Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Agility Day 2

We went back to the trial on Sunday, but unfortunately day two wasn't as successful as day one.

Mom was a little stressed, because she moved me up to Excellent JWW, and so me and Arnie are in the same class now. Arnie was in first, so mom popped me in a crate ringside so I could be "easy access" for my run. He ran a great run, nailed his weaves again, but knocked the triple. He doesn't usually hit bars, but he was flying out of a tunnel and had to make a hard right turn after the triple. So down it went, and no Q. But a really nice run again.

Then it was my turn in the "'big leagues". I was pretty pissed at having to sit in my crate while Arnie ran, so I was a little wound up. My run was pretty good. There were lots of twists and turns, and I got almost all of them. Except for the dreaded weave entry. Again. It was a hard turn after a rear cross, and I just couldn't hang on to entry. But I restarted them and did just fine the rest of the course.

Then it was into the Standard ring. It was a really hard course (why are Open courses harder than Excellent courses in a lot of cases?), but I rocked it. But the weaves got me again - it was a hard turn after the aframe, and I couldn't hang on to the entry here either. I have a running contact, and there just wasn't enough time to put on the breaks. Then I flew so fast through a tunnel that mom couldn't do a cross she had planned, and I got confused and got a table fault. Darn, no Q again. But it was a really fun run, and no zoomies. Mom learned her lesson this time, and only got me out of my crate when there were a few dogs left to run. So no waiting around getting amped up.

We're back to the same place in two weeks, so I'll keep you posted.

Again, the photo isn't from this past weekend. They really need to get some photographers at these trials. I need my glamor shots.


  1. Sounds like you were ROCKIN' it though. Good for you. I loves loves LOVES to run.
    Love Noodles

  2. Hi Gracie,
    Sunshine the Cat is a girl kitty. She is usually pretty easy going but she does steal my stuff AND likes to block the door when I am trying to come in from doing my bidness.
    Love Noodles