Thursday, September 30, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Kaleb is GOLDEN!!!!
He got his last 4 games this weekend for his Gold Award of Merit! (50 Masters Standards, 100 Masters Games) I can't believe we were able to get the 12 Qs we needed in the 2.5 trials he has been in since his Surgery. I know I make fun of him ... well we all do :) but K-man is a one of a kind, and I love him for it.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Jane got worse as the weekend went, she enjoyed herself and the pampering she got, she even had enough energy to displace her aggression at a dog coming to her face - after being given the teeth & ears back - not once but twice. Cindy's leg was the displacement object, I still feel awful, I guess it's true when they are pain they act out more, and well, she did. By Sunday evening her heart rate had risen to 200 bpm and her resp. rate was 70 per minute by Sunday evening NOT GOOD- I had never heard the "coughing" I was warned about, until that morning - I knew it was getting worse. Her temp was low when I checked too. Sunday evening we had already been to the Vet and back before I had even finished unpacking. She was given Lasix to get rid of the fluid build up in her lungs - which happened in only 24 hours. Both of my Vets have said how fast CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) can happen, and that it has ups and downs. She is now on the diuretic twice a day and the heart med she was given last week. :) It's hard knowing the change happened so fast, and she isn't the dog she was even a few weeks ago. All I know is I will cherish every moment with her. My emotions are everywhere right now, and honestly I just break out in random crying sometimes. I hope things settle down soon as I don't know how much more I can take.
But I will give them the credit they deserve since they worked so hard as always :)
Kaleb earned his Gold Standard (ExSt Gold) - 50 Masters Standards ... a pretty big deal for my boy. He also Qd in Steeplechase, Jumpers, Snooker and Gamblers ... only a few more until the BIG Gold :) So proud of my boy.
Gyp was great too - and my goals were achieved, push the limits on her independence of obstacles and see how far ahead I can get of her and still set the lines. I was so thrilled that we had a few chances to really test this. She brought home 6 Qs. 2 Standards (1st and second fastest times), 2 Jumpers (1st and second fastest times), Snooker and Gamblers with 114 points.
I made them each a video montage from the weekend ... enjoy :)
Friday, September 10, 2010
It's been a rough f*ing year. Jane has a heart murmer and it is getting worse, she hasn't been feeling well over the past 3 days, and she had X-rays yesterday and her heart is now enlarged, from being fine 8 months ago, it is something I would hope wouldn't happen so quickly, essentially she is in Heart failure. So we've started her on heart meds and I hope she will be OK.
Jane is my little undercovers snuggle bug, and even on a good day it is hard to get her out of bed.
Monday, September 6, 2010
Friday, September 3, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
We hosted our Agility Trial this weekend and it was great. Our group is really amazing and supportive and without everyone's help it never would have happened. I am proud of our group for bringing home 70 Qs - more than 6 titles and many top 4 placements. I get more excited for other peoples runs than my own sometimes!! I am still wrapping up the Trial details and paperwork - it seems it never ends!!!! I needed to take a break and do something FUN! So i've made a little video that makes me smile....
Jane came out of retirement for ONE DAY ONLY! ONE TIME EVENT! NOT TO BE MISSED! I miss running her. She has slowed down now that she is 11, but she still enjoys to come out and do her thing, so I let her.
Kaleb also made his first official debut since he Torsed and since Nationals - he was AMAZING - a little dorky at times, but I would rather have enthusiasm to work than him being bored - his energy was that same on run 1 as it was on run 8. I still can't believe what he went through, it seems like a bad dream, he is better than ever. He brought home 3 Games Qs - Gamblers, Snooker, Jumpers, we are almost at GOOOOOLD!!!! So exciting!
Gyp, was Gyp and ran great. She brought home 5 Qs - Standard, Gamblers, Snooker, Jumpers and Steeplechase, I took some handling risks - some worked some didn't, but I learned lots and it is part of my goal to really push it with her. I had fun walking courses with Christina and strategizing how we would handle it for our girls.
thanks for reading .... OK ... bye gotta run :)