Cosi and I were on fire on Tuesday. In FAST he got the send, but I stepped on the line. I felt like I should have been wearing big clown shoes! What a rookie mistake. He even had 78 points--a great run. There were no yellow copy sheets at this trial, so I didn't know the results until I checked the monitor at the secretary's table. They had Cosi as qualified. That wasn't right, and I told them so. They showed me his sheet; the scribe had circled Send Bonus instead of Fault. I told them I had stepped on the line, and the judge--who was right next to me--called "fault." They looked at me, confused. I said, "Do what you want, but it's not a correct score." When the judge checked the scores, she recalled the run. We didn't Q, so the record is correct.
The standard course on Tuesday was great; there were challenges, but the course really flowed. We were totally connected, and Cosi turned in a time of 36.9, with only one dropped bar (heart breaker!). The jumpers course was flat-out fun. The course was fast, and the 24" and 20" dogs were done in no time. Cosi and I were third dog in the 16" class and smoked the course with a time of 25.4. All the bars stayed up, but he turned wide on a rear cross and we got a refusal when he went past the plane of the next jump before I could call him back. Ratz. That run is like a sore tooth; I just won't let it alone in my mind. I wish we had a mulligan in agility. I'd love to run that course again. Maybe we can convice the AKC that you get one Do Over. Think they'll go for it? LOL