NOTICE: (Updated March 5, 2010)
Beginning December 19, 2009, Books 'N Border Collies will be posting but only intermittently while I pursue personal goals. I plan to share some reading I'm doing, but there will be no reviews. I will, however, be sharing my exploration of vegetarian cooking and the cookbooks and websites I use to educate myself. I hope you enjoy it!
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Agility Trial Update: Sunday a/k/a Sometimes Life Is Hard
This weekend was an experiment and here's what I learned: I have been a lot more mentally stressed than I was willing to acknowledge these past couple of weeks, and one day of trialing on a weekend is plenty.
I got to the trail site this morning with not enough sleep, which is never good. Max and I did our first run and it was awful. He ran crazy yesterday, but this morning made yesterday look like a cake walk. I promptly took him back to our tent where I sat on the floor with him and had a completely irrational emotional breakdown. Apparently I was little more overwrought from personal issues that had been building up lately than I thought I was. I decided it wasn't fair to Max or myself to compete with him in that state of mind, so I had him scratched for the remainder of the day. After I got done sobbing onto Max's shoulder, I called Peter, who not only came to help me pack up the tent but took me out for breakfast and to the bookstore for therapy. Isn't he a good guy?
I bought some great stuff, because I needed more books for the TBR shelf. Yeah, right. :-) I really did buy some great books though, and I'll tell you all about them later. Right now, however, Max and I are going to play out in the yard to make up for our icky morning and I'm going to tell him how much I love him even when he is the devil. :-)