April 10-11, 2004 AKC Show Report, Camarillo, CA
Well, this show was an interesting mix of ups and downs. All the “ups” were on Saturday. I showed Cinder in the International Standard class (where the little girl has to jump 26” which is a stretch for her) and she was AMAZING. She dropped her first bar (I don’t think she was expecting that height despite the practice jumps) but then she whipped around the course, trying really hard to keep her bars up. One more came down (thanks to a poorly timed call on my part) but she was terrific. It was a fun way to start the day!
Our next class was Ex B JWW, back at the normal 20” height. I was running Connie at this show and she turned and burned around the course so fast a couple bars came down but she was a blast! Then Cinder came out and we had one of the best runs we have ever had – tight, fast and furious. She won the class, and I mean really won the class. No one came close to her time. I was so proud of her. I sent Patches into the wrong end of the tunnel but otherwise she was awesome. Gale zipped around the course, happy as a clam, and I was delighted with her 4 th place finish! After all, it was her first time in Ex B JWW and there is a ton of competition. Good girl Gale. Kali ended up my JWW experience by getting her MXJ! YAY Kali!
Our Standard runs were not as successful…oh well. Connie was gorgeous but was too excited to stay on the table for the full count (AAUGHH), Cinder had a refusal at a tunnel because I couldn’t get the commands out quick enough she was going so fast, Gale had an off-course (which is rare) and I didn’t even run Kali. Patches was the star of the Standard run: 4 th and Q. 19 more MACH points achieved.