Pictures By Matt at Lowcountry Dog Agility Pictures.
Im not sure why I cant seem to post anymore. I think about it all the time but by the time I sit down to do it, Im to tired. Plus, its just easier to post somthing on Facebook. The thing about facebook is, you cant find older post easily. They seem to get lost.
Last weekend I dove down to Charleston for a USDAA trail. I wanted to try to get Steeplechase and Grand Prix Q's. I have none this year and havent done much USDAA. Plus Java is still in starters standard. No change there. First she had gamblers and I lead out, she stayed. I did make her do the teeter 3 times and finally on the 3rd time, she did a 2o/2o. But then in standard, she broker her stay. Whell I cant run her if I cant lead out. We just go off course. She jumped the dogawalk contact, flew off teeter, left the table before released. Ugh!! I felt pretty bad about that one. She did Q in Steeplchase and gamblers. So the next day I decided I was pulling her if she broke her startline. I feel like I have no choise. So Gamblers she stayed. Yay!! We made it to round 2 of Steeplechase. I set her up at the start, started to lead out and she broke. So I said "Thank you " to the judge. She said , "Your leaving?" (she seemed surprised). I said yes. I walked Java back to the car, no treats. Not knowing if it made an impression. Boy did it. Now anytime she sat, while we were at the trial, even if I didnt ask for a sit,she didnt move until I said ,"ok". LOL She stayed the next two classes. She had a beautiful GrandPrix run!!
Miley had a nice run too. And also Qed. Both dogs got Bye's for Regionals!!! Yay!!!Mission complete. How unusual is that? To have a goal and actually meet it. LOL It doesnt usually happen for me.
Miley struggled at this trial. The doctor started her on Prozac. She feels Miley, having to get up at night to urniate , is more behavoral than physical . I dont tend to agree but I was willing to try something. Because when we stopped all the meds, she started getting up multiple times a night. So we started the Prozac and she is just acting werid. Yes , she sleeps through the night most nights but at what cost. She really had weird jumping this weekend. (More than usual). Even her weave poles, which she has always had awesome , fast weaves, were screewed up. She got through them but not as fast and not the same way all the way through. Also, I beat her over the dogwalk, which NEVER happens. So after running her in jumpers and she looked terrible, I didnt run her again until later in the afternoon. She seemed more like her self (I hadnt given her the whole dose of medication Satruday night) . She ran Grand Prix much better but still didnt seem like herself.
When I watched the video's, I didnt realize how close she was to the edge of the a-frame. Im so gland she didnt fall off.
And here, if you watch the begining of Speedjumping on Saturday, you see the werid jumping and the weird weave poles. Plus she is really slow.
While at the show, Miley would go the whole day without urinating. Wierd. I tried bringing flovored water, which usually she loves, to the try to increase her urine out put , but it didnt work.
This weekend, I went to my mom's house for my mom's birthday. Miley acted really werid there too. She stayed far away from all of us on Saturday. She stayed in the sunroom, instead of comming and sitting near me in the dinning room area. Its were all the other dogs stayed. She wouldnt leave the patio area to go the bathroom. I would have to take her out into the yard to get her to go the bathroom. She has been to my mom's house many, many times and never acted like this before. Sunday, she stayed in my room and wouldnt come out. Shelite's like to be with you and follow you every where. She didnt. Also wierd. Im stopping the medication even if it is helping her sleep through the night. If she is becoming a different dog, I dont want that. I think I will talk to the vet about medication that will concertrate her urine. I think that is the real reason she is sleeping through the night. Like today, she has peed since 6am, she just went now (which is 7:45). Thats not good for her, IMO.
Guiness is getting old. He also went to my mom's house too. He was so excited when we got there. He ran around like a crazy man in the back yard. Then fell twice going up the back steps and I noticed him off loading wieght off his right back leg. He was fine shortly after that.