a Taj MuttHall Dog Diary: Tika's Retirement Run, Part 2

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Tika's Retirement Run, Part 2


Part 1 is here.

She starts out pretty fast. Knocks a bar about halfway through, not sure why (I mean, these *are* only 16" jumps). Then goes off course (before the teal tunnel) when I'm actually turned and calling her and clapping--I wonder whether that was a side effect of all the heart-warming cheering and clapping going on all around us? No matter, a Q wasn't my goal -- I was watching for signs of discomfort or coughing or slipping on the wet grass.

Then she slowed abruptly before the next to the last jump, not sure what that was about--did she think we were at the end? -- so I stopped, so she stopped, and then when she looked OK to me, I popped her over the last jump to make it official.

Notice no excited foot biting at the end, sigh. But she doesn't look particularly *un*happy.

Anyway, it was nice, and  a whole crowd waited to give me hugs and kudos at the exit gate.


  1. Hey Tika girl...you were looking good! Glad you got to run in front of all your fans!

  2. Yay Tika, glad she had a nice final run.

  3. Brings tears to my eyes....what a great run (with some ambition too :) Go Tika!