The brindles with their awards.
Missing are Z's Rally ribbons from today.
Apparently someone stole all the ribbons (!) We'll be expecting them by mail.
Today was another great day for the brindles. Placings were an echo of yesterday:
- Ziggy Advanced A = 2nd place - better score than yesterday, we were tied for points with the first place team, but they were one second faster. Maybe if we hadn't sniffed the halt-step right-halt sign we would have won (hint, hint, Ziggy. Wait, Ziggy says he doesn't care...)
- Maggie Veteran's Obedience - 2nd place - we would have won, and ended with a score of 197.5 (wow!), except I had 5 point handler error. On the figure 8, I stopped midway through - before the judge said stop. The judge had to tell me "you can keep going now." Then she soundly reprimanded me for my stupidity, and told Maggie I owed her 5 points. The judge then mentioned it again during the award ceremony. She said something like "in second place, with a 192.5 that should have been a 197.5 without the handler error is team...." You get the picture. I'm writing it off as a blonde moment. I might have to have my hairdresser ditch the highlights next time around....
- In Brace we took first place again. Our run wasn't as nice as yesterday, but it's brace, what can you do?
The three of us who were left had a good time. The other two teams were goading me - claiming that I didn't really have Cardis, but golden retrievers in costume. There was less wrestling today from the 3rd place team. When the judge was giving ribbons, she said in brace the more amusing the team, the lower the placement. If the audience voted, it would be the other way around!
Here's what the brindles are doing now:
Yes, I got the chair first!
That's ok, I'll curl up under mom's chair
Now it's time to take the brindles out for a long walk, then I'm off to watch the Megan!