Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The weekend




This weekend our club had an agility show and go.  My yard is still very moist but the club's field is very dry.  We've been trying to get the pump working to run the sprinklers without success yet.  The pump is working but not pulling any water up from the pond.  It needs to be primed but we couldn't get the cap off to pour the water down to prime the pump.  So anyway, the grass is dry.  It was almost Miley's turn and I got her out and warmed her up. Then I put her over the practice jump. She slipped and fell on her shoulder and face, then came up lame on her right rear. She wouldn't even put her leg on the ground at all. Ack!!!  I was so upset. I just wanted to put my dogs in the car and go home. Except I said I would help build the courses and set bars.  Miley was only lame about 1 minute. I massaged her and felt her all over. She seemed ok.  I walked her a little and put her back in the car. No agility for her.  I took her out every hour and walked her around. She seemed ok.  She hasn't done anything since Saturday. I haven't seen any off loading of weight. I hope she is ok.   I did run Java. I wet her feet down before running her. She seemed ok. No slipping. I thought I ran her well but two different  people said to me I need to get a slower dog that I can run. How weird is that? I thought I had done well.  I want more than just to Q with my dog. I want her to run fast and read sends so I can get else where on course.  Anyone can run a dog the runs or trots or walks at your side.  I guess I just have a different opinion of what agility is then the people who were there.  Several people told me they don't want their dog to run fast. I asked this one person if they make course time because her dog wasn't running. She said she did.  So maybe I need to change how Im teaching some of these classes.  These people don't want their dogs to run fast, just stay on course at any cost. (slow dog down to a trot)  I probably wont be able to change.
Anyway, I started new medications last Friday for my Fibromyalgia. Yea my pain is much better but now I cant sleep at all.  I have to take at least 2 Benadryl to fall asleep.  Then Miley was doing better after being on her antibiotics for her UTI.  She finished them on Friday.  Starting Monday morning at 3am, she has been waking my up to go the the bathroom again. Then I cant go back to sleep. Im taking another urine sample in tomorrow on Miley.  Maybe 10 days of antibiotics wasn't enough.  Im hoping if I just keep taking(my) the medication, the side effect of not being able to go to sleep will go away. Lets hope so.

7 comments:

Amy / Layla the Malamute said...

I hope Miley's feeling better.

That's really rude of those two people to say that to you. Just because they can't handle a fast dog doesn't mean that you can't. I've seen your videos, you do amazing with Miley (and Java). Much better than most people could. I agree with you, just having a dog trot next to you isn't my definition of agility. I would be totally bored. I also would be frustrated having to cheerlead a dog around the course. I like having a dog that will run ahead of me. But I guess everyone has different ideas of what they want agility to be, but I like your idea of agility better than theirs.

Helen said...

Beckett and I collided after he came out of a tunnel at our agility practice on Sunday. He was limping on his right front leg; he seems all right now.
Maybe people's comments about your running was really just their way of saying Java is fast dog.

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

it does seem odd that people would want to run their dogs slow - considering time and faults is what the win is based on. When I did agility with Reilly he was always zero on faults but he just loved going at his own pace - he's just a laid back no rush kind of dog - so we didn't ever do great on time...but that was okay because we had fun :)

Bailey said...

Poor Miley, hope she feels better soon.

Sara said...

Hope Miley is ok, and that you're able to sleep on your own soon. Not being able to sleep is soooo frustrating!

Dawn said...

We had to do 4 weeks of antibiotics for Katie to get rid of her UTI. The vet said 2 full weeks was normal. Then we stopped for 3 days and then we ended up back at the vet so did another 2 weeks.

Priscilla Phang said...

Is Miley okay now? We keep all our fingers and paws crossed for her.