Look who held onto a top 30 expert spot and the top Canadian expert.
Round 1 of Toss’n’fetch league last night was a very weird wind. It basically turned into chuck and pray since it would swirl and gust randomly. Once I have disc funds again I want to grab a smaller disc for Prowl when playing in conditions like that. The second round was calmer, but we were rushed since there was a thunderstorm in the distance. We still put up a good enough score that it won’t be our mulligan week. I’m hoping that I’ll hang onto a top 30 expert spot, though I probably won’t keep the top canuck expert that I had in week 4.
Also I’m super proud of all my club. It looks like 80% of us will be getting a magnus patch and everyone has improved so much since we joined the league (our first full-weeks league only had 20% of folks getting the magnus). Of course that is going to disappear next league since we usually only get one or two weeks in during winter season. It kind of sucks since it is my friend’s dog on the patch next season.
In car news, I only have one kennel left in Kelly to pick up today, then it is officially signing her over to SGI and then doing all the pre-pickup paperwork. I also have to clean and return my current rental and pickup the one I’m driving to Winnipeg. I’m so happy that I get to drive a little subcompact again – I miss driving tiny clown cars. Though my new car will be so much more comfortable to drive. I’m still going to need a new name for the car. I’m thinking “Reginald the Rover <R-something-related-to-traveling> Rondo” but I’ll see what fits the car.
I’ve also started telling all the folks I dealt with last weekend that were still searching for me. Mom’s Honda guy and the lady from KIA handled it great so if anyone is looking for a new car in Edmonton or south Saskatchewan, LMK and I can pass on their info.
That being said, it felt damn good telling the condescending Subaru guy that yes, I did find a smaller car that works for me (like honestly. I told him the crosstrek worked except for the limited storage which i could work around. WTF). and NGL, i def ran my email to the local KIA past a couple people to make sure it had just the right amount of salesman-directed snark.
I took ¼ speed video of Prowl’s toss’n’fetch league round last night so I could look for any gait issues. Thankfully he seems to be fine.
We think he was curled up in a ball when we were hit and he slid feet/butt/neck first into the side of the kennel since he had a bruise on his chest right where his elbow would be in that position. He also had some tightness in his front assembly from general disc wear-and-tear that they worked out.
I need to keep an eye out for anything that takes time to come up, but we think he is mostly fine and we’re hoping that we got him treated quickly enough to help mitigate some of the inflammation. I also got several new exercises to add to his routine to help keep his front loose – including a bow that Streak offered on his own the other day that I wanted to double check with the vet (it is a very good sign that he offered it and we should keep doing it)
I told Prowl that you thought he was beautiful this morning and he happy-barked then slammed into my gut.
We managed to keep a top30 expert spot despite two really crappy weeks where Sal needs to learn how to throw in-bounds.
She’s a fun girl to play with and we are in the top 30experts
#9 overall after week 1 in toss’n’fetch league
Also Regina is the #13 club