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SCOR CPE Agility April 15, 2012, Rose Street Stables, Cream Ridge, NJ

April 15, 2012 was the first agility trial of the season for  Scraps and Rags.  They both finished up 2011 strong, but after after taking the winter off, we didn’t know what to expect.  Additionally, this CPE trial required a small road trip to Cream Ridge, NJ.  Horse country in Monmouth County just minutes off I-195.

Kathy and I are spoiled in that most of our trials take place at St. Huberts, which we can bike to if we elect. Cream Ridge was to be an hour and a half trip from home which means a 5:45 departure and a 5am wake-up, neither of which are our forte. Nevertheless, we did pretty well and were on the road at 6am.  The trip was only an hour and a quarter and we were there in plenty of time.

Nice thing about this venue at an indo0r horse ring is there is little to set up.  The less of your stuff that enters the ring the better.  The ring was dark, dank, dusty and dirty.  The floor is dry dirt mixed with horse manure making the entire day filthy.  It does detract a bit from it all as the filth is omnipresent.  It’s a big difference compared to the bucolic St, Huberts field at which we typically train and trial.

Who knew how the dogs would react?  Rags has never been in and around horses and Scraps ran in one horse ring years ago, but that was it.  Last winter we were taking class after class coming into the spring, but this year all we have done is get to St. Huberts and several occasions to practice.  From the get-go Rags looked go and lively in her first run having a minor case of the zoomies but she was running.  After that she never got her bounce and she went 0 for 5.  Scraps on the other hand, seemed distracted by the dirt floor and only had a few moments of good focus and momentum but somehow he qualified in 4 of his 5 runs.

We helped clean up the place and were on the road by 4:30pm after snapping a few photographs of the horses.  While traveling on I-195 to the Turnpike we noticed the Turnpike was totally backed up going north so we kept going west on I-195 and took Route 130 north home.  I think this was a wise decision as we noticed a ugly looking fire on the horizon while on Route 130 that was coming from the direction of the Turnpike.  This afforded us an opportunity to stop at a McDonalds and wash up a bit while picking up a little bite to eat.  It wasn’t until we got home that I was able to give the dogs a good bath before they jump all over our bed.  It’s good to be clean once again.

SCOR CPE Agility Dec. 10 and 11, 2011, K9 Campus, Randolph, NJ

Day 1 – Saturday, December 10, 2011

This was the last agility trail for Scraps and Rags for the year and it was quite a year in agility for the two of them.  We started 2011 with Scraps taking classes at K9 Campus with Linda Bogart.  After one series of classes I was able to get Rags into the class and from then on, we trained with Linda at both K9 Campus and St. Huberts in 3 or 4 series of classes with Scraps and Rags together.  Rags had just finished her second agility class at St. Huberts in the fall and without getting her into this class with Scraps, it was going to be an agility-free winter or Rags.  Fortunately that was not the case.

Rags’ training may have eventually taught her to do each obstacle, getting her to run is another ball of wax.  In addition, none of it compares to getting her used to performing at a trial with all of the distractions and none of the in-ring rewards.

Scraps on the other hand really learned to run in unison with Kathy this year.  Linda taught them the “switch” command and with that they seem to run as a much more fluid team.  Additionally, they have done a lot of work on handling skills, discrimination and weaves.  All of this makes Scraps a much better dog in the ring.   Though he is now a veteran and we have lowered his jump height in NADAC to 8″, he still loves to run agility with Kathy and their success continues to build.

Though this weekend at k9 Campus is the tenth and final trial of the year, we haven’t practiced too much in recent weeks and our level of activity with agility has waned quite a bit, so we weren’t expecting too much from this weekend.  All of our practice in the past several months has been outdoors at St. Huberts.

At the last trail Rags for the first time was finishing courses on an agonizing difficult and slow but almost consistent basis.  Knowing this was indoors, distraction-less and compact, I had some hopes that Rags could run the courses and with a little luck, CPE friendly course times and the enthusiast  handicap, we may squeeze out a qualifying run.  After all, Rags earned her one and only qualifying score of her life here in August.

I was able to walk Rags through the almost every course and she missed her qualifying score in Jackpot by 3 seconds even though she finished the 4 obstacle Jackpot distance test.  It was pretty easy.  Finally, by the end of the day  we pulled out a qualifying score in Wildcard in 33 seconds, 7 seconds ahead of the 40-second course time.  Compared to where Rags was during her first trails where getting her over the first jump was not always assured, we were feeling pretty good.

