SUMMARY: Wasn't it just a couple of days ago that I had a whole month until our next competition?USDAA trial this very weekend! And I haven't been working on our issues because we had SO MUCH TIME until our next competition.
How does this happen?
I guess I should do some bar-knocking drills this week. Especially for The Booster.
Then the following weekend is DISNEYLAND! woo.
Then the following weekend is USDAA Nationals and I AM NOT GOING THIS YEAR! First time they've been in range of California that I haven't gone. I think I've been 7 times. Made it to team finals once with Tika. Got like an 8th and a 10th place ribbon a couple of times with Tika in various random events. And one semifinalist polo shirt. (Hmm, OK, two, because got one with Jake back in 2001 I think. But it looked different then.) That's a lot of time & money & all that for just taking hundreds of photos that I never get around to sorting through. Ahem. Yes, we won't mention that.
Then the following 2 weekends are CPE; need to decide now whether I want to try entering either of them. I'm kinda liking this staying home thing. Although the dogs aren't, so much. Going dog stir crazy.
I wonder if someone else wants to run them for me so I can stay home? They haven't trained with anyone else, that's the problem. And Tika is a proven Mama's girl when we did try to get her to practice and run with Ashley. He was fine as long as he had treats, but otherwise--back to Human Mom.
OK, will just have to decide.
Then one last USDAA for the year in mid-December.
Then on to 2010! Who'd'a believed it?