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We're Safe and Sound

"I could lift you up I could show you want you want to see And take you where you want to be
You could be my luck Even if the sky is falling down I know that we'll be safe and sound"  --"Safe and Sound" by Capital Cities
Today was an extremely special day. Today marked Lilly's first time back in the agility ring since her surgery. I made the decision to switch her down to 8" too, so this was her Preferred Debut. The timing just felt right, you know? 
Due to the roller coaster that's been my life lately, I walked into the ring with a clearer perspective. I always aim to go out there and have fun, but today it was a little more precise than just that. "No matter what happens, we're going to go in there and have the time of our lives." And you know what? We did just that.

Lilly just blew me away. She gave it 110% effort. She was just spot on with her focus. I had some very poorly timed front crosses but she took it all in stride. "She'…

I Just Wanted You To Know; That Baby You're The Best

I don't have many pictures of myself and the dogs, but Selina captured this one today and I can't help but share it.

Today was the first day Lilly got to join us again on a hike. I've been staring at my screen trying to find the right words to describe just how much that meant to me.

On the drive over to the Emergency clinic, just over two weeks ago now, I was a mess. The words "medical emergency" kept echoing through my mind. The"what ifs" poured over me. Sarah had followed the whole saga on Facebook; she called as soon as she could. I didn't have the heart to pick up. I knew the words wouldn't come.

I still can't really talk about it. I'll joke around it, try to make it sound as minimal as possible. That's what I do. Everything is easier to deal with if you can trick yourself into squeezing out humor. It was too close of a call. Way too close for comfort.

The support from all my friends, Selina, Sarah, Abby and Jessica in particula…

Saving My Sanity- Little Paps to the Rescue

After waking up every few hours to let Lilly out two nights in a row, I was having some serious doubts about going to my Agility trial on Sunday. Somehow, I managed to drag myself out of bed and make it down to Dream Park. Man, am I glad I did!






They seemed to know that I desperately needed a "good day".  With Selina keeping an eye on Lilly for me for the day, I was able to break away from all the stress that piled up the past few days. Due to a lack of sleep, my timing wasn't always the best.... But Knight and Mia didn't care.

Knight brought out his trademark goofy grin in both runs for me. Outside the ring he was really dragging his feet around JWW time. Then, our turn came up and he went at it with a passion that we haven't been reaching at 8". I didn't feel the need to have my eyes glued to him, I gave him my trust and he ran with it. Thank you so much little dude! Seeing him run SO happily is the best kind of medicine.

And then we have Mia. This was …

A Close Call

The past two weeks have been a whirl wind. I'm just exhausted now. I'm past my breaking point. I need a long weekend, a good book, and a quiet place to just curl up for a while. But we don't always get what we need.

So, I briefly mentioned in my last post that Lilly was believed to of had a ruptured disk. This week I finally got in touch with Lilly's chiropractor vet and made an appointment. We were all set to go in Friday at 1 pm. Linda is always very honest and upfront with me, one of the things I absolutely love about her. On the phone she told me Lilly's agility career was over. She might be able to do a really low jumpers course, but standard was out of the question. Linda was going to help me pick out the right stretches and skills to help build up more muscle in Lilly's rear to help reduce the chance of a disk problem again in the immediate future.

The above conversation happened Wednesday afternoon. Right at 3:00. I go onto campus for a meeting with my …