Lowri - I had the very best time yesterday at the trials! First, I got to chase ducks around the B course. TM was pretty horrified when I pounced on one. IT WAS FLAPPING IT'S WINGS! Of course I pounced! I was pushing them so fast, they got to the free-standing pen before TM did <giggle> What a HOOT! TM even used "Bad Dog". I didn't care. I had a great time!
TM then moved me up to Intermediate A course ducks. She thought about just pulling my entry because I was so bad. Then she decided to use it as a training opportunity. I behaved somewhat and even qualified.
In Started Sheep, I was just a little too wild. I non-qualified, but I had a really, really good time doing it. Even though I non-qualified, TM was generally pleased with my work. She said I covered the stock really well.
It is so confusing. When I qualified, she called me a bad dog and was horrified with my work. When I didn't qualify, she came off the field pretty pleased with my work. What is up with that?
Anyway, I am now GCH CH Mockingbird Elyan Magic Moment, HSAd HSBd - pending AKC verification. I have LETTERS!