Fall has definitely come to my neck of the woods! The crazy border collie and goofie newfie and I have been thoroughly enjoying these Autumn days!
I'm glad to report that the annoying Spokeswoman managed to follow me through my final show without hindering my performance with her own errors, so it went quite well. I tied for First Place in Rally Novice and received Fourth Place in Obedience Novice. With my third show, I earned my first Rally Title (RN) and my first Obedience Title (CD). I heard a rumor recently that my brother and sister are planning on trying their own hand at showing. I guess I will be quite tied up teaching them the ropes this winter. Oh, I don't think I mentioned...my sister, Gabby, is returning from Alaska after an absence of nearly two years! She will be going to live with my brother, Vader! I think my visit to her last January left her missing Vader and I so much that she finally convinced her Spokeswoman in letting her come back home here to the Lower 48! She is due to be coming back the first week of December. I can't wait for all three of us to get together again!
After an extraordinarily successful day of tracking, my spokesperson took this portrait of my sister and I. I am the stunning one. My sister, Gabby is the lazy one that had to lay down because she was too tired to sit for this picture. Did I mention that we are both in training to be Search and Rescue Dogs? My sister, Gabby, got me involved in it. She thought I needed to branch out into something more socially acceptable than Ninja assasinations...you know, give my image more balance...make me more of a Renaissance Dog!
Ransom (the One and Only Mexican-Chinese shepherd!)
Blessed with the grace of a wolf and the wiles of a coyote, I relentlessly protect the three deceptively small, but fierce, Ninjas in my care.
The Oldest Ninja is a guest author on my blog!
The oldest Ninja is pretty busy right now with track (she's a pole vaulter) and Varsity soccer (she a defender), but, she still finds time to help me out occasionally here, on my blog!
The Littlest Ninja
When not needed by the three Ninjas, I hang out at the backyard with
Rivendell (slightly psychotic border collie with a Napoleonic complex--mean as a snake if you cross the little varmit)
and Gloria (a one ton Newfoundland mix that has perceptual difficulties...poor thing is scared of her own shadow and thinks she is a teacup poodle. She is forever trying to fit her horse sized body into the tiniest little places...or worse, trying to sit in the lap of the smallest Ninja).
Obviously, BOTH of my backyard side-kicks require extensive supervision. Sadly, I realize that often I am their only link to sanity. But, then, I always knew that with great power comes great responsibility...
Ahhh, dear Reader, You want to know even more about ME? Well...
I was born 6-15-08. I have four brothers and four sisters. My mother was a hot-blooded, iron-willed Hispanic beauty with a shiny new green card. My father was an undercover cop used to living on the edge.
My name is Ransom Lin Pachis. Most people just call me Ransom.
"Lin" is in honor of the three Chinese (not Japanese!) Ninjas who invited me to join them when I was a mere six weeks old.
"Pachis" is in honor of my rough and tumble Hispanic ancestry. (When I still lived with all my brothers and sisters, my parents called me Tortuga, while everyone else simply called me Black...but, seriously, I'm more of a pachis than a tortuga!)
Hah!...I bet you thought I was a GERMAN shepherd! Nope. My registration papers may list that, but, I happen to be a Mexican-Chinese Shepherd! Looks can be deceiving! Oh, and don't let my rugged name or fierce athleticism fool you either--I am quite definitely a female!