Kodi and I had a three day trial this weekend in Grand Rapids. Overall, pretty darned good. Kodi earned her OM2 and her UDX2 and a whopping ONE OTCH point!! Keeping in mind of course that the #1 dog in the nation was there (Laura R's Sheltie Flare), so a win was unlikely.
Ever so gradually, the fronts are straightening out and finishes are better. A walk back from the DR today killed us (3 points off), but still got us a 3rd in Utility. I am still coming to grips with how geeked up to get Kodi in the ring. Too much and she gets too wild (TOTALLY blowing fronts...as in none whatsoever), and not enough, a walk back. Ah well, it is the journey that is the most important!
Now, if I could only get MY mind around footwork, not drifting into my dog, run-offs, and the transitions from slow to normal and then an about turn....and that there is not a dumbell in the dog's mouth on the Broad jump....(apparently I reached for a dumbell on the BJ on Saturday, got confused, gave the wrong finish signal, tried to give the right one)...which cost us 1st place against the #1 dog!!
Karen and the gang
BBI Kodi's Journey To Anotch (Journey)
BBI Kodi's Blackpowder Striker (Flint)
congrats on a nice weekend
"In moments of joy all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag." W. H. Auden
Linda, Kona and Bo
“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.” H. Keller
Very nice-- how old is Kodi?
WindyCanyon Girls, August 2014
Ann & Miles
MACH ARCHEX "Miles" (DOB 3/10/2006) UD RAE MXS MJS OF CW-OB3 CW-ARF CW-AR CW-ZR2 CL-1 (DOB 3/10/2006)
"Hartley" (DOB 7/21/2012) RN CGC CW-OB1
~your decisions are only as good as the information you base them on~
Lijah UD GO VER RE CGC TDI ASCA-CD (7/10 UDX, 186/200 OM1 pts, 9/100 OTCH pts + UB/OB wins)
Zen UD VER GO JH
Boaz JH CD CGC
Brie CD CGC
Tara (future amazingness!)