This weekend the dogs and I visited our agility family at a local trial. This was my first 2 days in a row off of work in almost 2.5 months...and my god did I need the break. We didn't stay at the trial for long...just a few hours in the afternoon on the first day. I went to socialize, I went to cheer everyone on, I went to lend a hand, I went to see some long lost friends, and I went to run Holly in her last course ever at an agility trial.
The run itself was nothing special...I only let her run an Intro Tunnelers course...but it was a bittersweet moment for me. She is currently healthy with no sign of her cancer since we started metronomic chemotherapy 3 months ago. But know that won't last. There aren't any agility trials until spring of next year, I don't have a lot of faith that Holly will still be with me then. So, I called it. She ran her retirement run among friends where I could shed a few tears over it.
We enjoyed the rest of the fall weekend at home cleaning up the yard before winter and getting in a short hike and some nice walks. The fall colors are gorgeous and the crisp weather is superb.