Mary Gail Holcombe (MS) and Rascal had a grand time at the Mandeville, LA show this past weekend. On Saturday, Rascal placed 2nd in Open B with a 197. Mary Gail writes, "We were in a run-off, that I had no idea we would be in, and won it!! Woo hoo, was I proud of this boy!!!
On Sunday we did not do as well, but he qualified. I was so pleased with the fact that I believe he is becoming more comfortable in the ring and more consistent in his performances.
There was something in the motel room that was bothering his eyes - maybe cleaning products or something. By Sunday he had runny eyes and was squinty in bright sun or indoor glare. I think this contributed to his problems on Sunday because he always tries to do things right.
We were also in Wild Card Utility on Saturday. He messed up on his signals, but that was all. We are still working on distractions in new places. Looking for more matches and wild card classes!! Rascal had very positive comments from the judge after the class. She pointed out our weaknesses and said that we were "real close" to being ready."
Rascal is a littermate to Cheryl Geer's Jackson and Donna Scott's Tug. They are half brothers to Ann Jackson's Nito. Their dam, Loteki Royally Outrageous produced two litters of 5 puppies. Nito is out of the first litter sired by CH Cadaga Civil Suit At Involo. Rascal, Jackson, Tug and sister, CH Sequin (owned by Dan & Marlene Edgerton) are from Flannery's second litter sired by CH Loteki Just Be Civil, who is sired by Civil Suit. This is what I feel breeding is about consistent breed type, both in looks, work ethic, and intelligence. I am very proud of everyone of these guys!!!