Trust is 14 months old. I celebrate months in my puppies’ lives, perhaps because so much happens in those first two years; it’s a way of appreciating the changes and the challenges you’ve overcome.
This birthday, is especially special as it marks one year since Trust came to join us.
I took a wander through my photos and put a few together into a little movie to reflect on all the fun we’ve had so far.
I had dithered about which puppy I should take from Frany and Naish’s lovely litters, not sure about taking a male since I had another male at home. It was ‘crunch time’ so I slept on it, one last time. His name came to me, in a dream.
And so it came to be, that MysticIsle “Always Trust Your Heart” aka “Trust,” came home to me, August 1, 2021.
about Agility Regionals, is the dog shopping experience… I bought this awesome drying coat from https://www.cooltugs.com/ruff-tumble Sheltie boy needed a bath after his adventure so here he is modelling the look. It’s got a ‘Rocky” style neck that you can use to dry off the ears and head, and then roll back. I kind of love it.
Nifty, eh? Imported from England. Where they try to keep their retrievers dry.
The amazing Pacific Agility team and friends, led by the intrepid JL once again pulled off an incredible Regional Agility Meet, 2022. This event marked their tenth anniversary of hosting Regionals, and everything about it was fun, friendly and fast! https://www.facebook.com/BCYRegionals
I had the pleasure of volunteering for three days, first as a security person, looking oh so official in my orange vest, and then two days in the ring as Scribe assistant, watching brilliant dogs and their handlers navigate very tricky jumpers courses. I loved getting to know the rest of the ring crew and the judges; they were smart, capable, and unfailingly happy for two exciting days.
I brought my baby Sheltie boy (just one year old) along for the ride, and he learned so much. It was very exciting for him, but not overwhelming, which made me very happy. And his momma placed fifth! Go Team Contessa Francesca del Ray!
I love the late winter. I like to reflect on my past year and appreciate how much has changed for the better. Then I envision my future and build my plans for making them a reality. Bold, brave and above all else, very pleasurable.
It’s just a tad cool here on South Vancouver Island and so I dug out the door cozies to block the drafts from under the doors. They are fairly well sealed but at minus 8 C every little bit helps. Ruby, however, found a much better use for them.