October 24th 2008 10:25 am
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So, my mom has been hogging the computer all week (something about an organic chemistry test....psh) so she never let me get on to share my big brag from last weekend!
Ok, here it is.... I got a brand new bumper (just like the ones I LOVE to steal from the spinone's) and was able to pick out a really yummy cow hoof from a pet store! I also got to sleep on the bed in the hotel which was pretty amazing....I love squiggling on beds!
I guess I must have done something pretty special to get all this new stuff for myself....I better let mom explain it though because I dont really care how it happened...I just know I got the goods!
Ty's VERY proud mom here.... I know it is a little late (Organic Chem test today that meant I had no time to do anything but study) but I wanted to brag about my Ty guy a bit. Last weekend we went to a show in Ixonia, WI and were entered in obedience for three trials. He only needed one more CDX leg though. Right away Saturday morning he did all his excersises (in the normal Ty mannor that always includes doing some fun little thing to get the crowd laughing) and then it came to the out of sight long sits and downs.....This is where we have been having some trouble! Convincing my boy that it isnt funny to lay down in the last 2o seconds of the long sit has been a bit of an issue. BUT after what seems like an eternity of pacing, praying, and trying to send "mind messages" I was allowed to return to his side...and lo and behold he was sitting just as I left him! This meant he finished his last CDX leg (with a first place too!) and also dun dun dun... His VERSATLITY CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!!!! This also put our kennel in the ASCA Hall of Fame! Must have been a present for my 20th birthday which was the 15th;-) Ty is the second VCH in our household in a little over a year (no doubt shortly to be followed by Smoke)....I am so proud of all of my boys!
October 20th 2007 8:18 pm
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Ok, so I had a one-day stock trial today (last one of the year;-( ) Ty was entered in Advanced all three and I also trialed Maries Gus (the dark boy I have 10pts and numerous reserves on) in Started sheep and cattle. He trialed in Ducks too but I cant work him very often and he started out trying to eat ducks so Marie took him in....rather have him Q than get thank-you'd;-)
Anywho Ty was the very first run of the day on cattle. The take pens were slop pits and Ty didnt really want to go in there. I went in and helped a bit which in advanced you get knocked a bit for. He drove up to first panel nicely and across to second. Then had a beautiful center. Unfortunately only 2/3 cattle through each obsticle though. We set up the repen really nice but one turned out instead of in but Ty caught it and brought it in. Unfortunately he decided to follow it in....which he NEVER does. ANyway he got an 87...Q is 88. He had the nicest looking Advanced run though according to everyone else...the judge Q'd two runs that were MUCH sloppier....
Then on sheep he did AWESOME!!!! I dont remember exact details but he did most of it with only a couple words from me.....like maybe 10 words total. He ended up with a 112 on them which is the highest score I have ever had a dog get!!! High 90's are great....low hundreds are wonderful and anything over 110 are friggin awesome! This finished his ATDs
Then on ducks we got a group that really pulled to the inside so we really had to work to get them to the first panel but we managed a 91 which finished not only his ATDd but also our Desi's HOF Dam status!!!! This is with only the two pups we kept and I showed/trialed both of them to all of their titles.
So then at the awards ceremony (I had no idea what his scores were mind you) We ended up with HIT Sheep, HIT Aussie, HIT, and High Combined!!!!!! We beat a bunch of other aussies, a kelpie, BC, and Rottie for all this!!! Gus also Q'd on all three classes of stock for his first legs and took Most Promising Started Aussie with our sheep run.
I am on cloud 9! Ty only needs two cattle legs for his WTCh and his CDX for his VCH. Also our kennel only needs 2 more titles for HOF status!!!!
Here are the pics!
Ty HITs, HITA, HIT, HC
Gus MPSA(Man I just love this dog!)
Oreo and I with my new Jacket!
Gus front(right after his Duck run)....he has SUCH a nice front...so strong looking and athletic
Ty is now Ch CarMel Knock'n Um Dead CGC CD ATDds OTDc RTDc (I just realized he has only NQ'd on each species of stock once during his trailing career...that is REALLY good)
Desi is now HOF Ch CarMel Desert Nightsong CGC CD STDdsc
September 3rd 2007 7:20 am
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Last weekend I did SO Good!!! I was "specialed" on Friday night only and took Best of Breed (over 5pt majors in dogs and bitches) under one of the judges that actually helped WRITE the standard!!! She really liked me and fawned over me all weekend long!
Then on saturday I qualified in both of my runs to finish my open sheep and duck titles!!!! I also won Most Versatile Aussie!
Then on Sunday mom bumped me up to advanced in sheep and ducks and thought she would have to help me but it was worth a try anywyay....boy did I show her! I qualified on both my Advanced runs and even got a 100 in ducks!!!! Now my mommy Desi only needs me to Q in advanced ducks one more time to be an ASCA Hall of Fame Dam!! I also only need 4 Q's to be a working trial champion and Versatility Champion!!!!!! Plus Im only 3 little years old...WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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