Monday, February 7, 2011

can't think of a clever title.

Gyp at the Seminar "auditing sucks, i want to run"

It was a long ass weekend that started on Thursday when I went to Calgary to pick up Terry from the Airport. I made plans that day to have Gyp re-assessed and Jane even got a few adjustments to help her too.

Gyp is doing much better. The psoas group and intercostal group of muscles is much looser and the insertions are not sore to the touch - which is great. Her mid back though, was tight at the t13/l1. She had acupuncture, laser and some adjustments. We are weaning her off the Robaxin now and keeping exercise the same for the next 3 weeks to see if everything maintains itself.

Jane has been on and off - she has nearly fainted a few times in the last week and half, and had serious muscle spasms from her shoulders to her pelvis the night before, so the timing to see Veronica was perfect. She ran up the stairs when she got home that night and has been eating full meals of Ground Beef :) since.

On to the seminar ...

I was highly distracted all weekend, my heart just wasn't in it. I really missed running Gyp, and I just wanted to snuggle Jane at home. Finding out my Grandma was going in for surgery for Cancer didn't help either. She like Jane, has congestive heart failure, so it is really high risk, and they are doing tests to see if she can even get the surgery safely. And while I really enjoyed Terry's exercises, I only ran in 2 of the 6 sessions as that is all K could work and all I wanted to work him. He ran great, and I really pushed my handling, and K rose to the challenge, his energy was great and I knew when to stop on a high note!

I was super proud of our students for the improvements they made and being pushed with their handling to try to things! And so many of them audited - what a great group of dedicated dog lovers and trainers. That is what I enjoyed most! Well that and dinner with Terry each night, that is always entertaining and insightful - he is a really good mentor.

I took Terry back to our local Airport this morning, I honestly can't believe how fast the past 4 days went!

Now back to reality .... reality bites.


Taryn said...

Little Red Riding Hood! Cute!

Diana said...

Sorry for all the sadness. I was just thinking and Im not sure if things are the same in dogs as people. But when people are on diuretics they loose potassium which causes muscle spasms.

I hope things get better soon.

Sarah said...

Hey Diana

it is true about the potassium for SURE! I am trying to see if I can get more potassium in her - it's a good thing she likes mushy banana :) thanks for thinking of us :)