Monday, June 07, 2010

Clancy did it!

Here is my progress on Laura J. Perin's design: State Fair. I had plenty of time on Saturday to sit and stitch. But not as much time on Sunday because Clancy earned his Open Standard title!!!

It wasn't the prettiest agility run of his career but it got the job done. And he earned a third place finish doing so. The class was very large for Open 12" Standard - twelve dogs I think so third place was pretty good. He new AKC name is Clancy O'Shay OA, AXJ, NF. :-)

And I moved him up to Excellent Standard for Sunday's run. That meant we didn't have to wait around for Open which in turn meant we were finished for the day at 11:45am and were able to leave. In contrast, we didn't do our last run on Saturday until 4:30ish. It's nice to be all excellent. :-) We have been working to that goal for almost three years. And how did he end up on Sunday? He had two brilliant runs but only did 10 out of 12 poles both times which at the excellent level is an automatic NQ. There are no more mistakes for Clancy that are allowed. It's perfect and in time or go home empty handed.

We are not signed up for any trials until mid-July. There are a couple that we could have but they were all outside. While I love the outdoor trials, Clancy gets way too distracted and things fall apart quickly. And I needed to save some money because I signed up for Agility Summer Camp after all with Aoife. So I have six weeks to really work on some things that need urgent attention. Like weaves and contacts. Oh and table, he had a table fault on Saturday but it was allowed at the Open level but no more. Like I said above, it's perfect or go home. :-)

Have a great week!

15 comments:

Kelly said...

Good job Clancy! State Fair is looking good.

Margaret said...

Huge congrats to you and to Clancy! That is so exciting! State Fair is looking good too.

Marjo said...

Love the canvas piece. I have not done any Laura Perin but have done some quilt pieces by Nancy's Needle. Love the colors on that. Congratulations to you and Clancy.

Theresa said...

So proud of Clancy!!! Congratulations~~~
Your State Fair piece is looking great!!!

Colorado Stitcher said...

Hip Hip Hooray and WOOF WOOF for you and Clancy!!! State Fair is looking good too.

Alice said...

Congratulations for Clancy! How nice for you to be home early too... more stitching time. State Fair is gorgeous.

Anna van Schurman said...

EXCELLENT!

Christine said...

Great progress !

woolwoman said...

hey hearty congratulations on your and Clancy's hard work. Hope your summer training camp goes well. Your NP piece looks very nice.
Mel

omashee aka Barb said...

Congratulations to Clancy & you! Quite a feather in your cap!
Am loving State Fair and watching your progress. Want so badly to try one of Perin's designs. Never tried needlepoint before. Any suggestions for starting?

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Excellent progress on SF and Yeah!! to you and Clancy for the 3rd place finish!

Cari said...

Congratulations to you and Clancy O'Shay OA, AXJ, NF!
Wonderful work on the State Fair piece too!! Thanks for sharing!!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Margie ~
Congrats to you and Clancy. Hard work does pay off!
Your stitching is amazing. I can't believe how fast you work.
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

Daffycat said...

Wow ~ Huge congratulations to Clancy and his handler! Way to go!

Stitch By Stitch said...

Congrats! Way to go Clancy!