I like this picture because I can feel how happy I was at that moment when I look at it. I suppose after having done agility for so many years and seen so many of my friends get MACH’s and ADCH’s and CATCH’s I should be more like “whatev”, but I just want to enjoy this moment in time.
I rented Dog’s World for 1/2 hour the other day in hopes of practicing Tally’s dogwalk to see if we could get some more speed. Unfortunately Tally thinks if I encourage speed, I surely don’t want him to actually stop at the end??? Anyway, we had a good practice out there and I hope to be able to do that more often. So nice. So warm and clean! I brought Hannah out at the end just to see and yes, she still believes that Dog’s world is in some way going to just swallow her up. She was very tentative, didn’t even trust herself to get on the dogwalk without measuring and stuttering. It was so pathetic and it made me so sad. Don’t know what the deal is. I have always said the problem started when she slipped there and hit her head on the chute, but I don’t know. Something about that place spooks her bad.
Had an appointment with the rheumatologist today and was told that since I am doing so well, I can go two months between appointments now! whoo hooo! Everything has been going pretty well, some aches and pains but nothing to terrible.
The end date for qualifying for nationals has come and gone and I am doing okay with it. I was worried that it would make me crazy to hear people talk about it, but I am okay. It was really not just about going to nationals. I mean I would have been over the moon if we made it, and it does sting to come so darn close, but going all out to qualify for it was a good experience. Hannah and I grew up a a team, I made some new friends, and got to go to some fun places. For my own record keeping: I will always want to go back to Wenatchee. Love the trial, love the location. Sequim is okay, but a long drive. The casino there was super fun, but not much else to do around there. Yakima is a trial I definately won’t be going back to. Did not like the location that was squished up against the side of the hill and no close areas to park/crate.
I have entered both Tally and Hannah in the trial on Saturday only this week. I don’t think I will run Hannah, the only reason I entered her was in case we didn’t get our MACH at the Afghan trial. So probably just running Tally. It will be fun to see if we really have made any progress since our last attempt!!