07 July 2013
USDAA weekend, a much better way to celebrate Fourth of July with no extra added explosions.
First of all, Gustavo won him some Snookers and Jumpers with awesome runs. He did a table in Standard, and got up on the teeter totter a couple of times with refusals, and a couple of times he just manned up and teetered like a big boy. He picked up quite a few Qs, which can be a rare occurance in our lives, and had some fun Masters Challenge runs.
Pretty much, those are the funnest things to run. I think those are our new focus. The other stuff is kinda, sorta, blah. Masters Challenge, way more funner. And snookers with the triple tunnel whirlpool of death. Those are good times, too.
His focus wavered in and out throughout the weekend, and by the end of the 2nd day his battery seemed pretty fried. I think he needs to stick with his more minimal class plan. I'm happy he could do some teeter totters, and even a table. He is very fun to run when he's going at top speed, and listening at the same time. I wish he could eat more protein. Dogs should be paleo. He's a wispy little vegan who gets a teaspoon of cottage cheese for a great big treat.
He didn't make it to the table in his other plain standard class. Because I went off course. I had 2 major mental disasters over the weekend, that was one. Way, way, way off course, to the other side of the earth. All the way to the giant wall where the White Walkers eat children in the snow. That was weird. And that was my first Game of Thrones reference. I am on episode 3. It's a little confusing. Many guys in beards. It was still a fun run.
The other was when I got moved up earlier in a run order, except nobody told me. I went panic running into the ring with multiple people yelling at me and me all deer in the headlights as to why. That run went pretty crappy because my brain got stuck on the yelling and I was unprepared. I was in a pissy mood for exactly 32 minutes afterwards because it was my friends that moved me without telling me. Then I was over it. Shake it off. Next time a crew of yellers start yelling at me, I'll be ready for them. Just you wait.
Otterpop won her gamblers. That's all she had to do. She ran fast. I keep track of her gamblers Qs. She has a lot. This is a fun thing to keep track of. I write them down in pen on various scraps of papers and throw them in a box. This is called record keeping. I ran her in Grand Prix, too, she was kind of blah about that one. I ran her sort of twitchy. She just likes gamblers. Maybe some Masters Challenge and I'll tell her it's gamblers.
It was a nice change to go to a dog show where we had more ups than downs. I don't know if it's a trend. Wouldn't that be a nice thing? I don't think I have enough good karma to ensure this. So we will get up early and go practice tomorrow. Like we always do on the Monday after a dog show.
by team small dog at 8:12 PM