Today is Karl’s birthday! We are meeting for lunch today at Fuddruckers. Yum!
Last Thursday we met Dad and Dianna at Northwoods Bar and Grill in Nowthen to celebrate Karl’s birthday. They always have great food. And it was alot of fun to chat with them for a few hours.
Friday I got the 2008 AMBOR awards wrapped up and mailed out! It felt good to complete that project! I also got all of the rankings updated for the newsletter. Another very time consuming project completed. I just have 1 article to finish for the newsletter and then Karl can wrap it up and get is sent out. For the 2009 awards I am going to get the certificates done right away and not wait for the plaques to be done to get everything done. That should help me get the awards out sooner. I will have to wait for the final results to be published in Bloodlines and they are a few months behind.
Saturday and Sunday I had Vada and Seven entered in the CACM USDAA trial in Saint Cloud. I was so tired and burnt out on Saturday and I didn’t stop and get some caffeine on the way to the trial as I was running late. So Idid not have a good day. I made alot of stupid mistakes. The worst was doing a red to a red in Snooker. Nice debut to Masters Snooker! Seven had a pretty nice run for his debut in P3 Jumpers. We had some mistakes but they were handling errors and really he’s a baby dog still. I got there late and all the usual tenting spots were taken. I found a spot in back that was smack between the two rings. It ended up being a perfect spot to watch both rings. And it worked out that I was done running my classes pretty darn early. And I didn’t have to stay and work as the club has great club members who cover all the working spots.
Sunday Karl and Fringe came with. They were entered in Advanced Gamblers for their first time and Starters Jumpers. I did much better as I relaxed and watched a movie Saturday night and got a soda on the way to the trail on Sunday. I enjoyed my runs and we had some fun runs. We Qd in Advanced Pairs to finish our AR title. Both Vada and her partner had really nice runs. Her start line is getting a little calmer. I’m only stepping to the side and not walking out but I’m trying to take the anxiety and fighting off the start line. I’m just driving from the rear. A LOP sure would be nice to have but I just have to be patient and work towards getting there again. Karl and Fringe had a very nice opening in Gamblers. He is really frustrated with not having a start line stay so hopefully that frustration will motivate him to train one. 🙂
Last night I setup the Advanced Standard course from Sunday out in the yard. I did not have time to run it as we had to go out and run errands for the seminar this weekend. I’m hoping to get out for a bit tonight before I leave for agility class. I need to work on Seven’s start line stay to prep him for this weekend too as I’d like to work him in the Jumping session. I think with Vada I need to work more full courses to help us get in synch and keep it together longer. So that is my goal for the next few training sessions.