Tuesday, April 14, 2009


1: the living together in more or less intimate association or close union of two dissimilar organisms
2: a cooperative relationship as between two persons or groups

A few days ago I mentioned that some of the dog/handler teams work together so well that they almost seem to be reading one another's minds. I was thinking of AussieK9 (AK9) when I was typing that, but the more I thought about it, it wasn't quite right. When AK9 runs her dogs, it is almost like the two of them are alone out there running for pure pleasure and the rest of us are spying on their world. Whether or not they qualify, it makes no difference... they are there for the joy of being together, facing a challange, and celebrating the results-whatever that might be. Maggie and I have learned a lot from AK9 in the past year... and not just about agility. She reminds us why we chose to do agility in the first place-to have fun. But most of all she reminds us to forget about the ribbons and the points and to celebrate the joy of being there with our friends... 2 footed and 4 footed.
Thanks AK9!

1 comment:

  1. You are so right about the being together. It's like a melding of minds, dancing with a great partner, a symbiosis of spirit. Great post.

    Charlotte Mielziner