AKC Invitationals and Tooney
First off, Jenn will surely do a better post on AKC Invitationals including videos, but I thought I’d do a quick post. She and Enzo were awesome. On Saturday, they had the fastest times in both standard and jumpers. Enzo dropped a bar in the standard run but was clean in the jumpers. That means Jenn and Enzo both got their first ever 1st place finish at a national championship! Congrats to both! On Sunday they had a few mistakes so weren’t able to finish at the top in either run.
Tooney is also doing really well after several months of recovering from her mysterious left leg injury (still not known exactly what it was). After lots of rehab and love, she is starting to play frisbee again, so that is really exciting. We’re taking it super slow with her. It’s been about 5 months since we started resting and rehab. She is free to run around with Enzo and isn’t wearing a brace anymore. She is currently running down about 7-10 throws in the 10-15 yard range. I’ve got a good feeling that she will be able to make the 1st frisbee competition of the year in March.
Jenn and I are talking about what to do for agility. Jenn thinks that if Tooney is able to do agility, maybe bring her back just for her last AKC finals (in Virginia). She is already qualified, so she could just do some warm up and practice leading to the competition. It would be a good way to retire her from agility. The thought is that maybe if she retires from agility, she could play frisbee longer. We believe the frisbee play will be less demanding on her body. Maybe she could move down to the 12″ jump division in AKC and continue to do some jumpers or fast courses there. We are mostly worried about her A-frame. It’s awesome to watch how she lands half way down the down side, but we think it is probably too rough on the front of her body.
To say the least, I’m excited about Tooney’s progress. I have a feeling that she is going to be back 100% playing frisbee in a couple of months. It’s a big turn around from when we saw no progress for weeks and weeks at a time.