Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Platinum Speed Star Mojo!!

With the release of the newest trial results it has been confirmed that Nicole and Mojo Bailey earned their Platinum Speed Star with 2 speedy Jumpers runs at the PAWZAZZ trial in October. Nicole has been chasing this award for quite some time so it was an extra special treat to earn it with her heart dog and at her own club's trial. Thanks to Judge Dwayne Bonker for bringing fast and fun courses and for judging Mojo to this milestone! Mojo is the first Doberman to have achieved this feat and he did it at 8 1/2 years young.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Tails Up!

A small but mighty PZ contingent made the trip down to Chesapeake, VA to play at Tails Up. Scott and Diana and Chris all travel up North to visit us so often so we try and get down to their trials as much as we can.

This trial is held on a great site, lots of flat ground, lighting, plenty of room to exercise dogs. And most importantly WONDERFUL hospitality! We enjoyed Yappy Hour after the trial on Saturday, which included tons of great food and a fire pit to keep us all warm and Rob Schombert entertained!


Saturday was Nicole Bailey's birthday, so some cake was to be had and even a visit by KISS was arranged! Needless to say, the squeeing could be heard for miles around...

Di displays the awesome birthday cake

To top off an already awesome weekend we even had some great achievements at the trial. Congrats go out to:

Nicole Bailey and Luxx - Versatility NATCH-3 (Happy Birthday Momma)

Patty Kimball and Kori - Open Triple Superior, Open Superior Versatility and Open All Around (all with ONE Chances Q!!)

Kori also earned her 2,500 Point Award and her Elite Hoopers Title!

Sam Lietz and Schatzi earned their Elite Weavers Title

Fun trial with judge Karin Bell, we hope to be back down in February for more Tails Up fun!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

October Trial!

We had perfect agility weather for our October trial! The weather Gods must have wanted to make amends for the monsoon/mudfest they presented us with in 2009. They couldn't have picked better weather to run dogs!

Louise and Charlotte study courses and plot strategy...

Uh oh...

There is no Roadkill Cafe at this trial, but what would a trial be without NATCH cake?? We had a huge one to celebrate a few recent PZ NATCHes from Priscilla and Lefty (NATCH-3 at CIA), Lynn Sipe and Asher (NATCH-4/Versatility NATCH-4 at CIA) and Jean Wilkins and Kopper (NATCH-12/Versatility NATCH-12 at the NADAC Championships!)

Thanks to the tireless efforts of Pat Moloney-Harmon and her many raffle elves the annual raffle extravaganza was again a hit!

Checking out the baskets

As usual Deb Baracco won at least half of the baskets. Not sure what her secret is, but we will be watching her closely... Thanks to everyone who participated, either by donating items to be raffled, assembling baskets, hauling baskets or buying tickets and taking those beautiful baskets home! We made a big step toward some new equipment for PZ.

There were many smiling faces and some gorgeous runs! The dogs are so happy it's Fall again. We got to cheer big debuts by Bonnie Woodall and her Pug Nera and Diana Deadrick-Casino and her Collie Chesnee. Both teams looked great out there!

Bonnie and Nera running well

Nera goes HOP!

Di and Chesnee

Scott shares an instant replay with proud instructor Paula.

And let's not forget Paula and her little bullet BC Tessie on setting the world on fire with their debut! Tess looked like a seasoned pro, laying down an over 8 YPS run on her very FIRST tunnelers course! WOW!! Look for some great things from that little girlie.

Tessie showing us her beautiful Aframe!

Paula and Tessie are FLYING!!

Paula also got to take Thunderbunny for a spin while Katie is off sunning in Hawaii. Bella made a few trips to search for her Mom but they had a fun time nonetheless!


Judge Dwayne Bonker brought some fun, fast courses. We got to give out lots of ribbons as there were some big achievements at this trial. Many congratulations go out to:

Tom Moloney-Harmon and Maddie - Versatility NATCH-21!!!!

Priscilla Warnock and Lefty - Versatility NATCH!!

Leanne Lohmeyer and Sydney - Medal-3!!

Debbie Brown and "Boombox" Bailey - Novice Superior Versatility and Novice All Around

Charlotte Idleman and Raven - Open All Around

Nicole Bailey and Luxx picked up their ribbon for earning their NATCH-6 at the PZ July trial! (unknown to bad Mommy at the time)

Congrats also to our High in Trial winners:

Elite - Leanne Lohmeyer and Sydney & Jean Wilkins and Kopper (tie)

Open - Judy Whitbred and Rocky

Novice - Louise Coleman-Brown and Kismet

We had a great time with all our friends and hope to see you at our 50th NADAC trial in January!!

Tired out from all the fun

All photos in this blog appear courtesy of Priscilla Warnock

Saturday, September 18, 2010

A new NATCH at AAA!

Huge congrats to Beth Strother and Phantom on getting that final Chances leg they needed to earn their NATCH-2 and Versatility NATCH-2 at AAA!!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

July Night Trial!

We were blessed with the best kind of weather imaginable for our night trial! After over a month of sweltering, humid, downright dangerous heat it was so refreshing to have two nights in a row starting in the 80s and then dropping from there. Some folks were even spotted with jackets on before the end of the night.

As usual, the Roadkill Cafe was going strong. Suz does an amazing job every time of running a smooth ship and the food is amazing and truly appreciated. She couldn't do it without her trusty grillmasters Mike and Geoff who keep those grills cooking well into the night. It didn't look like there were any leftovers to be taken home so everyone was kept well fed.

Jim Nally is a wonderful judge, he brought some fun courses and a great sense of humor as we ran dogs and partied into the night.

Andy and Lindy celebrate their first Q together with her as a rent-a-handler!

