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!