Saturday we finished the day zero for four. Silly things really, Teller deciding that taking a tunnel was more fun than stopping to take the table (good lord, what have I created?) and then taking an uncharacteristic (for him) knocked bar in JWW.
Kip had two solid runs on Saturday - in standard he got a bit of the lookie-loos and came around the panel after the teeter (R-W-F) - BUT I was impressed at how he went ahead of me off that line to the teeter. "Got it!". I pushed his weaves at the end of the run and he came out at pole 10 to take the dogwalk. OK, we've got a hole there in trial. I'll work on it. In JWW later that afternoon he was in a cookin' run and came out of the weaves in the same place - not once, but three times! I initially thought it was that we were heading to the wall, or pressure from the judge - but now I think it was something else entirely. He was exceedingly wound up, he was running beautifully and that last line was calling his name. And since he got to cheat in the morning, why not cheat in the afternoon. I'm not inferring malice, because that's not his personality in the slightest - I think the weaves were slowing him down and he wanted to GO FAST!
Sunday as always is a new day. Teller finished his weekend with career QQ #71. We're off for the rest of the month (except for that thing in Tulsa) so it was a good way to go out. Woo had an 11 point JWW run and an 18 point standard run - AND while he didn't go into his 2o/2o - he did pause and wait to be released on his dogwalk. I really needed that stop ahead of our trip west. I didn't get video of his JWW run - which was just smooth from start to finish, but standard is below.
|Kip got a new big-boy leather martingale collar.|
One of our trial friends made it for him this afternoon.
What a lucky-lucky golden retriever!
And the best part? Getting home early enough to meet some friends for a romp in the schoolyard before heading home to do chores, unpacking, laundry, dishes, etc. There was much making up for two long days in crates with retrieving, rolling in the snow, running around and a general sense of insane silliness!