We’ve been a little sad around here thinking about Mango and the relentlessly huge hole he’s left in the hearts of his Momma and the Labradork (even if he’s being a good role model and getting on with his life). But I thought – what would Mango have wanted? He’d wanted me to go on with my life and have fun. So in his honor I thought I should learn to dance! I started out playing a bit of Twister.
PeeEss: We’re loving how so many are participating in the candle room! Please drop by here if you haven’t already and read all the lovely comments and light a candle if you wish.
It’s a rainy and tear filled morning here with the news of Mango’s passing.
Mango Momma posted this today: http://mangosgreatadventures.blogspot.no/2012/09/mango-has-crossed-over-rainbow-bridge.html
Mango was among our very first blog friends and we’ll never see anything labeled “mango” without thinking of him. We loved getting to know him and his relentlessly huge personality. Bounce and relax in the sun with Bajas at the rainbow bridge, Mango.
We took the liberty of creating a candle room in memory of Mango. You can find it here: http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=mango Light a candle in his memory if you feel like it.
Ane and the boys
Mom and I was lucky and got new Paw Pods in the mail so we’ve started doing some body awareness training again. We got the pods on Friday, so we’ve been pretty good don’t you think?
This video was created for the Oslo Science Fair this weekend, where Mom’s master thesis subject had a stand with the Norwegian institute for water science (NIVA). The captions are in Norwegian, and just say how reduced pollution in the inner fjord has made it possible for different lifeforms to return. You can see underwater footage of the Opera steps and a bit of the Opera (and all the curious tourists watching).
I have a couple of more jumping videos to show you.
Bend work. Here the jumps are set in a sort of fan shape and I need to turn and jump at the same time.
Here four jumps are set four meters apart, so I need to take one stride between the jumps. Mom didn’t place the phone very well, so only part of it is visible (will re-do this with another angle later).
Tonight is obedience class. We haven’t practiced much since Mom was away last week (we missed class and everything..) and she’s been a little busy this week. We’ll try to get some videos of the stuff we’re doing for obedience, too!
There is no such thing as too much snuggling.
Mom and I have been playing in the yard.. now I think it’s time for a little nap!
We’re doing agilities again! Mom bought some more jumps so we can do lots of exercises at home. Here are a couple of days worth of jumping technique training. It probably looks boring but it’s FUN (I get great rewards – often my Boomer Ball). It’s all about teaching you to evaluate the jump(s) in front of you and jump correctly, that way you build jump muscles AND learn to prevent injuries.
Mom did the comments in Norwegian, might re-post it later with English comments, but the point of the comments is: the Boomer Ball is making me a leetle too focused on the reward so I.. ahem.. stop thinking.. And then later when I fall I’m a little scared and she makes it a bit easier for me to re-build my confidence.
Mom will be away all week, but may post some photos and stuff from last week if she has the time. She’ll be doing a field course in marine biology and will most likely keep busy. I’ll keep the couch warm!
While she was staying here she got to take part in all our regular activities.. and that includes a bit of core fitness!
Huh? Get on this thing?
Gimme my treat!!!
Did you smell that?!
Mom was wearing her Vibram Five Fingers and got a little something stuck between her toes! BOL!
We were not the most cooperative of models…
Okay! Are you done now?!
Friday a week ago was the magic 4 week mark since my snake bite and I was allowed to have fun again. Yay! We celebrated by having Freia, the Australian Kelpie, come to stay for the weekend.
We kept busy! And we kept Mom busy, too, BOL!
I think Virus thought we were crazy..
Since she eats kibbles she got them in the Dog Pyramid so she wouldn’t finish her food much quicker than I did. She seemed to have fun.
We did eventually get tired..
(but she wanted to sleep more than I did! But she’s THREE so she’s pretty old and stuff)
It’s was a leetle hard to let her sleep…
That’s all for today! I’ll show you more pictures tomorrow, they take forever to upload!