Auggie

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  1. Beanie

    Beanie Clicker Cult Coordinator

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    So this is the result of this weekend. Well, not just this weekend. The result of a long time, a lot of work, and more money than I care to even try calculating.

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    It takes 10 Excellent B Q's to get Master's titles. Auggie got his MJP on Friday afternoon and his MXP this morning.

    And with that he is more than likely all done. I doubt if we'll ever get his speed up to where it needs to be to ever get a PACH, so there's no point in continuing to shovel money at it when he has just as much, if not more, fun playing in the backyard. I'm already entered in another trial and there's one here locally that I might enter depending on the judge, and I'll be getting Auggie a pirate ship cake that says BON VOYAGE AUGGIE and we can have him a little party. I may bring him back out of retirement one day if his speed issues every get resolved and let him play again... but I'm really not counting on anything. I feel like this is it.

    I wish I had gotten today's run on camera. It was so totally an Auggie run. He was a little snot in the rally ring so I was hoping he would be on fire and run fast in agility and he was definitely revved up. We have been having rear cross into tunnel issues but he took off for the tunnel today like nobody's business. He came wide around a jump and headed for an off course tire and I ended up yelling "Auggie Auggie AUUUUGGIIEEEEE" - and he stopped RIGHT in front of the tire and looked at me and came over to take the dog walk like he was supposed to. He flew through the weaves so fast he slipped but kept in them and tore it up. The triple jump was the last obstacle and he was running so wild I thought he might knock it. He took off and I thought "oh God, he's not going to clear it." He clipped the last bar. It went CLANG...
    but it didn't fall.

    There were people outside the ring watching and they all let out a "WHEW" when the bar didn't fall. I looked up and mocked wiping sweat off my face, hahaha. One of the agility people I know was scribing and she yelled "Boy, you had to work for that one, didn't you?!"

    It didn't even occur to me until we were out of the ring that that was it, that was #10. We were done. I was just laughing so hard. What a snot.
    I really wish I had it on camera because it was just... it felt like a defining run for us, LOL.


    I'm so proud of him and even though I'm sad that we will never get a PACH and never get to run a victory lap or anything like that, we have done so much in our time together. At more than one point I thought he was done and I would have to quit, but he never quit on me. After our very first run in agility together, I heard someone outside the ring - and to this day I don't even know who it was that said it - say "One day, that dog is going to be awesome."
    In some ways that was more of a curse than anything else because I have always felt like I was giving up on him whenever things happened. Dropping him to preferred felt like I was giving up on him, because one day that dog is going to be awesome. Even this sort of feels like I am giving up on him, because one day that dog is going to be awesome.

    But the reality is that "one day" is today, yesterday, last Tuesday, tomorrow, next Wednesday - every single day since the very first day I brought Auggie home and every single day until our time together on this earth has ended. It doesn't matter if Auggie will never have letters before his name. It wouldn't matter if he never had any letters on his name at all.

    My dog IS awesome. And he always has been. He is an amazing dog, and I could not have asked for a better partner in our journey together through this ridiculous game called <s>agility</s> life.
     
  2. maxfox426

    maxfox426 My dog tickles my soul

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    Congratulations!

    That story is beautiful, as well. :) You sound so proud... as you should be!

    Hooray for Beanie and Auggie!
     
  3. JacksonsMom

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    What a nice tribute to your Auggie man. What a good dog he is. :)
     
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    Yay Auggie!
     
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    What a wonderful dog. :]
     
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    Good boy Auggie and good for you! There's a lot of sweat and tears in those ribbons, I know. Give him a cookie from me :)
     
  7. ~Dixie's_Mom~

    ~Dixie's_Mom~ ♥Chloe & Violet♥

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    Congratulations! He has the skills AND the looks! He's so handsome! :)
     
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    Congratulations!!!

    Your tribute made me tear up :)
     
  9. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Oh, you made me cry! Such a good message though and something I needed especially today. <3

    You go Auggie! He's an incredible little dog.
     
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    Congratulations to you and awesome Auggie :)
     
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    Congrats! Look how proud he is with his ribbons :D
     
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    Congrats!!!
     
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    AdrianneIsabel Glutton for Crazy

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    This is so awesome, congrats!!
     
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    I totally cried when I wrote it LOL. Cried before I left the trial site, cried on the drive home, cryyyyying everywhere.

    Thanks guys. My mom pointed out he's supposed to get french fries for stuff like this and I forgot. I will be That Girl driving through McDonald's tomorrow ordering nothing but a bag of french fries... for my dog...
     
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    AgilityPup Agility freak!

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    Congrats to both of you! :') You must be so happy and proud! Auggie IS awesome. He didn't have to wait long for that someday to come.
     
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    Congratulations!! I totally teared up reading that. He deserves those french fries!
     

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