James here. The best thing about this weekend is that it was so much fun that Mom *almost* forgot to worry about me. I had my 5th chemo on Wed. and did not want to eat at all. My stomach hurt and nothing tasted good to me. This happens after every chemo and Mom always frets over me. But this time she was too busy!
We packed up the RV on Friday night and went to the dog show. And guess who arrived at the dog show on SAT: Spirit Jerry’s Mom Rene and Dad Jim and Wyatt! That was so exciting. Wyatt makes a lot of noise, but I didn’t think that was a big deal at all. You should hear some of the dogs scream and bark when they are doing agility!! And I barked louder than Wyatt when I ran in flyball!! I knew that Wyatt was just really happy to be here. Wyatt’s Mom took photos of me standing next to Wyatt. I like Wyatt a lot because he has a lot of energy, just like I did at his age.
My new friend Wyatt
Mom got to have dinner with Rene and Jim and Wyatt. How cool is that?!! And Rene gave me a tripawds.com cape which I think has super powers; it covered me from head to tail. (That’s the advantage of being small. On Lincoln it looks like a tiny bandana…).
Me and My Super-Cape
I got to wear my super-cape to the Puppy Up! walk on Sunday. Lincoln, Sammy, Captain Jack, and Julian and JD’s mom, and my new friend Wyatt were all there. I still felt sick to my stomach from the chemo, but the sun was warm and Lincoln’s mom and JD’s mom both held me which was soooo nice.
JD's Mom gives me a big hug! (Thanks for the photos, Rene)
Eddie here (James’ nephew). My job is to be the “Play Police” and I had a really tough weekend. Dogs were having a good time everywhere and I couldn’t stop them from playing. Lincoln (who is really big) started rolling around on his back and I got to bark at him and tell him to stop it. Then I saw Julian and Wyatt (who are even bigger than Lincoln!!!) wrestling and rolling all over each other and it was more than I could handle!
Polly here (James’ niece). Lincoln’s mom held James for so long that I nearly missed my agility jumpers run. We got back right before my turn and Mom didn’t get a chance to walk or study the course. But we ran anyway and we were great! I got a big blue First Place rosette. And later, Rene and Jim watched me and Mom run our standard run and we earned another First Place rosette. Mom is so proud of me. I am turning 16 next month and I am still running and qualifying in agility. (That’s why I knew Uncle James wasn’t too old for his amputation. He’s only a little more than a year older than me.) I knew that Uncle James was not feeling well last night so I let him lie nearly on top of me. He likes it a lot when I am very, very close to him.
Polly's Blue Ribbon Run!
Katie here. James calls me “the Evil One”. Hey, just because I stole and ate his entire rotisserie chicken. Get over it, James! I loved all the excitement. I got to bark a lot and see so many dogs. When I met Wyatt, I went right up to him and said “Don’t mess with me!” and he was a really good boy after that…once he knew I was in charge!
Katie doing Weave Poles
TJ here. I had to stay in the RV a lot because I get upset when dogs have tags that jingle. But I sure HEARD Wyatt! Wyatt has a lot to say.
Back to me, JAMES: We’d have photos to post but Katie the Evil One hid Mom’s camera. The Evil One steals everything she gets her paws on! I’m feeling a bit better now and ate some cottage cheese and a few pieces of chicken for breakfast today. Mom’s back to worrying about me again!