Connemara's Drummer Boy, CD, CGN, RE, USA RN, HI, SdS, SHDMX,

Connemara's Drummer Boy, CD, CGN, RE, USA RN, HI, SdS, SHDMX,
Little Dog..... Big Attitude

Poor Swayze

Oh, horrible! Last week, Swayze and Shaggy, while zipping along at top speed, tore down a pathway that converged so that it could only fit one German shepherd. The German shepherd was NOT Swayze and he hit into the corner of the shed so hard that the pupil of his left eye reduced to the size of a pinhead. Severe concussion. A huge bruise on his lung. Right leg and front shoulder muscles impaired. Neck and vertebrae compressed. God!!!!
X-rays show that he has no breaks, but the dog will take weeks to come around. Even offering to pet him makes him cry. He is on heavy doses of pain-killers and is so sad.
10 seconds can change your life.

And, be careful what you wish. Shaggy Muffin is in season. Good thing because she'll be out when I leave for the AKC show and I won't have to worry. The four boys will be a bit bent, but they'll live.

I was practising with Token at scent hurdle the other day and was blowing the whistle before I sent her to the box to retrieve her dumbbell as she is terrified of the whistle. I had the sheltie pup tied to a post so he could watch and I put his little dumbell in the box alongside Token's.
He sometimes shows quite an interest in the dumbell and has fetched it for days but only on his own time and volition. Anyway, he was causing a ruckus and barking his head off while Token was running up and back with her dumbbell, so I unhooked him from the lead and he took off to the box, grabbed his dumbbell and raced back to us! I was sure it was a fluke so we did it again.
Same thing. Out to the box, grabbed the bell and zipped back.
Good time to stop and let it be.

Who knows? Maybe he'll enjoy scent hurdle.

We have a Tracking Seminar seminar set for July 10th. It will be held from 9:30 - 2:30 at the Cowley Hall in the a.m. and out on the ballfield in the p.m. Handlers can register online at .

We hope to track once a week from that time on.

Monday nights are open for recreational agility (dog aerobics to some of us) from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. for a drop-in fee of $5.00 per evening. A good time to learn new equipment or practice runs. See you at Shadowbar.

Our next dog obedience class will begin after the July 18th weekend. Email us for information.

Today is the last day of school and the first day of my freestyle routine work for Token and me. I think I'll start the sheltie, too. Lots of work to be done in the next month.

Send positive energy to Swayze.


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