Monday, February 25, 2013

Go Team!

Jack bought this picture from Barry Rosen Photography. Love that it is of both of us. So often the pictures only include the handler's foot or leg. Cosi looks fabulous, and those back legs give me a clue as to why bars drop!

Photo by Barry Rosen

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Van Detail

At the trial last weekend I bought a custom car magnet. I love reading the vanity plates at a trial. My favorite of all time is Shirley Barkan's plate on her Poodle van. It's PQQDLES. Get it? QQ? I'm not that clever, so I bought a magnet that has Cosi's registered name on it. Here's a picture of Dixie, me, and Cosi in the hotel room with our new prize:

Now I'll be able to find our van in the sea of agility vehicles at a trial!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Bayshore Trial

What a weekend! Cosi and I started the 2013 season at the Bayshore trial in New Jersey at Dream Park. On Friday we ran in FAST and NQ'd on a really difficult send bonus. It was A-frame, tunnel, then a jump. The entrance to the tunnel was the far end so the dog had to pass one entrance and go in the next. Cosi just went in the wrong entrance. Many dogs took the off-course dummy jump that was just outside the send bonus line. We had a great run, a good way to get in the flow of running at a trial. Then we Q'd in standard and came in third after Karen Gaydos' two awesome dogs (one of which is Cosi's daddy!).

Saturday was our big day. We Q'd in FAST with 79 points (a perfect score is 80) and went on to jumpers. We had a glorious run and came in 5th. Then standard...we ended up tying for second place with a super dog owned by Maureen Waldren. So a QQQ on Saturday with placements. Awesome.

We NQ'd on Sunday with one bar down in standard and two down in jumpers.

The courses all weekend were fabulous, flowing and challenging. We got three Q's towards our qualifications for next year's Nationals and one QQ. We are now up to 4 QQ's towards the MACH title.

Sunday was our wedding anniversary. What more proof of love do you need when your spouse is supporting you in your passion, your pastime. I've always said you gotta love a man who loves a Sheltie. Love you, Jack. Thanks for a great weekend.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day! It seems Dixie has an secret sweetie who sent her roses.

Sunday, February 10, 2013


Now it is time for the conformation "Super Bowl"! The Westminster Kennel Club dog show will be televised on Monday and Tuesday. I enjoy watching this show, seeing my favorite breeds and checking out others. Here's hoping a Sheltie wins the Herding group.