Well, 2012 has been a year to forget.
My health started to go downhill & I thought "if this is getting old, I don't want to know!!!"
I lost Dusty & had to place Edith, Dora & Henry.
Because I was unable to groom the Skyes, they visited the groomer, who probably does a marvellous job
on pets but had no idea how to groom a show dog to keep the coat in show condition!!!! This means that
Troy's re-entry into the show ring has been put back at least 12 months!!!
Katie managed a couple of shows in October, but I was jumping the gun & found them exhausting.
Many tests later it was found that I had colon cancer. I think I was beyond being devastated (I had
never considered cancer). At least I now knew what was wrong.
Surgery in August and my recovery began. It has taken me 'til now (end of November) to start to get
my strength back. I think it is more the drain put on my body by the cancer more than the surgery itself
that has made recovery slower than I would like. I can still see things, especially my skin, repairing
I have been told by friends to "have patience, don't push yourself so hard, your strength will come back".
So patient I have been; last week all my blood tests were up to normal.
My bike is putting the strength back into my legs; my garden is strengthening long unused other muscles.
Now me & my crew are starting back to training, with the view to competing in the Obedience, Rally-O
& a little in the Conformation rings next year.
I am feeling good.
Clyde comes home to us