09 December 2012
Here is the Bayteam Santa Rosa Holiday USDAA Trial.
I'm not sure why they look so grim. It seemed like we were having fun at the time. A long trial, a little bit grueling. A lot of classes, we ran Steeplechase and Jumpers in the dark on Saturday. All of us very tired by Sunday afternoon.
Otterpop was happy to run Saturday, not so much Sunday. She prefers the 1 day schedule, thank you.
Gustavo, on the other hand, needed a couple Sunday morning classes to get out his cuckoo brain, then did nothing but get more focused as the weekend went on. He looks a little tired and haggard in this nighttime jumpers run, but hanging on. He is more of a 2 day trial kind of guy.
We confirmed that he no longer can go near a teeter totter. Not at all. For reals. His teeter is gone, and I don't know when it will be back. This is pretty inconvenient in dog agility these days. This gamble, for instance, was sending to a couple of jumps then the teeter totter. I gave him an opening far away from it, then ran out. We had a nice time, but it sort of defeats the whole thing of "competition". We just ran around on a course then bailed when the buzzer went off.
He would like to stick with jumpers and steeplechase and things where the teeter totter isn't for now on. Maybe gamblers if the teeter totter is far away. This is ok by me. We'll probably take a little break from trialing. Maybe team small dog will just, Poof, and vanish.
by team small dog at 9:16 PM