This hasn’t been the best week. Rocky died Christmas night. Kula was euthanized Wednesday. Rick was on the road Thursday morning, which given that I-80 had been closed, worried me. 285 was black ice. After seeing a truck in the ditch I pulled off at the next safe opportunity and messaged Lori that I was turning around. She told me the roads were dry down the hill. So. I sat for a few minutes and reconsidered. Let her know I’d take back roads and audit the first class when I arrived. Then run dogs, one run each, in the second class. I still wasn’t 100% present in the second class. 😦
The courses had fun challenges, from a possible tandem between 4 & 5, to weave entries to backside tunnel sends. Plus! There were stuffed Christmas friends near the weave poles. Tanner loved the tree with the Santa hat. Silly boy.
Getting #3 and #13 were the challenges for me. A Japanese at #3 ended up being the best choice for my dogs. And a push to the back at #11, with a rear on the flat to the tunnel. I didn’t execute either well. That’s okay. We managed to get through it. My dogs did what my body told them too. 🙂
Had a possible aha moment and reviewing video I could be onto something. Kneeling down while engaging my dogs at the start line. Made a note to self to continue to do that.