Woohoo! I'm celebrating here big time today! Both Fuji and Mata, entered in Open obedience at the trials, qualified today. A friend once told me there are 69 ways to fail Open obedience, so I never go in and assume I've got it licked even if they are doing well in practice! The weather was PERFECT for my girls-- grey, drizzly, and cool. Hunt test weather, basically-- it invigorates them!
I had Mata in Open A (where I belong w/ both since neither had CDX titles), and Fuji in Open B (so she was at a distinct disadvantage not having the experience but I needed to separate the 2 so I could handle both myself in the group out of sight sits/downs just in case none of my friends were available to help me). Regardless, BOTH did super! This was Fuji's 2nd qualification-- she did great yesterday but failed by anticipating the drop on recall, so that was no go-- BUT, she looked great (really happy and "chipper") again today and made the whole thing click! One more to go for title for Fuji.
And Mata... my 2.5 yo "baby" in the ring comparitively... FINISHED her CDX w/ a 2nd place and 188.5 (we missed a couple finishes of all things!)! She's now WindyCanyon's Northern Spy CDX RA JH. Now I'll have more time and incentive to work harder this winter on SH and TD training. Oh yea, and she's debuting in agility in 3 wks. No rest for that little girl! -Anne
WindyCanyon Girls, August 2014
Ahhh see? The sun was shining for you (even though it was grey and drizzly).
Congrats on a wonderful job by all. I can't imagine having 2 in novice or open. I'd be a wreck. Now 2 in utility would not be a problem.
<br /><br />Lydia, Murray & Essy in AZ<br /><br />Clear Creek's Mad About You CDX RE NJP OAP OFP ASCA CDX GSN RSN NGC TGO TNO OAC NJC HPN PS1 JHE<br /><br />Larkspur's Essence RE NAC TNN JHE
UCDX GRCH Dunn's Marsh Caleb of Waltona UDX3, OM3, RAE Canadian UD, RE
FallRiver's Micah of Waltona GN RAE, Canadian CD, RN
Whoo whoo!!! Big Congrats to you guys!!! That is GREAT!!! It is so nice to see them happy and chipper in the ring!
woooooooohoooooooo congrats to all
Nice job! Congrats on the new title too!!
I think all labs love the cool, wet, weather
Wow, that is so great! Congratulations!
Sharon, loved by Moose & Sky
Gorsebrook Jackson Triggs, CD, RN, WC, CGN<br />Kelrobin A Twist of Fate<br /><br />
"In moments of joy all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag." W. H. Auden
Linda, Kona and Bo
At the risk of being slapped by the conformation folks at LRC I hope next Thurs is a bit dreary in OR too! I have both the girls entered and Fuji COULD finish if she can hold it together. It'll be her first experience hotelling it though.....we need to drive over the night before since we have a 9 am ring time and it's a 4 hr drive. I also really had hoped they'd put Fuji after Mata as that jealousy factor helped alot, I think... but her number is one before Mata's unfortunately. I'm not sure if I can make her jealous enough by warming up outside the ring w/ Mata!Originally Posted by raian
Thanks everyone!!! I have Fuji's 11 mo old daughter who will be ready for rally before too long, so needed to get some of these CDX's out of the way here! It's been tough deciding who can go where and when... -Anne
WindyCanyon Girls, August 2014