Those baaa-studs . . . .
Monday, March 23, 2009
When: April 4, 2009
Where: Pawsitive Performance
3850 W. Trimble Rd Milton TN 37118 (southeast of Nashville)
Indoor Training Hall available if weather is bad
A Conformation fun match will be held along with competition for:
Longest corgi (Lego won this at the Chattanooga corgi parade - up for a rematch???)
Least Finicky eater
Biggest Ears (Star - can you defend your title?)
Best Trick (Spencer will be ready!!)
Best Costume (no - real dogs don't wear clothes.)
and whatever else we may think up!
Agility equipment available for use and introduction to agility given to those interested.
******Silent Auction *******
Lunch to be provided but please bring your own drinks
Come visit with old friends and make some new ones all while helping raise
money for a wonderful cause.
All proceeds to be donated to Degenerative Myelopathy Study at Univ. of MO
For more info contact Lynn Goad at firstname.lastname@example.org 615-337-8120
Thursday, March 19, 2009
There is also an upcoming Corgi Fun Day in Milton, TN (near Murphreesboro) to benefit DM research. 100% of the money raised will be donated to the AKC Health Foundation and earmarked for DM research at the Univ of MO. AKC will
match any donation made.
The Fun Day is April 4 from 10:00-2:00 at Pawsitive Performance, 3850 W. Trimble Rd., Milton, TN. There will be a fun match, a silent auction and a microchip clinic, and there will be agility equipment. I have requested more info and will post when received.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
However, since Scout was with her handler this weekend and Spencer wasn't in performance while I get over this bum foot injury, no bag came with us this weekend, which means I was completely unprepared for this weekend's experience.
So - obviously I just need a bigger all purpose dog bag (the APDB) that should just stay in the car. The stuff I took a picture of above would also be handy things to have along, as this is what Scout has been living off of. I am not a big fan of Minute Rice for human consumption, but I must admit these little cups are pretty handy for a dog meal.
So - what else are the essentials for the APDB?
Friday, March 13, 2009
Last night about 10:00 Scout went to the door and started whining to go out. She had diarrhea - yuk. We came back in and she went right to sleep - but woke me up whining to go out 2 hours later. And two hours after that. And two hours after that. When we came back in after the 6 AM run (no pun intended), she threw up.
I got ready to leave to go the the show and went to the store to get pedialyte and chicken broth - but she wanted none of it. I wanted to think that she was feeling better, but by the time it was time for us to show, she was getting sick again on both ends. So we go to the show vet again - the same one who saw us last year.
I told her that this had not happened since we were here last year, and I admitted that I don't ever bring water from home because it has never seemed to bother my dogs. She said it was very likely that there is just something about the water here that does not agree with Scout. (She also made me feel better by saying that she never takes water from home when she travels either - but she does squirt some lemon juice in the water which appears to neutralize the issue.)
So - I spent another day watching Scout sleep at the dog show. Tonight she appears to be fine. She had a light dinner of rice (which I picked up at the Chinese restaurant down the street), canned chicken and pedialyte. And yes - I picked up a gallon of distilled water for her to drink for the rest of the trip. Lesson learned.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Do you know my friend, Gail Garmin? Gail had been my faithful travel companion and indispensable partner while traveling to dog shows. With Gail's help, I was able to find a Starbucks in any town, as well as several little out of the way quilt shops. Many times, I accused her of leading me astray, but more often than not, she knew the way better than I did.
Last fall, on the way to Concord, SC, Gail suddenly had a circulation problem. Laura was able to revive her a few times, but only for a few brief moments, and somewhere between Lawrenceville, GA and the SC state line, it appeared that Gail had passed on the great GPS graveyard. I pulled over at the nearest exit and activated the ATT Navigator on my blackberry, but it just wasn't the same (and way too expensive!)
Over the last few months, I just did without GPS help. Trips just weren't as much fun without my girl Gail. If Laura was along, we took her girl Stella Streetfinder. Then, just as Gail had been afflicted, Stella came down with similar symptoms.
Laura, being more handy than I, began trying to find out what the problem was with Stella and did some internet research. She discovered that Stella may just have needed a fuse transplant in her charging cord. However, she discovered that Stella's cord was damaged, and would need a complete cord transplant via eBay.
Thinking that maybe Gail's fuse may be the problem, she harvested Stella's good fuse from her bad cord, and on Sunday she performed a fuse transplant to Gail. Gail immediately roused from her coma, and started telling us how to get to Concord, SC again. What a good girl.
I am so excited that Gail will once again be my partner in crime again as we head to Louisville this week.
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