Tuesday, April 27, 2010

National Specialty 2010: Performance Day One

We had a great time yesterday - both in the ring and out.

In the ring:
  • Ziggy took 2nd place with a respectable score in Advanced A Rally - earning his RA title!
  • Maggie took 2nd in a tough Veteran's class.  She had a few moments of distraction in the heeling, but it was a very nice run.
  • Maggie & Ziggy took FIRST in brace class!  As they had never done brace together, I had no idea what to expect - they both took it in stride and acted as if they were on a walk. 
I did learn something new yesterday - one can NQ in brace.  2 teams were excused from the ring.  With one team - one dog was mounting the other (gasp!).  With the other team, one dog started to strongly reprimand the other.  So mounting & fighting will get you excused.

There was a very good humor team in brace - at every on-lead heeling stop, the dogs started to wrestle each other to the ground.  They were on a coupler, otherwise I expect things would have been a bit more wild!  The hanlder had very good humor about the whole thing.  So did the judge who, after regaining her composure from being doubled over with laughter commmented, "how do I score this?"

It was also great to spend some time with Cardi (human) friends new and old.

Well, I guess it's time for me to get ready for another day of showing.

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for the morning laugh from the pictures in my head. And congratulations!

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  2. Good job, Lani and gooddogs! Go get 'em today.

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  3. you totally made me laugh! congrats on the good job in the ring!! :)

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