This was a four-day show weekend in Los Lunas. Other members of the family were out in other parts of the country performing as well.
Nola: Poor little red girl. It is very discouraging that many judges dismiss her because of her color. Finally on Sunday, the judge recognized her lovely front and side gait, level topline that holds in motion. She led the open class until she picked up a burr in the ring and hopped. The judge moved the second bitch in front of her and Nola took second and then Reserve to the 5-point major. I very much like the bitch that won the Open class and then took the points to finish her Championship. We just need a 3-point major for Nola’s Championship. Back to the drawing board.
Chase: He did not qualify either day at the Arizona trials. The first day he was the epitomy of baddog. The second day he started out well, but then forgot what he was doing, lost his sheep and took them back to the wrong area of the arena.
Smooch: earned her Novice Jumpers With Weaves Title.
Lowri: was Best of Breed both days in Nashville. On Saturday she earned a Group IV.
Dinah: was Reserve Winners Bitch at Nashville on Saturday. On Sunday, she was the only class entry.
This weekend, Chase will be running in agility trials. We will do two practice nights this week in Albuquerque.