Jamie retired from the obedience and rally rings in 2007 and from the agility ring in 2008. He will begin his breed ring career in 2012.
Cue the theme song from Indiana Jones or anything else that gets the adrenaline pumping - Jamie is going to show in veterans sweeps at the ABTC supported entry in Amana on Sept.1. That gives me 24 days to A) teach him to gait and stack (probably not an issue - behold the power of cheese) B) pay attention to his grooming (i.e., not do a whack job on his ears) and C) figure out what in the world I'm going to wear (probably the hardest of all).
This is Sheryl's fault. She put the idea in my head. But she says I still owe her a finder's fee for putting me in contact with Jamie's breeder back in the summer of 1999. So maybe this will settle that debt. She always wanted me to have a breed ring dog. I was fine with that but Jamie had different ideas. He didn't manage to grow all his parts, effectively ending any potential breed ring career.
Jamie's aunt, Breezie, also a 1999 model, is going to show in vet sweeps, too. Both turned 13 this year and will be in the 11 years and older class (otherwise known as the Older Than Dirt class).
You can't rush a good thing.