06 April 2014
Some places we have been.
Whale watching. Exactly zero whales watched. We see more walking on our regular beach walk on the way to work. There were sticks and it was spring. Don't always have to see what you were setting out to look for to have a good day.
There's our regular beach. There was a tiny bit of rain, for like, one day. We are still in drought. You have exactly one minute for your shower. Hope you're not too thirsty.
An agility trial during the week. I took a couple days off work right in the middle of the week and we went to Dixon for team. And we picked up that elusive team Q. Even though I may have E'd. Thank you team mates of excellent talent and patience. This means Gustavo is now qualified to run in every event at this year's nationals-Grand Prix, Steeplechase, Fancy Challenge, and Team.
Who woulda thunk?
We took at walk in our old walk outside the grad building at UCDavis. Where I went to grad school 20 years ago, and where I took Timmy duck chasing almost every morning with a giant plastic mug of coffee. He'd chase the ducks, and I'd chase him. I went to our old warehouse, and knocked in the door. The students there were just like we were. Nothing much has changed. Except they have facebook. I was just some creepy old former artist in sporty pants walking a bunch of dogs. I felt like a ghost from the future. I babbled to them about Kurt Cobain's death and the forest and manifestos.
One of them wanted to know, did I end up a happy person?
Yeah. I did.
Facebook. We are there a lot now. I am embracing and posting things. Because it is helping me with my new project. Which is I'm looking for a puppy. I have fallen down the puppy hole. All my dogs have always come from the pound or the side of the road or somebody who found them on the side of the road. I've been looking in those places and none of them seem right anymore.
So now I am talking with breeders. And puppy relatives. It's confusing and overwhelming and I have probably talked with you at some point and watched cute videos of your dog. I don't remember now. Who is related to who?
I'm ready to train a new dog. And I want to start with a puppy. And I want a puppy that has a chance of learning to get good at agility with me. I want to do a good job. Future puppy may be the biggest member of team small dog, but hopefully not too big. And I think it might be a girl. And it might not be black. I don't know. I'm trying not to expect too much.
I've been on first dates with puppies in rescue. I have seen a million videos. I can read a pedigree tree. I may go flying away on a plane. And I might have to wait and wait and wait. Hopefully not too long. But I am pretty sure that in my future, there's a puppy out there that's perfect to join our team.
I'll let you know how it goes.
by team small dog at 5:08 PM