Cosi, Aurora, Anna, and I went to NJ for a trial this weekend. The facility was awesome; an equestrian facility that is perfect for dog trials. We had some good runs. The Excellent FAST class was were especially fun. The Send in the two courses were opposites--Saturday's was impossible and Sunday's was do-able. It was fun mapping out a strategy with Coleen today. We both ran the course the same: She Q'd with her BC. It was a thing of beauty to watch.
Marilyn was very successful with Summer, her sheltie. This was Summer's first AKC trial. She came through like a trooper. The judge was a little too close on one course, but Summer's will to work won out. She Q'd in Novice and looked fabulous.
We may be going back to this site to trial, but will *definitely* not be staying at the Motel 6, a flea-infested hole of a motel. Both our dogs got fleas. The washer is running as I write this. Everything that we took to the trial will go through a good washing--toys, mats, collars, and beds.
The other plus from the weekend was a gear purchase. I finally found a chair to replace mine that is falling apart at the seams. It will be embroidered with Cosi's monogram...very exciting! (Shhh. Don't tell Jack.)