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Another day of sorting and cleaning.
Itzl and Xoco are very glad they aren't enduring this:
We were supposed to get snow yesterday. I can't tell you how happy the dogs were that we had temps near 60*F with sunshine.
Even with the sun, they'd rather be doing this:
Especially Xoco, who is so not a morning dog. No agility training for her! Well, she can't do the jumps, anyway because her back legs and back never healed properly from when we got her, with her hips broken and and partially healed the wrong way - they couldn't be properly reset, just adjusted enough with braces to allow her to walk and run, but never to jump.
Itzl loves agility, and now that his knee is all healed, he's been getting back into it. I don't make him race through it anymore because I worry about his knee, and I keep the jumps really low (he's only 6" tall, so they're already really low to begin with - 3"!).
He especially likes that he can jump and do things Xoco can't. It's like he sometimes teases her about her inability to do some of the agility, like jumping the poles and hoops, and the balance bar.
I'm borrowing some of the ideas from the equipment the physical therapist used for Itzl to incorporate in his outdoor toys.