Well, another fab if crazy and surreal weekend. Luv'd this beautiful picture taken by a friend, who has one of those super duper cameras and wanted to try it out. Thank you for a super photo.
It was a crazy weekend for sure. Big won into grade 5, Zev won a grade 6 jumping, which was great for me as I watched the grade 6 mediums and some were so fast and whizzy, we went to check if he had scrapped in with a place and he had won it. It was a great boost. Rivi had some great results including a win, however in a couple of classes she back jumped a jump and I don't teach this. Analysis, she is getting so responsive and tight when I cue her to turn. She is literally doing it there and then and thus coming back over the jump! Her contacts are coming back after a spook at a previous show. (She froze on dog walk, a few dogs later the down plank had bounced out of its hinges!!!!!!!!!!!!)
Then in a combined 6-7 class she came 3rd, it was a fab course designed by Lee Gibson. The trouble with running his courses, they are so well designed and challenging and fast, you just wanna run it again and again. As they are just exhilarating.
That is why agility is additive, its the sheer thrill of doing well over great courses.
Zevman - endearing, passionate and opinionated. Perfect in fact . See Zev's web page for more information. by clicking on his picture.
Ag Ch Vanitonia Mister Big - Marcs tiny bundle of mega fun and attitude
The names Big - Mister Big ! See my webpage for more information on my adventures.
Dixie aka Nedlo Strictly Classic
A Small and Mighty.border collie who is definitely large if a bit tiny!
Rivi aka Nedlo Drives Me Wild - AWG
Christine's Rivioli - the one and only - unique.
Nuts aka Woodsorrel Drives Me Nuts
My Nuts - my beautiful border collie, who is my Forever Nuts...In loving memory
Storm aka Storm's A Brewing
My boy, who taught me so much. Thank you and miss you. Took me from Elementary to Novice, in his final year of agility was second overall for the Novice Classic and finished third in the final - DINAS 2004. In Obedience Storm took me from Pre-Beginner to 'A'
Wings aka Woodsorrel Bright Wings
Marc & Wings, a journey indeed - came to us with more baggage than a airport luggage conveyor belt, not that you would know that now :-) Grade 6 in agility with one agility win to Grade 7. Won the KC Novice Cup 2007 and Qualified Crufts Team 2011. Now retired to watch TV and herd to her hearts content.
Raz aka Woodsorrel Crazy Nut
Marc's crazy sweet dog – Obedience C only and Grade 7 - Championship level in Agility. Raz had floaters in his eyes that cause blurring since birth, which build up and cause the retinal detachment. At 6 he finally became blind in one eye and worsening poor vision in the other due to retinal detachment, which meant he was retired at 6 years old. It is amazing and a testament to Marc's handling that Raz did as well as he did. The problem is hereditary / CEA. Raz also has the occasional 'fit' and intolerant of any cereal ie wheat/maize.
Tri aka No spills Tri Thrills
Marc's girl - sorely missed - one fantastic season going senior and to the semi's before being retired at 3 years old - due to chroic hd/back and heart problems. That one year was a golden summer of agility, watching them run together was simply thrilling. Her previous owners had brought her from a pet shop, fortunately they rehomed her to us when she was a around a year old.