Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Shpuld have been a happy and wicked fun weekend and at times it was, but many times it was worrisome. This past weekend was the big New England USDAA Regional event at an AWESOME indoor sports arena in RI! Always coincides with my birthday and in sort of my little gift to myself. a weekend of agility, indoor in awesome AC!!!! LOVE this facility!!! Great field turf to running, both me and Spur love it. big, busy trial with competition from all over. plus, this year with the new jump heights we lost some of our greatest competition as they moved to a different height. That means Spur's class is smaller and less competitive and he had a chance to do well, maybe even make the podium.
well, that didn't happen because towards the end of the day Friday he started having reverse sneezes before his runs. Poor beggar. I would get him relaxed and calm and he would run his course pretty well, but next time up the same thing!!!! It had to be wearing on him. We teamed with another junior handler this year and we both had small issues in too many runs and ended up DEAD last!!!!! The dogs actually ran great, really, but little mistakes added up. Our team name..... Fluffernutter Monkey Pants!!!! A combo of our dog's nicknames! :D
Anyway, the following day I knew he felt crappy. Thought maybe gas from inhaling too much during his reverse sneezes, but who knows. He felt crappy enough we packed up and went home!!!! SUCKED!!!!!
Then I get home and read Facebook and a friend's little papillon has been hospitalized for water intoxication!!!! WHAT???? That can kill a dog and this wee thing is only 6 pounds!!!! well, they caught it early enough, he had been playing ball and drank too much water and the owner knew the symptoms as it had happened once before to this dog. Really worrisome, but today the report is he is fine!!! Phew!!!!!
I feel like the weekend was a blur and just too much worry. Spur is so sensitive and I am just glad he fully recovered and looks great now, but I was definitely worried about him Sat. Morning.
Plus, I had to leave my friend there who I was rooming with. she found friends to hang with, but we have so much fun together it double sucked to leave her and go home early. Oh well, there is always next year.........