Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The good or bad?

So we have some good and bad news for you...lets start with the good.

Sagira had her second agility trial this past weekend. Her first day she had 3 runs, a standard run, jumpers run and tunnelers run. The first one was her standard run, this course was a bit tricky for a novice dog. They start out by having the dog walk and tunnel right next to each other and they were supposed to take the dog walk, but Sagira went in the tunnel instead. So she didn't get a qualifying (Q) run for that one, but that was okay. Her second run of the day was her jumpers run. She did AWESOME on this run and was perfect. She got her Q and also a first place ribbon! Her last run of the day was her tunnelers run. She did perfect on this run as well and earned her Q and another first place ribbon. She was exhausted after being there all day, we all were. So we headed home, got a good nights sleep and were back at it again early Sunday morning. Sagira had the same 3 runs (different courses though) on Sunday. She didn't Q in her standard or jumpers runs. BUT...she did get her Q in the most important run of the trial. If she ran perfect in her tunnelers run she would earn her very first agility title. We knew she was tired, but asked her to give it 100% and bring home a title for Valentine's day. I must say our baby girl did awesome on her last run. Not only did she get her Q, she earned her very first agility title, TN-N with NADAC and got first place. We couldn't be more proud of our baby girl.

Here is the video of her last run of the day which she earned her title, so you can all share in the excitement with us:

Now on to the bad news. Yesterday we were out paying our car insurance payment and on the way to pick up my car from the shop. It was really bad here, snowing very heavy, my husband was driving. We were going very slow, must have hit a pothole, the car came out of the hole and just started to turn left. There was a van coming the opposite direction and he ran right into my passenger door where I was at. Luckily, nobody was injured, but it sure did make us realize that in a split second your life could change. Our car is now at the collision center. We are very close to paying it off, so they will hopefully not total it out. We are just waiting to hear back. I am just glad that Starr and Sagira were not with us. They were with us earlier in the day but we dropped them off back at home before we finished the stuff we had to do.


  1. Wow that is great that Sagira did so well at the agility trials - congrats to her on her first title!!

    But that is terrible about the car - we are so happy that no one was hurt, but still what a scary thing.

    We hope the rest of your week goes better!

  2. First off, I am so happy you are ok...how scary!

    Secondly, CONGRATS Sagira....you totally rocked it! I hope you got some extra treats and cuddles for that. :)


  3. Oh fur sure what the others have pawed -

    Khongrats to Sagira!

    AND we are furry happy woo are okay - although Mom knows woo are probably going to be shaken fur a bit -


  4. Glad you are both fine; it must have been horrible to be involved in the neverending moment and then to see the damage to the car!

    Sagira, I am so proud of you! I KNEW you could do it! What a CHAMP!

  5. Phew!Luckily no one got hurt!
    Kudos and congratulations to Sagira!!


  6. That is just awful - we hope you are both really OK. That must have been such a terrifying experience.

    At the same time, mega congratulations to Sagira - she did just awesome, didn't she? Great job on her part and yours.

    Woos, Phantom and Thunder

  7. I can't help it but I always like to look at the positive side. Thank Dog you guys are not hurt. How lucky you didn't have the girls in the car. The car... important, of course, but your health... priceless. Phew

  8. Congratulations Sagira!
    Sure you had a very scary episode with your car! I am happy to know you are ok!
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs

  9. wow so glad you guys are ok
    that is what matters most
    we will be praying everything goes well with the insurance
    sagira is just so great
    it can not be said enough
    pibble sugars
    the houston pittie pack

  10. Many congrats to Sagira on her great performance!

    That accident sounds terrifying. We're glad you're OK and hope the car ca be repaired easily. Stay safe.

  11. sagira did so good!! congrats on her first title!

    and the accident sounds so scary. im glad tt no one got hurt. and pray tt everything goes well with the insurance.

    stay safe.


  12. Sorry to hear about the accident -- glad you are all okay!

  13. WOW-from one end of the happy scale to the other!
    Most importantly no one was hurt.

    Congrats on your first win-I'm sure it's the first of many.

    Woofs and slobbers,
    Chester ;0=)

    Pee.Ess. That groundhog stuffie is the first one EVER that I do not want to de-stuff. Well, I want to but not as much as the other ones. Mom's tryin' to teach me to play nice with stuffies.

  14. Congrats on your win and I am so happy no one was hurt.

  15. So scary about the accident, I'm glad no one was hurt and the pups weren't with you.
    Happy news about Sagira though, congrats!


  16. Very scary - and why The Herd all wear dog seat belts in the car. Just in case.


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