Saturday, June 20, 2009

CPE Trial Saturday Surprises

SUMMARY: Day 1 of Bay Team Palo Alto CPE trial.

Surprises:
  • Boost earned more Qs than Tika! (Admittedly she's in a lower level where you can Q with minor faults--but still--that's never happened before.) (Tika Qed 3 of 4--there goes our Perfect Weekend award; Boost Qed 4 of 4.)
  • I do CPE in part because I love getting lots and lots of blue ribbons because I almost never get them in USDAA. But we had some--er--Issues--and our crates were collecting a lot of these today:
  • It was 90F on Thursday. Today we huddled in our coats and blankets at the score table and for the Bay Team meeting at the end of the day.
  • The wind off the Bay was biting and surprisingly intense.
  • This was apparently the Day of the Tunnels Under the Aframes: In Snooker the #7 combo, in Jackpot (Gamblers) in the opening (I love doing these! A quick 16 points A-tunnel-A-tunnel):
    and DOUBLES in Standard!
  • The park in which the trial is taking place has a variety of intriguing sculptural thingies.
  • Pink! (This is Terry.)
    Compare to Green! with Vicke at our March trial---oh, wow, I was going to link bakc to that photo, but I see that I have a whole directory of photos on my computer from that trial labeled "USE IN BLOG" but I never posted them! Doh! Another surprise! So here's the photo:)
  • Both dogs got this gamble (coming towards us: Jump-jump-jump-right side of tunnel; the gamble line is out where the person is walking).
  • Jersey got very excited every time I put the camera to my face. No idea why.
  • Wonderful rich colors and textures. I love looking at these leashes.
OK. Am wiped. Out. Off to bed and do it all again tomorrow.

3 comments:

  1. WhooHoo. Great fun!! Thats freaky about the weather. Diana

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  2. Yay!

    And how 'bout that weather? I was at the Baylands/Shoreline border Thursday afternoon and couldn't take pictures cuz the wind was buffeting us so thoroughly. Even leaning on a sign post didn't work for stabilizing cuz the post was vibrating!

    Oh, and Jersey want's to be a star. ;-)

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  3. Weather sucked, but still, sounded like you had fun!

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