Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Happy 9th Birthday Breeze

Can we eat the cupcakes now? Also a big Happy 8th Birthday to my Grandma Calli. I will eat an extra cupcake for you Grandma.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Weight Pull weigh in

Charlie did not think much of being hung up like a piece of meat at the weigh in before the Pit Bull Terrier's club weight pull.

Pit Bull Terrier Club Weight pull

Charlie pulled 1460 lbs or 16 times her weight giving her first place in her 90 lb class and a Q towards a United Kennel Club weight pull title. Charlie had the Pit bull owners nervous she was going to out pull all of them.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

South Jetty

Today Nanc took me and Breeze to the South Jetty.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Big waves

Went out to the South Jetty and checked out the big waves coming in the bar.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Porter's 10th Birthday Party

Maybe someday I will earn all those Master Draft Titles like my favorite Uncle Porter. I know I can pull the weight. Happy Birthday Porter.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Ice Cream

Ice Cream for a job well done.

Charlie's Title Run in Excellent Standard

I got a 1st place too. On to Excellent B

Charlie's Open Draft Dog Test

Friday the day before I discovered weight pulling I passed my Open Draft Dog Test earning a new title, Draft Dog or DD. Not bad for only being 27 months.

High in Trial at the GSMD's Weight Pull

High in Trial at the weight pull

That pulling is cool. I showed those big swissy dogs how it is done.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Draft Test and Agility Trial

The Toy Box is packed and we are ready to head down to Pleasanton for a draft test and agility trial.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Fall Colors

We went out to Kenny's to pick apples off the big apple tree and Nanc took this photo of me and Breeze next to the red tree.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Day on the bay

Tom took the girls out on the Bay today in the Riptide. No fish but it was a nice day.

Friday, September 25, 2009

My Mama Mia & new brothers and sisters

Two weeks old, can't wait to meet them. I remember Mama's milk. yummm

Klamath River Trip

There is nothing better in life than being on Tom's jet boat with the wind in my face.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

More photo from today's boat ride.

Ride on Tom's Jet Boat

Mom thinks this is a cute photo of me

Friday, September 4, 2009

4 generation photo

Here is a photo of Me, my Mama Mia, Grandma Calli and Great Grandma Paige

Monday, August 31, 2009

I am back from a trip to Bear Lake in Utah. The reason for the trip was to attend a memorial dinner for Nancy's Uncle Byron. Byron was a US diplomat stationed in many places around the world, Italy(during WW II), France and Panama to name a few. During the dinner everyone told their favorite stories about a great man and ambassador for the US. Except me, I never met him and I was way too tired after climbing a mountain that day. Here are some photos.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Todays photos

Tom and Nanc made nature prints and I just hung out and watched them work and chewed on sticks. It was a hard day so I went to bed early.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Tom's catch of the day.

Tom and Jim took the Riptide down to the cape and caught these rock fish today. Nanc took Breeze and I out to the jetty to watch them come back in the bay but we just missed them. Here is a photo of Breeze checking out the fish.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Tuna catch

Tom came home today with Riptide full of Tuna.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Sad news

Got some sad news, Breeze's Mom Windee and sister Morgan died this past week. Here are photos of Morgan (Left) and Breeze. In the carts Breeze and Windee (Right).

Tom went Fishing

Tom and his buddies left this morning for Coos Bay, Oregon with the Riptide in search of Tuna. Wish them luck.

Friday, July 17, 2009

1st place in Excellent A Standard

I got my First Qualifying score in Excellent A Standard and a 1st place at the Lost Coast Kennel Club Agility trial.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Halibut for dinner

I went fishing on the Riptide this morning in the bay with Tom, Kenny, Brenna and Jim we caught 5 halibut.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

BMDCNC 4th of July Draft Test

My Ring Exercises for my Novice Draft Title.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Novice Draft Dog Test Photos

I passed my Novice Draft Dog Test at the BMDCNC Draft test in San Francisco last weekend. Here are a few photos from the two day test.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Happy 4th

Happy 4th of July everyone. I will be in San Francisco taking my first draft test put on by the BMDCNC
Come watch if you are in the area. On Friday I turn two and will be celebrating my Birthday. "Terrible Twos" sound like they will be a lot of fun.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Fishing Day

Tom took me,Kenny and Brenna out fishing on his boat the Riptide today. We caught 1 halibut and a couple of bull heads. I love to watch the birds and sea lions. Nanc went for a ride on her pink bike so there are no photos. Brenna took a photo with her phone she just sent it.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Guinness package

Nanc got a package from our friend Coral. She visited the Guinness factory in Ireland last month and sent us some cool stuff, Guinness socks, Chocolate, Irish sheep Pencil, Guinness pen and this Guinness hat. Thank-you Coral

Friday, June 19, 2009

Last Day at Herding Camp 101

Kathy Warren teaching Charlie how to herd with the big stick. The sheep take out Tom and he is out of there. Charlie checks out the cat poop and makes it look so interesting Kathy has to check it out too. Charlie thinks the big stick is a tug toy. In the end Charlie is getting the hang of fetching those sheep.

