Monday, June 25, 2012

Desicion made. Mostly, sorta, kinda.

So we are for sure going to the FCR Nationals!!! Now to decide about Nanaimo. Nobody has offered to pay for my trip ;) so I'm back to reality and having to decide ... But it's looking like furnishing our living room (my office, 2 additional bathrooms, landscaping shall i go on?) in our new house is overriding going to AAC Nationals. The big move is surprisingly more important ... So much to do and purchase when doubling your square footage. So this is me saying (gulp) officially we are not going to nationals, I'm sad but must go with my gut and what the universe is telling me. For Gyp, there is always next year ...

This will be K's last FCR National most likely ... Let's pretend he is going to live to be 15 and maybe he will see another.

Gyp is young and has been on the Nat podium 3 times ... And I want that again, but not at the cost of running a dog who's heart overrides what her body is telling her. She's been sound, but every couple days or so I swear I see a slight shoulder drop - but I'm hypersensitive to it. And wouldn't I feel like a shithead if she came up lame?She hasn't been on agility equipment yet at all. She will be seeing our rehab Vet again but not until after the entry deadline. Bummed yes, happy yes. And the biggest perk this summer is I get to see my grandparents when we head over to Vancouver Island after the specialty, or they might come to the mainland and stay with my aunt, uncle and cousin Ruby who live in downtown Vancouver on English bay. A great summer!! Even without Agility. Let the fun begin!!!!

7 comments:

Taryn said...

I think any disappointment over not taking Gyp to Nat'ls will quickly be soothed over with the thrill of your new home, and knowing in your heart you did not take any chances with Gyp's soundness.

Koping Weims said...

I think your decision is a good choice. As you say Gyp will be back at the AAC Nationals again no doubt about that, to think of her well being first is exactly what I would do.
Kaleb will live till he is 15 but still he is looking awesome right now so why not go and enjoy one more FCR National with him...
As for the house..so very excited for you and Pete...it all sounds like a lovely summer

Julia

Koping Weims said...

I think your decision is a good choice. As you say Gyp will be back at the AAC Nationals again no doubt about that, to think of her well being first is exactly what I would do.
Kaleb will live till he is 15 but still he is looking awesome right now so why not go and enjoy one more FCR National with him...
As for the house..so very excited for you and Pete...it all sounds like a lovely summer

Julia

onecollie said...

Exactly what I said :) Looking forward to helping groom the handsome K man if you still want me too !

Faith Shen said...

Decision making is really hard,you must expect consequence or you must be grateful when you exactly made the best decision. I hope you made it right :D

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andrea said...

you'll feel better now that you've decided ... :)

it's an exciting summer for you no matter what you do!

Marylin said...

ultimately, life is always about making decisions. We also often don't decide to do the fun stuff, simply because we know we have to do the sensible stuff. That's called being smart. Do the house but remember to have FUN while doing so. As for your dogs, there will be so many other wonderful challenges to be had. Think of all the fun it will be to see them lounging in all those new places in the new house!

Yes, it does truly sound like a wonderful summer!