Cheryl Brown (TN) has been attending agility trials, but AKC and Teacup! She and the boys have been doing quite well. On May 5th, Cheryl wrote that Jackson had a very good weekend earning 36 more points towards his MACH.
This past weekend with two days of TDAA agility Jackson got 4 Standard Q's and 4 Games Q's (8 out of 10 Q's) and earned his TMAG10. Felix got 3 Standard Q's and 3 Games Q's and earned his TAM9. He needs 10 Standards and 17 Games (!) for his TACh5 and retirement. You should have seen Felix do the three distance challenges on the Call Direct Send course today. He's such a character. He did the Call (lead out past one jump and to the end of the teeter), he did the direct (tunnel, tunnel, jump, dog walk), and he did the send (about 10 feet to a tunnel). Jackson only managed the first challenge, the Call, and couldn't do the rest. Fee! Unlike Jackson who worries about where I am and what I'm doing, Felix just locks on and goes towards whatever he has decided to do (sometimes it's a wrong course).
|Molly & Pippin|
I've ventured out to some shows in the past month. Terry and I drove to Waterloo, IA, both Saturday and Sunday, picking up a point each day on Gina (a.k.a. Loteki Touch A Rose).
The next weekend I drove to Bloomington, IL to meet Janet Wallace and Meg Peifer at Meg's home. We drove down to Decatur, where I picked up a point on both Gina and Gibbs. Entries have been small at shows. I don't know if I can attribute it to high entry fees, poor judging panels or high gas prices or the combination of all three.
Terry and I headed to Leavenworth, KS, this past Friday to visit Dan & Marlene Edgerton. Saturdy morning we got up early and drove the hour to Topeka to show dogs. I showed Long Coated Chihuahuas first, with Gordita winning the Select Bitch award. Papillons followed about an hour later. I was thrilled to win BOB with CH Loteki Down The Garden Path over 4 other specials. This win completed her Grand Championship. I was thrilled. After the group, we headed back to Dan & Marlene's and enjoyed a low key evening at their home. The weather was perfect, the company wonderful and the dogs enjoyed playing in the yard, while we sat outside and chatted.Sunday morning, Terry and I headed home, skipping the Sunday show. When we arrive home, Danielle and kids were here. Stephanie, Clay and Sophia arrived about an hour later, with a Japanese Maple. I was thrilled as I have wanted one for several years. Clay & Terry planted it before they headed home. Danielle bought pizza for supper and then they headed home. It was a lovely weekend!