Herding Camp 101

Had the best time at herding camp 101.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Life was good today until Tom said we needed a bath before we go herd sheep. Here we are getting a blow dry.

Ready for Herding Camp

Whenever the toy box comes and we start packing it, we go on a fun trip. I am a happy girl today. Big Smile! This time we are off to Herding Camp 101.Tom and Nanc will visit Harmony Gallery in Harmony CA. The Gallery has been selling Giusti Raku for years and will get some of the pieces Tom and I Raku fired yesterday.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Raku Day

Today was a work day. Tom and I made smoky Raku wall hangings. See our video on the Giusti Art Blog

Monday, June 8, 2009

Dog Food Day

Dog Food making days are some of the best days at Camp

Friday, June 5, 2009

Catch of the day

I really don't like being next to these dead fish. The Riptide filled the cooler today.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

This is Me and Breeze on the South Jetty to Humboldt Bay this morning

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Happy Paws

As you can see I am not sure about these happy paws.

Happy Paws

My Adventure Dog Boots from Trailwear for Happy Paws came today. Kathy Warren said I might need them for Herding Camp at Windsong Herding Camp This is looking more like BOOT CAMP not herding camp.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Charlie's First Run in Excellent Standard

"Almost" a qualifying score and first place.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Open Standard Agility Title Run for Charlie

It was not perfect, I had an off course and refusal, but it was good enough for second place and my Open Standard title. The alphabet soup behind my name has less "N"s for novice and more "O"s for Open. It is time to play in the Excellent Ring.

Calamity of Errors in the Standard Agility Run

Tom trips and falls so I jump off the table to check on him then enter the wrong end of the tunnel and then I fall off the dog walk. The rest of the run was great. You have runs like this sometimes.

Charlie's Open Fast Title Run

Camp Site at the Eugene Agility Trial

Camping out at the Memorial Day weekend Agility Trial in Eugene, OR. Click on image to make it BIG. Videos of my runs are coming soon.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Specialty photos

We took a few photos during our week at the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of American's National specialty. Here are some links to those photos plus links to photos and videos from other people attending the specialty. We had a great week in Portland and Thanks to all who worked on putting on the specialty.

Draft Photos

Herding Photos

Herding Photos from Bernice

Photos posted on the web by Jill Carpenter


Charlie Girl

Junior Herding Dog Test at the BMDCA Specialty

I passed the Junior Herding Dog Test twice at the BMDCA Specialty April 26 and 27th. So my herding title at the end of my name changes from HCT-s to JHD-s. We are going to Herding Camp next month to learn more control on moving those sheep around.

Columbia River Agility Trial

I had 5 "Q's" (qualifying scores) in Agility the weekend of March 28th and 29th. Here are three runs all 1st place in Standard, Jumpers and Fast.

Canadian Draft Test Freight Haul

Canadian Draft Test - Practial Work

Canadian Draft Test - Basic Control Exercise

Mom was so nervous watching she forgot to move the video camera so you missed me in the fast and slow but you can hear how excited I was.

Canadian Draft Dog

I passed my Canadian Draft Test in Nanaimo BC April 11 2009

Happy Easter

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Spring has brought camp a yellow sidewalk. Don't forget to spring forward on Sunday

Friday, February 13, 2009

Monday, February 9, 2009

Crazy Charlie photo

It Kind of looks like my Blog photo

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Herding Camp

Yahoo. Charlie and Tom got into Herding Camp 101 at Windsong.

The web site for Windsong is

She will have four days of learning to herd on a ranch in Cayucos, CA in June.

Charlie and Tom are also signed up for a three day Herding Camp at Brigand's HideOut up in Battle Ground, Washington in March. Roy Sage is one of the instructors. He taught Duke how to herd.


Charlie will be keeping the camp councilors busy this year.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Novice Agility Title Run

Brightbill Office

Christmas vacation. Spent a lot of time in Jennifer's office. There just was not enough rug space for all of us.

Sitting on Camp supervisors

NAJ Title Run

Run time was 23 seconds.