Category Archives: Dog Sports

We’ve Come a Long Way

It’s been a while since I last sat down to write anything here and a lot has happened. My Windsprite puppy, Kyu, turned a year old in June. His Birthday gift was a road trip for freestyle private lessons (Risa … Continue reading

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Champion

I wasn’t sure it was even possible. . .but I figured we might as well give it a try. I’d always wanted Risa to earn her championship in freestyle. We were two legs shy of it in WCFO freestyle before … Continue reading

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Frustration in Training

Despite her age, I’m still actively training Risa. I had some goals for her this year but, as time goes on, I am seriously rethinking them. We are certainly struggling with her abilities; there are some things she simply cannot … Continue reading

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Little Miss Perfect

This year started off pretty rough for Risa with a diagnosis of IVDD and 6 weeks of strict crate rest. That was followed by months of intensive physical therapy and, still, I had no idea if she would ever compete … Continue reading

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You’re the rock in my roll

“You’re good for my soul; it’s true. I’m head over boots for you.” – Jon Pardi Ten years ago today it all began. A journey for which I’ll always be grateful. I adopted Risa today back in 2006. A decade … Continue reading

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