Scraps on the other hand was right a home on the fast, cushioned surface.  He didn’t sniff and was fast and nimble.  He and Kathy scored a perfect 5 out of five qualifying runs.

 

Day 2 – Sunday, December 11, 2011

K9 Campus is a very tight so the variety of course layouts was limited and I could get Rags used to doing and out and back loop.  We started off the day with a pretty good jumpers run but missed the time by 11 seconds but still lots of obstacles to go in and out.  She showed more promise though and as we went on and we got a “Q” in the next run, then the next run and then the next two.  Oh, my G-d, four out of 5 qualifying runs.  Well they were walks but they were qualifying.  And that I call progress.

Scraps for the second day in a row was flawless and got 4 out of 5 Qs.  He was heading down his nemesis the teeter for his 5th out of 5 Qs, but Kathy caught it right before it hit and accepted the disqualification for Scraps’ sake.  Nevertheless, it was a perfect weekend in our eyes.

After a great weekend like this it kind of gets you psyched to train over the winter and get set for next years’ season of agility.

SCOR CPE Agility August 6 and 7, 2011, K9 Campus, Randolph, NJ

Day 1 – Sunday August 7, 2011

This trial is half way through our agility season, and after the previous trail we were due for some better results.  This trial was being held in the indoor air-conditioned K9 Campus in Randolph, NJ.  We have taken classes there before and we are hoping the isolation of the agility ring from the rest of the crowd would help Scraps and Rags.

On Saturday morning Rags was the second dog on the line for FullHouse and she didn’t move, didn’t make it over the first jump.  Fortunately it wasn’t captured on video as there literally was nothing to see.  The rest of the day wasn’t too successful for her either but she never totally froze and the start again.

Scraps on the other hand did realty well on Saturday going 4 for 5 and only missing 5 for 5 by a little bit.  The compactness, tightness and subsequent, controlled slowness seemed to fit Kathy and Scraps’ style.

Day 2 – Sunday August 7, 2011

It was a pleasure coming to day two at K9 Campus.  It is about an equal 15-20 minute trip to our home and on this August weekend, it was nice going back indoors.  It rained at the end of Saturday and stopped part way through Sunday morning.  While it would not have severely impacted running a trial if this week was at St. Huberts, the fact this was at K9 Campus, made it so much easier.  Sunday was hot and humid outside, but inside there was a cool chill to the air.

Scraps and Kathy continued their solid performances with a perfect 5 for 5.  This made a 90% qualifying percentage for the weekend, matching their career best.

Rags on day 2 seemed a little bit more responsive getting better with each run and finishing strong on almost all of them.  This wasn’t captured on video, but by the third run of the day, Colors, Rags completed the entire course which is the first time she was able to complete a course during a real trial.  She went over course time by 15 seconds and got 15 faults and an NQ, but finishing a real course is a lot of progress for the two of us.  The next run was FullHouse and I used her enjoyment of the teeter to my advantage to craft out a course that I thought she would run , which got us through the game and got us 2 more points than the 17 we need at the remedial level I run her.  We went over course time by 2 seconds but the 2 faults that 2-second penalty generates brought use down to 17 points which was exactly enough to qualify.   It was Rags’ first qualifying run of her career.  Wow.

With Scraps going 9 for 10 and Rags miraculously getting a Qualifying run, first place, I have to say it was a successful weekend.  Back to class atSt. Hubert’s on Monday night to practice up for the remaining trails at that field for the rest of the year.  Stay tuned, let’s see if Rags can get it together outdoors.

SCOR CPE Agility June 4 and 5, 2011, St. Huberts, Chatham, NJ

This is the third trial of the season for Scraps and Rags and our first CPE.  This tends to be easier for Scraps as making time at higher levels isn’t such an issue. For Rags these subtleties do not matter as she is still totally overwhelmed by everything going on to actually run a complete course.

This was really nice weather for a weekend of running in trials.  Saturday was cloudy with no threat of rain and no wind.  It wasn’t hot and it wasn’t cold.  Sunday was just as nice.  It was a comfortable and enjoyable weekend at the trial.

