Well, he's back to coming in on the down signal and running out on the go-outs and coming right back in. Went to the building and worked for almost an hour. Like Ruger, he gets this look in his eye and I know its over. Fart.
Positive. He did nail the moving stand for the first time. Did not move at all during the exam.
Oh bummer. I was so hoping this would be a Q when I opened it. These boys just keep us on our toes. Are you showing tomorrow? Good luck if you are!
Yep, showing tomorrow. Man, I hate when he blows me off. He gets this look on his face and that is it. It was different when he was dealing with the security issues. Now, it's plain, let's blow Mom off. Makes me mad. He acted like he had never heard "sit" before. Took four sits before he finally sat!
I'm sorry, Susan ............ I hope tomorrow is your day!! Hang in there.
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Linda, Kona and Bo
Sorry about the NQ. Sending good vibes for tomorrow's performance.
I can't say Ruger really blows me off, he just gets in a mood where I can tell he just doesn't care, and I can see it in his eyes. He gives up trying and just does what he thinks he needs to do to get it over with.
Today was the first time ever in Utility that I had other Utility people ringside telling me how good Ruger looked. So I know we are making progress. Before it used to be, "Oh that poor girl" ... well, they didn't actually say this to my face but I know what they were thinking To actually have my fellow peers tell me he looked good.... it made my day!!!
Sorry about the NQ. Hopefully tomorrow things will be different. Hehehehehehe, I know what you are talking about the ringside behavior. When Belle was in Open, I swear I could hear those same vibes. And yet there were days when I had people chase me down afterwards and ask me to demo Belle's finish for their friends. (She does a really cute pivot on her left fore in a sitting position). And other times...well, if they could have sent condolence floowers, they would have.
You'll get there, and with style when you do!
Darn it. I hate it when they check out. I don't mind if they make mistakes but dang it, they at least better be trying or I'm not going to be a happy camper.
It doesn't sound like he blowing you off though. It still sounds like a confidence issue. This Utility stuff is tough on that little doggy brain.
Focus on the good thing...the moving stand. Take the accomplishments where you can get them. Eventually they all add up.
If you could have seen the look on his face, you'd figure he was blowing me off, too! Snot!!!! Now I can at least laugh at it but boy was I steaming Saturday! He does, he gets this look on his face, even when I work him every once in a while!Originally Posted by rottnlabs