Friday, March 02, 2012

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Diamond Derby March 10th!

The Diamond Derby in Crystal City is looking for VOLUNTEERS!

What is the Diamond Derby?
part cyclocross race... part road crit... part messenger race
held in a parking garage in Crystal City

This is a unique event that is going to be nothing short than fun and exciting!
Be part of the action... help to make it happen!

If you are interested in helping out please contact race director Sheba Farrin
ShebaFarrin AT Gmail Dot Com

if you are interested in helping out specifically with the KIDS RACE than contact me Joel Gwadz
gwadzilla8 At Yahoo dot Com

come out...
come and race
come and spectate
come and race, spectate, and VOLUNTEER!

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Melvin Hazen

one day after school this week we went and hiked The Melvin Hazen Trail
nice little loop
short loop
but does a nice little up and down along Rock Creek and a tributary of Rock Creek

Didg did the full loop off leash
staying close all the time

not coming when called
well... comes close when called
but not coming close enough to leashed
so... it is about a slow gentle corralling him

treats help
it is all about training and time

later that week we did another hike in Rock Creek
Pulpit Rock to the fence at Carter Baron Amphitheater and back

good all around
good for the dog
good for the boys
good for me

we had fun skipping stones in the creek
it had been years since we skipped stones in the creek

the new dog... Didg at 9 weeks

not standing still for the camera

it has been a long time since I posted here.

it has been a while since I posted on this page
much has changed

I should have kept a log of the decline of my black dog Brutus
but no... I did not
it is all a blur

the gradual loss of youth
the eventual loss of his body and his mind

Brutus was a young dog for a long time
a little neurotic at times
a good dog just the same

last spring it became time
it is a tough decision to make
I think we may have waited too long

RIP Brutus

it is cute to think that Roscoe and Brutus are reunited in heaven
but I am not sure why I would believe in heaven for dogs when I do not believe in heaven for people