It is now the one year anniversary since bringing Rosy home! She grew up so fast. I really wanted her to slow down a little & not grow up quite so fast. She's a darling, and looks grown up until I see the full grown Welsh Springers. We are doing Rally class now, which, in case you don't know about it, is a more fun version of obedience. She's by far the least experienced dog in the class, and her heeling is still a work-in-progress. But last night, after we had done some practice routines, then practiced heeling and finishes, and all that fun stuff, she looked up at me, jaws agape, tongue lolling out, and eyes all lit up. I think this is her favorite class. Her agility class is ending next week, so I need to find one closer to home. She loves that too, so it is great to see that she also loves working with me in more obedience style stuff. She's a honey.
I'm also thinking that I need to rename this blog Rosy's blog, since that's pretty much all I talk about. On the book level, I'm reading Michigan books like the new book from Kent State University Press, about Orlando M. Poe. Fantastic book, and what a marvelous job of research & hard work. Very painstaking. Poe was the guy behind the Sault Ste. Marie Locks and the one who built many of the Great Lakes Lighthouses. Pretty darn cool stuff. We're still getting books in, and so many of them are so good. One recommendation: January's Sparrow. it is for the older child, possibly juvenile & is a 97 page book. Patricia Polacco wrote this one, and it is based on a real life occurrence in Marshall, Michigan. Really amazing piece of work, as she did both the illustrations and the story. No more time to write, but suffice to say that I'm very busy, yardwork (20 plus bags of leaves, despite the ten I've already taken out) and very involved in tracking sports right now. And planning for Thanksgiving.... much cooking. Mom's asked for my cranberry relish & I will look forward to making that again. It smells so delicious.