Gonna be a crazy animal-oriented week here! Argus and I went to obedience at the regular place last night and will be tested (for class placement) tonight at the school I want to attend. Am not happy with the out-dated training methods and the one-size-fits-all mentality at our current school, and I want to do more positive training. Argus could probably qualify for the competition class, but I want to do one of the earlier classes where we work more on basics. Be interesting to see how this goes.
Have a Thursday appointment to do a semen freeze, banking a bit more of Argus's assets. So wish I had done this with Rob years ago. I'd love to have another Rob litter . . . I want enough from Argus to do about a dozen litters. It may never get used, but if I don't do this now I am sure I'll regret it. No need for any more than that, but I do think he's a good enough stud dog to possibly be of some value in the future.
We'll be visiting Mary-with-the-magic fingers again later in the week as Argus has a wife-to-be this week too. Seems as if no one ships bitches anymore, as the airlines have made it so darned expensive. This will be another collect and ship. It's a lot easier to drive him to the Repro Vets than it is to entertain a visiting lady for a week, but I kinda miss getting to know them. This girl has a lot of Paisley in her pedigree, including several shots of Rob and Morris too. Of course she has all her health testing and her CHIC number too. I'm opting for a puppy rather than a stud fee.
On Thursday night we have a fish club meeting, and in my new position as hospitality chair I have to pack up a cooler full of soda and a box of assorted snacks. We'll go heavy on the diet soda and I need to find some healthier snacks to add to our assortment. Many of our club members could do a better job of eating healthy so I'll probably have to grit my teeth as people who shouldn't, will be buying the high calorie treats. Feel as if I am selling out! Repeat as often as necessary, "I am NOT their mother. I am NOT their mother."