Well another Championship has come to an end… the trip home was long and tiring but having a National Championship to our name made it easier.
Saige was simply…. incredible. She always steps it up during the champs event but this year she stepped it up beyond anything I have ever seen her do. Just thinking about the teamwork we had makes me have goosebumps.
She won 5 of the 7 rounds. Got a second and a third in the others. Our finals run was…. well…. a “bomb” but neither of us cared as we both came off laughing with big smiles LOL She ended up being the SilverStakes Champion.
Paisley did well in the PreChamps events and on her team. She struggled during the champs courses…. the last time we were there a person hid behind a tunnel and popped up scaring the crap out of her and she remembered 🙁 We struggled thru most of the courses and I ended up scratching her from one round as a photographer was sitting in a position that I knew would bother her. We will see how things go before entering her next year. I dont want her to not have fun…..
I ran Brina, my moms dog, this year as well. I entered her in Triple Crown. She did well placing from 2nd to 6th in every round. She ended up 5th overall.
Well it is that time of year again…. NADAC Championships in Springfield Illinois!! The trip is 1400+ miles one way. Mom is making the trip with me again thank goodness 🙂
I will be running Saige in the Stakes division, Brina in 16″ Triple Crown, and Paisley in 12″ Vet.
Every year I feel like there is just sooo much more I need to train before heading out but instead I just give my dogs time off… let them be dogs and hang out. I mean really, what can I teach them in less than a month anyways!!! I actually do more conditioning this time of year than any other…. we go for hikes, swim, stretch etc. I actually quite enjoy this time of year 🙂
Like years past, I have no expectations…. that way if something goes in my favor I am extremely happy… not let down from putting too much pressure on myself or my dogs.
I will try to post here as the week progresses…. will see how that goes…. 🙂
I have received entry confirmations for all three dogs I will be running at this years NADAC Championships!! Saige is entered in the SuperStakes class, Brina is entered in the Triple Crown class, and Paisley is entered in Regular Skilled Vet class.
Super excited for the PURPLE PARTY 2013 in Springfield IL in September 🙂