Mom heard about the Vote For Earth movement when she saw it being promoted on one of the TV stations...it's quite an interesting movement: http://www.voteearth2009.org/home/
We want to show our support too by not only switching off our lights for one hour (and enjoying that time in the candlelight! *wink*), but also spreading the word out! Let's mark down our calendars for the 28th of March and switching off our lights from 8.30 - 9.30pm so that we can tell our leaders we should do something about global warming!
I've been wondering when Mom told me about this switching off the lights for everyone in the world...by gosh, it would be really cool! I mean, imagine lights going off from one side of the world to the other like a wave spreading across it...and then, you see little candle lights flashing from the darkness and spreading. *beams*
Anyways, let's all do our little part for our dear planet, shall we? She's given us so much, and we should return the favour a little...=) Till then...
Friday, March 20, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
To show you a little 'comparison' between the Giant and Miniature Schnauzer,here are some shots! *wink* Mom tried to get us to stand next to each other, but Candy likes to come near her whenever she brings her camera...LOL! These were the best she could do:
Sunday, March 15, 2009
After our 'swimming' attempt in the afternoon that day, the whole family (sans Kenji & I...can you believe it??!!) went out to have dinner at a Vietnamese restaurant. It was to celebrate Aunty Jane's birthday which is TODAY, but because she's flying back to Korea early, they wanted to celebrate it early...so, on to the restaurant & its delicious food, shall we?
Now THIS one is REALLY weird looking! LOL! This was Aunty Jane's drink...something about BASIL LEAVES and lime and soda! o.O" Mom says this actually tastes better than HER drink, surprisingly! The combination of the basil and lime makes it taste like a passionfruit drink...cool I guess, but the green things give me the creeps. >.<"
(click on image to biggify *wink*)
Here's a little something Mom helped me do...Happy Birthday to Aunty Jane! May this year bring you lots of joy, happiness, wealth, health, and everything nice...as well as every year of your life!! We will sure miss you while you're in Korea! *hugs*
P/S: I got a few comments from my friends that some of my videos from my previous post are not viewable, so I've uploaded them to Youtube already. =) Hope it's viewable now!
Friday, March 13, 2009
Whew...I finally got the videos up and running! *grins* As promised, here are the videos from the MKA agility and obedience trials last week! The first one below is a short snippet of one of the winners in agility...a Jack Russell Terrier called Kimi! He sure is very enthusiastic about it, barking all the way!
This next one is yours truly making a big blunder at the Pre-Novice class of the obedience trials...haha! I would love it (well, Mom made me ask!) if you fellow champion obedience doggies and parents could give me a few pointers as to how to make my heelwork better! Mom's quite frustrated sometimes when I do it so beautifully at the training grounds, but not so when I'm in somewhere new...*rolls eyes*
Here's a video that Mom managed to get of me, Pacco & Ginger having a bit of fun after our turns at the obedience trials...hehe!
And last but not least, Mom got a video of me and Kenji wading in our pool..*grins* I can't help but laugh when I saw Kenji's face...haha!
Well, that's about it for my obedience trials and 'swimming'...*grins* It's nearing the weekend already, so I hope you have a GREAT weekend! Coming up next, it's someone special's BIRTHDAY! Who's that? Watch this space...*wink*
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
I hope you had a fun-filled weekend! My weekend was certainly....eventful. LOL! A lot has happened in that span of three days, so I'm going to see if I can blog about it objectively...*wink*
Let's see...on Saturday, Mom went to watch the Malaysian Kennel Association (MKA) Agility Trials without me! *pouts* She said it was so fun to see the doggies running, jumping, going through tunnels and stuff to get the fastest time....Man, I so wish I was there! She said she was THINKING about sending me for agility classes, but then thought better of it since she thinks I am 'unpredictable' when I'm off leash...pfft!
Not many photos were taken from the trials coz Mom was too busy watching the doggies do their thing in the ring...but I managed to snag one:
Needless to say, I didn't win anything....LOLLLL! I only managed a pass, but it's quite a good experience I guess. Mom got some pointers from the fellow handlers and trainers about how to train me more effectively, and the judge was very nice to let her know of our team's weaknesses so that we can work on them! We lost a lot of points during the heeling exercise, all thanks to moi who can't stand the leaves and twigs stuck on my legs' fur and started squirming on the ground....*grins* Mom had to drag me a little, and the judge even halted the exercise for a while so she can get the 'disturbances' off me and continue the exercise. Even then, I was distracted by the smells around...I kept sniffing the ground and didn't pay attention to Mom. So, those were the few corrections we need to make to get a better score. =)
One of the funnier things that I remember was the judge asking Mom if I was a show dog...pffft!! I could only WISH I was! LOL! Maybe it's coz of my long fur...Mom's friend suggested she cut off my long fur before the trials so that I won't get too distracted, but Mom is quite reluctant coz she likes my long fur...*shrugs*
For the other exercises, they were not so hard...my Stays (Stand, Sit & Down) were good, but for the Recall exercise we lost a few points because Mom had to give me a second command for me to come...all because I was not paying attention again. Haha! Mom got a video of us doing the exercises thanks to a friend of hers who helped Mom record it...so, I'll upload it and let you see how I messed up. heh! It was rather funny looking back at it, but it wasn't so funny at the time...=\
After our turn was done, it was photo taking time! *grins* Mom didn't really take a lot of photos here too coz she was mesmerized by the other doggies who did exceptionally well in the other classes, but she did get a few: