Sunday, September 02, 2012

Gold!

SUMMARY: We did it!
We entered only two classes today, and Tika Qualified nicely on a challenging Jumpers course, then Qualified pretty smoothly (given the handling) on her Snooker course, making it 3 snookers in a row and completing out Performance Dog Agility Champion (PDCH)- Gold!

That's the equivalent of earning the PDCH (or ADCH) 7 times over--35 each of Performance Standard, Jumpers, Gamblers, Snooker, Pairs Relay, and the Tournaments (Grand Prix, Steeplechase, and DAM Team).

The only thing she didn't do (didn't need to) was to earn 7 times over the number of SuperQs in Snooker--you need only to get three for the first championship, then never have to get any again. But 18 of her 35 Performance Snooker Qs have been Super-Qs, so she was pretty close to doing that 7 times over, too.

Yeah! No more pressure!

[Tika: It's hot. Where are my treats? I'm bored. Can we go now?]


I have NO idea where we came up with this fancy Western Regional doodad for taking photos behind. Pretty cool, though. At least *I* liked it, Tika!

8 comments:

  1. very cool
    HUGE congrats - so glad the pressure is off you two!

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  2. That is wonderful! What an amazing achievement! Congratulations!

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  3. Congrats! Must feel great to have that accomplished!

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  4. Thanks! It is a great relief; for the last Q for an important title, I often become so stressed that I almost want to fault immediately just to take the pressure off me. Not quite, but almost. Of course I *really* want to finish to take the pressure off, but those last Qs are the longest 40 seconds of my life.

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  5. That is soooo awesome!!! Congrats to both of you!!!

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  6. Congratulations to you and Tika on the phenomenal achievement that few teams accomplish. Nice new title photo, too! - Carole (gordongirls.livejournal.com)

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