02 September 2012
USDAA Western Regional, day 3, I think.
It's all kind of a blur now. It was a busy and long day and I ended up working every class, so there was no lollygaggying or gallavanting photo taking.
Steeplechase Finals involved a very exciting and dramatic off course tunnel. Yay Gustavo! Let's just say no one else figured out how to get to this off course tunnel. So that was a special moment. There will be videos. I wanted to win. But we got an E.
I will say he was fast and focused and running great, with that exception. Gave me a heart attack by not holding his startline on a pretty tricky start but we muddled through. With our E.
Jumpers also featured an off course tunnel. But according to reliable sources, I did some really crappy handling job right there in front of it.
Between me and him, I'm not sure we'll ever learn. I am trying. He is trying. He has been running beautifully all weekend, so I am choosing to focus on that.
Focusing. Choosing. Hard to focus. Focusing on ice cream now.
Otterpop had a couple nice runs. She won gamblers, after a bit of a run in with an elderly, overzealous leash runner who dared enter her personal space bubble. Jeez, Otterpop. We had a fun standard run on an awesome course, although fast running can come with a price of a missed contact every once in a blue moon with her, and last night was a blue moon. Oops. She has Grand Prix finals tomorrow, I hope she decides to be in a pleasant mood.
I am working on not being embarrassed by suckiness in runs. Shaking it off. One more day to try harder tomorrow.
by team small dog at 7:15 PM