I think it's time I got a new camera. I took lots of pics of all three dogs on our morning walk but didn't get any decent shots. Yup. May have to write a letter to Santa with a wish list.
I can't believe this is only photo she took
of me all day! Good grief!
We drove to Kelowna on Saturday just to see if the girl would be able to handle obedience in the barn. Agility isn't a problem. It's so exciting that she doesn't have time to worry. She's too busy having fun. But the slow pace of obedience allows her lots of time to notice all the strange and scary things around her. Much to my surprise, she handled it beautifully. We entered only two events, Novice Team (with Yogibear) and one Advanced run. We Q'd in Team and had a fabulous Advanced run. One little hiccup towards the end - she popped into a sit a split second before I was back in heel position on the moving down, walk around. Yup. We'll have to work those stays in lots of different environments. And I'll have to remember to say "stay." That always helps!
We had a great outing this weekend. On Saturday we drove to Armstrong and played agility in the big barn. I love going to Armstrong for agility. I get to play in the barn and I get to take lots and lots of walks around town with Diane. In between runs we did some Rally in a school yard. And we played "find-the-very-small-cookies-in-the-grass" game. All in all, it was lots of fun. I didn't even mind the strange room we stayed in at night. But I have to say that if that Diane doesn't pull up her socks, I'm going to trade her in for a new handler. Boy was she slow and sloppy. I had to guess what she wanted me to do. I heard her moaning about getting only one ribbon. Well. I hope she doesn't think that's my fault. I was brilliant. (Admittedly, I have one minor flaw. I still have a tendency to miss that down contact on the
dogwalk.) And who cares about ribbons anyway. I just wanna have fun!
My friend Sassy had a good time at the trial too. In true Border Terrier fashion, she found and ate many bits of horse poop as she moved around the courses. But she made her Cathy proud by running a beautiful, clean Advanced Standard course. Cathy got a ribbon and Sassy got lots of good cookies.
My name is Diane and I share my life with a Cardigan Welsh Corgi named Yodel. Yodel is my third Cardi and he is just wonderful. He is still quite young and doesn't know what he wants to be when he grows up. For now he is learning agility and Rally obedience. My previous Cardigans, Pekoe and Kiwi, were accomplished obedience and agility dogs. Maybe Yodel will follow in their footsteps.