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#1 CptJack

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Posted 25 October 2015 - 03:09 PM

Kylie and I trialed this weekend.  7 runs over 2 days.  


She qualified in every single thing she ran. 


She finished her novice regular yesterday and moved up to open today  - and qualified in both runs.  She finished her tunneler's title - with the fastest time I've ever seen from her.  She got both her T 'n' G Qs, with times that would have gotten her open Qs, too. 

 

Mostly, though, I'm so so proud of her weaves this weekend.  We've had ongoing weave issues in trials.  She was better yesterday, when there were 6 on the novice course.  I didn't have ANY real expectations in Open and. She got them!  I got so excited I temporarily forgot the rest of the course and REALLY didn't expect her to have made time.  

But she did. 

And then she did it again. 

 

She worked and ran her heart out for me and had a great time and I just - she has come so far and I am so proud. 


 



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Posted 25 October 2015 - 04:44 PM

Congratulations to you both. All the hard work has obviously paid off.

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Posted 25 October 2015 - 04:55 PM

That's fantastic! Go Kylie!


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Posted 25 October 2015 - 06:29 PM

Thanks, guys. 

 

I realized just a few minutes ago that this is the first trial where I didn't *expect* to do awfully - and basically defeat myself before I started in the process.  I don't mean nerves, either.  I mean this is the first time I've gone in and not tried so very hard to keep from applying pressure to myself and the dog that I went the complete opposite direction and said 'Nah, we're going to suck'. 

 

Someone told me today - someone who does practices and sees us run - that we could do the elite course I was watching and analyzing.  And I didn't immediately go 'Nah, that's way too hard'.  I just admitted that, yes, yes we could.  Maybe not make TIME yet, but it wasn't outside our skill set. 


Don't get me wrong, our skills have improved a TON over the whole four trials we've done.  That IS a big part of it, but recognizing that I don't have to actively expect to fail to NOT be crazy caught up in success feels like a big deal right now.



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Posted 25 October 2015 - 07:47 PM

Great to hear! Congratulations to you and Kylie!!


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Posted 25 October 2015 - 08:58 PM

Good job!

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Posted 25 October 2015 - 09:36 PM

Congratulations to you and Kylie! Good job, both of you!!!

 

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Posted 26 October 2015 - 09:57 AM

Which dog is Kylie?  And congrats.  Wow.



#9 CptJack

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Posted 26 October 2015 - 10:16 AM

Thanks, everyone!  Still crazy proud and happy, today.   It just felt GOOD to have it come together. 

 

Which dog is Kylie?  And congrats.  Wow.

 

Kylie is the one in the middle of my signature.  Some kind of chi-mix-thing.  



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Posted 26 October 2015 - 10:19 AM

Yay - congrats!!!!  :D


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Posted 26 October 2015 - 09:34 PM

So happy for you and Kylie!

 

Do you have a photo of Kylie with all her ribbons?



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Posted 26 October 2015 - 10:27 PM

Do you have a photo of Kylie with all her ribbons?


I ALWAYS have photos!

 

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Though only one turned out and it wasn't one where she was looking all that thrilled  :P

 

And here, have a bonus, just because.

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Posted 26 October 2015 - 10:46 PM

That is a wonderful photo.  I love how unimpressed she looks.

 

Way to go, Kylie!



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Posted 27 October 2015 - 07:26 AM

She looks like this happens every day lol!

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Posted 27 October 2015 - 08:13 AM

"What are you so surprised by? *I* always knew I was awesome!" 



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Posted 27 October 2015 - 04:49 PM

Congrats! I had a good chuckle at her expression in the photo.

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Posted 27 October 2015 - 05:15 PM

That's adorable.


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#18 CptJack

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Posted 10 January 2016 - 12:39 AM

I forgot to update here, but we had a trial last weekend and she got her Open Regular and Novice T'n'G Titles, as well as a start on her novice jumpers and weavers titles.    Just need to get Chances sorted....



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Posted 10 January 2016 - 12:52 AM

Congratulations! 



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Posted 10 January 2016 - 02:54 AM

Awww shes super cute! She looks Papillon-ish to me...

 

Congrats on the great weekend!


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