I did it! Today I competed in my very first agility trial! Ok, first of all, I measured 14" this morning - don't know how I managed it but I was totally freaked out by the whole measuring thing and I wouldn't stand up straight and maybe that saved me. So for today at least I got to jump in the 12" class! Whew - mom was more than relieved!
We did Novice JWW first thing - at around 9:30AM. The course seemed pretty easy - mom walked it and had a plan and stuck to it. I did great except that I refused to go into the tunnel the first time. Mom just sent me in again and then all was fine after that! I got a Q - score of 95 out of 100, time of 38.59 and 1st place!!!
After that run, mom and I went home for a few hours - we had lunch and a little nap. Then we went back for my Novice Standard run. This course seemed a little trickier to mom. It started with tunnel and then right into the chute!! Of all ways to start! So when it was our turn, we walked out into the ring and then had to wait briefly for some delay. I sniffed around in the dirt and mom tried to keep my focus on her. When it was time she sent me into the tunnel - ok, no problem - and then into the chute. I went right in to the barrel part and mom ran to the end and called me and called me and low and behold - I finally came out the other end!! Yay! The rest of the course went well. I got another Q - score of 100 out of 100, time of 69.14 and 1st place!!!!
We are so excited about two Q's and two 1st places! The day went way better than we could have imagined! Here I am with my ribbons and prizes!
There will be video tomorrow. It took us a long time to do even a poor job of editing it and now it looks like YouTube is going to be very slow going also.
We're off to get some rest - we're lightweights - just one day of trialing wore us out! Sorry we didn't get around to anyone's blog today. We'll catch up with you all tomorrow!
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