Sunday, April 6, 2008


Can you believe I actually set my alarm clock, after all I said yesterday? I must be a glutton for punishment. At least I snapped to my senses this morning. Instead, after a nice walkie on the bayou, I'm going to go to the hardware store (or Academy) and look for a tarp. At the last agility trial I saw a great idea. One lady had a black mesh tarp (the kind that lets air flow through it) that covered her entire car. She had her windows wide open and the hatch up, and had essentially created an artificial tree to sit under. No tent poles or anything, she just draped the entire car. What a great idea for us, since I hate setting up in the crating area; the noise and activity make it hard for me (or Mikey, or Holly) to relax and get some rest.

There are a couple of small, local breed shows in the fall, and I think I'm going to just forget about trying to get that last bloody point until then. It's tempting to pull him out for Reliant, since it's a nice, clean place to show, and we won't be showing in agility there (concrete floor with a thin carpet overlay in the agility rings). Anyone have some advice for just getting over the feeling that I have to finish Mikey. Since he has a couple of health problems that will keep me from breeding him, does it really matter at all? I think I'm just having a hard time mentally with starting something (anything), and not finishing it.

Holly and Mikey say 'Hi'.


Cait said...

You should come to Reliant, because I want to meet your guys. :P They're adorable.

Nicki said...

I hate to have "unfinished projects" as well but when my first dog got so burnt out on obedience that we both hated showing I had to give up on that UD title. We both ended up happy and I know he could do all the exercises which I guess is all that mattered. Mikey is adorable but you're right-if you are not going to breed him, what is the point? As we say in the vet business "neuter is cuter!"