Awww... The little Haiku was sweet this week, almost brought tears to my eyes! So now that time has been passing, what do you think? Does Sugar have the potential to be all the champion you want him to be?
I know with my Lucy, I had all these expectations and hopes, then felt so sad at the loss of a dream puppy that I know knew I would not have, but now as time passes, I get these glimpses of the wonderful dog I now know she might become. It's gonna be a relief to get that first year under the belt I think!
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I know just what you mean, Rebecca. I had SO many expectations of this pup, my first dog in eight or nine years, purchased in the rose-colored shadow of my first spoo, Cappy, compromises right off the bat with color...things were rough for us at first. Some of my expectations weren't realistic, and others just didn't work out. I wanted to do everything right, and yet I kept on (keep on) making mistakes.
I think he might not be the dream dog I had in mind (and foolishly thought I could create from whatever dog I got), but I'm learning to appreciate him for himself, for the qualities he does have.
I definitely think he'll be a decent Agility dog. He has drive for both toys and food and is interested in the work. Still has a young dog's brain, but the learning is moving right along.
Quossum: I woke up today feeling it was going to be a great day--now I know why! It has a year of Sugar packed into it!! HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY to your beautiful parti boy! He looks positively dreamy in his birthday picture.
Just be nice.
Cabryn Chagall, CGC
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