Kearney - WOW! We had a fabulous day! Lowri went to Lexington, KY with MC. She showed in Sweepstakes and went Best in Sweeps. Her brother, Tommy, went Best Opposite in Sweeps. Then Lowri went WB for 5 more points. She was also named Best Puppy. Tommy went Best Opposite Puppy. Lowri managed to get a Puppy Group 2! She had the best time with everyone. There were a whole bunch of Cardigans playing in the xpen. G'ma Janet has a picture of that. It looked like fun.
Chase and I are in Hazel, KY at a herding trial. It was supposed to be 99 degrees today, so they started the trial an hour early. Was TM ever surprised to see dogs working when she showed up about 50 minutes early <VBG> They told her not to panic. She had plenty of time to get ready.
My first class was "B" course Started Ducks. Neither TM nor I had ever done that before. TM listened to the judge and tried to follow directions. When she sent me, I just looked at her. I had never worked in a field like that before. She told me "Away" again, so I started out. I finally saw the ducks and did a pretty good job of taking them through the course. TM forgot that she was supposed to be in front of the ducks, so she lost us some points. When it was all over, I was the only dog to qualify on "B" course.
After the trial sheep runs (I wasn't entered), we competed in "A" course ducks. I was the last Advanced run. I did a pretty good job again. I won that class too. Then Chase tried. By then, it was really hot! The ducks decided not to leave the shade. Even with TM helping, Chase couldn't make them. Finally, TM decided to make sure Chase got some work and they did the rest of the course, and just didn't do the turn around the handler's post. Chase did a decent job for the rest of the course. Not one of the Started Duck dogs was able to get the job done. Too bad! TM was really thinking Chase would do fine.
I ended up going HIT. TM was very happy with me. I have been snuggled up with her since we got back to the motel. It sure is much nicer in the air conditioning!!! Tomorrow is not supposed to be as hot. That will be good.