Saturday, October 12, 2019

Kort

A young Kort doing Agility
Kort is now 11 1/2 years old.  He is not doing great.  His legs are arthritic, his feet have gone flat, he is overweight.  I am working on the weight but it takes time.  I know that getting weight off him will help with his problems. He is also unsteady on his legs.  If he turns around quickly, or sometimes for no reason, he stumbles , it sucks
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Yesterday he fell down the last 4 stairs in the house.  He splayed at the bottom in a way I didn't know his hips could go :(  We have only one door in the house and he has to do stairs to get out.  He was already hesitant to go down them and now it takes him even longer to try.  It's not bad when I have days off but when I am working its not good.
Otherwise he is alert, eating and interacts with Brad and I and the other dogs.  I question his quality of life at times and I am sure it's not time yet.
I am scared however.  I can't lift him so I have been looking for ways to make his doing the stairs easier.  I am going to price getting the stairs carpeted to see if it is a feasible solution. I am not sure it will make any difference but it might.  A ramp is out of the question as it would be too steep and there is not enough room to make it more gradual. I even tried a harness around his rear end once but he totally freaked out so finding a solution has been difficult.

Kort has been such a good dog, we had a rough start as he was very reactive to other dogs and weird things like roller blades, but he ended up being an awesome performance dog for me.  We did conformation, obedience, agility, rally, and scenthurdle.  Its sad to see him go downhill with age.
I can't see the future but I am hoping to have Kort for quite awhile longer.
Kort doing Weave Poles


Saturday, September 28, 2019

Helena Dog Show Results

Lync and Areo both take a 5point major!
4 point major


What a great week I had in Helena, Montana at the Dog Show!
Lync was a good boy and won 2 Reserve Males and 2 Winners Male , Best of Winners for a 5 point and a 4 point major!!!  He also got his Rally Novice title with scores of 96. 97 and a perfect 100 and High Score in Class!  I can't wait to go back to finish his American Championship but that won't be until next year now.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Road Trip!


Tomorrow Lync and I are headed for Helena Montana for Lync's very first American Dog Show!! I am very excited for this 4 day show and the opportunity to get some American points on him.
Wish us luck!

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Modern Science


2 weeks ago I took Lync to a collection clinic in Calgary.  The clinic doing the collecting was a well known one from Red Deer and that is where the collection will be stored.  It is something I have been meaning to do for a few years now and I am relieved we got a great sample.  It amazes me that I will be able to get a puppy from Lync even if ,God forbid, something unforeseen happens and he is gone.  We got 4 breeding from the collection so 1 will be used by me one day,  Isn't science wonderful!

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Talent

I loved the picture that I got of Lync winning Select Dog last week at our National Specialty.  I didn't like the background however!  I contacted a talented lady by the name of Wendy Reyn and voila the background is changed! Here is the new background, see last weeks post for the original...