Thursday, September 03, 2009
More Scotland and off to the World Championships
We really enjoyed our week in Scotland. It was so relaxing and at the same time great for the dogs. I have already booked a cottage holiday next May in Wales. The cottage is dog friendly and I can bring all 5 dogs!
Here are two happy wet puppies!
Dennis and his girls.
Now that I am back home my attention is now on the World Agility Championships coming up in 2 weeks. My feelings about this world champs has been mixed. I am looking forward to it and know that Zen and I will do our best. Yet this month is a difficult one for me as it will be 1 year since I lost my beloved Hex.
These feelings have been brought out even more after hearing about one of the young dogs on the USA team passing away suddenly this week during training. It should make me say how unimportant these big events really are; yet it is our training and competing with our dogs that makes our relationships so strong. I think about how much fun Zen and I had together over the past 6 years and I feel like these events are just a culmination of our relationship. I look at Pax who turns 13 this month and, although she has been retired for 4 years, it is that working relationship that still resonates between us. Zaz and Itzy are already giving me so much; making me laugh and making me marvel already at their keenness to play this game with me.
The blog will be quiet now until I return from Austria. I am so happy that Zen and I are allowed to play this agility game amongst the best in the world. We are so psyched we cannot wait!
And to make me laugh; here is Itzy who loves to blow bubbles in the water!
And Zaz who has her mum Zen's smiling face.