Kearney - We had a big day at the herding trials. TM got us up at 5:30 AM. I definitely wanted more sleep!! We got to the trial site and TM got us out to walk. It was burr-nippy. There was frost all over the ground. I was feeling very perky <G>.
I went out and did a very good job on Started Ducks on B course. TM told me I was awesome. I was bouncing up and down and all around. The judge said I would have had a better score if TM hadn't make a couple of handler errors. They are even marked as "HE" on the score sheet <G> I still qualified and won the class. TM said that I now have my HSBd title.
When B course was done, I went right over to the sheep arena. I worked hard with the Advanced Sheep. I don't think they were advanced - maybe a bit retarded. They didn't do everything I told them to. At one point, I was supposed to go near this blue tarp that was making a racket. There were some strange people there wearing hats. I was pretty scared and didn't want to go near that area. The retarded sheep figured that out and stayed really close to that area. TM wouldn't come down and help me, she just stayed up by the exam pen. I finally got my nerve up and charged through there. The sheep hurried over to the "4" marker and then straight over to the "5" (well, sort of straight). TM put the sheep away and we went to the gate to leave. That is when TM realized she had lost my leash. She needed it to leave the arena with me. She walked all over trying to find it. I went with her and finally we found it. TM took a lot of good-natured ribbing over that. I did good enough to take a third place with that run.
Chase - I got to go next for my Intermediate Sheep run. I told TM as we went in that I was going to make her work. I made the sheep go around the course, but TM had to use her very stern voice a couple of times. I had a good time <G> I managed to hold things together and succeeded in winning my class. Since that is my third Intermediate Sheep leg, I now have my HIAs title. Because I got that, I also qualify for my CWCCA VCX title. TM says that all titles are pending AKC or CWCCA approval.
Kearney - I finally got to make my last run of the day. I did a good enough job to qualify and get a fifth place ribbon in Advanced Ducks. With my Advanced "Q's" on ducks and sheep, I finished my HXAsd titles. I was a very good dog. I also managed to go High in Trial with my Started B course duck run. TM was VERY happy with me.
I got moved up to Intermediate B course and Chase got moved up to Advanced Sheep on A course. I will try my best to qualify. Chase is planning on having fun. He isn't as serious as I am about herding.
Chase - I also got to meet a really HOT girl here at the trials. Whew, she is a beauty! I am totally in love. This weekend has been totally great!