What a week. Seriously. I am dragging my rump back into the life of motherhood. I am sleepy and trying to keep my sanity and to be honest the only thing helping is reminiscing on the week I was able to spend with my Husband; and new found friends. Remember the post where I cried that I was having to leave them. Call me crazy, and I will totally get it now!
We left on Sunday morning and headed to Hammond, Louisiana. If you ever get the chance to visit it, don't. No, I'm not even kidding. Maybe I just love the country and sweet southerners a little to much because everyone I came in contact with until a maid the day we ever leaving was rude.
We traveled down with a nearby sheriff, one of his deputies, their wives and a trainer. We were even able to meet some great officers from other agencies and their even more awesome k9s. The competition was busy and stressful some days because the dogs were working so hard with no pay. But we were able to make the best of our time.
Curtis was able to experience New Orleans for the first time. Bourbon street pretty much had him baffled, and even though I have visited before the smell of trash is still haunting me. Not to mention, the craziness that we came across. We did enjoy some beignets and they were completely amazing...totally worth going for.
Gunner and Curtis did an amazing job for their first nationals. I believe they were 8th in outdoor searches and 20 overall. I was very excited for them and enjoyed being able to spoil the fur baby all week. He was so much fun and made me dream of day that we have hardwood floors when he can stay inside to play all day.
On the last day of the competition we had planned to stay the night to rest up for our drive home. But instead, we took the plunge with everyone else and headed to Gulf Shores for two nights. We had a mission to get pictures with Gunner on the beach. We had to hurry but our mission was accomplished and thankfully so because Gunner was not a fan of the waves.
The ride home seemed to last forever due the wrecks we came upon and the forever #2 breaks that Gunner had to take. But when we arrived home the hyperness of Miss Charli and the smiles on her face let us know that we were dearly missed.