Lindsey

Lindsey

June 29, 2006 - April 25, 2015


Lindsey was one of a kind. There are many words that could describe her, but here are a few: lover, sweet, competitive, comedian, friend, ADD, and OCD. She loved life and she loved flyball. Training Lindsey for Flyball was a team event. Her OCD and ADD we're challenging for all of us. I'm sure there were times in the run back area when it looked like members of CIA were doing a dance, when in reality they were trying to get the latex soccer ball Kaos used before Lindsey saw it. There was one time when we got new balls that were a very bright white when Lindsey discovered that Kaos was the source of the soccer ball. Instead of running she turned to take the ball from Kaos. This ended Lindsey following Kaos in the lineup.


There was a time when Lindsey wanted to chase the dog in the other lane. We practiced with other teams and I had willing volunteers to hold the water cannon to shoot her if she crossed over. I'm not sure this helped because she loved playing in the water. She looked forward to watering the plants and trying to catch the water. On warm days, I would set up the water sprinkler and let them play. It was great fun to catch the water from the sprinkler.

One of Lindsey's best friends was Katy Bissell. We decided to run Lindsey against Katy to teach her to stay in her lane. The first time we ran them against each other was hysterical. They turn opposite directions and both love to win. When they got to the box and turned and saw each other, the look on both of their faces was hysterical. After that they both high tailed it back trying to beat each other. After that, they would do things like steal the other ones ball or Katy would block the lane and dare Lindsey to pass her or they would go around the jumps because they could get there faster. Their competitiveness improved both of them.
Lindsey was also OCD for babies and kids - she loved them. I had to pull her more than once when she spied the baby and would not run. We purchased a doll for practice. Someone had the doll in the run back, at the line, at a jump or at the box. There was a guard who told her no when she came to see the doll. She eventually was able to run and then visit the real baby outside the ring.


At home Lindsey liked to watch for the squirrels. She would grab a ball (because you always have to have a ball in your mouth) and then race the squirrels to the edge of the yard. They were on the squirrel highway and she was trying to beat them to the other side of the yard. You could see disappointment on her face when they jumped into the tree half way across the yard and stopped racing. She liked to win.


I sure do miss her, but now she has use of her leg to run with her sisters and friends waiting for me.

Lindsey