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nyc has some beautiful beaches
Yesterday Razzle attended his first agility trial at Sugarbush (he loved being among all those very exciting dogs) and also experienced his first hose spritzing (that I know of tho very likely Jan exposed the pups to that too!) and the main reason we went: had a grand family tumble and biteyface reunion with his beautiful brother Gambit and stunning sister Phoenix!! It was so cool to see it dawn on them suddenly--glint in the eye recognition!! Wheeee!!!
Bronagh had a great steeplechase Q run with Stella who was a little stressed at first but B hung in there and Stel rallied and poured on the speed to make up for the first set of weaves and the last set were in fire!! The reactive dog that fried Stell the last to
E they ran together was there, but we were proactive.
The day got even hotter so in the final run when Stell popped out of the weaves on the tenth pole and was pokey shutting down B made the right decision and just went on without worrying it and it was a glorious happy finish. I attempted snooker--it was a really weird one--and got an off course before the third red. Had a party and left the ring. I really do want her to grab jumps more so yeah reason for a party. We were in so not very competitive mode. Really just there for the pup reunion and B to meet the pups and peeps.
Razzle is going everywhere with us. Our four page puppy class check list for socialization is just about full now. And he's doing great!! Just fantastic. Easy boy! Likes his xpen and now also his crate, is an excellent traveler and is making headway with playing with Stella--they are figuring it out.
I'll get some pictures up a little later.
upload fail---flickr and LJ not talking again it seems
(Sorry Pictures won't load for me - so hmmmm eventually pictures at some later date)
But we DID IT!! Me, B, and Stella Roo Roo Roo Bear!!
We earned our C-ATCH this weekend!!!! Yay TEAM STELLA!! (Bronagh and I started training her together even though everyone told us two different handlers would be a bad idea and then she went off to college two years ago and just ran her summers so this year my plan was during the year to get her as close as I could so Bronagh would put her over the top when she came home and voila!!!)
I had so much fun watching them run together--so proud of the three of us.
I am not sure why but I felt like crying as we drove out of Brooklyn this time And Stella was really unusually anxious about being left behind...
We are in austintown Ohio this morning moving slow Before we hit the road we will stop for pancakes at the Cracker Barrel one of B's favoritest things
I will I really will get around to posting Penny/Rosie's How I got into Agility entry challenge... eventually and also I still plan to write that bloggers day Backyard Entry. Yeah i'll catch up. Next year probably. We have a very important brunch bridal shower to go to in a few minutes and then a trial to get ready and head to with a snow storm coming... Yup. No agility training for three months (except a one day seminar and yesterday's off leash in the park five minute stickintheground golf caddy weaving) and we're flying by the seat of our pants into this one... B runs the first day and I'll take the second - yep, wildass way of closing out 2012.