Saturday, January 28, 2012

Movie Review: Best in Show

This movie follows five champion dogs from getting ready for the Mayflower Dog Show, the show itself and a brief followup. It is focussed primarily on the hijinks of the dogs' support people and the stress these people experience at this high level of competition.

While is fun to see the funny people, there is a serious side to the movie. It provides a lesson to us not to assume that if we take our human into unfamiliar surroundings, they will adapt. One of the first classes they take is to 'work and play well with others'. Ask to see the grade they got!

This movie is available on Netflix.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Alston Park

Although we walk in different places from time to time, we always come back to Alston Park. It is so big and open and has so much to see and smell.


The Rascals stop to chat with a passing dog and enjoy the view over the Napa Valley

Monday, January 23, 2012

Welcome to Ask Maggie

Hanging out with Tommy and Xenie watching 'Hachi: A Dog's Tale' (the Japanese version, or course) while snacks are being preparedAsk Maggie has two purposes. One is the obvious, to help dogs deal with a clueless person in their life. I will answer any questions I get after the email is set up, hopefully very soon.

The second is to do updates on Alston Park and news about parties, play dates and any other general Little Rascal news. Speaking of which I got this from Kimi.

We didn't make it to Alston yesterday because it started raining as we left. We met Rocky there this morning (Monday). If you go there today you will notice a new sign Alston Lake Recreational Area, Water Skiing Not Permitted. I'm hoping it will drain so we won't have to change our name to Alston Lake Little Rascals. Cheers, Kimi

Thanks, Kimi, for the update. I walked in our local park as my entourage sauntered around the quarter mile walking path. I had to come back several times to hurry them up.