Thursday, May 26, 2011

Getting Back To Normal

 Mother Nature has been on a rampage recently, from earthquakes and tsunamis to wild fires, floods, tornadoes and volcanic eruptions, she's been making life uncomfortable and dangerous for almost everyone. Let's hope her mood changes and we can all get back to enjoying spring again.
Before the wild winds came blowing into Missouri last Sunday, Rob and I went to an agility trial hosted by our dog training club. We went specifically to meet this little lady.
This is Lyric. She has a wonderful story. She is a four year old Pomeranian who was brought into the animal clinic a couple years ago by her family. She was diagnosed with heartworm because her owners hadn't bothered to give her a monthly preventive drug. Now that she had developed the disease, they didn't want to spend the money to treat her and instead requested that she be euthanized. Dr Nicki got their permission to adopt her and treated her.
Now Miss Lyric runs agility and does an excellent job at it. Her name now is:
                                Lryic AX,AXJ,OAC,NJC,TN-N
All those letters are titles that she's earned and as you can see she earned another ribbon on Sunday. Is that a great story?

We met some other happy dogs that were either waiting to run or watching friends run.
This one was busy keeping his eye on the competition and also watching the treats.

This had to be one of the happiest puppies I've ever met. She's six months old and was greeting everyone, human or canine with wiggles and licks.

Meanwhile, in the rings there was a lot of activity.








Then it was Legend's turn. She is Lyric's big sister .





She had a nice run and both  dogs were rewarded with chew sticks.

If you've never been to an agility trial, they're lots of fun to watch. Most weekends you can find one in your area and you'll be amazed what the human-canine team can do when they work together. It might even inspire you to try it with your own dog. AKC now allows mixed breeds to participate, so this might be the activity you and your dog could enjoy together.

11 comments:

Nichole said...

People continue to disappoint me greatly... so glad that the vet's office was smart enough to love Lyric. Euthanize a dog over heartworm? Those people should never be allowed to own a pet fish, let alone another dog!

Jen S. said...

This is really cool! I love it.
I don't know all of the rules with this stuff, does it matter if the dog is neutered or spayed?

LOVE the pictures and the happy stories of dogs given a second chance.

Channon said...

Congrats to Lyric and Dr. N! I had thought Sis would love agility, but now, we just treasure our walks and she leaps around the house, where she's plenty safe...

rottrover said...

Congrats to Lyric! Great story. And wonderful pictures as well. Is that a rottie I see leaping over that thing?? What fun!

Rottie Kisses!

scotsmad said...

We'll have to look up an agility event in our area.

Some people are just heartless. Kill an animal to cover up their own stupidity. We love a happy ending.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Marjie said...

Nice story about Lyric. The agility demonstrations look like fun.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We are so happy that Lyric has the new and wonderful life. Stupid people, heartworm is so easy to avoid.

Agility must be very fun to watch. Mom really wishes she could do it with one of us too.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Nicki said...

Great agility trial photojournalism! Of course Lyric loves the spotlight!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I love watching agility and seeing the pups and their owners having such a great time! I also love when a precious dogs like Lyric has a 'soft landing' and gets the life she so deserves!!

soggibottom said...

We know an agility dog. He was also in the flyball team at Crufts. :-) We always sit beside the tv and shout. Last time he dropped the ball :-) Oops !
What a beautiful story Sue, and look at that beautiful girls face. Laughing.. :-) It's never enough just owning a dog.. it's what goes on with their life that is special. They are all special. Think of all those that try so hard to save their dog.... If they don't want 'em send them over here to me... don't tell Tony I said that, cos I might have to sneak them all in..... Lovely story SUE X X X

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a great story! Lyric is one smart girl!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch