Monday, January 9, 2012

One Week Down and 51 More to Come

Here is the out come of our first week of 2012.  Thought we would show you what came of mom cracking the whip first, then tell you how we got to this state if you choose, too.

Sunday (Jan. 8th)

Our morning started off with a bit of a sleep in, we got to wake up by the sun shining in the window rather than being awaken by a very annoying sound well before the crack of dawn.

Breakfast was served, got to gather the newspapers for dad, had a morning swim, and returned to bed for a mid morning nap.  Mom tucked dad and us into bed sense he wasn't feeling all to great, while she ran out of the house to do a few things.

So far our Sunday was the best, we didn't think it could get any better.

But when Mom, returned a bit later with lunch in hand.  Our Sunday just got better; after lunch dad wanted to hot tub once again, which means we got to go swimming for the second time (60 minutes of swimming today toward our Idita-Splash challenge); then it was nap time again.

This is what a Sunday should consist of.

Tytus snuggled up on dads chest.
Brutus snuggled into the double decker dog pillows in front of the TV.
 Our prediction is that our Sunday's for most of this year is going to look a bit like this.  If mom continues to crack the whip through the year with the schedule she has developed for us -- one week down and 51 more to come.

If you choose to continue on to see what our weeks are going to look like, beware you may even need to take a nap.

 Monday (Jan. 2nd):

Signed Up for two Challenges

1.  Idita-Walk --  This challenge has us walking 1049 hours between Feb.1st through March 31, 2012.  As you will agree as our post continues its a good thing this really doesn't start till Feb.1st. 

2.  Idita-Splash -- Now this one we are going to LOVE.  We have committed to swim 1049 minutes from Jan.3rd till March 31, 2012.

Mom was so excited that she even got us started a day early with our swim challenge.  We didn't care swimming is a great thing.  But a little surprise to us came when mom wouldn't let us swim a lap, get out to bark a bit, then take our usual plunge into the pool after our fish toy and start the fun swim cycle again.  No, our challenge is to swim a constant 30 minutes a day none stop.  Then if we want to continue we can do it our way.

Signed Up for two Classes

1.  Agility Workshop -- This class is going to be held on Tuesday mornings.

2.  Obedience/Rally Show Ready Class --  This Class is held on Tuesday afternoons.  Mom is giving us the tools with this class to say to the Utah Shetland Sheepdog Association -- Sheltie Specialty, "Watch out here we come." (May2012)

Our Continued Obligations

1.  Fly Ball Practice:  To complete our Tuesday's of dog playing training, we will finish off our day with running, barking, jumping and fetching a tennis ball during flyable practice.

2.  Pet Therapy Visits:  On Monday's, we started a Pet Therapy 101 course for four high school students.  We are to teach these girls how to be therapy dog handlers by letting them learn to tell us what they want us to do.  So far this has been quit fun and yes its like teenagers teach teenagers -- canine attitudes vs. human attitudes. 

On Wednesday's and Thursday's we will continue to visit our clients at Dixie Regional Medical Center (DRMC), St. George Care and Rehabilitation (SGCR), Rose Crest Manor (RCM) and Cliff View Senior Living Center (CVSLC).

Progress for Week One

Monday                   Tuesday                   Wednesday               Thursday
30 minute swim         30 minute swim          30 minute swim          PTVisits
No School No PT101   Agility Workshop         Bath time                   SGCR
                                Finished Basic           PTVisit to                    CVSLC
                              Obed. Class                DRMC                    Rally Practice
                              Fly Ball Practice

Friday                         Saturday                      Sunday          
Show Ready Class      30 minute swim          30 minute swim x 2

Well if you made it this far: you are ready for a well deserved nap.

-- DeBoy's off to training we go.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Starting the year off with a SPLASH!

Hello All,

We are finally back and are looking forward to seeing what you all have in store for this NEW YEAR 2012!

