Monday, 16 June 2008

A mixed weekend

A really weird weekend.....
Starting Friday at the Rescue dog of the year finals.

Herbie was his normal brilliant self, not only working really well, but also winning the grade 6-7 Rescue Agility Dog of the Year!!! Yippee. Below is a video of our run...

Sat (Newton Heath)

We had a Champ here. Firstly being my normal self, I didn't read the schedule, so didn't realise it all kicked off at 8.15am, so merrily walked down to the rings at 8.10am only to be faced with the hardest Champ jumping I have ever done!!!! Anyway walked it quickly, studied it a bit and then ran. I ran 45 (i think) and a went clear, and at that time was the only person to go clear inside the 35 sec time! At the end of the class I ended up in 4th place. I was really pleased as sooooo many people had been E'd. Next came the agility, again really tough, the main issue being off the A-Frame, over a wall (with very large pillars, which I don't think the dogs could differentiate where the wall went, many dogs mis-jumping it!) so you had to push them out and then try and get them through a gap it on a tunnel under the dog walk! We got round with only 5 faults, which we got as Herbie wanted to go back up the dog walk and not into the tunnel!!!! Any way at the end it transpired only 8 dogs out of 80 odd got round without being E'd, so we made the final!

We ran 7th out of 8 and at that point only 1 clear, so went out to get a nice round from him (which he did really well!), BUT stupid me slipped as he went to the weaves and pulled him past the first weave! I am so gutted, I really feel we had a good chance. Needless to say I will be investing in some decent running shoes!

Here is the video of the agility round and Final (jay forgot to tape the jumping ooooppps!!!)

After this Jay had his ABC Semi finals, sadly he got given 5 faults on the A-Frame (not sure this was correct?!) so didn't get through.


Sunday was a better day, Herbie and I came 4th in the Crufts singles, so got a couple more points.

Back to real life now.
Kittens are off to their homes next week, but Nugget still needs a home so she will keep attending agility shows with us. I will feel really lost without them! x


Ulla said...

Well done Leah on winning the DARL final!
Sounds like a good weekend for you all together :)

Paula said...

Shame about the Champ class Leah but the DARL final was superb.

Karen said...

Well done on the DARL final and Im gutted for you too was such a shame in the champ final :0( xx

Char said...

Ooh gutted for you in that champ final! A real 'if only' eh? Well done for winning the rescue dog final, there seems to be no end to the things that Herbie has achieved!

Hudsondoglets said...

Well done on the DARL final. Bad luck with the Champ, gutting.

I'm Helen said...

Well done to you and Herbie for winning the Rescue Final! Helen (and NO I cannot have a cat!)

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