Lowri - We are home from our herding trials. I was the GOOD DOG! TM, it is not nice to snort!
Okay, so maybe I was just barely under control. I had BAD ducks. Okay, so maybe I caused them to be bad. But I did manage to qualify - in ALL my classes. On Saturday, I qualified on Intermediate Ducks. I WON my class...all right, I was the only one in my class, but I Q'ed. That means I won!
In Started Sheep, TM YELLED at me... a lot <G> I didn't care, I was having too much fun. I took a 2nd place in a class of eight. It was good enough to earn a Reserve High in Trial. TM laughed and laughed. I sort of got it by default in being one of the last dogs standing at the end of the day. I also finished my Started Sheep title. That got me another letter in my name!
I do have to say, TM may be giving me a LOT of grief, but the stock people said they thought I was going to be very good - if I ever grow up. TM grinned and said I could certainly handle the stock. She just wishes I would quit goosing them to prove I can stop them from bolting.
Today, I qualified again on Intermediate ducks. The judge was very impressed with my mad skills. She liked that I schooled the bad duck - without hurting him. I scored big! I went High in Trial! I STRUTTED my stuff! I earned MORE letters! TM decided to go home instead of letting me be wild on sheep. She says she is going to set it up so that I will get a lesson instead. That doesn't sound really good.
Anyway, pending AKC approval, my name is now GCh (bronze) Mockingbird Elyan Magic Moment, HSAsd, HSBd, HIAd. Maybe someday I will have as many letters as my daddy.