Friday, April 23, 2010

trippin'


Thankfully, we have entered the home stretch of our underwater treadmill shenanigans. Today, we had our 7th session. Oreo did almost an entire mile, at a speed of 1.8mph. It was fast!

A new behavior began as well. Oreo started "tripping" over the black seam on the belt. There is really nothing there for him to trip on.

I'm not sure if he thought it was a black hole, the strip was startling him every time it cycled around, or if Oreo is simply neurotic. Regardless, the tech and I got a good chuckle out of it. Not so sure Oreo appreciated our laughing at his expense.

Here is a video comparison of our 1st time & 7th time in the UWT. Only 5 more to go....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtpL7LFYWuc


The dog garden is starting to green up, and come to life again. I can always count on finding Misty and/or Oreo hanging out there. Basking in the sun, or nibbling on something dog friendly.



We'll be away for a couple days. Off to NJ to celebrate my nephew's 8th birthday.

Hope everyone has a good weekend, and if you're trialing, good luck! We're cheering for you!

8 comments:

LauraK said...

I'm really liking the new background! The green grass and the dandelions are so fun :)

What a difference- he's turning into quite the little champ on that treadmill! The sunglasses cracked me up when they popped up. That's interesting that he would "trip" on that black strip, what a goofball. Have a great weekend and safe travels!

Diana said...

Oreo is doing fantastic. Miley never could just go. Shelites are silly. Have a great weekend!! Diana

AC said...

Also love the background! It works perfectly with your dog garden pictures.

Alight, don't tell Oreo, but I got a good laugh out of your video. Mostly for the (as always) fabulous music selection. The sunglasses helped also=)

Safe travels this weekend!

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Love the new look for your blog!!

Oreo is doing GREAT on that UWT!! Look at him go compared to the first time! Your video was hilarious - the music, the captions, the sunglasses!

Hope you have a good and safe weekend! We'll miss you!

Sam said...

He looks MUCH better this time! Confident and feeling good. It's nice to see!

I also adore that picture of him laying in the grass - the colors are just perfect. Misty looks like she's having a great time, too!

have a great weekend - enjoy your nephew's party!

Dawn said...

We're all laughing up here in Michigan. Except Katie who is worried we might get some ideas for her...

Kathy said...

wow, the difference in the treadmill is amazing. I am so glad the end is coming into sight for this whole episode for Oreo. I could see his ears, the one bending over and his other straight one in that video, that is very cute. Poor Oreo, he has to be wondering what the point of this silly game is, walking in water???? walking and walking at 1.8 mph and not ever moving, what is the deal? The pictures of the dog garden are really pretty, such pretty colors, and it looks so peaceful, we want to visit it! Enjoy your trip, we will look forward to hearing about it when you get back!

Jules said...

Wow, what a difference! That is awesome.