Can you picture a jump standard in your mind? I’ll try to find a picture of one somewhere. My WLD jumped one last night. In the spirit of true confessions I must admit that I suspect I asked her to jump the standard. Who knew she’d be so literal? Not me. Though you think I would have known this by now.

This? This is Sampson’s foot. He ran across a shovel today and sliced his pad. It’s not deep but pads bleed profusely and tend to open up chronically. I hope the prompt bandaging and attention save us a long term problem. The last time I dealt with a pad issue was back in July of 2008 when Sally sliced herself open – there was a much deeper cut that required multiple staples and it healed fine so I’m hoping this one does the same thing.

Some days, some dogs, oh my.