April 4-6 is an Agility Trial — not just any trial — it’s a half hour from my house. Few activities are that close so it’s pretty exciting. Chase is fit and happy. I hope he runs like the wind AND clean. Perhaps we will finish his Excellent Jumpers Title, perhaps he will get a Excellent Standard leg — or even two or three.
On the following Wednesday, he will take his little overnight bag and go to California with Ellen for the Corgis-only Herding Trial. We had good practices both yesterday and Saturday. Chase knows what he needs to know. Now, will he use that knowledge for good — or for evil?
The following Wednesday Chase will again leave with Ellen, heading to Missouri for the Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America National Specialty Show. The Herding Trials are on the 19th and 20th. Copper, Flutter and Salsa will leave for Missouri on Thursday. All four dogs are entered in conformation events. Chase is entered on sheep and duck herding as well as in Agility. Copper is our surprise entry in the Herding Test. Two weeks ago, I asked Ellen if she would look at Copper as a potential entry. I took her up to Robert’s place in Edgewood on Sunday and she was splendid. She showed great instinct, but more than that, she took direction. Her second and third practices were this past weekend. This little red girl is a great combination of her dad (Chase) and her mom (Dory). Dory comes from a line of serious herding dogs. Little Copper plans to be a serious herding dog!