Saturday, April 12, 2008

Dream Fields trial

The real Lucy is back! She was feeling great and ran well at today's trial, although we took no letters home with us today.

Advanced Snooker: The opening was designed for flow and went according to plan, but after #2 of the closing, a jump which faced the out gate, she took the red right after it -- tweet. But, as with Walter's non-Q snooker at the last trial it really was FUN! She was running so fast. What has come over this dog lately?

Advanced Jumpers: A nice run except she ran past one jump and my timing was really messed up at one point.

Starters Standard: Another nice run except after the dogwalk she got distracted by the nearby out gate causing a runby on one jump. She's definitely getting faster. I used to be able to keep up with her on straightaways; not so anymore! She had no dogwalk, teeter, or frame issues, yay! and her table was a happy tail-wagging one.

It was wonderful to see her running fast and a HAPPY fast at that, woo hoo! But, if only she would slow down so that my timing wouldn't be so off. ;-)


andrea said...

isn't it amazing?

we wish for speed then we realize what we are wishing for

sounds like a great trial

congrats :)

LucyandWalter said...

So true! Just like the old adage. Guess I gotta get my butt in gear. It's always us handlers who are lacking, never the dogs eh.

Elf said...

I like your phrasing "although we took no letters home with us today." Reminds me that that's all they are is letters. :-)


Elayne said...

Hooray for Lucy! You'll get your butt in gear and there'll be no stopping the pair of you.

Anonymous said...

congratilations ;)

Xsara ... said...

Hehe, you know you shouldn't wish your dog would slow down :) Maybe you should start working on your running to keep up with her!

Congrats on your great runs,