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!!