Friday, May 13, 2011

I'll Be Missing You!

Every step I take
Every move I make
Every single day
Every time I pray
I'll be missing you
Thinking of the day
When you went away
What a life to take
What a bond to break
I'll be missing you

It's kinda hard with you not around
Know you're in Heaven smilin' down
Watching us while we pray for you
Everyday I think of you
Till the day we meet again
In my heart is where I keep you friend

The first anniversary of Ceilidh's passing is fast approaching.  On 26 May 2011, the anniversary of her passing, I'll be driving to the AAC Agility Regionals with Beckett. I was going to wait until closer to the anniversary to do this post but events here this week brought memories and emotions of those last days close to the surface.

This week brought the unexpected loss of two wonderful dogs from our agility community: Reisling, a seven year old doberman and Chase, a bi black Sheltie. Both dogs passed over to the Bridge on Wednesday, 11 May 2011.  Riesling passed away in the Alta Vista Animal Hospital ICU where she had been since the Friday before. Chase passed away inexplicably at home while his family was away at school and work.



Monday, May 9, 2011

Starter Games Dog of Canada

This past weekend, Beckett got the last qualifying score he needed for his title of Starter Games Dog of Canada (SGDC).  It wasn't the best run we've had but it did the job. He finished the course in 22.65 seconds for second place.  Another Sheltie buddy, Jasper, finished first with a time of 19.51 seconds. The time allowed for the course was a very generous 42 seconds.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Beckett tries to take me out!!

I arrived back home on Thursday evening from visiting my parents down in New Brunswick. My sister and brother-in-law picked me up at the airport.  I was glad to get home to see Tucker and Beckett. I was off on Friday and I had planned to sleep in but the boys had better ideas and in any case there was the Royal wedding to watch on TV so we were up at 6am.  I stayed up all night to watch Charles and Diana's wedding but I'm not as young as I once was.

After watching the wedding, I took the dogs for a walk, checked the mail that had built up for a week, finished unpacking and starting packing to head to Kingston for an agility trial.  We headed out to Kingston after lunch. We went to the soccer dome to set up, watch some friends runs and went out to dinner with a couple friends before heading to my youngest sister's place.

Beckett was in four runs this weekend; a starter jumpers, a starter snooker, an advanced standard and his first Steeplechase.  We only got one qualifying score in the Snooker but I was very happy with how he ran this weekend.  He made all of his contacts but we have to work on weave entries at speed as I don't think he made one of them.

With the Starters Snooker Q, Beckett now only needs one more Starters Jumpers qualifying score for his Starter Games Dog of Canada title, perhaps next weekend at Dream Fields.  We were so hoping for a nice red and gold title ribbon from Morning Star but another blue and white one from Dream Fields will be nice too. 

I'm not sure but I think Beckett was out to get me this weekend. He nearly took me out at the knees in the Jumpers run and then tried to give me a heart attack in Snooker. He sure is exciting to run that's for sure. :-)