Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Holly had a great time and did pretty darn good for a dog that has been off from agility for so long. However, the naughty little thing chewed through her leash the second time I ran Mikey on course and ran out to run the course with us! Guess I'll have to take a crate with me next week. Everybody thought is was pretty cute, and I guess it was; but still naughty, naughty.
You know, I was so thrilled to be able to try running Holly in agility again, but one thing I never thought of. . . After all this time of going to class with just Mikey, I felt like, while I was giving something special back to Holly, I was also taking something special away from Mikey. . .
Crazy I know! I think part of the problem is that I ended up running them back to back because there were no other small dogs in class and felt like I wasn't mentally prepared to run Mikey right after finishing with Holly, so I wasn't giving him everything I could, if that makes sense. Hopefully I'll get better at running the two of them. (And hopefully Holly'll be able to continue!)
Monday, April 21, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
In other news, I'm not doing so well. I left work at noon and spent the afternoon wrapped head to toe in a heated blanket on high. The good news is that I managed to get an appointment with my rheumatologist next week; hope I can get some help.
Also, Cait asked about agility classes on the north side of Houston. Here are the actual links - Leaps n' Bounds and Dogwood. I took all of my early obedience classes with both Holly and Mikey at Dogwood, and they're really good and have a defined training philosophy and are very methodical. I've been going to Leaps n' Bounds since the original instructor with Rough n' Ready agility club retired. Leaps n' Bounds doesn't seem to have as much of a defined training philosophy and they only do handling exercises once a month (at least in the competition class, it may be different in beginner classes), but I think there is a much more relaxed atmosphere in comparison to Dogwood. Just my two cents.
Holly and Mikey say 'Hi'.
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Some Texas wildflower pictures I found on the internet (and yes, it really does look this beautiful in spring in Texas). I wish I had my camera with me today. . .
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
All humor aside, tonight was really awful. I normally feel energized after class, even if I'm not feeling well physically, but tonight, not so much. I've been really wiped (or whipped, or both) all week and I wonder if I've got a sinus infection setting in. I think I'll try and get in to the docs tomorrow. On the other hand, fatigue is a normal condition for RA, and headaches are a side effect of Enbrel, so it may be nothing.
Right now I'm a bit up in the air about the trial this weekend. This one is several hours away and just the thought of driving there is making me feel more tired, much less the thought of running Mikey in three classes. I guess I'm hoping I've got a sinus infection and that a couple of days of antibiotics will help and I'll feel up to going; the weather this weekend is forecast to be just gorgeous.
Currently reading 'Inside the World of Warren Jeffs' by Dr. Carole A. Western.
Holly and Mikey say 'Hi'.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Sunday, April 6, 2008
And look at this guy at my front windows; barely leafed out, but already blooming his heart out.