Day 1 – Saturday June 4, 2011

Full House

Scraps – Level 4 – 8″ – Qualifying 1st Place – 28 points – 36.47 seconds (40 sec gametime)

Rags – Level 1 Enthusiast 4″ – Eliminated

Wildcard

Scraps – Level 4 – 8″ – Qualifying 2nd Place – 0 faults – 33.15 seconds (38.00 SCT)

Rags – Level 1 Enthusiast 4″ – Eliminated

Standard

Scraps – Level 1 – 8″ – Qualifying 1st Place – 0 course faults – 26.98 seconds (61 SCT)

Rags – Level 1 Enthusiast 4″ – Eliminated

Jackpot

Scraps – Level 4 – 8″ – Not Qualifying – 1st Place – 33 points 44.71 seconds (55 second game time)

Rags – Level 1 Enthusiast 4″ – Eliminated

Jumpers

Scraps -Level 4 – 8″ – Qualifying 1st Place – 0 faults – 27.42 seconds (42 SCT)

Rags – Level 1 Enthusiast 4″ – Eliminated

I took relatively few photos during the trial.  I was preoccupied with Rags and Barry Rosen was taking photos, which you can see here so check those out. I didn’t  take any photos on day 1 and only a few on day 2.  I did draw a few photos on my iPad during the trials so that’s all I have of Scraps and Rags.

50% of Profits From Sale of My Photos Will Be Donated To St. Huberts – To view videos of Scraps and Rags’ runs or photos taken of other dogs or to purchase downloads ($0.99/download), prints or other items go to my SmugMug photo gallery links below.  Fifty percent (50%) of all profit made from the sale of any items off of SmugMug will be donated to St Huberts, so get great photos of your dog and support St. Huberts.

Day 2 – Sunday, June 5, 2011

Full House

Scraps – Level 4 – 8″ – Qualifying 1st Place – 30 points – 34.43 seconds (40 SCT)

Rags – Level 1 Enthusiast 4″ – Eliminated

Standard

Scraps – Level 1 – 8″ – Qualifying 1st Place – 0 course faults – 38.46 seconds (67 SCT)

Rags – Level 1 Enthusiast 4″ – Eliminated

Wildcard

Scraps – Level 4 – 8″ – Not Qualifying  – Missing information

Rags – Level 1 Enthusiast 4″ – Eliminated

Colors

Scraps – Level 4 – 8″ – Qualifying – 2nd Place – 30.88 seconds (41 SCT)

Rags – Level 1 Enthusiast 4″ – Eliminated

Snooker

Scraps – Level 3 – 8″ – Not Qualifying 1st Place – 10 points  – 34.73 seconds (50 SCT)

Rags – Level 1 Enthusiast 4″ – Eliminated

SCOR CPE Agility October 2-3, 2010 Lewis Morris Park, Morris Twp., NJ

After a week of rain, the Saturday of the trial proved to be great weather where it was nice and brisk but with lots of sun so it was a great day for a trial.  The dogs seemed ready to run.

Scraps was the 7th dog off the line for the day and he was ready to run.  Kathy and Scraps ran a nearly flawless run.  Scraps aggressively did every thing he was told to. Unfortunately he wasn’t told to do the A-frame twice because we came in third place with a “Q” by three points. We could have used those five points, a little gripe but in any case, it was a great run.

Though Scraps ran through the wrong end of a tunnel in the second event, the faults weren’t enough to disqualify him and he achieved a “Q” in that run which was a nice surprise.  That was our last “Q” of the day as Scraps lost focus for the other 3 runs.  He had his nose to the ground which wasn’t a good thing.  Additionally he was having real trouble with the weaves.  We will have to see what day 2 bring for us.

  • Fullhouse 8″ Level 4
    Qualified 32 points  3rd place  39.28 sec.  (40 sec. game time)
  • Standard 8″ Level 1
    Qualified 5 faults 2nd Place  41.64 seconds (64 sec. SCT)
  • Jackpot 8″ Level 3
    Not Qualified 20 points 3rd place 60.86 seconds (53 sec. game time)
  • Colors 8″ Level 4
    Not Qualified 35 faults 2nd place 41.30 seconds (39 sec. SCT)
  • Wildcard 8″ Level 3
    Not Qualified 10 faults 3rd place 51.42 seconds(46 sec. SCT)

50% of Profits From Sale of Photos Will Be Donated To St. Huberts – To view a slideshow of the photos taken or to purchase downloads ($0.99/download), prints or other items go to my SmugMug photo gallery links below.  Fifty percent (50%) of all profit made from the sale of any items off of SmugMug will be donated to St Huberts, so get great photos of your dog and support St. Huberts.

Day 2 – Sunday October 3, 2010

Sunday morning felt a lot like Saturday morning, just a tad drier and a tad warmer.  Nevertheless it was cool and brisk outside but without a cloud in the sky it was scheduled to be a beautiful day and it was.  Clouds rolled in by 6:00 when we rolled out with the entire crew but the weather was choice all weekend long.

