Saturday, September 27, 2008

GRCA National Specialty Recap....

What a week in Rhode Island...Here's a recap of our successes (yes, plural), some video and some pictures:

Sunday:
BEASTLY HOT for late September - well over 80 degrees and so muggy setting up the tents, crates, chairs, etc. BUT the club was wonderful and had golf carts helping us drag stuff out into the field....

Monday:
YGRC Agility. OK we confirmed that Murphy MUCH prefers indoor trials. Teller was outstanding in all of his runs - videos were hit or miss but I've posted his JWW run from Monday. No Q's and some baby mistakes but holy cow he's fun to run!!!

Tuesday:
GRCA Agility. Q and 4th place for Teller in JWW on what I'd consider a trappy course for novice dogs, lots of turns and changes of direction - super run, well under time and we had SOOO Much fun. No video though (bummer).

Wednesday:
Day off!! Well deserved too - I had 12 agility runs Monday and Tuesday (3 runs each dog, 6 runs a day for two days). I did some shopping and tried to give the boys some time to relax. Sister Diva took forth in BBE with Kara.

Thursday:
Our busy day!!! Teller started with AmBred with Graeme and made the first two cuts - was at one point in 3rd place but finished 6th (though I thought it was 5th) - out of a class of 30 I'm thrilled - way to go Wooie. As soon as he finished in the breed ring we ran (literally) up to the obedience ring for Novice B - another swing out of the park for my Woo - 189.5 and his first Obedience leg (first try). As soon as the class was pinned we raced off to the CCA where Teller (who was at this point finally tired) passed his CCA too!!!

Friday:
Rain like you wouldn't believe - seriously Warwick got over 2.5 inches of rain - it was SOOOO wet! We had rally first thing and they had moved rally to the side of the tent (where dogs had pottied all week long (and at the portie specialty the week before). Teller knocked another one out of the park with a score of 99 (one tight leash which was totally me fumbling with the leash on a right finish with my cast). He missed 4th place out of 80 dogs by a second...So proud of my Woo!!!

Saturday:
Pack up and drive home...Make videos and update the blog :-)

Thursday's Obedience Run



Monday's Agility and Thursdays AmBred Class:



Pictures from Thursday Conformation:


The Exam....



Gaiting...




The point...

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