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