Due to the warm/wet weather, we were only able to get in three days of training. The dogs are all doing great and even the two yearlings that were having problems have figured it out and are also doing great. I am very happy with the dogs conditioning and their increase in speed. They are now running with three minute intervals with two minutes rest.
A Mohawk friend of mine sent me this Mohawk Fable that gave me a laugh, so thought I would share it.
Fable of the porcupine
It was the coldest
winter ever. Many animals died because of the
cold. The porcupines, realizing the situation, decided
to group together. This way they covered and protected
themselves; but the quills of each one wounded their closest
companions even though they gave off heat to each other.
After a while, they decided to distance themselves one
from the other and they began to die, alone and frozen.
So they had to make a choice: either accept the quills of
their companions or disappear from the Earth. Wisely,
they decided to go back to being together. This way they
learned to live with the little wounds that were caused by the
close relationship with their companion, but the most
important part of it was the heat that came from the others.
This way they were able to survive.
The best relationship is not the one that brings
together perfect people, but the best is when each individual
learns to live with the imperfections of others and can admire
the other person's good qualities.
The Moral of the story:
LEARN TO LOVE THE PRICKS IN YOUR LIFE.
Until next week.......