Sunday, July 11, 2010

Mayflower Corgi Club Agility Trial - July Edition

Whew! What a weekend! I'll keep the update short and super-sweet. First things first - it was a 4am start on Saturday morning - scratch that, it was a 3:30 wake-up call before we even left the house! Another Whew!!!

Teller was 3rd or 4th dog on the line for JWW - JWW is Teller's specialty (apparently) and he didn't fail me - even early in the morning pulling off a 2nd and Q for another JWW and his first multiplier! We had a 1st and Q in FAST with two (yes two) AWESOME A-Frames, then came out an hour later for our standard run and nailed another a-frame and a 1st and Q in excellent Standard. Yep - that's an Excellent QQ!

The Sunday courses were nice too - Teller had a good Standard run (but blew his a-frame contact) and managed a 3rd and Q in JWW...That's four Q's out of five runs - all four with placements! Go Wooie

I was impressed with the quality of Robert Kripaitis' courses all weekend. Both standard and JWW courses were challenging, but insanely fun too. Fast and flowing, they worked well for the big and little dogs.

This was also our last road-trip with the Saturn Outlook. It goes back on lease in a couple of weeks - to be replaced with another steed in the stable. I did note the irony as I packed/repacked/organized the rig on Friday night and tried packing things a little differently to see if I could better utilize the space :-). I'm nothing if not a through packer and a little on the Obsessive-Compulsive side! I will miss OnStar - it's been a helpful service, but unfortunately couldn't make another GM vehicle make sense from a dollar (payment or lease) or a configuration standpoint. Oh boy DO I miss those GM employee discounts!!! I also need more space without going up to a full-size van (cargo or passenger) or a Suburban - GM just lacks that flexible cargo/people hauler option. The Chevy Traverse (Buick Enclave/GMC Acadia) are the same platform as my Outlook - and I just can't get a third crate configuration that works on a semi-permanent basis. Farewell GM. I've enjoyed the rides - maybe I'll come back in another 3-5 years.

Anyhow - our runs from the weekend!

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