|Dottie and her GP loot|
Last weekend we all headed out to Arizona for the Southwest USDAA regional. Fancy was on a team with ffluffy's papillon, Hoh, in order to get him a Q for Nationals, and Dottie was on a team with ffluffy's border collie Bob and a different friend's papillon, Swinger. Fancy and Hoh got a Q, but Dottie, Bob and Swinger did not. Dottie ran very well in all of her team classes; she took 4th in Snooker and had nice times and no Es in anything except the last class- Relay, where I sent her off course. She was also entered in Advanced Standard and did not Q in that- up contact the first day and 1 bar the second day. She got a Master Gamblers Q as well.
Fancy had lots of good runs, but NQed in Grand Prix due to me putting her in the wrong side of a tunnel. She ran clean in Steeplechase, but wasn't fast enough to make the cut off. Too many fast border collies.
Pie was only entered in Steeplechase (the preferred division- 22 inches) and she made the finals. I messed up her weave entry and her back couldn't bend enough to hold onto the tricky weave entry. So no prize money for her. Poor Pie and her very stiff back.
Dottie also made the Steeplechase finals and had a really fast run with the second to last bar down. I believe I called her right over top of it. However, somehow our time was still fast enough to get us a bye into one of the rounds of Steeplechase at the Nationals. I'm not really sure how that works, but I'll take it!
The big news from the weekend is little Dottie won the 26in Grand Prix! This is the big class of USDAA and is quite unexpected.
|A different ribbon for the same run.|