Thanks for all your good wishes, readers! On Sunday, Piper got her last Starters Snooker Q with a first place, which makes her officially an "Advanced" agility dog now. Of course, Starters Snooker is ridiculously easy, but I am proud of my wee girlie nonetheless. She is trying very hard!
Our friend JLE took some photos at the trial which she has kindly let us post here.
Piper is a rocket. She either gets a Q and 1st place, or she crashes and burns.
She used to run under the tire, as it was much faster than jumping it, but now she is so graceful.
Please note The Sadist, Mr. "Again, FASTER" videotaping in the background, probably so whatever I did wrong will come back to haunt me in a class later ;-)
I have some video of my own I will try post later. Right now, we are having a heatwave in Vancouver and it is too hot to even pick up my camera - when I try to put my eye to the viewfinder, it just sweatily slides away. Sitting in my office is like sitting in a sauna!
ETA - a few more photos from the weekend, also courtesy of JLE!
I LOVE this dog!
Please to make unflattering facial expressions with me Food Lady?
Well, of course I will do that Tweed. Here you go - matching, unflattering facial expressions coming right up!
(Hey, it's really hard to try and run as fast as a border collie, and maintain your dignity, okay?)
Now this is what we call "A Missed Contact!"
I wuv you. Pleaz don't beat me. And pass the zombie cookies so I don't have to suck our your braaaaaiiiins. kthx.
Hey! Get out of the post, Carlos!!