Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Monday, November 11, 2013
Wow, it's been so long since I posted here. Funny how things just get busy and then snowball onto themselves over and over again. I never meant to abandon this blog, but it just got a bit forgotten among everything else, so it lay there dormant. Sitting here, I thought Is hold try to revive this, so I'm hoping this is the first of several posts to come. Forgive the quietness, I see there are still visits to the blog, and I'd love to indulge the readers in our new adventures.
So to catch up since where I left it at... Philip has earned two MACHs in AKC already! That's right, I said two :) He earned his first MACH in August 2012, and his second one just a week shy of one year later, in August 2013. Philip also earned his T2B title in July 2012, and T2B2 just this past weekend :)
Currently, we have 4 QQs and more than enough points towards MACH3.
End of the year is usually a bit sparse in trials for us as I get busy with holidays and stuff. I plan to use this time to recap on some fun stories from the last year though, and other Agility tidbits.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Good news - last weekend, Philip earned another Triple-Q and another Double-Q, bringing him to 6 QQs in a row (3 perfect weekends!), he was definitely on a roll. I gave him some delicious duck as a reward, and basked in the glory of my new-found awesome Agility dog!
Bad news - we went to another trial this weekend, and Philip decided that enough is enough, my crazy child was back in town! He did good in Jumpers both days, but failed absolutely miserably in Standard both days.
To demonstrate, a quick recap of today's Standard run - he started off by ignoring my plea for a two-on-two-off on the Dog Walk, though he did get the contact, so no faults called here. However (and I saw this coming, nothing I could do without the 2o2o), from there he ran full speed to the tunnel ahead, on the wrong side of it of course (that's W #1). Then, I did a blind cross out of the tunnel (who knows why, I think I was just out of it), so he stayed on the wrong side of me, running totally past the next jump (that's an R). He then back-jumped said jump before re-taking it (that's W #2). Immediately after retaking that jump, he took off away from me to the Teeter (W #3). I got him back on course yet again, we ran a coupe more obstacles, and again he ran off to a jump away from me (W #4). The rest of the run went smoothly, but my goodness, he really just went all out!
So he broke his winning streak, but I can't be mad at him seeing as he did 3 awesome weekends leading up to that!
Oh, he did get one more qualifying leg in Time2Beat though, so that was nice. We now have 48 points out of the needed 100.
Monday, February 6, 2012
Here are some of my favorite doggie themed ones. Enjoy!
Monday, January 30, 2012
However, I have some very exciting news that I just have to share :)
We had our first AKC trial of the year 2 weekend ago, and Philip started it off with a bang! He had his very first perfect weekend, which means that he qualified in every run we had (4 total), so he got 2 QQs in one weekend!!! I was so proud of him, but that is not all. Our second trial was just this last weekend, and we had entered 6 runs (the regular 4, plus T2B on both days), and Philip went 5 for 6! The only run he missed was the T2B on Sunday, but we still went home with 2 QQs (actually, one was a QQQ!) and a first place in T2B on Saturday with 10 points. My little man is on a roll!!!
So that's our exciting news, here's hoping that he continues this streak for a bit, it's such a great little pick-me-up while I deal with other not-so-fun parts of everyday life :)