Saturday, January 24, 2009

I like quotations

and some of them resonate strongly with me

I was hunting for quotes for a slide show I had to organize for work and tripped across some I thought fit agility well. So without further ado - for your reading pleasure:

(in some places you can exchange the word men, people etc with'll see where I think)

"Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success." Henry Ford

"The nice thing about teamwork is you always have others by your side" M. Carty

"It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts." Robert H. Schuller

"Never give up, never give in, and when the upper hand is ours, may we have the ability to handle the win with the dignity that we absorbed the loss." Doug Williams

Sunday, January 11, 2009

actually did a little work with Sally

yesterday - worked on right and left (for the first time probably in 6 months) she NAILED each and every one as I rotated around her - which meant we were actually working on stay (wait) too- something she struggles with ..
She is looking good - not too too skinny, not too too raw and pink
She gets cold and shivers easily
Her gums are red - so Tom has offered to start brushing her teeth when they snuggle and watch tv - that would be great!

Our cancer kitty died Friday - she fought death valiantly and for a long time - I hope she's having fun tearing up the Rainbow Bridge now. Longer post over at the cat blog.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

looking to 2009

with some eagerness for agility and life..
but it will be a sad year as my aunt Ash died on Christmas Day and to be quite honest my world will never be the same. She was an aunt, a big sister and a dear friend - just 12 years older than me I always knew she'd have my back. She was my advocate and my defender. She encouraged me to do things that I might think crazy without her support.

I can start planning agility a little again though - after a long break of not being able to truly be certain I could be anywhere at any time to be able to plan will be great.
Sally is maturing into a wonderful dog. Maybe she'll more than 1 Q in 2009.
Thea needs some work on chutes and teeters - if I cna get that done I'd love to take her to regionals.
Looking forward to hopefully having Brody at regionals too, and maybe nationals as well if all goes well.
Sad not to be doing CPE this year but I'm going to finish the qualifications for the nationals then move him down a height level anyhow - hopefully he can qualify for 2010. I really enjoy CPE.
Fitz's new hme seems to be sticking so those are all the agility dogs I have to worry about for now! Plenty of work in each of them actually.