• 20th September
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Went out to NRH20 today. Wow, we are exhausted. We were there for about 3 hours. We did the lazy river, Emma went down (not voluntarily - opps) a water slide, and we played lots of fetch. The place is huge.

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Day 2

So much happened today, I’m not really sure where to start.

We’ll start with the bad first.

I totes did not win anything in the raffle - booo. I really wanted this rechargeable Crate Fan, and I entered to win some other stuff like Free Agility Day via a Club or Free Photography Session. Nothing.

Our Tunnelers run (last of the day), went a bit like yesterday’s EXCEPT, as I was asking her to sit - I told her I really only needed two obstacles. Preferably in order, but I’m not being picky. I got Four. And, when she shut down on me I did what we do at home to play - she stopped and made eye contact.. and I just bolted the other way. She followed. Big Thanks to my Classmate who made that suggestion to me. I know everyone is like four tunnels.. she didn’t complete the course but guys, we were there from 8am and this is around around 1pm during our second run. I knew she was tired, and so for me - this was success.

So on to the good, going backwards - our first run of the day was AMAZING. She finished an Entire course. This is her FIRST time finish an entire course and really only like her 2nd trial environment. We had two faults (she didn’t take the right tunnels), and so that set us back. But, WE FINISHED. And we nailed the hell out of a serpentine. It was flawless. Because of the two faults, we placed 6th. So no ribbon, but I was like YEESSS 6TH PLACE. I WILL TAKE THAT. WE FINISHED A COURSE :high fives Emma: I was so proud. All the proud - if that’s possible.

Other misc things that happened - met lots of Corgi owners and a beautiful 10 year old Brindle Cardi.

I got told about three times that Emma could lose like two pounds or had someone ask if she could have a cookie since she was on “the heavier side”. /sigh I have been trying to get her to lose 2 pounds, but despite lowering her food size - it seems impossible. One of these people made a point to tell me why she was perfectly “designed” for Agility though, and gave us some pointers. So…that.

The photography people were SO NICE! I got 2 photos from 10 bucks. The photographer was going to touch them up for me on the spot and I told him not to worry about it because I was a designer and because I knew he was busy anyway. And he asked if I wanted RAW files… for 10 bucks?! I lost it. NICEST EVER. I can’t wait to show you guys those.

Oh, and I got snorgs. Twice. I maintain that my dog is not a crate dog. She hates it, unless it thundering. Today was worse in terms of that. I could stand a couple feet from the crate, all the barking. All of it. I gave her some calming treats, and put some Lavendar oil on her ears. Nothing worked. So, I took her out, and flipped her over (which is usually not a favorite) and just massaged her… She totally let me. People kept walking by giggling or commenting on how relaxed she looked. She just laid there on me, and watched the dogs/people go by.

That’s about it for today - sorry for the novel. I just woke up, and wanted to get everything down. Hope everyone in Tumblr land had a great weekend too!

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    2014
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