Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Back to Class on Tuesday

We finally went back to class yesterday! It was fun to be there again. Tuesday's class was all about rear crosses - not our favorite thing. Our warm up was startline stay exercises and I BROKE my startline at least twice - mom was thrilled! Each handler had their dog stay at a jump and then had to play tricks on the dog - jump up and down, pound on the ground, run past the dog, call the dog with a word like"pizza" instead of the release word, etc. We had done those before and I never moved a muscle. Yesterday I broke and I didn't get rewarded with a treat but I could tell mom was happy that I was so excited to play!

Our rear crosses went ok. The first drill was jump, rear cross, jump, and then either the dogwalk, the teeter or another jump. We were working on different kinds of rear crosses - driving forward for more extension or decelerating for collection. We are now supposed to think about the forward or lateral components of the RC and not just about the mechanics of doing one. I got to jump the double a bunch of times and mom made sure to run with me and to keep me straight going over it.

The most exciting thing that happened at class was I tugged with my sock toy twice!! I have never tugged on a toy there ever before! Mom was ecstatic! She is hoping that some day she can get me to tug before running in a trial - that is a LONG way off but at least I tugged a little between my turns.

I am sad to report that I am having another bout of diarrhea - it started last night and I had mom up at 4:30AM. This afternoon I really didn't feel good and wanted to cuddle with mom so she knew something was really wrong. Dr. Jan just went back to work at the clinic so we got an appointment. Apparently I have clostridium bacteria in my system again - from eating too much bunny poop! Mom always tells me to leave it because it will make me sick and darn it if she wasn't right! I am on an antibiotic now and we are hoping I will feel much better soon. Diarrhea is no fun (especially with a furry Sheltie)!

Gotta zoom!



Diana said...

Oh Poor Ricky! I hope you get better soon.

Sounds like class was just wonderful! Im so excited for you. Diana

Dawn said...

Well, the good news is school was fun...and the bad news...well, that revolves around bunny poop! :( You are doing so well in school, hope you feel better by next week so you can go back to school! I checked both schools we go to and none of the classes work well with my new job. Sigh. Katie so much needs to go to school!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

No more bunny snakhks!!!


Catalina said...

I hope you feet better soon!
I will tell Tibby about the dangers of bunny poop - she has 2 bunny brothers and always tries to get to their litter boxes. :O

Sara said...

Oh, I sure hope you are feeling better this morning Ricky. Now, you must stay away from that bunny poop- I wish your mom luck :)

What a fun class you had on tuesday! I'm so proud of you for tugging & breaking your stay. That's awesome!

Priscilla said...

Oh Ricky! You're so naughty eating all that bunny poo. I hope your diarhoea goes away soon. I read somewhere that canned pumpkin is good if you have any tummy problems. Maybe you can try that?

Reilly and Bree said...

Oh Ricky - bunny poop is definitely not a good thing to eat and I can sympathize with you about the diarrhea and long fur!!

Kathy said...

Bunny Roca is so hard to stay away from, but Ricky ya gotta be strong, better then lots of bath in the winter and having to go out in that cold so early in the morning!!! Hope you are feeling better soon.
OOOh rear crosses sound fun, and tugging AND breaking a stay in one class?????? WOW, talk about that foundation stuff your mama has been doing paying off!!!

Amy / Layla the Malamute said...

I hope you're feeling better!

I love the start line stay games. Layla does not. I think they're fun though!

Sagira said...

Oh no! I hope you feel better. Better stay away from that bunny poop.

Bokeh is starting puppy class tonight with Jenn Crank.