Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Canine Capers Agility Trial

It was a gorgeous weekend for a local agility trial!  Temperatures were awesome and many of us exposed our pale legs in the afternoons. 
Riley ran well again.  We qualified three out of 6 runs and earned a double qualifier.  I always feel great about qualifying 50% of the time and one double qualifier per weekend. 
Here is her double qualifying runs.  Recall that she needs 20 to earn an agility championship.  This is her second one.  The standard run (climbing obstacles) was messy between the A-frame and weave poles, but we got through it.  Jumpers was much smoother and we won first place.
Master Agility Championship Tally: 319 MACH points, 431 to go. 2 double qualifying scores, 18 to go.
 Riley up close and personal with her fan.

At the agility trial venue, there was also a horse show so parking was tight and the site was crowded.  But it is fun to watch the jumping.
Seven was crated in the van and Riley was crated next to the agility ring.  Seven does not love it, but then she only loves being by my side so she will just have to be unsatisfied at times.  I took her for long walks and she seemed to handle separation better since she was unable to see or hear me with Riley.
And then I was mauled by this...
Lulu is a 9 month old Cane Corso.  She is already 100 pounds.  I barely got away. :-)

12 comments:

houndstooth said...

What a cutie you found!

Heck, if keeping Seven in the van keeps the peace, I say it's an easy fix!

Amy / Layla the Malamute said...

Oh no! What a vicious, savage dog! Just kidding, she looks adorable! I can see her wanting to sit in laps.

jet said...

haha I can imagine toddlers queing up to have 'lulu rides'

Lauren said...

The fan picture is so cute! I'm ready for spring!...I haven't seen much blooming here, so I really enjoyed your photos.

:-)

Cat said...

GREAT weekend!!

jcp said...

Congrats Riley! You are a rocket! Love watchin you run.

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

I love watching Riley! She's even gorgeous just lying in her crate with her fan:)

Wonderful that you seem to be finding a solution to Seven's anxiety. Hopefully it will be permanent:)

We don't have Cane Corsos in New Zealand. Lulu looks cute, glad she was friendly, lol!

Apex Agility Greyhounds said...

Looks like so much fun... and so warm! We just got 10 cm of snow in our annual freak spring blizzard. Love your new cute little friend too!

sunnymeadow said...

Your Blog is lovely. I found you through Crafting For Greyhounds. Keep up the good work!

jerZgirl said...

Congrats on the double Q!

Heather said...

I cannot imagine having a freezer big enough to hold all of LuLu's food! That's a lot of chicken backs.

Yeah for Riley and Seven (crate patience is hard).

Eliz said...

I'm so jealous of your spring!