Petal and Harriet + Our shopping trip has been put on hold

Let’s address the second half of our blog title first, then you guys can enjoy the video I have of Petal playing with Harriet.

On Tuesday I showed you all my shopping list and had you guess what we were buying. I think everyone— or just about everyone— guessed supplies for weave poles, which is correct! I’m going to be making Petal her first set of weave poles and Lassie’s second set.
A few years ago my Mom and I built Lassie an agility course. He had a adjustable jump, a tire jump, weave poles, and a child’s play tunnel. It was tons of fun, but most of it got lost/broken/blown away when we moved. All we have left of it is the jump, which Lassie, and now Petal, still have fun with.
I think Petal would really enjoy weave poles though, so we’re going to make a new set.

Incase you’re wondering: we’re not going to get into agility competitively (at least not now, but I feel pretty confident in saying probably not ever, but who really knows, right?), for several reasons, we’re just going to have fun with it in our own backyard for the sake of exercise, mental stimulation, and just plain fun.

Anyway, on to the part where our trip to Home Depot for weave pole-making supplies has been put on hold.
Our car, our one and only car, decided it would rather not start on Tuesday morning. We got all ready to go, Collies in the car, Humans bundled up, and the car refused to start.
A family friend came over and confirmed that it wasn’t the battery, as we thought it was, and then he kindly towed it away to his shop to find out what was really going on.
Now I don’t speak car, at all, so bare with me, but I think it’s been said that the timing kit has to be replaced along with something else.
So here we are, on Thursday morning, still without a car. Hopefully we’ll have it back by tonight, because we really need to run a few errands and we have a day trip planned for tomorrow.
We’ll see.

Now onto the video!
I’m pretty sure I’ve shared a video of these two playing together before, but this one shows off the silly sounds Petal makes when she plays with Harriet, plus her pouting at the end when Harriet leaves.

It still makes me smile to see how well these two get along. I’ve never had a dog and a cat that actually enjoyed playing together. We have two other cats and they want mostly nothing to do with the Collies. Harriet, however, has been in love with them since she was a teeny, tiny kitten. She gets along better with the dogs than she does with the cats.

One more thing, ignore my Mom talking to my little sister and my Dad clanking dishes in the kitchen. They can’t keep quiet for nothing, even when recording a video was their idea. Haha.


6 thoughts on “Petal and Harriet + Our shopping trip has been put on hold

  1. Harriet is like our kitty Pumpkin! (did you see that post?).

    We have a set if weave poles, jumps and tunnel. We even video taped the collies first attempt at using them. :) I will see if I can find it…

  2. Sorry to hear about your car. I hope it’s fixed soon and you are on your way to making Petal some fun agility obstacles. As you know, it has been a wonderful addtion to Bella’s life.

    As for that video, that is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. But Petal – what ARE those noises you’re making? That’s not really the dainty sounds I expected from a lady such as you. I was rofl-ing all the way. Thanks for sharing it.

  3. Bummer about the car. Hope the situation is resolved soon. The video is cute, love Petal’s voice :)
    we made homemade weave poles–used pvc pipe, tent stakes a few bolts and colored electrical tape–really cheap and worked great!! Look forward to seeing what you come up with.

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