Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Ducks In A Row

I have approximately four weeks to get all my ducks in a row.  Why four weeks?  Well, I leave for a stock dog clinic in Shaunavon, after which I'll haul butt back home to try and catch one day of a Working Cow Horse Clinic.  After the clinics I'll have a weekend to do laundry followed by a three day Professional Development session, with a day off, followed by a second Professional Development session.  After which, I'll be back at work full time.

To complicate matters, I have been burning up the highway and gravel roads looking at acreages.  Meanwhile, I'm still hauling Diva into the city for her agility classes.  We start a Weave Pole session next week.  She seems to enjoy it and I enjoy having the challenge of learning something new.  Speaking of learning something new, starting in September I'll also be starting the Leadership for Tomorrow program, in addition to a graduate program class at the University, in addition to sitting on the teaching practicum committee for the University of Alberta.  And I'm toying with the idea of training for a half marathon to run beginning of December in Las Vegas.  (I like running and training and it's something the dogs can do with me.)

Hmmmmm.....  I think I may be a wee bit pressed for time in the coming months....

With all this in mind, Jason gave me the nod of approval over Bacardi, I can start listing her.  I've also been thinking about my dogs.  A lot.  I've given Sam (my vet) a heads up that it is Tessa's time.  I knew it the day she bit me and had the blankest look on her face.  But I'm greedy and I want to enjoy every last second with her, and soak up enough snuggles, howls and ball fetching to last me a lifetime.  Sam has been Tessa's vet since day one, and I didn't want to spring this on her.  But Tessa's good days are decreasing and I've vowed to treat her as I would want to be treated if the situation were reversed.

With the other three dogs, I'd like to send one of the babies (Ryder??) out for a couple months training in the fall.  Simply because my time will be tight.  Diva's got so many other issues that I need to keep her close and work with her to the best of my abilities.  And Reba is so very close to being trial ready I can taste it.  If I can get my stuff together I should be able to get this done sooner rather than later.

1 comment:

The Canadian said...

U boggle my mind with all u do!! Summer is flying by, here's hoping y make a big dent in that to do list!!