Age: 9 Years Sex: Female Weight: 11-25 lbs
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Kenz, KenzieBenzieWenzieBoo, Miss Kenz, Goofy. My real name? UGRACH13 UCD Cinder Glo Fly Me To The Moon CD MACH XF CGC TDInc TIAD TG2
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April 23rd 2005
I just adore my sister Cheri (who is technically my aunt), doing agility, and playing in my swimming pool. I love to stick my head in the water and blow bubbles!!
Anybody moving large equipment stay away from me!!! That includes moving agility jumps. I HATE the can of pennies (which Mom rarely uses). I am terrified of the Jupiter Jump.
Hands down, an old tennis ball in the back yard. I am a retrieving fool!!
Popcorn, hot dogs, cheese, peanut butter treats.
On top of the dogwalk!!!!!!!! Or maybe it is up on the back of the couch!!!
Getting in the pool on command and splashing around. I like to stick my face under the water and blow bubbles! I have awesome weaves in agility. My latest trick is to carry the tennis ball as I do the weave poles!!
I arrived at my home at the age of 6 months, after Mom had lost her dear Sheltie, Celene, at the age of 7 years the previous April suddenly to cancer. I was born just 2 days after Celene left this earth. Mom wanted a Sheltie that would remain small. The breeder told her that she had a little one (that would be me!) with an extremely outgoing, stable temperament for a Sheltie that she does not see very often, and that she would remain small. Mom decided to take me sight unseen. What Mom didn't know until she met the breeder to pick me up is that I have Celene's exact markings and coloring, down to the brown left leg with the white "glove". Some things just are meant to be!!!
Mom wanted to name me after Celene, and after her dad, who she lost in 1991. She finally figured out how to tie those two together. Celene's name in Celtic means "moon", and Mom's dad loved to fly airplanes, having done aerobatics when he was young. So I was registered as Cinder Glo Fly Me To The Moon. The name Kenzie??? It comes from Mom's dad's name, Ken. I REALLY REALLY REALLY love my name - it has such meaning. I am trying very hard to live up to the fly me to the moon part!!
April 22, 2005 was the day between when Mom lost Celene and when I was born. On that day, Celene, who had been headed for UKC agility nationals at the time of her death, gave me some agility tips on her way to the Rainbow Bridge and on my way to earth!!! Mom says that I seem to have been born with a knowledge of agility (duh--yeah!!!). I made Mom smile by winning High in Trial on my first run ever at 15 months old at a UKC trial in AGII. My number that day was 1422 - is that wild or what??? I hadn't even started agility classes, nor did I even know the chute yet! Mom was very very very surprised and so proud of me!! God and Celene smiled on us that day.
When I won my second High in Trial award, my number was 221!!! Seems that having that 22 in my number makes me win!!! Strange, huh??? I am now approaching 20 High In Trials and 15 High Combineds!! YAY!!!
So here's another numbers coincidence--I was named after Mom's Dad. He passed away on June 13, 1991. In 2008, on the 17th anniversary of his death, when I was ranked #17 in AGII agility, and on June 13, I won first place in my height division at the UKC Premier in the All Stars competition!!
Flyin to the Moon/Playing with the Stars
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AKC agility trial questions
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I live in midtown Tulsa with Mom and Cheri, a tricolor Sheltie, in a trilevel house. We like 3's!!! I am a very happy girl, and I just adore people - all people. I have never met a stranger. I compete regularly in UKC and AKC agility, and I also have my U-CD and CD in obedience. I am a therapy dog with Asbury Paws, and I regularly visit nursing homes. People laugh and smile a lot around me - I always am doing something funny. At 6 years old, I am still very much a puppy at heart (WOO-HOO). Mom says I am a gift from God - and that she could not ask for a better dog.
I have a boyfriend!!! Apollo the Swedish Valhund - he is pictured here with a flower for me on my 3rd birthday in April 2008.
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August 11th 2012 11:48 am
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This week, on August 9th, at a night trial in Springfield, Mo., I received my AKC MACH title!!! How cool was that to get to run around in the ring with my big ribbon and Mom to celebrate. People got us a cake and a couple of gifts. And we had our photo taken with the judge, Craig Josling, who has some difficut courses, but hey!! I DID THEM!!! Going into this trial, we had 1 QQ to go and 21 points for the MACH. Got them all in 2 runs.
And the next day, we qualified for AKC agility nationals, garnering the 7 points left that were needed for that. YAY!!! Mom is so proud of me and I just LOVE LOVE LOVE agility1!!
June 19th 2008 5:18 pm
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I am SOOOOOOOOOOO happy!!!!! I went on vacation last week to a place called Kalamazoo with Mom and Cheri. They had lots of agility playgrounds for us to play on there, and contests. Mom said it was the UKC Nationals, but I say it was a fun playground!
The BIG news is that I won High Scoring Dog in my division of the All Stars in Agility II (that would be the top 50 in the nation that were invited). Mom is SOOO proud of me!!! To please Mom, I even got over my fear of the Coral-Snake-Tire-Jump that they had there. It was weird and scary at first. What were they thinking when they decorated the tire jump with Coral Snake Stripes??? I also brought home THREE other blue ribbons, mostly for AGIII, which Mom says is the hardest. That sneak Cheri managed to beat me a couple of times, though!
Our friends were also in Kalamazoo, including my boyfriend, Apollo. But Apollo for some reason was distracted and did not pay as much attention to me as usual. I can't figure that one out. Maybe he was nervous about competing.
We got a new SUV. Cheri loves it, as far as sleeping in the car, but I do not. It is weird being in a seat belt, and I did not sleep at all the whole way up and back. Mom says I will get used to it, but we went 2000 miles and I did not sleep. It is comfortable enough, but I don't like seeing the trucks we pass. However, I was a good girl and didn't squirm or whine, I just stayed in my place and rested with my eyes wide open!
We stayed with the nicest people on the way up - they seemed to like us a lot. We went on little walks in Mom's old neighborhood and a man in a wheelchair gave us a cookie on one of our walks. People there like dogs, I think.
There were scads of dogs at the dog show. Mom wanted to take me to the practice pool to see if I would do dock diving (I love water), but it stormed about the time she found out about it and it was the last day of the shows. Too bad for me. A little splashing around would have been fun.
I am a very happy girl, and it is always nice to be home. :-)
May 30th 2008 4:59 pm
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I had agility trials last weekend!!! YAY!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE agility!
Mom is so proud of me - it was my first time in AKC Excellent, and I came away with a leg in each Standard and Jumpers. Mom said I would have got 2 legs, had I not skidded off the table in one Standard run (I was going too fast and slid), and had Mom not made a silly handling error in another one of our jumpers runs.
Anyway, Mom is so proud of me - and especially since I did not FLY all weekend. - I am learning to stay on the contact obstacles. I even stayed on the a-frame during the distance challenge in Open FAST!!!
On another note, there is this big new car in our garage. It smells funny, and Mom straps me into a harness and attaches me to the seat belt. I do not know what to think of this - at first I could wiggle out of the harness, but Mom fixed that. I hope this isn't some kind of punishment - I have been a good dog and I cannot figure this out!!! She does the same thing with Cheri, but Cheri seems to be OK with it. That is just weird!
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