As for some of what I need to catch up on. . .I love Kingsley so much! He has become my best friend. I know you all have seen what a great Boy he is. The training was going well, but David said he needed to be with other dogs and socialize. When I heard this I thought I would go crazy a whole week without him. As we watched him drive away I started to cry and it nearly broke my heart. I didn't know how to sleep without my cuddle bug! The week was rough I cannot lie. However, David sent us pictures and videos to see Kingsley’s progress. Chad also helped me through the process and reminded me how strong I am.
When Kingsley came home we decided we would take what worked for our family and Kingsley and thanked David very much for his time! I would also like to add that I know some of you had great concern for the muzzle that Kingsley wore. I would like to say that was something Kingsley only wore a couple of times at the trainer's request. I do not even own one. But during training that is what he felt we needed for the safety of everyone, and I followed the rules to make sure everyone was safe, including my Kingsley. The last thing I would want is for someone to get hurt and for Kingsley to get blamed. Thank you all for your thoughts on this matter.
The other thing I know you all got to see was when I went to Long Beach Grand Prix and got to ride in my friend’s car. I have always been a thrill seeker. I spent many years sitting on the edge of race tracks -- motocross, speedway, cars, and boat races! I have been on the sidelines. I have been on the tracks. And I have been in the water. However, this is something I have not done for so many years and I loved every minute of it. I have wanted to do the Bob Durant racing school since I was 17 years old. When my friend Harrison invited me to Long Beach to ride in his car, I was so excited. It came at a perfect time. All of my kids came too. Unfortunately the race car that I was supposed to drive in that day had mechanical problems earlier so I couldn’t drive the car, but I did get to be a passenger in a Bob Durant car. Can you believe it?!? That was just the beginning of my racing. Soon I will be out on the Bob Durant Racing Track! I hope to get my license and ride with the big boys! All my children are living their own lives and it's time for me to live mine. I am so grateful to my children, my family and to you. This is such an exciting time.
Thank you for patience on my blog entries. Sometimes these blogs overwhelm me and it is difficult to relive some things. My sobriety comes first, my family and Kingsley come second, and then you are next.
XO Talk to you next week