It’s early August and we have beautiful weather for this weekend’s trial. Fortunately or unfortunately, as you may see it, this trial is indoors and air-conditioned. While it is cool and comfortable is it a bit depressing not being out in the nice weather. Additionally, since the ring has no spectator access or natural lights, photographs are not going to be part of this posting. I am lucky enough to get video of the runs. Nevertheless, with the trial being held at the K9 Campus in Randolph, which is a convenient 25 minutes from home, does have some redeeming features. Did anyone mention indoor plumbing?
- Colors (Regular) Level-4 – 8″
1st place – Qualifying – 0 faults – 23.63 sec.
Scraps was the fourth dog to run in the day and he seemed ready. The first run in colors was slow and smooth, which is a good thing. It gave Kathy and Scraps the time to call him away from going over and errant obstacle in the middle of the run and finish with a Q. So I think, the results haven’t been posted yet. Just got the results and we did get a Q and a 1st place.
- Snooker (Regular) Level-3 – 8″
Snooker was the second run and that ended early with a disqualifying whistle as Scraps went through two of the same colors in a row, and that is a “no-no.” Oh well, so far we are 1 for 2.
- Jackpot (Regular) Level-3 -8″
1st place – Qualifying – 47 points – 42.34 seconds
This was the last run I would watch before I drove home to walk Rags and get lunch. I was also filling in for Kathy doing leash running while she ran with Scraps so I was in the center of the ring as opposed to the door. maybe that was good luck because she and Scraps had a near flawless run. Fast, accumulating lots of points and having Scraps accelerate through the behind the red line obstacles in a quick sequence to complete this excellent run. Besides using my iPad to write this during the downtime between runs thanks to the excellent wi-fi signal here at the K9 Campus, I was also able to draw a little, so check out the tracing I did of Rags who waits patiently at home.
- Jumpers (Regular) Level-4 – 8″
1st place – Qualifying – 0 faults – sec.
Fourth run of the day seemed as if Scraps and Kathy were hitting their coincidental stride as the flew through the jumpers course slowly and in control to pull out a fast time. It’s like how a golfer can hit the ball further with a slow in control swing vs. a frantic powerful stroke that doesn’t go as far. Great run!
- Full House (Regular) Level-4 – 8″
1st place – Qualifying – 45 points – 33.32 seconds
Last run of the day being built and we should be out of here by 4:00 and home by 4:30. That’s nice considering we were here at 7:00. They got through this last run also fast, in control and with lots of points. Good finish to the day at 3:30 pm. Time for a nap, bottle of wine and to prepare to do it all again tomorrow.
Day 2 – Sunday, August 8, 2010
- Jumpers – Regular – Level 4 – 8″
Not Qualified – 11 faults – 47.25 seconds
- Colors – Regular – Level 4 – 8″
Qualified 1st Place – o faults – 20.71 seconds
- Wild Card – Regular – Level 3 – 8″
Qualified 1st Place – 0 faults – 27.00 seconds
- Jackpot – Regular – Level 3 – 8″
Qualified 1st Place – 43 points – 43.85 seconds
- Snooker – Regular – Level 3 – 8″
Qualified 1st Place – 38 Points – 43.56 seconds