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a weekend trial in our caRV Pearl

Whats the matter with me, am I getting blasé?
I just went to the club's website that put on last weekend's trial to double check the results for our records that Stel and I  actually Qed a wildcard run I thought we had... and I see that the two Q ribbons (wildcard and snooker) I failed to pick up were BLUE!
I always used to rush to get the results... Crowd around the table... Politely waiting for an opening to move in and grab the sheet... We have two shoe boxes jammed with ribbons. I know some people stop collecting the ribbons at some point. I've seen a couple people just take their stickers and put them in a record book... not even bothering with the placement colors except for them big milestone pretty ribbon triumphs. but i forgot to even go in and get a few of the stickers!

I guess I was more about just hanging and running this weekend than being actual results-focussed... A new friend made a place for me in her easy-up in a row of easy-ups of people I am in classes with and I guess people I have known from seeing them at trials, I am getting to know better. Even Stella had a little off leash playdate at the camp site... We did have a couple runs that felt spectacular!

For the record we Qed 8 outta 10 over the weekend. And I took home all our fourth and second place ribbons... evidently forgot the blues. BUT the weekend didn't start out pretty. The first run was Fullhouse and yeeehaaaaw hold onto your hat its all a blurr now and on our first standard run, second run of the day, more yeeehaaaaaw, my RDW sureshooter she blew EVERY single contact---it was shocking, down in a blaze-of-glory NQ.

And also... our last run, kicking myself, I thought about scratching her and I now know next time Stel looks down-in-the-tail, unenthusiastic about warming up to run, just to go with my instincts... I had walked that last jumpers course for a faster happier dog and was way ahead of where I thought I'd be and kind of never got in sync with her, we even had a freeze moment, but ultimately finished the course clean but overtime... it was clearly not fun for her, she was too beat (five runs a day both days is alot) or just fried.

Part of the reason for her frying might have been we overnighted in Pearl and it went down to around 30 during the night... she started at my feet with a sleeping bag over her, but woke up and came and curled up with me really snuggle bunny close in the sleeping bag. Poor girl. And then in the morning she was all territorial and edgy as everybody started arriving, like sleeping there and surviving the cold made it her place.

But, really, over all we had a blast. Some really great runs... and our snooker Q? we were the only 20 incher that Qed and yup, we got all sevens... fun!


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Apr. 22nd, 2013 09:00 pm (UTC)
I stopped taking ribbons a while back too. I do think you might be getting to the point where I am, and that's waiting for the BIG OL' FANCY Ribbon to put up on the wall. Still waiting (Razor is 6.5 sigh..)
For me now, and maybe for you too, it's more about improving that relationship, building skills and having A GREAT TIME... that always goes home with you, those great times... you don't get them from the ribbon table. :)
Apr. 22nd, 2013 09:18 pm (UTC)
improving that relationship...
it was really sweet, one of my newish trial friends commented on my FB today this:
"I was walking behind you two as you made your way toward your car at one point and was honestly struck by how "connected" you were to each other. I wish I had been able to take a picture.."
Apr. 22nd, 2013 09:23 pm (UTC)
Re: improving that relationship...
Can you take a picture of connectedness?

if you do, does it look sorta like this?

Apr. 22nd, 2013 09:55 pm (UTC)
Re: improving that relationship...
Apr. 23rd, 2013 01:32 am (UTC)
It sounds as though it was a really good weekend. I don't know about camping at car camping at 30 degrees.
Apr. 23rd, 2013 01:38 am (UTC)
We were toasty though
Apr. 23rd, 2013 01:46 am (UTC)
I'm ca-RVing again at Barto in may... Best when it's not too hot
Apr. 23rd, 2013 02:28 am (UTC)
someday I'll have to make the trek back east and Pearl & Trixie can side by side caRV at a trial with us.
Apr. 23rd, 2013 02:29 pm (UTC)
Yoga is always on my I need to do that list:) I am such a short limbed stiff unbendy person that I really struggle with it. But I keep it on the I need to do that list. Maybe when I get my SUP board I can do SUP yoga:)
Apr. 23rd, 2013 02:30 pm (UTC)
SUP yoga... catch the wave
heh heh
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