Monday, July 23, 2012


I'm still here, I have not fallen off the earth or been abducted my aliens, LOL!

I actually have just had the worst year for accidents and injuries, earlier this year I broke my foot and then several weeks ago I really did a number on my knee. My poor dogs have been stuck in the house, I can't take them out to play or hike, and agility has been out of the question-I miss all that sooo much! Nothing to put a person into a depression like their doctor suggesting they use a CANE!-well, nothing except trying said cane and finding out I really couldn't walk without it, OUCH!!! That sent me spiraling into a depression-well maybe not a depression, just into a period of quiet ;-). I sort of feel like I needed a bit of a quiet time.

Thank heavens things are starting to be better, I still am about as slow as a turtle but I have felt like rejoining the world, so I am trying to catch up with blogs and get back in touch with my blogging friends as quickly as I can.

Let me tell you I firmly believe all situations have something to teach us and through this whole chapter in my life I have learned to take better care of myself and to really cherish my health. For YEARS my dogs have had chiropractic adjustments, laser light therapy and massages, WELL I have been doing those things for myself, a little late to start but really nice and helpful none the less. I know now why Breeze co operates so well with her therapy, it is nice to be a little pampered.

So here is a little video I did of our first trip back to the park. I could not tug or run around but at least the girls could play fetch. Check out how Cricket understands you don't take Breezes' toy when we play fetch so she holds her toy in her mouth and pretends she is fetching Breezes toy. LOVE how my dogs work it out and get along so well. Not to worry, if we all tug around each other Cricket tugs and Breeze sits back and chews on her ball. Of course I can put Breeze in a down and let Cricket fetch or put Cricket in a down and let Breeze tug, but some days it is just more fun to let them play the game they have worked out .


Sara said...

Glad to hear that you are feeling a little better.

This video makes me want a border collie. They are so cute, and I love how everything is a game to them.

vici whisner said...

So sorry about your injury. We need our knees! Hope you continue to improve. Agility will be there when you are ready.

Sending all my best.

Steffi said...

Oh I am so very sorry to hear of your injury! Wishing you a quick and speedy recovery. I totally understand where you are coming from - I'm injured yet again as well and it's been so hard to deal with. Glad you are treating yourself and I bet when you recover from this most recent injury you'll be better than ever!

- Steffi

Chris and Ricky said...

I am so sorry about your injuries this year too! Hopefully this is it for you for many many years!

Love to see Cricket pretend to fetch - it is wonderful that they get along so well! There lightning fast downs are amazing as well!

Makes me want a border collie too! :)

Nicki said...

Welcome back-hope you are well on your way to recovery!

Diana said...

You have had a rough year. So sorry about all that. Im glad you at least could get out a little. You and Sara are so impressive. Sara's dogs stay on the mat while the other works and your dogs wait until released to the toy. AND dead stop half way there. IMPRESSIVE!! I cant even get Java to wait in front of one jump. Ugh.

Laura, Lance, and Vito said...

Oh no!!! I'm glad you're starting to feel better. What a rough time on you and the dogs!

kiwichick said...

Glad things are getting better for you.