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What a summer!

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Well things have finally settled down a bit around here.  We just finished up our last disc competition of the season.  Plans to head down to CA for a competition next weekend came to an abrupt end as my youngest daughter broke her collar bone last weekend.  I can now say that keeping a 3 year old mellow is just as hard as keeping a border collie quiet and calm.

We had a cold, cold summer, but luckily the sun finally showed up in Seattle for our much anticipated camping trip to Sequim Bay.  We had beautiful weather for the entire 5 days and everyone had a great time.  We even met another tripawd on our trip.  Seems like I see tripawds everywhere now 🙂  We bump in to a new tripawd almost weekly.

As we move into fall we grow ever closer to Kess’s 1 year ampuversary.  I never expected her to rebound so fully from her surgery and she amazes me everyday.  Even with all Kess has accomplished in the last year I can’t help but notice the grey creeping into her muzzle, and walks are still very tiring for her is it’s more than .5mi or so.  I worry about arthritis in her leg and other medical issues she may encounter as the years progress.  Because of this I will probably ramp down her dog sports a bit and try to get her out swimming more often.  If I could get her to stop wiggling long enough she might even enjoy some obedience work.  You’d think at 7 almost 8 this squirley girl could settle down a bit, but I wouldn’t trade my three legged crazy dog for anything.

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1 Comment so far

  1.   chilidawg on September 21st, 2011          Reply

    Yay for Kess, sorry about your daughter’s collar bone- that’s gotta be tough. Glad that Kess is doing so well 🙂 You go girl!

    Jenna & Spirit Chili Dawg

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