With Rags having week 4 of agility class at 10:15 I missed Scraps’ second run which he qualified on.  I missed it and we have no footage.  I did get back in time for the runs 3 – 5

  • Jumpers 8″ Level 4
    Not Qualified 14 faults  2nd place 43.57 seconds (39 sec. SCT)
  • Fullhouse 8″ Level 4
    Qualified 29 points 2nd place 38.55 seconds (40 sec. game time)
  • Standard 8″ Level 1
    Qualified 0 faults 2nd place 29.68 seconds (62 sec. SCT)
  • Snooker 8″ Level 3
    Not Qualified
  • Colors 8″ Level 4
    Qualified 0 faults 2nd place 35.69 seconds (37 sec. SCT)

For the weekend Scraps went 5 for 10 but it was a struggle except for 2 really good runs but it was a real comfortable easy and enjoyable weekend at the agility trial.  Kudos to Mary and Pat from SCOR and all the volunteers for the the fun time!

SCOR Agility August 7-8, 2010 K9 Campus, Randolph, NJ

Scraps is liked a caged gladiator ready to go.

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

Drawn during the trial with my iPad using Art Studio app.

SCOR Agility Sept. 26-27, 2009 Chatham, NJ

It’s a cool morning at St. Huberts for the CPE, SCOR agility trial.  At least it is dry and comfortable but the clouds in the sky are an ominous reminder that tomorrow is slated to be a cold wet day.  Kathy drove to the site and I biked so she got here at about 7:30 while I got here about 7:45, replete with pasteries from the Swiss Chalet.
Jackpot – Level 3 – 8″
We we the first dog to run in Jackpot, level 3 after a quick course change and run through.  Kathy just got Scraps to crap and piss before the run.  Scraps got off fast with a few jumps and then got the zoomies going through a tunnel like 6 times.  We almost got the 20 points in the first part of the course and then when the buzzer sounded Scrpas knew what to do.  This included a jump, teeter, tire and jump at a distance and he was on course to complete it but Kathy beckoned Scraps iff the teeter and he listened.  We ened up with 31 points and an NQ.  Who knows how they access points in this event.
The next  event to run was standard which we didn’t compete in since it had a teeter.  This gave me enought time to watch a little of it, video tape Shamus, the wild naked Chinese Crested, bike home, walk Rags, bike back to St. Huberts and make it back to still see the last 30 runs of Standard.  We ran our first run around 8:45 and probably won’t hit this run until 2:00pm.  This is a pretty long break.
Colors Level 3 = 8″
At 2:15 we finally ran our second run which was Colors and the course Kathy selected was the red one that had weave poles instead of the teeter.  While Scraps didn’t run through the poles perfectly on the first of the second attempt he did eventually get them and I assume on the way to a “Q.”  We will have to wait for the final judges score.  The result is in and we qualified and came in first place.
3rd Game:Level 3 8 Inches
Scraps was quickly “Thank You’ed” of the course after going in and out of tunnels wrecklessly.  This was his nemasis all day.  Not know what to do next so he would gravitate to his most accessible tunnel.  It hurt him in this game.  He was able to get by in others.  Needless to say, we did not qualify in this event.
I went for a nice long bike ride between this and the last run of the day.  I brushed through Chatham, Harding, Long Hill and Morris Township and back again.  In total, I rode 32.5 miles during the day between commuting back and forth to the trail and joy riding.  I’m nicely pooped as I compose this.
Last Run – Level 3 – 8 Inches.
Once again, Scraps was wreckless but CPE have forgiveness in many of its games if you know how to adapt and Kathy and Scraps adapted this run all the way to a first place victory with another “Q”.
For the day we were two for four with two first place runs.  Scraps is fast for his size so if he qualifies there is a good chance he will also get a first place ribbon.  In was on my bike at 5:30 on the way home making it home by 6:00.  Eating Macho Nacho for dinner and finishing up a bottle of Cotes du Rhone from the other night.  Kathy’s passed out on the couch at 8:30 as I blog and we do it all again tomoorow. It looks like it will be wet but not soaking rain all day. I have a feeling it’s going to prove to be an experience.

It’s a cool morning at St. Huberts for the CPE, SCOR agility trial.  At least it is dry and comfortable but the clouds in the sky are an ominous reminder that tomorrow is slated to be a cold wet day.  Kathy drove to the site and I biked so she got here at about 7:30 while I got here about 7:45, replete with pastries from the Swiss Chalet.

