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The Lives of Pippa & Henry  CA Living 🌅 Pippa 🌺 ~ 3 year old yellow lab Henry 🎾 ~ 2 year old lab/border collie ▪️Flyball, tricks, adventures, & more!

Time for another #tucklifetuesday already! Despite the heat, I’ve been trying to keep the dogs in racing shape for Saturday’s tournament. Lots of swimming and quick trips to the park. Hopefully we all don’t immediately melt when the day comes 😂. •


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Today was our last practice before the tournament! Pippa was being pokey, mainly when she wasn’t racing another team. While she’s very competitive, she knows when she doesn’t have to run fast to win 😂. As you can see, she sped up when she was actually racing. Despite being attacked by another dog twice, Henry ran really well! Our passes were pretty much spot on. I’m not expecting any personal bests next weekend, too hot for that 😂😂.



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Today we braved the heat and went to Columbia, an old mining town. The dogs loved climbing all over the rocks where the miners used to mine. After we all got nice and sweaty, we wandered around town for a bit before getting sarsaparilla(aka old timey root beer) and candy. Then we piled into our good old mini van and drove home, AC full blast. The dogs did pretty good! Henry’s heel tends to go to 💩 when he’s tired but I can’t blame him, I get spacey when I’m hot too lol. The dogs completely ignored the horse drawn stage coach so that was a proud moment! There was an older lady who said she had just lost her yellow lab and every time she walked by Pips she gave her some pets. I’m so proud of Pippa for staying calm and allowing the lady to pet her, you could tell she really needed it.



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The dogs looked really good at practice today! Henry was doing a good job picking his lazy leg up and was pushing off the box harder(until he got hot and tired #blackdogproblems). Pippa’s turn was staying tight which I always love to see and she was tugging hard in the runback. At the end of practice, we ran the two teams but were short some people so it ended up being 3 vs 3. It was really fun running Henry against Pippa(who my dad was running). We have one more practice than a tournament in a Truckee!! Hopefully next week my passes with Henry are better lol.



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We went to our first dock diving trial today!! I signed Henry up for two splashes(in a splash, the dog gets two jumps, farthest one is recorded). In his first splash, his first jump was a whopping 15 feet 😂. He totally stuttered at the edge. His second jump was much better at 18’ 7”, putting him second in the semi pro division and fourth over all. Not bad! Between splashes, the dock was open for practicing and boy did we take advantage of that. He had some jumps that had to have been 20 ft. In his second splash, his first jump was a bit of a flop at 16’ 6” but he pulled himself together and got 19’ on his second jump! If my throw had been further he most likely would’ve hit 20’. He ended up second again in the semi pro division and fifth overall(those darn mals showed up 😂😂). I loved watching Henry improve and become more confident on the dock throughout the day! Can’t wait for the next trial!!



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Happy #fitdogfriday 🐾🌅 I’m so excited for this weekend! Henry and I are going to our first dock diving trial tomorrow!! I’ve been wanting to enter in one for sooo long now. I can’t wait to see how he does. Then on Sunday we have our regularly scheduled flyball practice which is both fun and exhausting(especially in this heat). The best weekends are ones devoted to the dogs 😆.



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Happy 4th of July!! We went to watch the parade this morning. Both dogs did awesome laying down and staying relaxed while the parade went on and people walked by our chairs. Henry even sprawled out and attempted to take a nap. At least Pippa actually watched the parade, until she also decided a nap was a good idea 😂. •


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Happy #tucklifetuesday!! I’m kinda surprised at how well the dogs and I are handling the heat. Usually it’s awful but this year it doesn’t seem all that bad?
Photo creds to @katelynn_221 and the amaaaaazing camera on her phone 🤤(I have a feeling the quality is going to be crap but in person it’s sooo good!)



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Both dogs did really good at flyball this morning! Pips kept her turn tight and snappy, even when she ran on the other box without a prop. Henry didn’t bobble the ball! That’s a huge improvement from practice a couple weeks ago when he had one nice turn. I’d like to get him snapping off cleaner but I’m perfectly happy with how he did today. I love how he always comes flying back with his ball, ready to play tug.



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We had a super fun morning out at Knight’s Ferry! The dogs(and me) are always excited to go walk the trails and climb all over the rocks and boulders by the river. There’s no better way to tire them out, except maybe a flyball tournament 😆.



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Happy #tongueouttuesday 😛 This girl is always happy to tag along on shopping trips. Whether it be a Home Depot run, going to PetSmart, or messing around in a parking lot while my family runs errands, she’s game!



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My throws started off *terrible* today but I finally managed to get them under control. And when my throws are good, Henry has some reallyyy nice jumps! His striding to the edge was perfect today, even without the pool noodle. On a few jumps, he was just inches away from the edge. I’m hoping to take him to a real dock again in the next week or so that way he can get more practice on a dock before his first trial. There’s one on July 7/8th that I’m really hoping we’ll go to!



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