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Absolutely thrilled to be leaving for New York City in less than 12 hours. I am very excited to see my family that lives in the area, very excited to run my dogs in such a cool event, and so so *so* excited to experience New York again, but this time with dogs. I have dreamed of living in the city for a couple years for quite a while now, but it has always seemed like such an impossible thing to do with dogs (and agility). So, silly as it seems, I am very excited to get a glimpse of exactly what I *might* be getting myself into a few years from now.

(guys. I *really* love skylines and lights and skyscrapers and buildings and cities. eeeeeep!)

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All of that aside, I feel incredibly in sync with both of my dogs right now which is a really, really great feeling right before such a big event. In years past, that hasn’t exactly been the case. (what with WiFi missing aframe contacts and Motion struggling to get jumpers Qs.) The few days we have trialed these past few weeks have just felt great. Lot’s of Qs, and lots of NQ’s that were full of magic. (see below: Motion’s first run in a trial since early November, winning the class.)

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What [New York + dogs] blog would be complete without a fake photo of my dogs appearing in Times Square?

Oh, oh, also. There is a new lens waiting for me at my uncles house in New Jersey and I can’t wait to get my hands on it and harass the world with my own photos of NYC instead of stealing photos off of the internet. (sorry photographers of google images.)

“and because no matter who you are, if you believe in yourself and your dream, New York will always be the place for you.” -Michael Bloomberg

“I would give the greatest sunset in the world for one sight of New York’s skyline.” -Ayn Rand

“One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.” -Tom Wolfe

(I also love quoting people who say cool things, okay.)

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Lost Spaces

“Falling from high places, falling through lost spaces….”

Lately it seems all I want to do is hide in our park and speak in Ben Howard song lyrics (an okay thing, I think.)

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Between work and school, I’ve been trying to spend as much time as possible being lost in the woods.

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Headphones in, dogs in front, it’s been a great way to clear my head of all the negative thoughts and remember all that is great in the world.

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Lost at sunset is pretty fab.

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But so is 2:00pm.

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They don’t understand why we can’t swim. (alligators; we can’t swim because alligators guys.)

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peace and love for now.