It is Friday and it is a lazy Friday, it is so so hot (30 C) outside that Mama did not even take me for a walk this morning. She hates the hot humid weather, all she does is to sit still, read or play some sort of games on the computer.
I have not written in a little while because my paws were sore. We have had 3 trials since the last time I wrote. The first one was at Club agility de Monteregie, on their beautiful new place out in St. Basile le Grand. It still smells delicious from the horses that used to live there, but I have gotten used to it and I did not really take off to investigate this time. We had 9 runs on July 9+10. Unfortunately we did not manage to get a single Q. Mama did her best but it was not enough. We nearly got a Jumper, we ran clean but we were 0.74 sec over time. Mama was quite upset about this; she told Auntie Mary that she would have preferred a whole bunch of faults or many seconds over than to lose the Q by 0.74 sec. I don’t really care I just want to run and have fun. I think we are doing ok, Mama still thinks it is better to run clean than to run fast. She says the speed will come once she has full control over me (as that is ever going to happen!)
On the 14th of July we went back to Monteregie in the evening and had another 2 Jumpers. The first was ok but we were too slow once again. The second one was a disaster (Mama’s words, I had fun) I took off in all directions and Mama was yelling and yelling again. She seems to forget not to yell. She should simply cool down, sternly say “with me” and all will be well, but she forgets!
Last Sunday we had a trial at Complexe educative Canin in Terrebonne. We had 3 runs, 1 standard, 1 jumper and 1 snooker. Once again we did not get any Q’s. Mama really wanted to get the snooker as we only need 1 to get the Master Snooker title, but I took a tunnel instead of the bridge that Mama wanted me to take, so Mama got lost and we did not get the points necessary to get a Q. It was a beautiful day though I got to meet all my friends and have fun. It was a bit warm but not too too humid.
We have some very nice friends Foxee & Sako (dogs) and Rolando & Michel (men). They shared the tent with us. Rolando wants to try and run me instead of Mama, I heard them talk. He took me out to the practice jumps and I had fun showing off. Mama was wondering if I would follow him; of course I will follow him he had some absolutely delicious chicken pieces in his pocket, so maybe he can run future jumpers with me as Mama is a bit slow, let’s see.
Yesterday we had class at Guides Canins it was very very hot and we left early as Mama had a hard time breathing. Something very nice happened. There is this guy Daniel that I love to pieces. He has a lot of dogs, Yorkies and Chinese crested, I always get so so excited when I see him. Well yesterday he arrived and instead of taking me over to see him Mama hooked me up to the fence and she went to see him alone. When she came back she smelled so delicious of puppies, she told me one of Daniel’s Yorkies had had 3 little girls and he had them in the car. She had held them, given them kisses and admired them. I wish I had been allowed to go too, but they need something called vaccinations before I will be allowed to meet them, not fair!
The next trial we are going to is something called the AAC Nationals. I hear Mama and Auntie Mary talk about it all the time. They are quite excited about this. We have to drive 8 hours to get there (hate that) as it is in Barre Ontario. It is going to be a big affair with more than 600 dogs participating. I will try my best to run clean and fast. I think Mama should set up the jumps in the garden again to train we need it, but it is far too hot for us to run outside. It is supposed to be better by Sunday so I am sure Mama will do something about the training. It is not enough with one class a week, I need more in between and so does Mama.