a Taj MuttHall Dog Diary: Agility Activity

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Agility Activity

SUMMARY: Class, fun match.

Halleluia, it was not raining yesterday so we had class last night! Dogs were happy to be running. Tika did beautifully, she's such a good experienced girl--and seems so slow in comparison to Boost. (Although she's not by any means a slow dog.)

Boost did pretty good. Did all her weaves beautifully, even when I cut away toward the end to get to another position (the thing she COULDN'T do correctly 2 weeks ago in class, and no, I haven't worked on it since). Knocked a bar almost, but not quite every, run--hmm, ok, I think I did three exercises with her and 4 with tika, so that's not a great sample size.

There were only 4 of us in class last night, so we all pooped out on the early side and headed home in the dark.

Sunday is Boost's and my birthday! Boost will be 5--gasp, how is it possible?--and I'll be older than that.

To celebrate, we've signed up for a UKI fun match. UKI is a creation of Greg Derrett and Laura Manchester-Derrett, and Laura's from our general agility area originally before she moved to England for a while, so it's fun to see her back again. If you haven't seen the buzz about UKI agility, here's their web site. It's up in Fremont, only about 45 minutes from home, and has limited entries and 4 classes, so we don't start until 8:30 and expect to be done by 12:30, a huge difference from regular trials.

And it's supposed to rain a bit between now and Sunday, but Sunday itself should be clear. Happy birthday to us!


  1. Happy Birthday to you!!! I hope you have a great day Sunday. I can't join you. I had purchased tickets to take my mom and sis for christmas present to see Fiddler on the Roof. Honestly I wouldn't have gotten the tickets had I known, but tickets were purchased when UKI was only a twinkle in Derretts eye. Have fun and celebrate! Vici

  2. Fiddler on the roof sounds great!

  3. Happy Birthday to the both of you. Maybe I'll have some cake this weekend in your honor because, you know, any excuse to eat cake.

  4. I'm all for that! Maybe I'll go get a cake, too, just for me. Although, really, last thing I need is to be eating cake.

  5. Woo hoo! Happy birthday to you and Boostie! So cool that you two share a birthday. Walter welcomes her to the Big Oh-Five club. Have fun at the UKI fun match, looking forward to hearing how it went.

  6. Happy birthday to you both! Have fun Sunday! Don't eat the cake, just enjoy thinking about it. In the long run you'll be glad you didn't!