Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Rookie

We wanted to let everyone know we might be disappearing for a day or two while Jan's brother takes our computer home to do some more work on it -- install a CD/DVD drive, etc. We don't know when he will come by to pick it up, so if we are quiet for a while, we aren't sitting in a tree.

Speaking of sitting in a tree, have you read this post on Skeezix's Catster page? One comment we read with an article said the Humane Society had emailed that a cherry picker was on its way to rescue the cat and end this madness! We sure hope so.

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We can't believe it, but this post has been sitting around ready to go for a few months. It's past time to post it.

We switched counters a couple of months ago on JFF and now we can see what strange search terms folks use to find us. We were laughing over: funny farm mops, quitits (huh?), funny jan things, fridge face, Belgian Sheepdog pitbull mix .... and then we saw it -- canine freestyle Rookie died cancer. Oh, no!

We quickly did our own google search and discovered this to be true. Carolyn Scott's famous freestyle dance partner, Rookie the Golden Retriever, died from cancer July 14th at age 15.

Carolyn, we are sorry. We have enjoyed your choreographed routines, with some special Rookie innovations, and we know he left a large Rookie-size hole in your heart.

We found this montage of highlights from their career.



Carolyn's short, poignant "To Rookie .... because you loved me" can be found here.

We were recently sent a link to a video of a different style of canine dancing, and when we googled the human's name, we found they have a brand new website. Tiny Humphrey and Chandi. Chandi is a world class HTM and Freestyle dog.

To watch the video, click on "Heelwork to Music/Dressage - watch video " in the sidebar. We know you will enjoy it!

12 comments:

  1. We will miss you all while the computer is getting fixed. Happy new year.

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  2. Hurry bakhk KHANINES!

    As fur woo khytties....

    Happy New Year!

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra

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  3. We wanted to wish you all a very Happy New Year! Wishing you all health and happiness in 2009!

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  4. We hope that the computer fix goes well and everything gets done that needs to!

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  5. Thanks so much for con-cat-ing me on the Cat Fancy blurb! I just sent Steve out to get a copy of the magazine.

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  6. Hurry back real soon, I know computers need fixed now and then. I wish you all a Happy New Years. The dancing dogs was a treat, thanks.

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  7. We hope your computer gets fixed fast so you can hurry back!

    Happy New Year to all of you!!!

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  8. We hope all goes well with your computer upgrading, and wish you a wonderful and happy New Year.
    Sorry our email went down so we couldn't get your Christmas card - thanks for thinking of us.
    Chris, Abby, Rosie, Angel, Gidget & Lola

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  9. Will miss you but it is good to get the computer into the shop and do what needs to be done.
    Wishing you all the best in 2009!

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  10. w00f's JFF, me hopes u git back soon...me saw bout that kitty on the news tonite..

    b safe,
    ~rocky~

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  11. Come back soon. Hope you all have a pawsome new year

    ~ Bae

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  12. Incase yoo isn't back before this Has a Happy New Year wif lots of nip and even woofie treats!

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