Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Practice, and Planes

Today will be the last practice before Nationals. I am going to do some fun jumping exercises, practice a gamble and a few weaves for good measure. At this point nothing I do today will change the outcome- we are as good as we are going to get.

I am starting to get a little nervous. I am very glad I signed up for the warm up games as it will be a good chance to get rid of some of those nerves. It will also be nice to have a few days to chill and get adjusted to the time change, and get over the whole "plane trip."

I have never been on a plane before and I am not quite sure what to expect. I had a nightmare last night that I forgot the proper ID and couldn't go. I am not afraid to fly and I think it will be a good experience. I am also a tad bit worried about the dogs. Sarah and I have been saying to each other all week "they'll be fine" and "wicca and gyp will be okay for sure" most of the worry and stress has been about Kaleb- who is quite excitable and has never flown before. Wicca is a good traveler and she doesn't stress about noise etc. but I still worry about it. Just last week a dog escaped at an airport in Edmonton (the crate fell off the truck) the dog ran around for about a week before someone found her. Scary.

Anyway, those are just some random babbling thoughts at 7:00 in the morning.


Diana said...

Here is keeping positive thoughts for all of you. If my 3.5 lb chihuahua can fly from California to south caroline without any problmes, you guys should be fine. good luck!!! Diana

Katrin said...

One thing I have had recommended to me, is to ZipTie the VariKennel door shut, so that in order to open it you need to cut the zip tie 1st. This is to prevent airport people from opening the kennel just to 'say hi' to your dog and possibly the dog escaping, but if there were an emergency your dog would still be fairly
easy to get out in an emergency.

Also drilling a few extra holes around the kennel and zip tie that shut too in addition to the nuts and bolts on the off chance that the screws loosen with all of the vibrations.

And make sure that their microchip info is upto date with the microchip company. So your contact info (like any new phone #s), the vet info, emergency contact person's info etc is all up to date.

Best of luck! Hope it goes great!!

Anonymous said...

I could get you guys some valium or something to knock em out! lol