a Taj MuttHall Dog Diary: The First of the Crazed Back-to-Back CPE Weekends

Friday, February 03, 2012

The First of the Crazed Back-to-Back CPE Weekends

SUMMARY: To Elk Grove--and beyond!

Five runs per dog per day this weekend. I find that I'm looking forward to the weekend. I find that I'm not looking forward to getting up at 4 in the morning (duh) nor to sleeping in MUTT MVR, just because it's a pain to take the crates and everything else out and then put them all back in again at the end of the weekend.

But the weekend itself, looking forward to it.

This is a good thing.

Because we're doing all of these CPEs for The Campaign, here's what we could *possibly* complete this weekend:

  • Tika's Snooker Extraordinaire  (that's 30 Level C Qs, 4 chances to earn 1 needed Q)
  • Boost's Level 5 Standard (4 chances to earn those 3 needed Qs)
  • Boost's Level 5 Wildcard (2 chances to earn those 2 needed Qs)
There's no Top Ten thing really in CPE, so don't care about placements, except --mwah ha ha haaa---both dogs will run in Full House this  weekend and I'll be looking for a chance to get high-in-trial score for that with both dogs. (There's no such award except in My Own Mind.)

Weather should be great.

Plus in the paper this morning it noted that peak Sandhill Crane viewing season is in February, and one of the best places to see them, Cosumnes River Preserve,  is only a few minutes from the trial site. Sandhill Cranes were once hunted almost to extinction in California but are coming back well. I might try to get there, sometime, somehow, although the preserve is open only during daylight hours, which is also when the trial is running, of course.

(Map from their web site; CPE trial is about where Bruceville Rd. runs off the top of the map and Twin Cities Road is sometimes the route I take from 5 to get to the CPE site.)

So, I'm off for Games and Cranes! Hope you all have a  lovely weekend.


  1. Hi! Just letting you know I tagged you over on my blog :)

    Hope you have a great CPE weekend!

  2. My Own Mind

    what a great place for awards to be :)

    good luck with The Campaign but more importantly I hope you have a great grinning laughing good time and the dogs do too!

  3. Thanks, all. I did have fun! Posting soon.