Today Kip bombed only the Stand for Exam. Again he sat. His need to see faces is difficult to overcome — it took a lot of heeling practice to get him to sit at my side instead of swinging out where he could look up at me. We have a couple of matches scheduled before a 3-day (indoor) show over Mothers’ Day, and our show obedience class starts up again on Thursday. So we’ll be ready, but it would have been nice to earn legs under two Judges that I really like. I need to finish Kip’s CD so I can show him in Open and enter Inca in Novice over Labor Day — another 3-day obedience weekend. I know Inca will entertain the crowd though I’ll not pretend I’m able to predict what she’ll do.
The Chase puppy will debut at the Mothers’ Day shows (2 days). I hope he makes people smile as much as Kip does — or maybe I hope he makes ’em cry . . .