Monday, July 21, 2008

GABOC & Cream City - July 19 & 20

Ruby had a very nice weekend despite all the rain. Her mom, on the other hand, got a lovely cold & sinus infection.

We had a Sanction A Match at Gary & Cindy's place on Saturday in the pouring rain -which may have contributed to my cold - for the Glenbard All Breed Obedience Club. I think they had enough dogs come to the line to get approved to hold AKC agility trials (yea!) now they have six months to get that worked out and hopefully host their first trial. They think that Naperville will be their trial site. :)

On Sunday we drove to Wilmot, WI for a day of agility with Cream City Canines. Despite the flooding that occurred in the rings on Saturday due to all the rain, the conditions weren't too bad and the club did a great job of filling in the mud holes with mulch and shavings. Ruby's Standard run was crazy but we were one of only three Excellent B 24" dogs that qualified on this course. Bars were dropping everywhere and there was a lot of potential for off-courses. Here is her run in the mud:

She was a very good girl, took 3rd place for her first MX leg and her jumpers run wasn't so bad either. She just dropped a bar turning for the finish and then I was VERY late on a front cross because suddenly Alissa was there with her camera and I was headed right for her. It kind of freaked me out and I'm sure the cold medicine made my depth perception a little off. Oh well, we had NQ'd by that point but she was a very good girl and tried her hardest. So we missed that first QQ by a dropped bar. Maybe Plano will be kind to us and I hear they pass out QQ pins! :)

Ruby will get a two week break from agility as I am leaving for Sweden to pick up her new little brother next Sunday. I'll be back on August 3rd with tons of pictures of the new pup. I'm really excited about seeing another country and bringing home this adorable little guy.

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