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Snow, snow, and more snow in Seattle

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support!Well the title pretty much sums it up.  We’ve been stuck in the house for a few days now.  Everyone was having a great time for the first few days and now even the kids have had enough.    We’re up to about 12″ of snow […]

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A Great Day for a dog walk

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support! Kess and I made it out to the 2 Million Dog Walk in Auburn, WA on sunday to meet tripawd Rio and her family, and to participate in a canine disc show. The crowds were small to say the least but we were happy to […]

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Coming Full Circle

Kess and I had a special relationship from the start. She was so full energy and joy that it’s very hard to be grumpy around her. She’s given me so many happy moments, and I feel very fortunate that we were able to afford her amputation surgery to save her life and our friendship. She’s […]

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Kess had the opportunity to come out and play at a local flyball demo.  For those of you not familiar with the sport it consists of 4 jumps evenly spaced over a 51ft racing lane.  At the end is a spring loaded box that pops out a tennis ball when the dogs trigger the slanted […]

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Fundraising Success

Just a bit of a follow-up on my friends BC Jule, she continues to tolerate her chemo well, and the fundraiser her owners held was a huge success. The quilt I made for the silent auction (first one ever) went to the max bid of $75 in about 10min. Overall the event raised over $2,000, […]

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10 years of disc doggin’ in the pacific NW

Our disc club celebrated its 10th year this season.  I’m glad to count this dedicated group of individuals as friends.  We only have 10 members plus spouses and manage to host 8 competitions a year and numerous demos spreading the love.  Every dog in the club save on is a rescue and all of our members […]

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What a summer!

Well things have finally settled down a bit around here.  We just finished up our last disc competition of the season.  Plans to head down to CA for a competition next weekend came to an abrupt end as my youngest daughter broke her collar bone last weekend.  I can now say that keeping a 3 […]

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Fundraising pursuits

My agility instructors dog was recently diagnosed with cancer. She’s only 7 and is a top competitor so it was a real shock to her owners. They decided to move forward with chemo treatments and are holding an agility fun match to raise funds for the treatment.  If you know of anyone in the N. […]

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Busy, busy , busy

Summer has FINALLY reached Washington.  It seems like every weekend is packed full of activities to the point that I look forward to the mundane work week.  Kess has continued to wow and amaze everyone at various demonstrations and competitions.  It’s really been a cool experience getting her out there in the public.  So many […]

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Washington State Canine Disc Championship

    This past weekend Kess competed in the expert overall category at the Washignton state canine disc championship.  Also on site was tripawd Maty, a world famous disc dog who has competed at the Skyhoundz World Championship numerous times.  Maty has been an inspiration to Kess and I and it was great to see both dogs […]

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