Sunday, March 18, 2012

MACH Amber

Amber got that one last double Q yesterday. So very exciting! That's my dad commenting from the stands while my husband filmed. I am so proud of my dog.
Now what are we going to do? I think we'll try a little Rally-O in May and I think I'll still run her in agility but probably start over in Novice Preferred at the 20" height since she's an old lady dog at 8 years old.

In other news, my vet decided to run a test on her urine last week. It's a bladder tumor antigen test that specifically tests for Transitional Cell Carcinoma, the most common cancer of the urinary tract and the one he was worried it could be. All we did was send in a urine sample to the lab. We got the call yesterday from the lab that it was NEGATIVE!!!! I think my vet was pretty sure it would come back positive. So there's still a small chance that it is some other kind of cancer but highly unlikely according to my vet. That made my entire day, week, month, year! So he says we don't have to worry about doing a biopsy right away, which is good since the tool is still not fixed and we still haven't ordered a new one.

Ahhh, life is good :)
I call this "Champion of my heart".


Hiking Hounds said...

Huge congratulations to you and Amber! MACH Amber, that's so awesome! You both look so happy after the run, and she is so cute and proud with her ribbon. I hope Astro and I are able to compete in agility one day. What excellent news about the urine test too. That's a huge relief. :-)

UrbanBodi said...

Congratulations!!! Pretty rosette for a pretty V. Good to hear about the good test results.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic run, fantastic weekend and fantastic team! You and Amber are always so smooth and efficient on the course, and pure joy to watch. I loved the video and your Dad's I understand where your inner calm comes from! MACH Amber...what a testament to the love, commitment and perseverance you've shared on this journey together. A Huge Congratulations to you both. And a huge sigh of relief on the good test results. Hug your awesome girlie!

Ellie said...

I am so glad that I was there to see Amber earn her MACH! You both did an amazing job this weekend, as always. Congratulations!

Riley and Stella said...

Well done!

Claire Krigbaum said...

Thank you all!