It’s been a sad week of reflection and introspection around here:

a dear friend’s 23 year old son passed away suddenly, our next door neighbour did the same thing – while he was older it was just as much of a shock, Dumont is fading fast with his recently diagnosed kidney disease- after 18 years of loving and living him he’ll leave a big hole; Kaylie is cheerful but could crash at any time; Mum is busy and stressed; Dad is sore and too busy to do anything about it and stressed too

Tom and I are so so lucky – and blessed – it’s hard not to feel guilty in a week like this

it all sucks …but back to the regularly scheduled me programming now…

since the first weekend in June I have done exactly ONE trial – and only with Brody – Aug 7 at AARF (YAY master title!)

thanks heavens for the team challenge or I would have forgotten what agility was

I could use a sponsor -especially if they could create more time for me too – now that would be useful!

I didn’t get to the CPE trial so Brody can’t qualify for the nationals next year- they have raised the bar a bit and didn’t put in a provision for current champs to qualify automatically .. (dang it!)he only needs 3 specific classes to qualify but there is no more CPE around here til after the deadline for the entry

I was walking the site of my new potential agility field today tho – pretty sweet – with 107 acres of our own I actually have a few choices to consider but think I’m using an unused corner of the farm at least for now – I need to figure out how to get the grass cut now and regularly in it

I’m hoping an aframe and/or dog walk find the field too soon- then I can build whole courses (if I build a few more jumps anyhow)

I would love to get everyone in classes/workshops/practises too but every time I think I have a bit of money set aside something seems to pop up to grab it … what else is new?

Let’s hope things normalize soon