Monday, March 16, 2015

The Weekend Report: Nice Weather at Last!

This past weekend was an agility trial at my favorite location, the farm in Reva, Va. Saturday dawned wet and rainy which didn't bode well for a trial in a large barn. But as I made the long drive to the southwest, the rains tapered and then pretty much ended by the time I arrived. It remained a cloudy day but with a pleasant temperature. Walking around the grounds was very doable and I didn't even need the mud shoes I had brought. Sunday was a clear blue sky day, rather windy, but just gorgeous! After the nasty February/early March weather, it was a delight to be out in the mountainous countryside. Nothing has started to green up yet, but the sunlight was so uplifting and warm!

The judge for this trial is a Cardigan Corgi person who has been very successful with her Cardi. She's been to the big Invitational event several times. This was the first time I had run at a trial she was judging and I think it made me a bit more nervous. I wanted my Cardi boy to shine for her. And I think he did! We were successful in three out of four of our runs, with a first and a second place on Saturday (so, yes, a much needed double-Q!) and then on Sunday a first place on a tricky Jumpers run. Unfortunately, Jimmy's handler (moi!) botched the last run and pushed him to an off-course jump. Totally my fault and I felt so bad for robbing Jimmy of another double-Q!

Here is the tricky course from Sunday morning. It was the only video I got so I am glad it was a good one!


Tracking Jimmy's PACH progress:
Very 1st Double-Q: Saturday 06/21/2014
Masters JWW legs: 12...MJP Title 01/25/15
Masters STD legs: 15...MXP Title!10/24/14
Double Q's: 8
PACH Points: 639

AKC Nationals 2016:
Double-Q's: 1 (out of 5 needed)
Points: 111 (out of 600 needed)....
Masters Legs: 5 (out of 20 needed)


  1. That great you got in some good runs and glad the weather is being kinder. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. Wow! There was a lot of turns in that one! I would be so lost out there!

    Glad you had a nice weekend! The weather is looking up here too!

  3. Wow those look pretty complicated , have a great week :)

  4. SHE wouldn't have been able to keep that course in mind....congratulations!

  5. honestly I don't know how either one of you does agility! All the noise and distractions yet your pup is concentrating. LeeAnna at not afraid of color

  6. It's always the handler right? Congrats on those successful runs!

  7. Wow Jimmy, you are so quick! I luffs watching the videos of you flying around enjoying yourself
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  8. Wow, those runs look complicated! Congrats on the double Q!

  9. Sure looks like a difficult agility course. You must be a smarty pants
    Lily & Edward

  10. Those look tough! Congrats on the double Q!

  11. That's so awesome!! Good boy, Jimmy!!

  12. I agree finally some nice weather! Great video!

  13. I'm so loving the warmer weather
    Retro rover

  14. That is so great. I would love to watch that in action. And Horray for sunny days!!!!!

  15. It amazes me how you remember the Course for these trials!

  16. You two are such an amazing team! It's really fun to watch you.

  17. Nice run! I love Jimmy's weaves!

  18. Hi Jimmy
    Looks like you did a great job with your agility :) Milo & Jet


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