Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Tunbridge Wells

Just a very quick update on Tunbridge Wells show as I haven't got any photos or videos. This is because Andy stayed home. His leg didn't heal properly due to the surgeon not stitching it properly and hence he ended up back in hospital as it was opening up and becoming infected. I am happy to say that it is now on the mend.

It was good to see old friends Jackie and Terry for their first camping trip of the year. That said I'm actually quite glad we chose not to camp as it was so cold. I didn't run my dogs at all well. Niamh did go clear in the KC qualifier but once again it was a very quick course with little handling and we ended up in 24th place. Just 19 places out of qualifying LOL!

I ran Zeki very badly and once again had a bad A-Frame. I did stop her and tell her that she was a bad wicked evil sheltie but then I failed to put her back over the A-Frame as I get too embarrassed asking the judge if I can do this. Oh dear I must get myself together on how I am going to deal with this properly in the ring.

I didn't walk one of her courses and the judge kindly held the class for me as I hadn't even realised it was up and running let alone about to close. We had a reasonable attempt at the course with a bit of a scary moment where I forgot to cue a turn and so Zeki went one way and me the other. By a miracle we ended up in sort of the right place and got 5th in the class.

I have to report that NN has had her first ever Agility ASBO. Her startlines have been deteriorating as I haven't trained them enough. Instead of sitting nicely her chin is almost on the floor and she has started quivering and shaking. All good because it means that she is keen but the downside is that I kind of knew she would break at some point. Being Niamh she did this in style and came thundering across the dog walk past me. I was rather shocked. Annoyingly she did a really wonderful dog walk but I did give her a little bit of "feedback" shall we call it as she ran past me so she kind of knew I wasn't best pleased! I took her out and asked the judge if I could reset her which he agreed to. I put her back on the startline and walked out to the dog walk again, this time she didn't budge so I released her back to find her toy in the bucket so she got a reward for not breaking. What a nice judge, thank you Roger Griffin! I did have to take a bit of stick from a couple of people for 'punishing' a beautiful dog walk. I agree with them; it was a tough choice but I can't stand to lose my startline.

So what with that and Zeki's A-Frame both my girls are on Agility ASBO's. Lucky I have a sense of humour and love them both so much :o)

1 comment:

  1. What a great picture of your ASBO big girl....!