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Monday, May 31, 2010

Kendra and Daisy

Daisy is a versatile little beagle.  She has been my companion on my journey as I learn, teach, and find out what I really want to be when I grow up.  She played with Meagan (all the way to their Novice title) in the Junior Showmanship ring as she put up with the grooming, the primping, and the strangers (translation: judges!) poking her.  They are now retired as Daisy is not a conformation-quality dog (as beautiful as we think she is!) and as good a handler as Meagan is, there was no place for them to compete.  Kendra started competing with her about three years ago.  They play in Rally and Obedience and usually kick everyone's behind whenever they walk into the ring!  Kendra is a natural handler -- she instinctively knows how to adjust her stride to the different dogs she now shows, she knows when to reward and when to ignore, she doesn't get nervous in the ring (but boy, I do!), and she is confident in her team's abilities.

Yesterday at Fortunate Fido's C-WAGS Obedience trial, Kendra and Daisy achieved their Obedience Level 1 ACE title -- a long-time goal for Kendra.  This means they got their Level 1 title (requires 4 qualifying runs under at least two different judges), then they continued competing in Level 1 to get their championship (requires an additional 10 qualifying runs).  It was a great day!!!  Thank you to all the judges who made this possible, thank you to Shirley for creating and promoting such a wonderful, family-friendly venue, thank you to Heather who judged their titling run, thank you to Ginger and Fortunate Fido for having such a beautiful title ribbon (Kendra is all about that ribbon!), and thank you to all of our dog friends who support Kendra and Daisy unconditionally!






1 comment:

JP - The Mistress of Corgi Manor said...

Great blog and pictures! We'll keep sniffin' around here! Woof Woof Baroooo
Julie, Parker, and Bennie from Bark Of Love blog