Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Miley is a Masters dog

Can you believe it? We finally got our three excellent A jumpers Q's.  It only took us 3 1/2 years.  Maybe we are finally coming together as a team.  And even more exciting Miley got on the table on both her runs this weekend , so we Qed.  We get to be in Masters for standard too!  I just cant believe it. I really didnt think that would ever  happen.   We no longer have to be at the bottom of the running order for the 12 inch dogs.  They put the excellent A dogs at the bottom of the running order.  It was so annoying.  Every once in a while a club wouldnt do that but most of the time they did.
So now we can work on double Q's. OMG, Im still in shock.  Maybe , just maybe some day we will get the 4 double Qs to go to nationals.  (dont worry, I know next weekend will be a whole new ball game and things can go backwards).

It was freezing on Saturday morning. I drove up that morning. When I got inside the building it was freezing and I as well dressed.  I went into the ring for the briefing. I guess the dirt footing was good and the judges made the club redo the dirt. So They had to bring in the big farm equipment  and it left the diesel smell in the building so they had to open the big bay doors to air it out. So all the heat was lost. Holy cow my toes were frozen. Even after my walk thur. I wasnt sure I was going to be able to stay being this cold but soon the sun came out and warmed things up.
Its funny, when you look at a course map, it looks ok. Then you go walk the course and see all the off course traps and think, Hmm not sure I can keep her off of that. LOL That off course jump after the weaves, got a lot of people. Hardly any of the 8 inch dogs Qed. My only thought going into the ring was if she didnt get on the table, I was going to pull her. (the theme for the weekend was me being worried my dog was going to leave the startline when I took her leash off. You will see what I mean if you feel like watching the videos. )


Its funny, when you look at a course map, it looks ok. Then you go walk the course and see all the off course traps and think, Hmm not sure I can keep her off of that. LOL  That  off course jump after the weaves, got a lot of people. Hardly any of the 8 inch dogs Qed.   My only thought going into the ring was if she didnt get on the table, I was going to pull her. (the theme for the weekend was me being worried my dog was going to leave the startline when I took her leash off. You will see what I mean if you feel like watching the videos. )




I couldnt believe it, not only did she get on the table but we Qed. LOL   I was so happy , I didnt care what else happen this weekend.

Java's first time in open jumpers. I wasnt sure what was going to happen with the weaves but I wasnt going to worry about it. I was planning on front crossing after 4 but I just couldnt get there and then my rear cross was late and she missed the jump. Otherwise a very nice run.



 
 
 
 


We were on course and no dropped bars!!!  Two Q's in a row today. Whoohoo!!

 
I messed this up alot. I thought she got the dogwalk contact but the judge called it. Oh well.
 
 



Last up was T2B.
So this course didnt look bad but jumps 7 and 17 were side by side. I wasnt sure how I was going to keep Miley from swinging wide over the #17 jump after 6, then the off course trap after 8.  I wasnt feeling confident and didnt even let my friend tape me because I just didnt think it was going to go well. ( plus what were the chances of us Qing 3 times in one day) Then I figured she would go wide out of that tunnel and miss the jump.  But Heck No!  She was freaking awesome!!!  We Qed and took 1st place!!!  LOL, that will teach me.
3 Q's in one day, holy crap. I usually cant get one Q all weekend. LOL
I really thought about going home after this. How could tomorrow be better and what if is worse and I end on a bad note?   LOL  But I decieded to stay mostly so I could practice with Java. I really wanted her to get her dogwalk contact on Sunday. My hotel was nice. But why or why do people not pick up after their dogs????  I even picked up other peoples dog poop trying to aviod me stepping in it in the dark when I will probably have to walk the dogs. Nope, didnt help, I still stepped in it. Ugh!!!

Sunday was cold in the morning too but the building wasnt cold  inside. So that really helped.


