Monday, July 22, 2013


We went to one of my favorite trials of the year--Cheswick, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It's an indoor, *air conditioned* trial with plenty of crating space. This year the judges were some I had shown under before, and I liked their courses. It all added up to a great weekend.

To qualify for 2014 Nationals, we needed 50 more points. We got 74. We even snagged #8 QQ on Sunday. The jumpers course on Sunday lent to having independent weaves, and Cosi came through like gang busters. I left him to weave and ran to the landing side of the next jump. He looked up to find me when he was done weaving (good man!!), and we were off. Only 26 seconds later, we were finished. It was a blast of a course, a rush to run.

Dixie was a superstar in her own right. She is doing very well at being left in the crate while Uncle Cosi leaves to play agility. I took her to the practice jump in the morning before the trial began. She jumped the 12" jump with ease and excitement. Only two weeks ago, she was trying to limbo the bar, going under it!

We have to find a better hotel for next year. The one we stayed in has seen better days, and the clientele was a bit iffy. There was a guy living out of his car in the parking lot. Oh, my.

Another fun part of the weekend was spent with fellow Sheltie owners/handlers. We went to dinner one evening and enjoyed talking about our pups. Gotta love Sheltie people...LOL.

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