Kearney - Holy cow! When I said we were getting up early, I didn't realize it would be the crack of midnight! MC and TM got up at 4:00 AM and were on the road by 4:30. It was a good thing too! It POURED on us on the way down. TM and MC were both getting stressed by the dark, the rain and the winding road. I could smell it!
We got to the trial in plenty of time. Lowri got fed, but no one else did. I remember being a puppy and getting all the food all the time... TM and MC walked us around for a while until we pottied. I mean, geez, no privacy at all.
When the trial started, so did the thunder and lightening. Only two people in Advanced got to run, then they called a break. We all went back and sat in the car so we wouldn't get hit by the lightening. After about 15 minutes, the last Advanced dog got to run. Then it was my turn. I was very excited and did my best to make the sheepies mind. TM told me I was excellent (but no AWESOME for me today <sigh>). Then Chase got to run in Started. I didn't get to see his run, but TM and MC were both very pleased. We had another delay before Treasure got to run in Herding Tested. MC got to handle her. Treasure was VERY excited and ran and ran. The judge said she didn't quite do the job today, but Treasure was sure she had chased the sheepies very well.
When it was all over, I got High! Chase was pretty pumped. He took second in his class and was only one dog out of being Reserve High. MC and TM were very happy with us.
Lowri - But everyone loved ME the best. I got lots of scritches and loves. It was very tiring, but I stayed awake as long as my fans were there. Herding trials are the BEST.