So we are taking a break from agility. Im thinking 3-4 weeks. To bad my mine isnt in agreement. This morning was the second morning Ive woken up dreaming about agility. This morning I was dreaming that I was at a trial. They had this weird course that after you did a tunnel, you turned tight behind the tunnel and the dog had to go up 2 steps then jump the tire and then come back down the steps. I started thinking, my dog will never be able to do this, we've never seen this before. Then I watched Meagan run a Great Dane. (Great Dane??? I dont know where that came from). They ran perfect. Then the battery in my camera started alarming and I woke up. This was funny. Also in the dream ,during the walk-thur, they didnt put out the a-frame or the teeter so there would be more room for people to walk. What??? Dreams are funny.
On Friday I drove up and went to a conformation show. They were also doing Rally and Obedience. I wanted to see the shelties in the ring. I was hoping to see a few breeders that are in NC and SC but they werent there. The funny thing about conformation is you are in the ring, the dog is leashed, you have food and dogs even peed in the ring, all this is allowed. This cracks me up. Since all other AKC events, none of this is allowed. While I was sitting there watching, two people in the ring picked up food and flung it out of the ring. The first one hit me and the guy didnt say anything. The lady who threw the food out, didnt hit my but was close. She did say she was sorry. It was all very weird and I felt stress for some of the people in the ring. You could definitely see which handlers were having fun and which ones were feeling stressed. This one lady who was showing tons of dogs, not just shelties, seemed stressed. She had a beautiful sheltie who was so happy in the ring. She kept yanking on his lead. I thought "geez lady, you have food. Just show it do him. He is a sheltie. That will keep him from pulling ahead". LOL
My friend was there with her yorkies. What a lot of work a yorkie is to get ready for the ring. Because the hair is so long, they braid it to keep it from matting. But then its wrinkly when you take the braids out. So then she has to flat iron it. She did well in rally. She took first place in excellent. And you didnt just get a toy. You also got a prize. I think she got a digital photo frame.
I bought some dog food while I was there. Ive tried raw dog food several times but my dogs wont eat it. The last time I tried it , Guiness picked his up and flung it out of the bowl and then finished eating the regular kibble in the bowl. I think Miley just looked at it, looked at me, looked at the bowl and looked at me. She wouldnt eat. It was like she was saying, "Something is in my bowl and I cant eat it. Please remove it so I can eat". LOL I bought Blue Ridge Beef the Natural Mix. And my dogs ate it!! They ate it first too, then ate their kibble. Im only going to add it every other day. They will still eat their regular dog food too. Because I dont really know how to balance their diet when on raw.
Ive been taking lots of pictures and reading a book on my camera. Then going out and trying again. I have a long way to go in understanding photography.
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