Sunday, April 24, 2016

The Weekend Report: And We Did It!

Last time, when Jimmy earned his big MACH title, I started out by giving you mood music.  I think I'll continue the tradition with this, oh-so- classic.....(It will open in it's own window)....

This weekend was an agility trial given by the Potomac Valley Golden Retriever Club. This one is always fun and this time more so than ever!

On Saturday, we had a wonderful run going in the Standard ring, we nailed our dogwalk contact (always iffy!), kept the bars up and barreled for the finish line, only to crash the very last jump. Oh, No!

The Jumpers run later in the day was quite challenging, and, of course without our Double-Q on the line, we aced it! Sorry no video for that one....Here are Saturday maps...

Wonky dates on these maps, but they are the right ones!
We were right back at it bright and early Sunday morning.....again it started with Standard and this time we kept the bars up!

Here's the video.....

This was a 2nd place run, being beat by about one half of a second by our good friends, Gretchen and Twist.

With the pressure on, and a Jumpers course that was hard to remember, we went into the ring with a few extra nerves. I reminded myself to Stay Calm and Corgi On! and it actually worked! I had a few moments of really being in the moment and savoring the run! It felt like slow motion! I worked each jump, Jimmy did his part by keeping the bars up, and we had ourselves QQ#20!  And first place to make it even sweeter!

The video which includes our victory lap!

Such happy moments! Many, many thanks to my videographers Sandy and Darlene! I so appreciate your help!

Here is the customary photo that we all take with our titling judge...I chose to stand in front of the Smiley face that was on the wall. It truly was a smiling moment....Look at my grin!

Judge Sally Gichner

And when we got home, Jimmy had to endure a modeling session.....

What more can I say? What a great day!

Tracking Jimmy's PACH progress:
Very 1st Double-Q: Saturday 06/21/2014
QQ#20: 04/24/2016 (almost two years to the day since our MACH!)
Masters JWW legs: 35...MJP Title 01/25/15 MJPB 10/11/15
Masters STD legs: 32...MXP Title!10/24/14 MXPB 10/11/15
Double Q's: 20 !!!
PACH Points: 1542 (twice the number needed!)

AKC Nationals 2017: Perry, GA
Double-Q's: 3 (out of 7 needed)
Points: 176 (out of 550 needed)


  1. Wow! That looks like great fun! Congrats!

  2. Congratulations!!!!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  3. WAY TO GO!!!! Watched it last night on Facebook and watched it again this morning.

  4. Love the pictures, thanks for the post!

  5. Very impressive! I think everyone deserves a cheeseburger!

  6. Yay!!!! Congrats. You and Jimmy are a fabulous pair. You have so much fun and accomplish so much!

    As I listened to the "scene" with all the dogs barking and people talking loudly, I'm really glad that I haven't tried any kind of competition with Shyla. I think it might take years (or forever) before she could handle a scene like that.

    Way to go Jimmy!!!!

  7. Belated congratulations! Great runs and another title!


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