a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Call Me A Wimp, Coward, Wussy...

I had it all to set to go to an AKC dog show today in Little Rock, by myself. I picked out my outfit, set my alarm and even shaved my legs!

The alarm went off at five am and while checking my emails I wimped out and decided not to go. Not because it is a three hour drive, not because I did not want to go, not because I would be exhausted on returning, just because I did not go.

I do not know why, when faced with the trip with no companion, it seemed such a long way to go to see if I want to show dogs and perhaps make some contacts there. No one to say, "Ahhh, look at that one!"

I would have left the show, armed with knowledge and many brochures and AKC contacts. I could have discovered if I loved the breed I had chosen enough to raise them. I could have had a day out, not doing farm work after a week at my other job.

What did I do? I crawled back into to bed, pulled the covers up and declared I am not supposed to go, this was a pipe dream, it was not meant to happen, I am At The Farm and that is where I am supposed to stay. No dog shows for me, no breeding program after retirement. I am doomed to shovel manure, work cattle, work horses, keep the land cleared and the fences repaired and do housework the rest of my life.

How's that for a happy Saturday post???

11 comments:

Rudee said...

Oh, I'm not so sure it was all a bad idea, just not the right time. When the time is right, you'll go. In the mean time, you have freshly shaved legs. All is not lost...

SkippyMom said...

I have to agree with Rudee - freshly shaved legs do not suck :)

Besides, one day when the time is right you may find a dog show to visit. Just now wasn't the time.

You make your own decisions. That is fine. You seem geared towards breeding and I bet you will go that way one day soon. No sweat the small stuff. It will happen.

Gramma Ann said...

Another day, another time.

Enjoy your day at home and kick up your heels and do a little dance and make everyone wonder what is wrong with you. Laugh like a crazy person and run around the house a few times and feel better. Oh well, that was my best thought out suggestion. hahaha

Enjoy your week-end...

Anonymous said...

God put you exactly where you were supposed to be this morning as well as the rest of the day. Not a thing in the world wrong with shoveling manure and keeping house if you ask me. No time clock to punch!!!!

Grammy said...

I think it is your body telling you to take a break or go to hot springs and get a massage and soak in the spring water. Pamper your self.

Beautiful Creation said...

Personally, I think it was a wonderful decision. I am against dog breeding. There are thousands of animals already in shelters looking for homes. So I think you should feel good about your decision!

Patricia said...

gee....I'd have gone with you...what fun..we could have had lunch too, which is always a winner...being from Oregon, I don't drop by Little Rock too often.....never?

Paint Girl said...

If it is meant to be, than it will happen! Who knows, maybe you will go one day to check it out when the time is right, and fall in love with it! I have never shown dogs before, but secretly wish I had!!

Kerrie said...

We all feel like this sometimes and maybe it just wasn't the right day for you but never give up on something you really want.It seems to me that the farm is good place to be stuck anyway.
Sorry to see you have left my blog.Blogging is just escapism for me from my mundane life and it is not my intention to offend so I hope that this is not the case.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Ahhhhh, so this is where the most recent post stemmed from. I hate to say it, Gail, but I'd have been doing the same thing. Those stuffy AKC and show events aren't for me either. Too competitive, and I don't roll like that.
My opinion? Enjoy your beautiful life. There is joy all around you and a simple fullness that many people would beg, borrow and steal for.

Love ya,
~Lisa

Cara said...

Maybe breeding isnt the real direction you are supposed to take. Each breed has a rescue group. If you can find the rescue group for that breed, you can be a foster home to a poor dog who "didn't work out" and help find a good home. Lots of pets need homes right now. People are having a hard time with just themselves and the pets are losing out.

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