3 weeks for me while Battier was in the kennels at CCI. She did very well and I heard from CCI that she's a great dog! I already knew that, but it's nice for other people to see it too.

Of course when Battier got home I had to take some pictures by the Christmas tree! 

Battier wondering if the pictures are over yet. 

We took some 14 month old photos. Battier turned 14 months on the 15th. 

We've been getting a lot of rain in Sacramento this past week and we really need it! 

We went to see some friends :) Mischa and Ella. Battier hasn't seen them in about a month. 

Good thing the fire pit wasn't on! This wasn't at my friends house the last time Battier was there, we'll be doing a fire lesson next time it's on. 

Tonight there was a walk around the Fabulous 40's in East Sacramento. It was great for the dogs and fun for all the puppy raisers too. There were horse-drawn carriages all over and the puppies did very well. 

After the light walk some of us puppy raisers went out to dinner. This is Battier and Prima under the table. There were 5 puppies and they all did great! 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

1 more week...

Battier went into heat on Thanksgiving when we were in Palm Springs. She got a ride to the CCI kennels that Saturday and has been there since. I really miss her! It's not the same going out without her and I miss having her at home too. 1 more week until she's ready to come home!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Giving Tuesday.

Today is Giving Tuesday. A day where people give to their favorite charities. Millions of dollars are donated today. We supported Canine Companions for Independence,  The Take Charge Foundation and our good friend Jason Thompson's foundation . There is a wish list on Amazon for toys for the Advanced Training dogs at our NW region. I sent some Bumi's from West Paw Design! Those are Battier's favorite!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Battier's Pedigree

Here is Battier's pedigree! Her mom Tosca II is a full Golden Retriever and her dad Orent II is a full Yellow Lab.
Battier Orent II Alvin II Wasatch Lamond Baumann
Josette II - GDB
Yvonne II Carson - GDB
Tosca - GDB
Waverly Baumann Hanford II
Quintara II
Tiffi Hemet
Alondra Weldin Baumann Hanford II
Quintara II
Nerina - GDB  
Lista Neptune III Quester II
Tassel - GDB
Calla Hemet
Tosca II Kaelen Finnegan - Non CCI    
Brynna OMSI CH Amanda\'s Pacific Whirlwind CDX TD JH
Seaview\'s Splendid Lady
Sylvi Therrio
Akeelah Chandra OMSI CH Amanda\'s Pacific Whirlwind CDX TD JH
Seaview\'s Splendid Lady
Natalie II - GDB  
Kittredge OMSI CH Amanda\'s Pacific Whirlwind CDX TD JH d
Seaview\'s Splendid Lady
Piniella CAN CH Darrowby R Sierra High Flyer
Beaulieu\'s R Kira of Beaver Lake
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Thanksgiving week!

Sometimes Battier likes to be silly. 

We went to a Dog Fest Sacramento wrap up party for the committee members. The dogs had a GREAT time at our trainer Carly's house. 


Off to Palm Springs for Thanksgiving! This was after 300 miles and we had 200 to go. 

We finally made it to Palm Springs! 

Just hanging out with Grammy in the spa. 

Patio time! 

Enjoying the 80*+ weather for the week. 

A double "visit" while watching the Kings game. 

This is definitely one of Battier's favorite toys! The Bumi from West Paw Design. 

Some shopping. 

Sleepy girls. 

Shawn even had some energy to play! 

Thanksgiving Day...Battier at 13 months.