Monday, June 25, 2012

Stuck between a MACH and a hard place

Now that I have my Excellent titles in AKC agility, it's time to work on our championship, called a MACH. To get one, I have to get 20 double Q's (qualify in Standard and Jumpers with Weaves on the same day), and get 750 points (you get one point for every point you are under course time.) So far I have no double Q's and 10 points.

It'll be a long road, but I'm sure we can do it. Right now, we're working on teamwork and attitude. This journey will likely take us years, and mom doesn't want to burn me out.

Yesterday, we went to a show, and she was pretty happy with my attitude. I've had a bad habit of running around jumps, and I only ran around the triple once, and after that mishap, I jumped every one. We were running pretty fast, and I listened to everything mom told me to do. Include the one wrong thing she told me - ha, that's on her! When I came out of the tunnel, I ran to her, and she didn't tell me to jump until I was past it.  She promises she'll get her timing worked out, and I promise to jump over all the jumps.

We're off for 6 weeks. A vacation (and a fun surprise), and hot weather means we'll be working inside for the summer.

Now hitting MACH speed.........................


  1. Go Gracie, go! I know you can do it!

  2. Ditto Christy above, We have paws crossed for you!
    Best wishes Molly

  3. Proud of you Gracie, stay focused on the goal and it will be achieved!


  4. We will be rooting for you Gracie!!

    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  5. Oh Gracie
    You are a shinning star in my eyes!
    You rock little girl..
    Have a nice break

  6. Hi Gracie,

    Since you are mach super fast, you will get there before you know it. We all are cheering you and your Mom on! Go Gracie, Go Gracie!

    Hmm.. wonder what the fun surprise could be?


  7. Gracie, you will hit Mach speed in no time! Enjoy your vacation!