Further up the hill
Looking back downhill at some last remaining snow bits.
It was 35 degrees and cloudy this morning, perfect agility weather, so I took Strum to the field first thing in the morning and had the place to myself. Weave pole training went great, dogwalk not so much for the reps without the treat gizmo, good (1 miss I think) for the reps with the gizmo. Sigh. I hate using props, such a pain to fade them. Without the gizmo to focus on Strum comes flying at me from about 1/2 way down the board. Doesn't even leap forward, leaps straight for me with much glee and enthusiasm. I'm going to go back to using a jump then the gizmo. Worked on a little lateral send into a serpentine excercise from the Jenn Crank seminar. We see a lot of serps in DOCNA so it's good to work on those. I have a habit of turning into the dog on the middle jump of the serp and I'm focusing on running straight and having him come into my hand so I don't have to slow down and get behind. We're getting better with it.
Splurged on a 23" widescreen monitor and a proper desk chair. My back finally gave in today, I can't do any more computer work at the dining room table on my laptop. I'll be getting a new computer too. My laptop is from 2002 and starting to sputter. It doesn't have a high enough resolution to support the new monitor despite what the guy in the store said and I need the big monitor for drafting work. It's amazing what you can get for not a whole lot of money compared to what I have right now. My laptop has 30 GB of memory and the new ones have a terabyte (1000 GB for those of you who are as out of it as I am) which I'd never even heard of. I thought my 179 GB external hard drive had an insane amount of memory. Crazy. I won't have to keep deleting my photos off the computer once I get them on the external hard drive and I don't have to hook up the hard drive every time I want to process videos. It's all an unwelcome expense at the moment but I'll be getting some contract work and I need a decent office set up to be productive and not destroy my back and neck. Guess I'm finally entering the modern age.