Saturday, July 24, 2010

Our first Novice FAST run!

This morning we went to a novice/open only trial held at our club! Thank goodness for air conditioning as it was super hot and humid already at 8:00AM but both buildings were nice and cool. There was one building for crating and waiting and the other building was for running. We ran novice FAST for the very first time ever! The course was fun and mom was secretly very glad to see there was no chute so she didn't have to stress out over asking me to do it. Mom picked a flowy course for me - we started over at the jump on the right side of the start line and then went in those 3 jumps in a row, did a front cross after the jump in front of the aframe, aframe, jump and then tire then the double, jump, tunnel, weaves and panel (the send bonus), teeter, jump and jump! Sorry we didn't write it on the course map before we scanned it into the computer.

Mom did her very first lead out in a trial! She only lead out one jump but wishes she would've tried two jumps. I was really good and just sat there until she called me to go! The only part of the run that I didn't like was as I jumped a jump and came around to take the tire, I heard that box that makes noise counting out your points and I looked and saw a bunch of people there and thought I didn't want to do the tire. No worries - in FAST it doesn't matter! That's right - there was no YMCA dance by the judge for me refusing the tire, we just went on and didn't get those points (but who needs them? LOL!). I came out of the tunnel and mom said "Weave!" so I did and then I took the jump after that and before I knew it, I had done the send and gotten the bonus!

I Qed, got 69 points (I only needed 50), no time faults, and I got first place too! Granted there were only 4 Novice B 12" dogs today but I was the only one to Q! Look at me - I'm a FAST dog! :)

We try again tomorrow!

Gotta zoom!



Sara said...

What a gorgeous, happy run!!! That may be your best trial run ever! What took you so long to try FAST? You guys were awesome!

Congrats! Good luck tomorrow, not that you need it!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

All of that training woo are doing fur your mom is paying off!

She's on her way to a furry nice ribbon!

PeeEssWoo: At 6:28pm, our heat index is 104 or so - Mom says we'll try a walk LATER - if it gets below 85 or so - otherwise, I get to dream of the snow as I stay khool!

Diana said...

WhooHoo Ricky , way to go!!!! Diana

Priscilla said...

Ricky, I knew you could do it!!
WOOO!! All that training and leadie outtie things really did it! Congrats! You must be so happy along with your mom and dad! Now...where are those treats?

Kathy said...

GREAT JOB! Love the lead out, congrats on the Q and the FIRST place, FANTASTIC!

Marie said...

Way to go Ricky! Your mom did a great job in planning out that course too. Seems like it suited you both really well! :-)

Dawn said...

Wow Ricky! I didn't understand all that technical stuff..but you sure are FAST!!!

Zoey said...

That was awesome! My mom didn't enter me in FAST. I'm not very good at the sends. But you did great! It was nice to meet you this weekend, too. I didn't know you go to the same club that I do. So cool!


Morganne said...

Nice run!!!!

Sagira said...

Wow, now that is a great run. You got tons of points and made it over just as it was buzzing. Great job!