Well... here's the good - the last of our wonderful Christmas day with family from big to small, young to old(er) heheh, and what a great day it was for all!
Then we pulled out all the stops again, starting with steak. Some of you might remember what this is supposed to mean. Hmmmmmmnnnnnn.
Today I face the San Mateo County Fairgrounds gate as I try for my second leg of Novice A. Mom feels pretty confident that I will qualify.
We pass lots of doggies getting groomed for conformation classes. I barked at these. Not very polite.
I wanted to play with this cute young golden I saw! We finally found our ring, where the Open B classes were still going on. Here is "Dream" handled by Deedee Anderson. Dream won just about everything in 2008 that an obedience dog can get. Check out her heel position!
Here we are listening to our judge's instructions before we get a walk-through of the heeling pattern. It was very easy. Because my dad was taking movies, there are no stills of my (er... ahem, cough, cough) performance. Suffice it to say, it was furry distracted, although I tried my best. I did the heel-on-leash, the figure-8 and the stand for examination just fine. But my off-leash heeling went south when I was asked to halt and I didn't sit. Weird. And then on the recall, I kinda rolled my head around like I was looking for dad, so I didn't hear mom call me - I really didn't - I was looking somewhere else. On Mom's second call, I was disqualified.