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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Agility Regionals

Our Regional Agility Championships are coming up in just under 3 weeks.  I have Maggie entered.  I really debated entering her because she has been out of training for so long.  I am sure that there are people wondering why I would even bother entering her.  Who enters a dog, who has barely trained in the past 6 months, in a regional championship?  

Regionals does not count towards "Q"s or titles.  Regionals is a qualifier for the National Championships, which we would probably not make the cut off for, even if Maggie had been training over the winter.  I am not super competitive, so I really don't care if we place.

So why did I enter Maggie?  I entered her to have fun.  I entered her for the experience.  I entered her because I can.  

I sometimes think what would have happened if I didn't find Maggie's Mast Cell Tumor.  What if it had spread too far before it was discovered.  What if it had turned out to be a more serious form of cancer.  What if she wasn't here to play this game or too sick to play?  

I have been working hard to get Maggie back in shape.  We are going to regionals.  Maybe we will do OK, maybe we won't.  But we will be there.  We will have fun and enjoy the experience playing agility - Together.


  1. You DESERVE to be there just as much as anyone else.

    I would actually say even more so, if people knew what you and her had been through in the past 6 months, they would stand up and cheer!!

    Enjoy every moment with Maggie, that is what I say!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. you and maggie are a GREAT team. seriously- you totally deserve to go. you will kick some serious butt. and you will have fun. it is an experience that everyone should get to have.

  3. well said Kim!!!...you & Maggie will rock!

  4. Kim, I so love your attitude! One of the reasons we have Berners is so we CAN have fun! And you and Maggie deserve to have as much fun as you can. Celebrate your time together! Now, like muddy paws said, Go Kick some Butt! We look forward to reading about it!

  5. That's a darn good way to think about it and the best attitude to have. :) So many times, people get caught up in the competition and forget about having run. I hope you and Maggie have a great time.