Saturday, February 14, 2009

My First Trial!

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!

Gotta zoom!



SGR said...

Woof! Ricky
Congratulation! What a great day. Happy Hearts Day!
Lots of hugs, licks and woofs LOVE Sugar

Johann The Dog said...

That's my boy!!!! I knew you'd be great Ricky. Way to go!!! Can't wait to see the video. You are treading in my pawprints, buddy - just as it should be :) Super proud of you and your Mum. Tomorrow will be so much less stress, and nice job on the measuring!

Dawn said...

OH RICKY!!!! We are soooo happy for you! See? Do the thing you fear most! You did WONDERFULLY! All we can say is WOW! Congratulations, good jump shrinking that 1/4 inch too! :)

Bree/Reilly said...

WOofity woof woof - WAY TO GO little buddie. you are just pawtastic. Do you know how proud we are of you and your mom....we expect to see see a wall of those ribbons by the end of the year. Woo hooo...I am so happy I am doing zoomies for you just so you can rest!!!!

Bree/Reilly said...

PS - told you that scrunching down would work :) :) :)

Diana said...

WooHoo!!! Great job. Im so glad you got to jump 12 inches. Cant wait to see the video. Diana

Irish Hill Shelties said...

Great Day Ricky so happy you did well 2 FIRST PLACE on your first trial you are a natural! Can't wait for the video :)

Morgan in Pittsburgh said...

way to go Ricky! Look at you and your ribbons, How wonderful!

your pal, Morgan

Ludo van puppy said...

Ruffruffruff!! Yay Ricky! I knew you could do it!! Wow, look at them pretty ribbons, they suit you very well.
~lickies, Ludo

Sara said...

Super job Ricky! First Place! Impressive! That is such wonderful news, and I am so proud of you for doing the chute!

Looking forward to the video!

Amber-Mae said...

100 out of 100? That's incredible! Well, congratulations! Hang those rosettes up proudly on the wall!

Butt sniffs,
Solid Gold Dancer

Amber-Mae said...

Oh Ricky, I just saw your comment in my blog. I had no idea it is your Barkday today. Well, Happy Barkday to you! I still have a remainder piece of that meatloaf cake in the fridge. You want some?

Butt sniffs,
Solid Gold Dancer

Lian said...

WOW! Ricky, that is wonderful! First time and two first places!! You have your Champion title in no time!! Congratulations to your mum for handling you so well!!

Marie said...

Super job Ricky! We knew you could do it! That picture with you and your ribbons looks wonderful. I bet it just the start of many more that you'll be earning. Can't wait to see the video!

Dawn said...

It's your barkday today? Well HAPPY BARKDAY Ricky! :)