I have several dahlias in my flower garden. Above is just one. It's a dinner plate variety and it really is the size of a dinner plate. It's just gorgeous so I thought I'd share.
Since I mentioned that I had an agility with Molly over the weekend I thought I should report the results. It was disappointing - Molly ran around the ring during all four runs. Dogs do this when they are anxious and nervous. I had a chat with my agility teacher just last week about her and we both decided it would be best if she didn't perform well in the next two trials that I would stop running her. In the year that we've been doing trials, this is her usual behavior. Since I have another dog who is ready to break out, I really don't have any reason to work with her to break this behavior. She does agility to please me rather than because she loves it. So we all think it's best to end it. I will continue to bring her to trials to keep Clancy and me company but she will not continue in classes after the current session and no more trials at this time. I'll take the money I'll be saving and put it into Clancy. I'll be able to take him to class more and do twice as many trials. I'm a little sad but at the end of the day I just want happy dogs and this will make her happy. :-)