The good news: We just came back from the weekend of trials at Mattaponi, where Tip finished his NA and NAJ (with first places and clean runs that were 20-30 seconds under SCT). He then topped off the weekend with a Q, clean run, and first place in Open standard!
|CH. Waytogo's Walk This Way CD BN NA NAJ NJP PCA-VP|
Tip is a serious little dog and doesn't want too much fussing before he starts, but man is he ever proud of himself when he finishes! And I have just spent 15 minutes contemplating having a dog who is reliable but what if he isn't fast enough to make excellent course time!!!! arrrrgggghhhh.....
This weekend also showed how incredibly kind agility folks are. I accidentally sprinted into a plexiglass wall ... I realized I was late for the class I was supposed to be working. And forgot about the fact that I was in a plexiglass lined soccer field and slammed into the wall while sprinting for the far ring. People were so kind and made sure I didn't have a concussion and got ice on it right away, so in fact I have no bruises on my face! My knees are bruised and my left hand is a bit sore, but I came off remarkably lightly!