Jackpot – Level 3 – 8″

We were the first dog to run in Jackpot, level 3 after a quick course change and run through.  Kathy just got Scraps to crap and piss before the run.  Scraps got off fast with a few jumps and then got the zoomies going through a tunnel like 6 times.  We almost got the 20 points in the first part of the course and then when the buzzer sounded Scraps knew what to do.  This included a jump, teeter, tire and jump over the line, at a distance and he was on course to complete it but Kathy beckoned Scraps off the teeter and he listened.  We ened up with 31 points and an “NQ.”  Who knows how they access points in this event?

The next event at the trial was Standard which we didn’t compete in since it had a teeter in it.  This gave me enough time to watch a little of it, video tape Shamus, the wild naked Chinese Crested, bike home, walk Rags, bike back to St. Huberts and make it back to still see the last 30 runs of Standard.  We ran our first run around 8:45 and probably won’t hit this run until 2:00pm.  This is a pretty long break.

Colors Level 3 – 8″

At 2:15 we finally ran our second run which was Colors and the course Kathy selected was the red one that had weave poles in it instead of the teeter.  While Scraps didn’t run through the poles perfectly on the first or the second attempt he did eventually get them and I assume on the way to a “Q.”  We will have to wait for the final judges score.  The result is in and we qualified and came in first place.

3rd Game – Level 3 – 8 Inches

Scraps was quickly “Thank You’ed” off the course after going in and out of tunnels recklessly.  This was his nemesis all day.  Not knowing what to do next so he would therefore gravitate to his most accessible tunnel.  It hurt him in this game.  He was able to get by in others.  Needless to say, we did not qualify in this event.

I went for a nice long bike ride between this and the last run of the day.  I brushed through Chatham, Harding, Long Hill and Morris Township and back again.  In total, I rode 32.5 miles during the day between commuting back and forth to the trial and joy riding.  I’m nicely pooped as I write this blog.

Last Run – Level 3 – 8 Inches

Once again, Scraps was reckless but CPE is forgiving in many of its games if you know how to adapt and Kathy and Scraps adapted this run all the way to a first place victory with another “Q”.

For the day we were two for four with two first place runs.  Scraps is fast for his size so if he qualifies there is a good chance he will also get a first place ribbon.  I was on my bike at 5:30 on the way home making it home by 6:00.  Eating Macho Nacho for dinner and finishing up a bottle of Cotes du Rhone from the other night.  Kathy’s passed out on the couch at 8:30 as I blog and we do it all again tomorrow. It looks like it will be wet but not a soaking rain all day.  I have a feeling it’s going to prove to be an experience.

Day 2 – Sunday, September 27, 2009

As predicted by the weatherman, today turned out to be a wet day so we are trying to minimize our exposure.  We arrived at around 8:00, missing the judge’s briefing and the walk through for the first event jumpers.

Jumpers – Level 3 – 8″

It was only misting when we left the car with Scraps which left us 15 minutes to watch some runs, get Scraps warmed up and run the jumpers course.  It all happened fast which was good. We got on the course at 8:30 and Scraps ran with some good focus.  He had one off-course fault when he veered left over a double jump he was supposed to pass.  Other than that, Kathy and Scraps were smooth and clean and I don’t think the one mistake will hurt our chances of getting the “Q” in this run.

After the run, we had Standards to wait through so I took Scraps home to wait in the warmth and dryness of the house and I will head back to the agility field around noon when Scraps is scheduled to run next.  Since I got home it rained a little harder but the weatherman says it should not rain too hard all day.

I got back there in time to witness Scrpaps once again not being able to differentiate between going into a tunnel and going onto another obstacle.  This time he chose the tunnel leading himself and Kathy path of failure and an “NQ.”

Kathy salvaged the 3rd run of the day by saving Scraps from prematurely going on the table and disqualifying himself.  It is really close, but after that save she and Scraps went on the complete the course and get a 3rd place qualifying run.

Finally in the last run of the day and the weekend, Scraps missed the first jump, the Judge missed the miss and called out “One.”  Kathy went back to correct the miss but Scraps took the jump backwards and quickly got whistled off the course by the judge.  Thank you very much!

For the weekend we got 4 qualifying runs out of 8 and while considering we were running at all level 3 and day 2 we had rainy weather, it not all that bad.  We came home Sunday at 5:00, nice and early considering we were there until the entire site was cleaned, to have a Gindoff platter and a Giant shutout of Tampa Bay on the DVR.  By the way for Kathy’s sake, the Yankees clinched the Eastern Division title with a win of Boston.  With Monday off  from work, its is a nice night-cap on the whole agility weekend.