We had our last agility trial of the year this past weekend out in Queen Creek, AZ. This was Conor's first full agility trial -- he was entered in 10 runs for the weekend. We've had a lot of rain lately, so classes had been cancelled and we weren't able to get in much practice, so I had no idea how things were going to go with my little silver bullet. Saturday actually didn't go very well with either dog. It was incredibly cold, especially in the morning (the low was 33 degrees Saturday morning and there was thick frost on the grass). The pants I wore did keep me pretty warm, but they were very heavy and very hard to run in. I felt like I was running with lead boots on. Kaylie only Q'd in one of her Standard runs and her Snakes N' Ladders run, and Conor only Q'd in Traditional Gamblers. I was pretty miserable, and really wished I had a pair of shorts or something in my van to change in to. I learned that being able to run and move is WAY more important than being warm!! On my way home that evening, I stopped by Dick's Sporting Goods and found some warm, fuzzy, stretchable pants to wear on Sunday. I was able to wear long johns under these fuzzy pants, which kept me perfectly comfortable on Sunday. I was able to run and move, so I was a happy camper again on Sunday. Conor only Q'd in his Jumpers run on Sunday, but the NQ's were basically due to poor handling on my part. Kaylie Q'd in both Standard runs (getting 2nd Place in both), and then Q'd in Jumpers, with a 3rd Place. This definitely wasn't our best trial. We have an AKC trial in a couple of weeks, so we've got some work ahead of us. At least now I have some warm fuzzy pants to wear!!
1 year ago