We are getting off to a great start by joining a couple of challenges -- maybe we will even see you out on the courses -- either making paw prints on the path or even join us by making a HUGE SPLASH!

Challenge 1 -- Idita-Walk

This is our second year of participating.  We had a great time meeting our goal with walking and swimming last year.  So, we decided that this year we would also join the Idita-Splash challenge.

Challenge 2 -- Idita-SPLASH
If you know us at all, we are going to have a blast doing this one.  Why don't you come and join us and make your SPLASH into 2012.

Happy New Year,
Brutus & Tytus

Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Wish 2011

Taken a moment to wish all of our friends and family
filled with love and joy!

We will be back blogging soon...
We have missed you all...

So in the meantime please

Enjoy our
with our friends at
St. George Care and Rehabilitation Center 

Yes...we even included Dozer and Sweet Pea.  Right from the start Brutus was insisting on chilling in the down position.

Shortly, Tytus decided being down was better.
Keep a watch out as Brutus keeps melting...
Stretching out a bit more...

And, yep finally the eyes are going...So are Dozer's.  All four of them were troopers for we had photo's taken with 20 residents over an hour.
Being a Santa's Helper is hard work.
Two More Days to go.

See you all in the
New Year!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Sheltie Pile

I'm not so sure DeBoys are going to be able to let this little guy go.  It's been a fun five weeks at our house, DeBoys have been teaching and training this guy, BUDDY, all of their good and bad habits.

The first couple of days Tytus wouldn't even let him come within five feet of him without giving him the wrinkle nose.  Now look at them, all three cuddled up together.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Quick Update....

Our experience at the Utah Sheltie Speciality was a SUCCESS.  We had a lot of FUN, got some experience, meet some very nice people to call friends and to TOP IT OFF Tytus received his first leg in Obedience Beginners Novice A. 

We will return next year...

Off to bed we go...Good Night All!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Splish Splash...

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We have taken
Our baths....
We even got to
Check out
The Venue....
Ready for
Then off to the
In the morning.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

My Book Ends

Such a very busy weekend
Got to get
for next weeks

Friday, April 15, 2011

Asking You For Help

We just wanted to see if by any chance you could help us out in the following ways: (one or all) 1) Join our team and come walk with us. 2) Donate to our Team Cause (any amount would be appropriated greatly) and 3) Have a friend match your commitment (Walking and/or Donation)

Our, Kailey Bug, is our team leader (my Granddaughter). She has asked us to join in to help one of her close friends that is fighting this disease with grace. Kailey and Us would love for you to join in to help her show how much she cares about her friend -- she is a true princess after all.

Here is a bit of information about our cause:

Cystic fibrosis is the most prevalent genetic disease in the United States. Advances continue to be made in finding a cure, but your help is needed now - more than ever - to help keep up the momentum of this lifesaving research. Too many young lives depend on this vital research to let it go unfunded!

Great Strides is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's largest and most successful national fundraising event. This year, I'm walking in the Great Strides event at the 2011 Southern Utah - Coral Canyon Elementary (Washington, UT) site on 04/30/2011. Please help me meet my fundraising goal of $150.00 by sponsoring me. You'll feel confident in knowing that your generous gift is used efficiently and effectively: Nearly 90 cents of every dollar of Foundation revenue goes to support vital CF research, medical and education programs. And, it's tax-deductible.

Making a donation is easy and secure! Just click on the link below to make a donation to my fundraising page. Any amount you can donate is greatly appreciated!

Donating to Great Strides is such a simple and effective way for you to show your support for this important cause. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those with CF. Once again, thank you for supporting the mission of the CF Foundation.

If you encounter a problem with a link, please visit my Great Strides Home Page at!

NOTE: If link looks broken, cut and paste ENTIRE link into address bar. If you are presented with a "Find A Walker" page, enter my first and last name and click on "Find Walker." Then click "View Walker" by my name in the results list to go to "My Great Strides Home Page."

Thank you,
Patti & Deboys Gilbert