First, my labs were back, and I didn’t realize this was possible. Back in June, my A1C was 8.6. Drum roll please – my A1C is 6.4! The Jenny Craig plan is definitely working. I have had a few rough weeks, but I’m back to losing two pounds a week. Better yet, I’m in a new decade now on the scale. Also my cholesterol is almost in range without a statin drug. The statin pain seems to be gone, but I’m dealing with other pain now.
I’m getting ready to go to the National Beagle Specialty which is a big deal for me. All three dogs are entered, but not sure how many are going or competing. Macy is only entered in two classes, but she hasn’t done well in competition lately. Very slow. Dulce is entered in all possible classes, but she hasn’t seemed to wanting to be in the ring. I’m contributing it to my pain level and am really trying to get that under control. Jamie is in Sweepstakes and his regular class in conformation. He still has a major issue to overcome.
The Specialty is in Ocala, Florida, a two day drive. One of the things that was bothering me about the trip was staying in a hotel room for 5 days with three dogs. One of my beagle Facebook friends came up with a really good idea: AirBNB. I really wanted to share a house with her – she found two possible – they are guest houses on horse farms. Whoever, they were concerned about the number of dogs. With my three, and at least two others – yes, it could be a problem.
But her idea was really great, so I looked into finding something similar for one person. Found one for $60 a night, studio apartment with a fenced in yard for the dogs! Win! Win! Between cages, puppy pen, and the yard, it should be doable and fun. Also, Jenny Craig food should be doable, and its 20 minutes from the show site. My plan during the day is to work the Rescue table when I’m not showing and keep the dogs in one large crate with me. Using my wagon to transport “stuff”.