Tuesday, May 21

weight pulling

Last week when I was volunteering at the shelter, the director, Jess, asked me if I'd be interested in taking Cinnamon to a 6 week weight pulling class in Latrobe, since I have a good rapport with the dog. Since it's my goal for 2019 to see her get adopted, I jumped at the opportunity.

It seems the shelter was part a pet expo recently as was the guy who teaches the class. He has been following Cinnamon's story and offered her a free spot in his upcoming class. He feels it might help her with some of her issues.

Today was the first class. Jess also attended which was a good thing as Cinnamon was a bit of a handful. Still, I thought things went pretty well and Cinnamon was tired at the end of the class. Mission accomplished.

You might be thinking, "what is weight pulling?" Well, it's a competitive sport where dogs pull carts of bricks. It's a bit controversial because some dog fighters use weight pulling to condition their dogs. And, others think that dogs should not be made to do the activity. But since we're not getting into this to be competitive, I don't really see the harm in it.

Cinnamon isn't the only one who will be sleeping soundly tonight. The class was only an hour, but I'm exhausted.

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