Lots of off courses again after the weaves.  Most people front crossed after 6. I just didnt like that. I felt I would be pushing that line and Miley would think we were going to 16. So I just did an off arm cue and then rear crossed the weaves. Worked great.  I  was thinking that with the table in the middle of the ring, this would freak Miley out. But she got right on. I think I almost fainted. I was shocked to say the least.  LOL, we Qed again. Whoohoo Miley.  The only sad part is, I have no idea why she decided to get on the table this weekend.



I messed this run up too. I dont know why I cant remember the Java isnt Miley. She wont fly off course like Miley. I was so worried that after 10 she was going to take #3, that I pulled her off 10. Ugh. Her weaves were messed up but that's ok. We finished nicely.


Of course Novice standard and excellent jumpers were at the same time. Ugh. I was stressed. I really wanted to concentrate on Java's run. So I went over to the gate and asked if I could move up. ( they were getting ready to walk novice standard and I was at the bottom of the 12's with Miley) So they told me I had to run right now. Well I hadnt put her over the practice jump at all. But I ran.
I didnt get this on tape either. I didnt have time to go tell the person that I had moved up.  I was worried that Miley would take #3 after  #6, so I really ran ahead pass the double #7, well I was to far head and Miley took off early and drop the bars. Ugh. But we stayed on course and she was freaking flying.   Awesome dog!!!

Last up Novice standard.
Almost everyone was gone by now. I couldnt find anyone to tape my run. I asked several people but they said no they couldnt.  Oh well. 
She went right after the dogwalk. I wasnt sure why but someone told me I pushed into her so she thought I wanted her to turn right.  Otherwise great run.  I was so a happy. Then I found out a friend had taped it with her phone. Whoohoo, how great was that!!  I thought she had left for the day. LOL



Not sure we will ever have a weekend like this again but thats ok. It was just awesome!!

14 comments:

loralei913 said...

Absolutely freaking awesome! Miley looked super sweet on those courses. When you're on a roll, take it and run! Q's or no Q's, you may not get a weekend where you feel totally connected with both dogs on every run like that very often (I don't), but when it happens, it is a memory to hold on to!

Diane said...

Diana,

what an awesome weekend! You have worked so hard, you so deserve it. You and your dogs all looked great. Love how Java is coming along.

corbinwooten said...

What a really awesome weekend for you and your girls. I'm so happy for you!

I think things are coming together. Try to stay positive. You can do it!

(PS the first video is Java's run, not Miley's)

vici whisner said...

Awesome!!! Congrats.

tervnmal said...

Congrats! So happy for you!

loralei913 said...

I think you are posting a playlist, instead of individual videos. Uncheck the box when you are copying the link from YouTube. If you watch the video that plays, then at the end you can choose from several "suggested videos" and then usually the right one pops up, which is how I watched some of them, the rest I just went to your channel.

Sara said...

I'm so happy for you Diana. You work harder than anyone, and boy did you deserve a fantastic weekend!

We all knew Miley was a master, now you have the paperwork to prove it!

OBay Shelties said...

Amazing weekend for you and Miley. Maybe Miley has just realized how much fun it could be! Who is doing the commentary? They are funny!

Merinda said...

Congratulations! I will be starting to trial my young dog soon, and I already find myself assuming he should know things that my oder dog does. I keep reminding myself "He is not Porter, he is not Porter..." :)

Nicki said...

Congrats! It doesn't take but a little success to get us all fired up again huh? And another journey begins...

Chris and Ricky said...

Congratulations on the most awesome of weekends ever!!!!

Loretta Mueller said...

I'd tell you I am amazed at this! But I am not ;-) You are a good handler and your dogs are well trained. Congrats on a wonderful weekend!

Lian said...

Miley is just awesome! WooHoo! So happy for you both. I know it took longer for Miley to Q'd but she was amazing to watch, all the time! Well done!

Dawn said...

Wonderful wonderful wonderful! I am so happy for you and your girls! Made me smile.