For the past year, Desmond and I have been taking online classes from Silvia Trkman. We began with some puppy Tricks, went on to our first Foundations class, spent most of the summer Running Contacts and just yesterday finished our second round of Foundations. It’s taken a buttload of hours, we trashed two pairs of shoes and countless holee rollers along the way. Before my surgery we hardly missed more than a day of training in a row, and I was back on the field two weeks after, having interpreted the Dr’s direction to “walk daily” quite loosely. Thankfully, my husband understands when I run outside at all times of the day muttering things like “diabolical weave entries” and leave old envelopes with scribbled sequences in random places around the house.
Des and I aren’t done by far, but finishing this class made me reflect on how far both Des and I have come in the last year. And how many MB of disk space I’ve devoted to video of the speedy merlie. (I now have a 1 TB hard drive! A terabyte!! That seems like insanity to someone who still has floppy disks in a drawer somewhere.) And…I just dated myself. Awesome.
After sorting through that digital pile of video, I put together a compilation of our work since last summer. For anyone following my long overdue fusion posts, all the shots with snow were post-surgery. Make sure your speakers are on and I hope you enjoy!
Rock on, little DesMan. You are a joy each and every day.
Glad to hear that you are doing so well. What
a dog story you have created.
Thanks, Marilyn, glad you enjoyed it!
Desmond, you were BORN to run agility!!!! Can’t wait to see him run in person!
Me, too, Claire!! And you and miss Indi, too! 🙂
That was awesome Hope! You sure have done an outstanding job of training Des and you will wow the audiences! And what a great video to share your training process. It will be such fun to watch you two compete. See you this weekend. I will be working in the mornings.
We were in the latest Foundations with you! I have Stout the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. I just saw your comment on someone else’s blog for the Internationalization day and followed you here. Not a stalker, I swear! 🙂
Hello Merinda, welcome! You and Stout are great, so fun to watch!
Ohhh I think I saw this video on Facebook somewhere and now I’ve found your blog! Hurrah! I looove his contacts, so much. I’ve just joined ST’s foundation class and only hope that in future her contacts are as fast and awesome. 😀
So glad you found us, Em, and thank you for the kind words! The foundation class is excellent, you’ll love it!