Saturday, July 16, 2011


Snoop1 by Jill Lily Snoop
Snoop1, a photo by Jill Lily Snoop on Flickr

Wow! Time flies. I've been busy learning about tracking. It has been a lot of fun. I'm working with a great instructor and follow students (both dogs and people). This track was about 400 m laid by my instructor, Susan. It wasn't too hard except for one corner that confused me for a bit. It was a dry day and the wind was coming from the north east and wasn't too strong. At some point I'll be taking a tracking test but I have to wait until there is one for mixed breeds since I'm not registered with the CKC. It doesn't really matter to me but my person likes these kinds of tests. There is a group called NAMBR that gives out ribbons for those to pass the test. For me, it is fun to figure out the problem and usually there is a nice reward on the trail or at the end.

Monday, May 9, 2011

I'm back!

It has been a long time since I've posted. My mom has a new computer and camera. These pictures were taken at the pond besides our property. We have a great time in the water. On a sad note, there are no pictures of Ruffy as he died last summer. He is dearly missed and will live on in our memories.

Snoop on the trail beside the pond.


Lily swimming which she doesn't do very often

Flowers are blooming.

Another picture of the pond. The ripples were created after Tuppence got out.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Dock Diving: Carrotfest Bradford Ontario

I love dock diving! I love flying through the air and splashing into the water. This picture was taken at Carrotfest in Bradford, Ontario this summer. My jumps were around 14 feet which is Junior level. My longest jump was at Scugog Dog Days of Summer where I jumped 16 feet which is a Senior Level jump. This picture was taken by the Ontario Dock Dogs' official photographer, Deb Hitchens. You can see the pictures of all Ontario Dock Dogs events on her website, Deb's Darkroom ( To learn more about Dock Dogs, you can visit Ontario Dock Dogs website ( or Dock Dogs website (

Friday, July 4, 2008


Wow! I can't believe a year has gone by since I last posted. Time flies when you are having fun. I have been thinking about posting but it is difficult since the internet is dial up. Upload times are slow, slow, slow!
Lily and Ruffy are doing well. Ruffy hasn't slowed down since his surgery. He is still as mouthy and as energetic as ever. He loves his mealtimes and lets everyone know about it.
The picture below is the newest member of the family. Sorry for the quality of the picture. It is a cellphone picture. This is Tuppence, an Irish Wolfhound cross. She is big!!! She is just over 2 years old. She has been in the family since February because her current family couldn't keep her because their son was allergic. She is a big baby and loves to play. It is a tad tiring to keep up with her puppy power. I'm no longer the youngest and I feel that I am more dignified now and have left some of those puppy behaviours behind.
Good to be back. I hope all is well with everyone. I'll try to be back soon with better pictures of Tuppence.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

5th Fave Thing: Parks!

Who doesn't love a park! One of our favourite parks is Proctor Park in Brighton.

Ruffy is the perfect trail dog because he stays on the path unlike Lily and I.
This is so refreshing. It was hot on that day. My favourite feature of the park is this river. I love a good roll in the leaves to dry myself off.

Update: Ruffy

Time has flown by and I'm sorry I haven't updated the blog. Ruffy's surgery went well. The biopsy showed that it was a malignant tumour. That is sad news but the vet is confident that she got it all out. Right now there is no signs that Ruffy has cancer, he is exuberant and energetic. This is Ruffy 5 days after his surgery. It was tough the first few days after the surgery but by the third day he was back to his old stuff. In the pictures you can see where his neck has been shaved.

I like this picture because it shows him in an animated conversation with the rest of us. He has a lot to say. His foot is in our water dish. Talking can be tiring. He looks very relaxed in this picture. He always rides in the front seat. Before I moved in, there was an argument in the car between Lily and him. Lily still has a faint scar on her nose where he accidently grazed her with his teeth. Since then, he rides in the front.

Lily and I are glad that he is doing fine. What would we do without him? The house would be too quiet (both his bark and his toe nails) and we would sleep in too late in the mornings. Ruffy keeps us safe from animals on television which we are clueless about but will bark with Ruffy.

Update Lily & Snoop: We completed basic obedience with Lakeside Obedience in June and in July & August, we are taking Rally-O (Lily) and Intro to Agility (Snoop) at Superdog Central. Lily will be trying her Good Neighbour Test in Port Perry on July 21st.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

#4 Good Health

Hi all,

I hope everyone is in good health. #4 which should be number 1 is being in good health. Ruffy had surgery on Monday June 11th to remove a tumour from his neck. He recovered well but we don't have the histology report yet. His mom was a basketcase that day and Lily and I stayed with her to try to comfort her. We didn't go playing outside until after Ruffy came home that night.

Lily and I are doing fine. We have started Revolution last Saturday which is good because I had another tick in my neck last week. Ruffy and Lily haven't gotten any but that is the second one for me! My mom is getting better at removing them.