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Old 05-09-2010, 07:59 PM
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Default Our first Rally Trial, good news/bad news...

Bad news is it was even uglier than the match we did in the rain a couple of weeks ago. We scored a 71 (out of a possible 100). I thought being the next to last in was going to work in our favor. I'd better guess again- Caleb had too long to wait between when I walked the course and our turn, so his little yellow brain turned off of "work" mode and back into "oh look another dog walked here, must sniff" mode. He was so wound up when I was doing the walk thru I thought he'd be "On". Oh well. We had fun none the less.

Oh yeah- I guess you'd like to hear the good news. It's kind of two part. Part one is we got a qualifing score towards our Rally Novice title- barely (you need at least a 70 for a Q). Part two is, are you ready for this- we placed 3rd! We were tied for 3rd place with a Pap, but we did the course faster. OK, somehow I failed to realize only 4 of the 8 dogs entered showed up, but I really didn't expect to place.
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Congrats on the Q! At the end of the day, it's all about the green ribbon (or whatever color if you're not doing AKC Rally)...
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Old 05-09-2010, 08:23 PM
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...At the end of the day, it's all about the green ribbon (or whatever color if you're not doing AKC Rally)...
That's so true. Actually, what's even more important, at least to me, is having fun. And we did. I just laughed when we went back to my husband and said, "It's a good thing I love him." )
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Old 05-09-2010, 08:53 PM
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Congrats on qualifying! Gavroche's first run was a 79, and he got 3rd with that score too. It all depends on the competition. Sometimes it seems ALL the dogs have an off day at the same time

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Congratulations to both of you! And you're right; having fun is more important than getting ribbons.
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Old 05-10-2010, 06:00 AM
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congratulations on the Q! luce and i got fourth with a 75 once. that was the time she jumped on the judge. twice.
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There, see? With Luce as a role model....
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