Tweed, ATCh, MSDC, Bronze Award of Merit!!
It’s a shitty photo, but my flash is still broken and I was in a hurry to get something I could post for you :)
I’m very proud of my boy – he went 2 for 3 in his Masters Standards, and the one he dropped a bar in was because he wrapped the jump so tightly he bumped the wing with his shoulder. He hit ALL his contacts. He’s such a marvelous doggy!
Here’s his Bronze run video … shaky and kind of out of focus, but hell, at least it’s recorded for posterity!
And Dexter “Long Stride” Morgan did me proud this weekend too. He went 3 for 5 runs; Q’d with a first in Steeplechase. Q’d with a first in Advanced Gamblers, and got himself out of Starters Jumpers with a 1st place and a Q …. 15 obstacles in 15 seconds. How can any dog be that fast?
He had a little meltdown in Starters Standard – the first two obstacles were a chute on the start line, and then a sharp left turn to the left over a jump. Dex comes off the start line like a pinball, and he was halfway across the ring and taking an off course jump before I could get his name out of my mouth. And then he decided that the A-Frame contact was superfluous, so we had to redo it no fewer than 5 times to get him to stick it ;-)
In the Steeplechase we didn’t Q in, I over rotated on a front, got momentarily lost, and by the time I righted myself (took about one second) he was already over an off course jump. No room for error with a dog this speedy! Even with the massive time faults for an off course, he was still just one second away from qualifying. And his Advanced Gamblers Q racked up something ridiculous like 94 points.
He is all kinds of fun, this big dog is!
Even the terriers were excited for the boy dogs!