Monday, July 28, 2014

The Weekend Report - Three Out of Four Ain't Bad

Before I launch into my main post, here's a reminder about my Jones Natural Chews giveaway. Leave a comment on that post (not today's!) to have a chance to win some truly delicious treats for your dog. I'm pulling the winner sometime tomorrow so don't miss out!

OK....moving on to today....

My title came to mind from this Meat Loaf song. It has nothing to do with my post except for a similar title, but it will give you a good earworm for the day. That's always good mischief!

This weekend was the agility trial given by the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of the Potomac. It was a lot of fun. Great judges who designed fun, flowing courses, corgi friends I hadn't seen in a while, and even a blue merle Cardigan puppy. SQUEE!!!

Jimmy and I had quite a bit of success. Three Q's and 71 more points. Both of us are loving running in the 8 inch class! Jimmy is happy because he makes less mistakes, and I am happy because I can now run the course for a more efficient line and not a line that helps keep the bars up.

Jimmy earned first place in both of his Standard runs. Here is Saturday's, the only one that was videoed (thanks Melissa!)....




We also qualified in Jumpers on Saturday, giving us double-Q #3 toward our PACH. It was a speedy run, but we could not beat a Sheltie that was a full 4 seconds faster. So, it was good for a 2nd place ribbon. Sunday's Jumpers run had a bar down, which was 100% my fault! I changed my handling plan in mid-run, for no real reason, and badly botched a rear cross. Jimmy had no idea what I was trying to tell him to do and crashed the bar. Sorry Jim, that one is all on me!



Sunday's maps for you agility addicts out there.....



I was definitely the mischief maker this week! We would have had a clean sweep if I had just stuck to my original plan! Oh, well, I'll try harder next time!

Tracking Jimmy's PACH progress:
Very 1st Double-Q: Saturday 06/21/2014
Masters JWW legs: 3
Masters STD legs: 5
Double Q's: 3
PACH Points: 194

21 comments:

  1. Still a great job despite the human error! ;)

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  2. It's always the handler right? I'm surprised you have any more space to hang ribbons!

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  3. HI Jimmy
    Looks like you did a pawesome job at your agility competition :) All those ribbons are very impressive. Milo & Jet

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  4. Sometimes humans just have a habit of thinking too much or too little at the wrong times.

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  5. Well done to Jimmy and never mind we are sure next time mum things will go better. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  6. Congratulations!! It looks like you guys had fun!! :D

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  7. I am speechless! that was pure PAWsome goodness right there. Impressive!! Loved watching, thanks for sharing!

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  8. Sounds like a profitable weekend to us! Congratulations.

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  9. Well done and such pretty ribbons! AND a blue Merle puppy!?! Doesn't get much better than that!

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  10. It's always our fault, isn't it? ;)

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  11. Crikey ... Well done to everyone!! What a bunch of clevers you all are and you were having fun too!!!

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  12. Congrats! I immediately thought of Meat Loaf when I saw the title : )

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  13. What great fun! Congrats and thanks for posting the runs, always helps when I can set up bits and pieces of other courses!

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  14. Three out of four is pretty darned good, if you ask me. Great job, Jimmy!

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