Not often I want to brag but why not! Otley show saw the first outing of our club's very first t shirts and they looked amazing. The colours are great, the logo is great - showing Julie's and I's best ever dogs, Winnie and Whisky (but don't tell our other dogs!) but most of all what I love the most is all the smiling faces of our club members when wearing them. Really proud of how far our club and its members have come. We also were ring partying and the agility equipment (supplied by Longfield Agility Solutions) had been painted to match as a surprise for us!
So after the success of Easter, we had a good turn out at Scunthorpe although the sun seemed to forget to make much of appearance! As I come to write this blog post Scunthorpe seems like an age ago and I can't actually remember how everyone did (senior moment, sorry), I know I didn't exactly clean up.
A few weeks later we headed off to Lincoln, I was more than a little excited about this show as it was to be Orson's agility debut, the youngest of my Crested Critters. I wasn't expected big things as although Orson never lacked enthusiasm or speed, steering at times could leave a little to be desired, he could still occasionally run under a jump and up until the point of running his first course at Lincoln, I don't think we'd actually run a full course (we'd run lots of sequences and a course is just several sequences put together after all, but we seemed to somehow not to have run a full course). Still I knew that whatever Orson did on his debut, one thing that was guaranteed was that he would make me smile, as he is the world's most impossibly happy dog.
Ann did her best on Thursday evening to thwart anyone's chances of walking again, let alone running by serving us all the biggest slices of chocolate cake (thank you Cassie for the cake, but you need to supervise the cutting of it better - serves 24 does not mean cut into 8 doorsteps). Friday dawned and I think most of us had managed to recover from chocolate overdose, Nikki had come to terms with the fact there was no electric hook up and I was still reveling in the luxury of having a water point in my garden.
Well done to Ann with Connie who won Grade 3 agility, making her Grade 4.
Orson's debut arrived, he flew round his agility course, just a refusal at a jump (where apparently he was going too fast to turn for it :-D) and he only wins. Not to be outdone his big brother Hector picks up several wins taking him to grade 5.
But the weekend had to belong to Nikki and Zac who went from their first rosette, to their first win (with faults) to an agility win which was clear and grade 2 here they come. I'm not sure who was more pleased - myself, Ann, Kenny, all the other club members or Nikki (I wonder if she's stopped smiling yet?).
The club league points table is being updated all the time (thanks Cassie), with everybody's latest results. Lizi and Ozzie have now won to grade 2, and Kerry and Luna made their competition debut and won.
And of course the club t-shirts have now arrived, everybody looked fantastic in them at Otley - we got lots of great feedback.