On Thursday we had to make the hard decision to have Strika and Emma both PTS. They were both 13 1/2. Strika had Lymphoma, a terrible heart and was very sore and weak in the back end. Emma was sore in a front leg and had what the vet suspected was bladder cancer.
It was very hard to do, but we thought best that they went together. Strika took us all over the country with showing in his younger days and did very well. Emma was from our first litter, and did well in the ring as a baby puppy but didnt come on as we thought she would. But she was valuable to us in other ways.
On Thursday night Blake had his first rugby practice, he had a great time.
On Friday a friend and I took her 2 horses out to Rough Island and went for a ride. Was very different riding another horse (Boom is still not 100%) but great fun. The biggest horse I have ever ridden, but very very safe and is a dressage schoolmaster so I learnt lots.
Saturday night we had a mates engagement party which was fantastic, we had an absolute blast. Drunk and laughed heaps which was a great way to forget about the dogs for a few hours atleast.
On Sunday my Father and Stepmother came and stayed overnight, and the kids had a great time driving grandad around the paddocks in the buggy.
And I even did some gardening!
Jess has had the last week off, lunged her yesterday and she was full of the joys of spring. I clipped her off last week so shes feeling a wee bit frisky LOL.