My great FIL met me in Wrentham today so that Carmie could do a couple of tunneler fun runs. Yay! She was surprisingly focused. She's a good girlie!! I hope that she will be as good crated at the trial (hah!). It was a great opportunity for Carmen to chill out in an unusual (for her) environment.
We saw Marlene and Sophie, Nancy and Remy, and Katrin and Obi among others! Sophie has been seeing the chiropractor and it was great to see how much more fluidity her movements have. She seemed like she had an awesome time running tunnels.
Ike is the first dog that is purely my own. We have overcome some big hurdles with his fear of people (how can you avoid them!) and continue to work on building our confidence in the sport of agility. Ike takes life at a much slower speed than I do, which is a challenge. My goal for our partnership is to figure out a sport or joint activity that Ike and I can enjoy equally and excel at together. This would be in addition to Ike's #1 sport, lounging on the couch; which I don't really enjoy or excel at.
Silvermist Goes to the Opera NAC-V NCC OJC-V TN-O TG-N HP-N, CL1 CL2-H CL2-F
Carmen is a 9 yo salt-n-pepper Miniature Schnauzer from the same breeder as Ike. I started working with Carmen in the winter of '08 after my DH told me we could not get another dog until the end of 2008 (enter Bug 5/08). Little did I know how much joy she would take in agility and what a spitfire she would be. We are having a ton of fun working together. Unfortunately, Carmen was diagnosed with PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy) in 10/08 and has been retired as her vision continues to change.
CH Visions Cornerstone Dream On (CGC) TN-N
Bug (fka Honor) is a 5 year old CWC. He is a blue merle with tan points, a LOVELY temperament and a great work ethic. He finished his AKC championship 7/3/2010. Bug is looking forward to playing in Rally Obedience and tracking/Noseworks.