However, those of you who know Tully know you can't stay gloomy around that boy long. He's perpetual happiness. We took off for Cincinnati on March 10th and 11th to compete in Queen City Dog Training Club's rally trial. I am happy to say Tully double Q'd both days to earn his last two legs towards his RAE title. He scored in the upper 90s both days and even picked up a 3rd place in a 31 dog excellent level class on Saturday. That unofficially ends his rally career. He may "play" at some local rally trials, but no more traveling and hotel nights for rally. We will miss all our wonderful friends we've met out of state in our travels.
Tully has hit a small bump in the road. After the agility trial in Lafayette he was sore in his back and didn't want to jump or do much of anything. After a few days in denial, I took x-rays and sent them to my favorite ortho vet and gave him Tully's history. He's suspicious of lumbosacral stenosis or a Hansen Type 2 disc problem. Tully is on 4 weeks of rest and prednisone. If he gets better, we'll go back to light competition. If he stays the same, he'll retire completely. If he worsens, he'll have a CT/MRI and/or surgery and retire. We are hoping for option #1 and sending in entry fees for CPE agility trials in Indy in April and May. Only time will tell, and we have a lot of time on our hands!
|Tully, The Tullster, The Tully Monster, Tulls, Tullrini, or to the more formal crowd - |
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