,SUNDAY UPDATE - SOLO PLACES SECOND
They almost had to call the paramedics for Mom because she just about fainted when the Ex B 16" standard results were posted and I was in second place
!!! AKC agility gives a bonus for the 2nd place finishers by multiplying the MACH points by 1.5. This means my 12 points became 18 MACH points
earned her 13th double Q today and has reach 400 MACH points. Only 7 double q's and 350 MACH Points to go. We are thinking that she might earn those last MACH points by the time the 2012 agility national come around. I don't have any double q's yet, but I do have 42 MACH points.
We aren't competing next weekend because Mom is doing taxes. We compete several times over the next few weeks, so stay tuned for more updates.
This is Mom's Birthday weekend and she entered us in 3 days of agility (Fri - Sun). Well we weren't very good yesterday
, in fact, we were awful. But sheesh! It was 95 degrees! Neither Rosey
or I q'd. Of course, Rosey
"almost" q'd; I didn't.
Today it was much cooler and overcast when we did our jumpers run and (drum roll please), we both Q'd and PLACED IN THE RIBBONS (3rd place)!!! We have never been in the placement ribbons because we are in the very top class (Ex B), we aren't fast enough to beat out the really good agility dogs. But this weekend is the AKC Agility National trial and all those really, really good dogs are at Nationals
. The jumpers run was very tight and lots of dogs had wrong courses.
or I q'd in standard. Rosey
missed the entrance to a tunnel (Mom was afraid she would miss it) and I had problems with a weave entrance (that Mom thought I wouldn't be able to get). But we tried hard and lots of dogs had these problems.
Tomorrow is more agility -- and there is talk of light rain
. Sheesh it rained (hard) at this site last Sunday and we got all wet and our hair was heavy. We were knocking bars and slipping. Mom cut lots of our hair off so if we get wet we won't be so waterlogged this week.