I heard Dad tell our instructor, Becky, that I wouldn't get an advanced gamble Q untill December. That really burns
me! So first thing Friday morning I dragged him through the advanced gamble. He was half asleep, so
we finished before he realized what was happening. He didn't have a change to screw it up.
I loved the air conditioning and dirt, horse floor. I got 7 Q's on 14 runs and earned my masters jumper and advanced
snookers titles. One more advanced standard Q and I'll be an Advanced Agility Dog.
I am finally convinced that Dad shows some promise, but he still slips up from time to time. (No he didn't fall down
this week.) He blew a Snookers run when he ran me out through a red jump and called "wrap". "Wrap", a very
useful phrase Kathy taught us, means come around the jump tight in and back to where Dad is somewhere behind.
I wrapped left, as I should since I was right by the left bar, and made eye contact with Dad who had turned right. We
both froze, eyes locked, staring over the bar. I jumped back over the same bar, trying to recover and go
right as he indicated. We both ran off the field laughing! I think he learned something; we'll see.
By Sunday afternoon, Corie and I were both tired. We both blew of a run and got carried off the field. I
came back with all I had for the final run of the event and Qed with 0.07 seconds to spare for my Masters Jumper title.
Corie is looking fine. He zooms around the courses like a gazell.
He was really pleased with Mom's work this week end. She is keeping up much better and getting directions
out earlier. He was very proud of his 2 Q's; Master Jumpers, first try ever, and Advanced Snooker. Lots
of others runs were really close like the Advanced Gamble where he had to look so far back to find Mom that he missed the
last jump. (25% of the entry did the same thing.)