Saturday, September 26, 2009

Agility at Davenport, Day 1

Up at 4 a.m., on the road by 5. Met the Orange Bunch to caravan to the show site at 5:30. Arrived at show site at 6:15 a.m. Building opened at 6:30. All the folks who train with Smooth Sailin' Agility wore their orange gear. None of us could ever hide anywhere. We glowed like Rudolph in the fog.

Celebrated Rilda's status as deer-slayer by decorating her chair with a tanned deer hide and skull with antlers. People stare at us. I wonder why? Photographs were taken later with Rilda, hide, skull and her deer-bashed car. 

Ran JWW first. Nix dropped a bar. Rats. But just ONE BAR, nothing else. Our NQs are getting prettier and that was an incredibly FUN course.

Ran Std. next. You get done with the course a lot faster if you don't do all the jumps. On the other hand, Nix jumped back over the chute after he went through it so that should count for one of the missed jumps, right? And the other missed jump . . . well, um, video shows I didn't even INDICATE it so that shouldn't count either, right?

Ate cookies to ease the disappointment. Well, not ALL of these cookies. My mother taught me to share. There was a lot of disappointment-easing cookie eating among the Orange Bunch. Sigh. It's a good thing the cookie fairy baked yesterday.

Friends, dogs, cookies, what more do you need? Tomorrow is another day!


  1. Well I guess I would add Qs to that list, we didn't get any today either. Better luck tomorrow

  2. I'm just hoping there are cookies left! It was a great day!

  3. Qs are good, but cookies are REALLY good!! The chocolates were my favorite!!