We even gave out some awards. Congratulations go out to:

Scott Casino and Summer who strutted their way to their first Medal!

Debi Hutchinson and Chime: NATCH-7/Versatility NATCH-7!

Nicole Bailey and Luxx - NATCH-6!

And congrats to our High in Trial winners:

Elite - Lynn Sipe and Asher

Open - Judy Whitbred and Rocky

Novice - Joan Sullivan and Lucy, a.k.a. "Goose"

It was a grand time, see you all in October!

All photos courtesy of Priscilla Warnock

Monday, June 14, 2010

AAA! June Trial

Huge congrats to Tom Moloney-Harmon and Piper for earning their NATCH-9 and Versatility NATCH-9 at the All About Animals trial in Dover, DE!!

PZers had a great time, in spite of the BRUTAL heat. In other big news, Gabe and Canon, Debi and Nicolette's babies made an impromptu debut on Sunday!! They turned 18 mos that day, and upon finding out their litter brother Power would be debuting Sunday a spur of the moment decision was made for Nicolette to pick up Gabe and bring the boys up to all debut together! They were amazing! Gabe Q'd his very first run in Regular!! Canon brought home his very first Q as well, later in the day in Tunnelers. These boys are going to be a lot of fun to watch. Congrats to all on your accomplishments and your good decisions for your dogs in the heat. We certainly made the most of it!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Memorial Day Trial

Our May trial has come and gone. We had MUCH better weather this time around! If you'll remember our October trial in which we endured torrential rain, cold, snow and buckets of mud. We had some high temps but a steady breeze kept things blessedly bearable for everyone. The Sykesville Volunteer Fire Dept. was kind enough to fill our kiddie pool up both days to help keep the dogs running fast and happy. Thanks guys!

Canon keeps cool

Patrick, the NADAC Rescue Corgi will make his big debut with PZ Pit Crew Ruth Houser at our October Trial!!

At In the Zone in May, our very own Paula Goss and Trae earned their last needed 20 pt Bonus Line in Jumpers to become members of the MODSQUAD (Master Of Distance, Speed, QUality And Discrimination) In order to accomplish this feat a team must achieve three 20 pt bonus runs in EACH class, one of each three must also be a 100+ Run Index. There are a prestigious few who hold this distinction and we are very proud of her!! To celebrate, Paula was gifted an edible bouquet. Just the thing on a hot, sunny day. It vanished in mere minutes it seemed!!

Paula samples her prize

*POOF!* After a few minutes with the vultures...

Val and Lindy have welcomed a new Sheltie puppy to their pack. He is officially known as Suntera Remington Steels Our Heart, Remi to his friends. Little Remi stole a lot of hearts as he visited his very first agility trial! This little dude is fearless and just marched around site like he owned the place! Keep an eye on this little pistol.

Mr Remi on the move

We had a pot luck cookout after the trial on Saturday that was a big success. The food was delicious and boy was there lots of it! :) Always nice to share a meal and a laugh with good friends when the hustle and bustle of the trial is over and we can all relax and enjoy our time together.

Good times!

Tom and Willow share a good roll in the grass.

It was a very successful weekend for a lot of teams! Congrats to the following:

Nicole Bailey and Mojo: NATCH-10 and Versatility NATCH-10!
one more jump...


Noel Firth and Sparkie: Versatility NATCH-10! (no photo available)

Sarah Fix and Fire: NATCH-3!

Deb Baracco and Jet: Triple-Triple and Triple Superior Versatility!

Priscilla Warnock and Lefty: Open All-Around!

Beth Cecil and Talon: S-NAC which earned them their Novice Triple Superior, Novice Superior Versatility and Novice All-Around!! WOOHOOOO!!!

After what may have been a record-setting trailer loading time, it was time to pass out the High In Trial awards. A big WOOHOO to:

Elite: Jean Wilkins and Kopper

Open: Judy Whitbread and Rocky

Novice: Louise Coleman-Brown and Kismet

As always it was a great time. See you all in July for our Night Trial!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

In the Zone - March 19-21

What a wild weekend! The PZ contingent that attended ITZ in Millersville was blessed with beautiful (some would say HOT) weather. A nice change from the blizzards and rain we've been enduring for months.

There were some major accomplishments by PZers and PZ friends:

Kate Hutchinson and her Darling Delta earned their first NATCH with a beautiful Jumpers run!

Darryl Power and Bristol earned their NATCH-3/Versatility NATCH-3!!

Darryl and his ladies (clockwise from top left: Cathie Cage, Darryl Power, Tina Power, Pam Graci, Paula Goss, Bristol Power and Nicole Bailey)

Nicole and Paula congratulate Darryl on his NATCH!

Pat Stagg and Sox earned their first NATCH on the same Jumpers as Delta and Kate!

Jean Wilkins and Kopper earned their Elite All-Around! (no photo)

Cathie Cage and Clayton earned their Open Triple Superior, Open Superior Versatility and Open All-Around with a smokin' Jumpers run after waiting 8 months for a leg!!

Christine Chapman and Chelsea earned their Novice Superior Versatility and Novice All-Around

Though we always miss Lisa Bonker at this trial, we had an awful lot of fun while she was running the ITZ trial in Illinois! Smiles wherever you looked and some smoking runs! One of the major themes of the weekend was PZ adoptee Scott Casino's 40th birthday!

Gripping his walker for dear life

Dirt Cakes from Nicole

We tortured him throughout the weekend, but saved the best for Sunday his actual birthday. Gag gifts and a pinata were part of the festivities. Old man Casino is a good sport and endured all the ribbing with a smile all day long. Anne Beach was kind enough to video his pinata bashing for us.

All blindfolded and ready to go!

Reality sets in...

What a fantastic weekend. Visiting retiree NATCH Willow's smile says it all. :)