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Linda W. Anderson

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Zia's Retirement
« on: March 28, 2020, 10:11:22 AM »
Many of you know my Chocolate Lab, Zia.  She has had an amazing agility career over the years and I am so grateful to have been her partner.  She was diagnosed with a mild case of Laryngeal Paralysis about a year ago and while she still enjoyed agility, I decided it was time for her to retire.  Today, with the help of two friends, we ran our last run, an Intro Jumpers course.  She loved getting out and running again.  Zia, there will never be another one like you!  Here we are with the big ribbon I had made for her retirement.
Linda Anderson and Jad"Zia" Dax.
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Re: Zia's Retirement
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2020, 10:38:49 AM »
Such a special girl with such a great mom.  I'm sure the Intro run was spectacular.  Hoping you post video on Facebook!
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2020, 11:51:50 AM »
Zia was one in a million.  Hope she enjoys her retirement.  You might try to work nosework with her, she would probably really love that.  Keeps them mentally sharp.
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Re: Zia's Retirement
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2020, 11:55:27 AM »
You and Zia are an amazing team!! Such a spectacular career!

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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2020, 12:06:14 PM »
Congratulations, Linda and Zia!!!  We love you guys and will miss seeing you run your awesome runs together!!!!
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Re: Zia's Retirement
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2020, 12:33:42 PM »
Zia was one in a million.  Hope she enjoys her retirement.  You might try to work nosework with her, she would probably really love that.  Keeps them mentally sharp.
She has her NW 2 title, but i won't stress her with NW 3.  Might do some AKC scent work if I can ever get out of here.
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Re: Zia's Retirement
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2020, 01:36:50 PM »
Many of you know my Chocolate Lab, Zia.  She has had an amazing agility career over the years and I am so grateful to have been her partner.  She was diagnosed with a mild case of Laryngeal Paralysis about a year ago and while she still enjoyed agility, I decided it was time for her to retire.  Today, with the help of two friends, we ran our last run, an Intro Jumpers course.  She loved getting out and running again.  Zia, there will never be another one like you!  Here we are with the big ribbon I had made for her retirement.
Linda Anderson and Jad"Zia" Dax.

Congratulations to Zia on a well earned retirement and I know how hard that decision is to make. My older boy is there, he just wants to work and work and work. I will let him in limited circumstances.

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Re: Zia's Retirement
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2020, 07:16:34 PM »
It was great to watch you and Zia run at champs!!
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Re: Zia's Retirement
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2020, 06:06:15 AM »
Congratulations, Zia, on a well-deserved retirement!!!!  You and Linda made an awesome team and were a pleasure to watch run a course.  I only saw you run a few times, however, you were amazing!!!!  Enjoy your retirement and keep Linda out of trouble!!!!  Love you, girl!!

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Re: Zia's Retirement
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2020, 08:44:49 AM »
Virtual retirement party!!  Zia, loved to watch you run with Linda.  Now, we just need someone to roast Linda and someone to roast an elk for Zia!

Have some fun!
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Re: Zia's Retirement
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2020, 04:04:33 PM »
Hi Linda,

Congratulations, Zia from me and my Labs - Savannah, Annie, Shane, Autumn and Chance. You two are an awesome team. It was so much fun watching you at Champs through the years.

My dog, Chance, has laryngeal paralysis, too. He had tie back surgery last May. (I'd only had him for 7 months at that time. He's probably 10-11 years old). The 6 week recovery period was labor intensive, and I still make and hand feed him meatball sized food every day. But he has gained a whole new lease on life and is able to breath normally again. The only restriction - he can't be in water deeper than his feet.

I don't know what Zia's situation is, but you may want to look into the surgery as an alternative course of action - especially as the weather gets hotter.

Again, congratulations and happy retirement to you both.

Joan

Re: Zia's Retirement
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2020, 07:15:39 AM »
Zia is definitely a special girl.  It was so fun to watch you 2 run together.  Hopefully, she will enjoy her retirement!
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Re: Zia's Retirement
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2020, 08:29:38 AM »
Thank you all for your kind words about Zia.  I've said all along she was my lifetime dog.  I was so lucky to have had her as an agility partner!!
Linda
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