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Nova's summer adventures

Spatx
July 4th, 2009, 10:11 AM
Here are some photos of Nova enjoying the summer so far! She'll be coming camping with us in two weeks, there is a dog friendly beach there - can't wait to take her swimming! She's a real character of a dog, I can't believe how much personality can be packed into one creature... She's over a year now, and really coming into her own :D

Mesmerized by the water hose
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Nova flying across the field... literally, Lol
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This is Nova climbing a tree at the park... there was a squirrel up top, of course.
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And then she realizes she doesn't know how to get down!
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Sitting in the grass by the creek - she was eating it, again... some dogs eat grass because their stomachs are upset, Nova eats it like she's secretly a cow! She just enjoys tearing it up (our poor yard is suffering!)
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Nova's last day on our old deck. We had to tear it down and put new boards up, she's giving me the weirdest expression again. I'm not even sure what she is thinking here.
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And from earlier this week...

Me: "Sit!"

Nova: "In the water? No way! I'm not that stupid!"

Me: "Lie Down!"

Nova sticks out tongue.

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mollywog
July 4th, 2009, 10:21 AM
WOW!!! Nova is still as adorable as ever. :cloud9: After only meeting her through pictues I am still able to see so much expression and personality in that cute little face!! You are very lucky! :lovestruck:
Are you still planning on doing agility with Nova? Where did you get her from? My sister does agility and is already shopping around for her next BC.

Chaser
July 4th, 2009, 10:22 AM
NOVA!!!!!! :flirt:

My most favourite girl who is at the top of my dognapping list! You HAVE to come to Woofstock next year so I can squish her!

I love her expressions, and the flying, and the tree climbing, and the attitude (nice tongue!).....and and and just all the cuteness! :cloud9: I can hardly stand it - I want your dog! :yell:

(btw, Kailey has that cow gene too!)

ancientgirl
July 4th, 2009, 10:33 AM
She looks amazing as always. I really love the first one with her in the water.

Frenchy
July 4th, 2009, 10:56 AM
She is such a pretty girl :lovestruck: the second pic is just awesome !!!

hunnybunny
July 4th, 2009, 11:07 AM
Great pics !!! what a stunning looking girl:lovestruck:

I love her markings :)

Spatx
July 4th, 2009, 11:26 AM
mollywog - I am still training her in agility :) She just finished a set of classes, but because of vacation and whatnot won't be starting up again for at least another six weeks.. but that doesn't really matter because I still have equipment at home to practice with :) Nova came from a farm, her parents were cow dogs (maybe thats where the grass eating comes from! :rolleyes: )

Chase_Mom - I will definitely be at woofstock next year! I'm still really bummed I had to miss it this time. My back is still not completely better, but it's improving every day. Just took about 3 weeks, blech. Nova loves attention from people, she'll enjoy being squished! :laughing: (Just wish she liked attention from other dogs! She has quite the attitude with them. :frustrated: )

Chaser
July 4th, 2009, 12:08 PM
(Just wish she liked attention from other dogs! She has quite the attitude with them. :frustrated: )

I can sympathize, as Chase has become a bit of a jerk in the last year too....fortunately I have a whole year to work on it so I can bring him to Woofstock next year. I want to do the rescue walk with him.

Jim Hall
July 4th, 2009, 12:11 PM
lol what a face!!!

Spatx
July 4th, 2009, 12:20 PM
I can sympathize, as Chase has become a bit of a jerk in the last year too....fortunately I have a whole year to work on it so I can bring him to Woofstock next year. I want to do the rescue walk with him.

Yeah, we got another year to work on it too :) She is quite herdy with other dogs, but that's just off-leash. When on leash she gets all excited to meet one, then as soon as they meet face to face she suddenly snaps from 'excitable happy girl', to 'get out of my face! I hate you! Your invading my 10ft radius!' :rolleyes:

Mat&Murph
July 4th, 2009, 01:05 PM
Love the flying over the field!!! Great shot and of course Nova is beautiful!!!!!

Chaser
July 4th, 2009, 02:12 PM
Yeah, we got another year to work on it too :) She is quite herdy with other dogs, but that's just off-leash. When on leash she gets all excited to meet one, then as soon as they meet face to face she suddenly snaps from 'excitable happy girl', to 'get out of my face! I hate you! Your invading my 10ft radius!' :rolleyes:

Sounds familiar :frustrated: Chase went from the sweet happy boy who loved everyone and everything to thinking he needs to be macho and protect his sister at all costs :wall: We made progress with one while the other slid backwards....Anyway, :sorry: :offtopic:

Main thing is Nova's a cutie! Got any Cody pics for us????

Spatx
July 4th, 2009, 03:54 PM
Main thing is Nova's a cutie! Got any Cody pics for us????

Yes I do! They will be coming soon :)

edwina
July 4th, 2009, 04:21 PM
Nice pics. Very cute puppy. He does look squishable. :cloud9:

Tundra_Queen
July 4th, 2009, 09:07 PM
Nova is adorable! What kind of dog is she? I still miss having a small dog in the house.

Debbie

hazelrunpack
July 4th, 2009, 10:20 PM
I love the first shot--the one with the hose! :laughing: She really does look mesmerized! :D

Such a cutie you are, Nova! :flirt:

growler~GateKeeper
July 6th, 2009, 01:06 AM
Spatx Nova just gets more & more adorable :lovestruck: if that's even possible! :laughing: :cloud9: :lovestruck:

The flying pic is great :D very nice form - that will come in very handy for flyball & agility jumps :thumbs up

Love the last tree pic & the deck shot :laughing:

The tongue pic is priceless :laughing: :lovestruck:


Nova is adorable! What kind of dog is she? I still miss having a small dog in the house.

TQ - Nova's a Border Collie - not so small ;) more medium sized :dog:

EndOfFashion
July 6th, 2009, 08:48 AM
WOW!! What a stunning dog! Nova could be in movies :cloud9:

SandraLM
July 6th, 2009, 11:15 AM
Got to love those markings. :)

JennieV
July 8th, 2009, 08:39 PM
Great pics, Nova is adorable as ever...! :thumbs up:thumbs up:thumbs up

TeriM
July 9th, 2009, 01:47 AM
Fabulous pictures of Nova :cloud9:.

Smiley14
July 9th, 2009, 12:22 PM
Nova has gotten even more beautiful! :lovestruck: Love the pics of her in the tree after the squirrel! Silly girl! Bet that shocked the squirrel though, LOL!

kandy
July 9th, 2009, 05:00 PM
What a beautiful dog! Love the markings! And the 'flying over the field' pix is awesome! Nice action shot!

Dog Dancer
July 10th, 2009, 03:13 PM
Nova needs her own website / calendar. She's so photogenic and such a ham. I can't get enough of looking at her expressions.