Every time I sign Katie (and me) up for an event I wonder as I’m waiting for our turn why oh why I put myself in such stressful places. Then she looks at me and grins just before the judge says “Ready?” And I say “Ready!” and off we go.
Today’s event was no different, I wondered again why this was a good idea as I got up at 5:30 and packed Katie’s provisions. As we left in the dark to drive the hour over to East Lansing in the rain I was sure this was a silly idea. Katie doesn’t care if she has a title. When the rain turned to snow as we neared East Lansing I was sure the whole thing was ridiculous. But I was supposed to help a dog obedience classmate in his very first trial, so there was no turning back. Which in the end is good because we earned the second leg of the three we need to become titled in Advanced Rally.
There’s a video over on Facebook. Somewhere we did a station wrong, because our score was 88 out of 100, but I”ll take it. It’s a Q and we only have to do this once more for her Advanced title.
Of course there’s Excellent after that. If we want to go for it. And Obedience. We haven’t started that yet. Though I was watching some obedience rings today and kept thinking…”Well Katie can do that.” So I suppose there are going to be a few more early mornings when I wonder just what I’ve gotten us into. Probably will. She’s sleeping now.