Category Archives: AKC

Retirement

Risa has been free from confinement for 2.5 weeks now and has had two physical therapy appointments. I’ve been doing a lot of her therapy at home spending about a half hour twice a day doing massage, stretches, and various … Continue reading

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The Impossible Dream

Last Saturday, Risa earned her RAE title in AKC Rally. For those not familiar with the qualifications, a dog must compete at both the Advanced and Excellent level at the same trial and qualify in both (at least 70 points … Continue reading

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Proud Momma

I’m incredibly proud of Risa today. She was an absolute rockstar at the rally trial. This was our first time at this location and I was a bit nervous. I don’t like not knowing what to expect; I like to … Continue reading

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Eleven Years Young

Earlier this month, my grinny girl turned 11 years old. That’s pretty hard to believe. Mainly because she doesn’t act her age and people often confuse her for a puppy. 😉 I can’t say I’m complaining about that. I want … Continue reading

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Bad Mom

It’s been approximately 10 months since Risa and I have competed in rally. We attempted to earn our first RAE leg in January but fell short of expectations. She was excused from Advanced. I decided to switch gears with her … Continue reading

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