Where to start...
Entered Kanzi in Open A hoping for a final CDX Q but that didn't happen this weekend. Bummer, but oh well!
Entered Ruby "Booby" in Nov B (just turned 2yo end of Jan) and right after realized we had a LOT to work on after the long snowy winter, so I was probably more obsessed w/ that than any short comings I felt Kanzi would have (more hormonal than anything, I'm guessing... hence the oh well!). Anyhow, Ruby really didn't have a solid finish (hand or verbal--- did both together w/ Rally). And sometimes she'd send herself on the nice judges' voice send! OMG... and I had NO ONE to train / proof w/ the past 2 wks once I entered (and realized our deficiencies). Ooops. So there we were w/ me saying "Pancakes!". "Pizza!" "Call yer DAWG!!!" in my yard.
Get into the ring for her debut, and I"m holding my breath. Really not expecting anything but a good (hoping!) training experience as I'd already swallowed that bit of pride I may have had prior. All on leash was going great (not surprised), got to stand for exam, that was fine. Heel free.... wow, she is REALLY tuned in. Nice.... OMG, here comes the recall though. Perfect!!!! Even finished on the hand only though maybe a little slower than I'd want???!!! woot wooo!!! Stays were great, even when a couple dogs broke (one right next to her and handler had to step forward just in case...).
End of trial on Sat was a Blue ribbon and (drumroll please.......) 198.5!!! Holy COW!!!!!
Sunday was much the same, though not quite as precise (had a missed sit on heeling that I can remember). Long stays were in a terribly quiet environment w/ the pigeons (!!!!) cooing and flying overhead!!!!! UGHHHHHHH! That was the longest down stay I can remember! TG my training pigeons here are white as Ruby kept looking at me like "NOW Mom???, can I go get them???". Whew, another Blue for Rubes and 193.5.
We then went from obed to the show ring where I had an eval lined up for Ruby for conformation w/ some pro handlers I have respected for years. I've bit the bullet and entered her in a show in a couple weekends too (if ring time doesn't conflict w/ obed). I moved her for the gal first, then her husband came out and so the gal took Ruby to move for him. They both loved her movement, expression, structure etc! Said absolutely, she was very nice and thought she was very much show worthy. Also ooh'd and ahh'd over Baby Pip too (10 wks, along for the ride). Said both were going to be a lot of fun. Good weekend... what can I say!!! Glad to be back at it after a long snowy winter! Anne
The WindyCanyon Girls, Fall 2016
IntCh WindyCanyon's Ruby Pink BN RA (20 mos)
IntCH WindyCanyon's Envy CDX RE JH CC (almost 8)
IntCH WindyCanyon Patent Nfringement CDX RA JH CC (10 yrs)
IntCH WindyCanyon's Northern Spy CDX RA JH OA OAJ CC (11.5 yrs)
WindyCanyon's Kanzi BN CD RE (2.5 yrs)
IntCH HIT WindyCanyon's Kiku A Fuji Too CDX RE JH CC (7.5 yrs)
IntCH WindyCanyon's SweeTango CD RA JH CC (6.5 yrs)
Sounds like a very rewarding weekend, and I don't mean that as a pun! Congrats!
Cookie (Jamrah’s Legally Blonde) 6/4/2015
Sassy (Jamrah’s Blonde Ambition) 6/4/2015
Chloe (HIT HC Windsong’s Femme Fatale, UDX2, OM3) 6/7/2009
Scully (Coventry's Truth Is Out There, UD, RN) 4/4/1996 - 6/30/2011
Our foster Jolie (UCh Windsong’s Genuine Risk, CDX, WC) 5/26/1999 - 3/2/2014
and Mulder (Coventry’s I Want to Believe, UD, VER, WC, RN) 5/26/1999 - 4/20/2015
congratulations! all in all, a great weekend!
Scout CD RAE6 WC March 6, 2007; Tullemore Browning Superposed "Trigger" Nov 11, 2016
Castelleja's Dual Mags "Mags" March 1993 - March 2008
"Pocco" the chocolate wonder August 1993 - December 2007
Oh Anne! Great job! You've been so locked up and isolated this winter, working really hard with getting a bunch of little pups off on a good start with families. I'm so happy for you.
Nice on all fronts!
(Hehe see what I did there?) Pun intended!
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