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Monday, September 28, 2009

Zen is 5th in the World! World Agility Championships 2009


Well it is over for another year. Alot of time effort and money has been spent and on the long ride home I wonder if it has all been worth it?

This year, for me, it was definitely important that I went. It was important for me and for Zen. After one of the worst years in my life, when I was not even sure I wanted to continue in agility, running at the Worlds with Zen has given me that little boost. I was so lucky to have Zen at my side for each run as my thoughts were not always on her. Those mixed emotions again... Yet each time Zen gave me her all and her sheer joy of running agility is infectious.

I know I can pick apart each run and add up time lost to realize that my dog could have been on the podium. But honestly that does not matter anymore. I mean, my God, my little sheltie came 5th in the World Championships! She loves to play this game with me and helps me to enjoy every second of our run together. And most importantly she is here by my side, sleeping on my bed at my feet every night. What more can I ask?



I hope to write more about our time in Austria and add more videos of other OBay Shelties running but that will have to wait as I have two little pups to train today!

22 comments:

Angela said...

great hearing your story....we love it and are thinking of you all xx

Jo said...

Well done Bernadette & Zen brilliant pairing, you done us proud.

Hudsondoglets said...

The simple answer to you question is "nothing".

Well done both of you, fifth in the world is something to be very proud of.

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Congratulations to you and Zen!!!! We are so happy for you!

Macfarlane Dogs said...

Well done to you both. A wonderful achievement for an amazing team. We are really happy for you. Xx

Vicki said...

huge congrats to you both xx

Dave said...

Great to see it from a different angle - looks just as good as the live stream. Huge congratulations to you both on a well earned and hard fought success!

Ann Marie said...

Congratulations to both of you! That smile on Zen's face in the photo is priceless! And I noticed your bracelet. :-)

Emma said...

Congratulations. Well deserved and a great achievement.
Emma

Mary-Anne said...

Congrats - great job, both of you!

Love that little Sheltie smile on Zen's face :).

NancyV said...

Your smiles tell the whole story! Great runs. You are an awesome team.

Anonymous said...

Hello !

You really have done brilliant runs.
I really adore the harmony which everybody can see watching you & Zen run. You even can see the love between the both of you.
Something more and more teams are missing.
It was great to see you live.

Margit S.

Anonymous said...

I having been checking the blog everyday and was sooooo happy to see the picture of you and Zen smiling!!!!

Congrats on being 5th in the WORLD !!!!

Zinna is proud of her Mum and I am soooo proud of my sister!!!!

Love
Terry

Brittany said...

Congrats on an amazing performance at the WC. Watching your runs is always a pleasure, and I'm glad Zen is helping you find that love of agility again. I hope we're able to make it over there to see y'all run in person one day. :-)

Diana said...

Reading your post gave me goose bumps. Then watching your runs made tears well up in my eyes. Congrats , what a fantastic acomplishment. Diana

Alhena Shelties said...

Congratulations!! You and Zen were wonderful. You both look so happy in that photo.

Teresa

Lian said...

Mega congratulations! Zen is fantastic to watch, she always give her your best! WEll done!

Karen said...

Brilliant what an amazing result and partnership, love Karen and the gang especially Yazz and Toddster xxxx

Christine said...

Absolutely fabulous result, and seeing the photo - matching smiley faces :-)The runs, I never ceased to be amazed by the sheer fludity of you two running. And the fact the posting is so well written. Ok, will stop gushing now x

"Halohils" said...

I am so happy for you.... especially the fighting back from the pain...

Anonymous said...

Loved watching the video, congrats on doing so well!!

Sassie said...

Oops, the previous anonymous comment was from me, sassie!