Monday, October 19, 2009
Back in the saddle again
Not that I am complaining! (Except for the normally 50 minute trip to Mom's which took 3 hours yesterday. Why? Because TDOT shut the interstate down to one lane in an area that has been under construction FOREVER for no apparent reason. No workers working, just a bunch of orange barrels blocking a lane that had been perfectly fine for travel earlier in the week. It looked like by the time I came back through last night they had reopened the lane. But as usual, I digress.)
I would have liked to have been able to be in two places at once this weekend. Spencer and I had fun at our club's obedience trials. It did my heart good to be around performance people. Conformation shows by their nature have a way to bring you down sometimes. I just so enjoyed the camaraderie - folks cheering and supporting one another. This was especially true around the rally ring - say what you will about rally - no, it's not as hard as regular obedience, yes - an experienced handler can lead a green dog to a title in a couple of weekends - but folks just have so much fun with it!
And then 120 miles away, Miss Scout and Cheryl were pulling off back to back Group Ones. I was just pleased as punch for both of them - happy that we had judges who appreciated Scout and happy Cheryl got to take her in the BIS ring before her hometown crowd. It was really a thrill getting to be there Saturday to see it.
Thanks to everyone who have sent along congratulations.