Our only consistent Q is snooker in USDAA. This weekend we got TWO snooker Super Qs and I have never really realized this until this weekend and now I am pondering why it seems we are a good snooker team.
My thoughts go like this: I go into the snooker run with a different head, a little lighter in my feet, many alternative ideas if things don't go as planned, kind of a cowboy yahoo head, ready to wing it. I often have spots in my plans where I need to pull Stella in right to my side, as we keep moving eye to eye, which is a different kind of teamwork than say jumpers or even standard. But also on the other hand there are also these big catapulting releases--I hold her hold her hold her as we move together past those treacherous obstacle sirens calling to her and then send way out to grab something like a jet propelled flying monkey. But then, and I think this might be the crux of it and I don't know how to make this translate so nicely to those other things (standard or jumpers, gamblers will always just be a gamble) but Stella in snooker mode really is in that perfect balance zone between watching me intently while flash scanning for possible obstacles to grab and she has several gears and is so ready and up and so absolutely perfect with this collect-collect-and-go get it game. My sweet snooker dog!!