The most painful day as a dog owner isn’t the pain of embarrassment when our agility dog knocks just about every bar on a jumpers course, nor is it having to come up with the cash to pay a rather large and unexpected veterinarian bill. [...]
I know I have been away at some big agility events and you may be expecting my first blog post back to be all about those events but, as always my writing is just a dumping of my thoughts and today my thoughts are about [...]
I am continuing the topic I started yesterday, describing how I have emotionally coped with the advancing progression of my dog's lives. Denial and Grieving. The day after losing Stoni I had to leave for 3 weeks of teaching in Australia. Stoni had been sick for [...]
It has to do with the oneness you become with that dog on the agility field. You are a team. The time and dedication invested in a relationship to reach that degree of unity only helps to fuel the burning pain of loss as your time together draws to a close.