Saturday, October 17, 2009

WooHoo!!

We had a great day yesterday! Grandma got here about 7:30 and we left. It only took a little over an hour to get to the trial site - not a bad drive at all. Of course, grandma and mom talked the whole way and kept me awake! This trial was held at a fieldhouse/fitness center. The standard ring was in one room and the jumpers ring was in another (so it made for a quieter atmosphere). I ran my Open JWW run first at 10:00AM. We didn't get a video of it (sorry) but the course map is below. Mom liked the course because she could do a lot of front crosses and keep me motivated. As a matter of fact, she was a front-crossing fool! She did a FC between #2 and #3, #5 and #6, #7 and #8, and #12 and #13! (Click to bigify so you can see what we're talking about!) But it worked! I ran fast and happy! Mom was completely winded when we finished - she's a wimp! Standard course time (SCT) was 44 and my time was 37.22. I ended up Q'ing and getting first place and getting my Open title!! Hurray on to EX A JWW!

Ok, then the big wait! Mom had high hopes that this would be a short trialing day but we waited 4 1/2 hours for our STD run! Grandma was good company though and we also talked to some of our agility friends. And it was cool in the building (cold mom says) which helped me out a lot. I had a little nap in the car but spent most of my time just hanging with mom and grandma. Finally it was my turn to run again! We got video this time but we're also including the course map. Having a couple jumps at the beginning and then a tunnel was good for me to get going. Mom made sure she slowed down and got me on the aframe (no sniffing!) and then I strutted very proudly over the dogwalk (I love the dogwalk now!) and also sat proudly on the table (also no sniffing!). Then mom got very animated and sent me into the chute (I did my fastest-ever-at-a-trial chute!) and then fast-for-me weaves and then mom was worried about the tunnel/DW discrimination so she slowed down to make sure I went into the tunnel and then we were home free!





So I got my first Open STD Q and placed 2nd! SCT was 77 and my time was 64:43 - well under SCT! Yay!! I had a really fun time doing agility with mom yesterday. Seems like our hard work is starting to pay off!

Here I am in the obligatory pose with the ribbons and toys. Mom loved the green title ribbon and I loved the toys!


Gotta zoom!

Ricky

15 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

KHONGRATS!!!

That is pawesome!

Those kholours are just so woo too!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Sara said...

Yea Ricky!!!!!! That's awesome! You went super fast thru the chute, and your weaves were nice and speedy too.

We're so proud of you and your mom! You both looked cool & confident.

Marie said...

That's fantastic! Congratulations on the new title. Excellent Jumpers, watch out!

Diana said...

WhooHoo!! Congrats. I can see why you had to do all those front crosses on that JWW course. It was almost like a front cross drill you would practice at home. Good for both of you. Diana

Jolanda said...

Well done Ricky!! You and your mom must be so proud.

Nat said...

Woohoo CONGRATS! Excellent already, wow, you and your mom are really moving through the levels quickly :) What an improvement from previous trials too, you weren't stressing! You looked happy and fast!

Bree and Reilly said...

Way to go - you did a pawesome job and look at those ribbons - how cool

Morganne said...

Wow! How awesome! Congratulations on some great runs.

Dawn said...

Great job Ricky! You looked like you were having FUN! And you really sped up on those last three jumps! Good going little fellow! You did great!

Johann The Dog said...

Woo hoo Ricky!!! I think that was the best run I've ever seen you do, super job! Nice weaves too! Big, big congrats on the title! You both looked like you were having fun!

Nicki said...

Way to go-looks like a good pile of prizes!

Honey the Great Dane said...

CONGRATULATIONS Ricky!!! What an awesome achievement!! I just love to watch your videos of you running the courses - you move so beautifully!

Xsara and Tani said...

congrats on your placing! your ribbons are very nice :)

Lian said...

Congratulations!! Great job Ricky!! You look so proud in front of the ribbons!

Brittany said...

Congratulations on the new title! Your standard run looked great, and I am sure your JWW run looked great too.