Friday, April 9, 2010

2007 Agility Nationals

This is my all time favorite agility trial...... the 2007 AKC Agility Nationals in Ohio. This is when I realized that Travis was not just a good agility greyhound, but a good agility dog. He placed 11th out of 129 of the country's best agility dogs jumping 24". He narrowly missed being invited to the finals.... only the top 9. The best compliment of the weekend was "I was about to leave when I saw you walk in. I thought... a greyhound... this should be interesting. I was glad I stayed."

Travis did win first place for the hound group and $200. It is the only prize money I have ever won for agility. Like a dork not expecting anything, but a few ribbons, we left when our runs were over and we knew we were not in the finals. On the drive home, I started flipping through the show catalog and saw the other prizes available and realized there was a high score hound prize. Well, dang it! I would have stayed for that!