Wednesday, August 22, 2007

T minus 5 days

My life as I know it is about to drastically change, as well as Ash's. I hope it won't be too much of a shock for him to suddenly have me gone for 8 hour days several days in a row. At this point I don't think he's ever been alone for more than 4 - 5 hours at a time. One good thing is that we are enrolled to begin a basic obedience class beginning in two weeks. That will at least carve out some consistent training time for us and include some bonding with other people and dogs too.

We are entered in the Grass Valley show for next weekend, but I'm still unsure if we we will actually go. Largely in part of what time ring time will be. If it's an earlier time we will try to go. Grass Valley will be just as hot as Dixon, if not hotter and I'm sick of all these HOT dog shows. We are the coastal kind and the heat is too much to bear. But of course I'm torn because it will be the last two-day show we can attend until November due to my school schedule. Lucky me I get to have clinicals on Saturdays! So, I'm thinking Salem, OR will be our next show and at that time Ash will be almost a year old! Hopefully that does not look strange to have a gap like that and hopefully Ash doesn't somehow wreck his show career in the meantime, but you never know I suppose. Anyway I better get back to reading about the immune system- as I sneeze. :)

2 comments:

Baledwr said...

Nah, gaps aren't strange. Ms Hannah has only been out 5 times (counting nationals) in 13 months. Just remember it's not a race and that, while it's fun to finish a puppy there are lots of those that fall apart with age after looking too mature and finished at too young of an age...

Cardimom said...

Nothing wrong with a gap, every one has life interupt sometimes. And I vote for taking your time too! Like you, I don't have another little one growing out behind my show boy, so I want to enjoy the journey!