Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Today's her birthday - it explains a lot...

Today is Moira's 7th birthday!  It's hard to believe that she is 7 already, that's how old Sam was when I brought Moira home.  In the world of dog shows & sports, 7 is considered a "veteran."  My mentor in Cardigans has always said, and I believe it, that 7 is when our dogs hit their prime.  Moira has both the mental and physical maturity at this point to be a wonderful agility partner - when she wants to be :)

This weekend we are going to another USDAA agility trial.  I'm hoping we can finish her Advanced Jumpers and Starters Gamblers titles this weekend.  Next year we will be focusing on her AKC titles.  That means lots of trial weekends and lots of traveling.

Happy Halloween to everyone and Happy Birthday to my Red Pu Head!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

It's Just Not Fair

This has been a tough year for losing dogs.  First there was Sam in June.  Last month my mother lost her Sam daughter, Oda Mae, very unexpectedly.  OM wasn't even 10 years old.  Yesterday, my friend and Georgia's breeder, Liz, lost her 14 year old boy, Theo.  It seems likely that another friend will have to let her old dog go this week too.  And today, Moira's litter mate, Grace crossed the Bridge.  She would have been 7 on Halloween.

I'm a firm believer in things happening for a reason and in the time when they should happen but to lose so many wonderful dogs in such a short period of time just doesn't seem right or fair.

I'm giving the girls extra loves tonight.