The Jumpers course was the first run of the day. Jumpers is not one of Gracie's strong suits - she thinks all those jumps are boring, but there were a couple of tunnels mixed in which helped make it more fun for her.
Mum thought her Jumpers run was probably one of the very best runs Gracie has ever had in her life! She was focused, fairly fast, and super determined. Of course Mum had to tackle her after her run, but they both had so much fun! You can see the Jumpers run - first one in the vid, and here's the course:
A couple of hours later Gracie and Mum ran Snooker. Mum made a good plan to make it super flowing for Gracie, no jerky stuff, no having to call off obstacle stuff. She's just not ready for that. Their run was pretty good. Gracie was so focused that Mum remembers making eye contact with her several times during the run - that was different.
Mum thought Gracie felt unsure, and not as determined. Maybe she was a bit tired - but having Gracie overly focused was a bit of a new thing. Gracie ran pretty slow on her Snooker run, even though she Q'd. But Mum couldn't complain, she didn't run off. But Mum doesn't ever want her to think she needs to be slow, so Mum thinks Gracie just needs to have more confidence - maybe now that she's getting focused.
Overall they had a great trial. Three Q's out of four is just an amazing accomplishment for Gracie. She now has 2 Q's in Colors and Snooker, 1 Q in Jumpers and 1 in Standard. Guess Mum will have to start thinking about entering her in the other events, cause now she's close to a title in Level 2.
Have to say it was so funny to see Gracie after her runs when she Q'd - she sooooo knew it she did well. And after the weekend was over, Mum thought that she knew when she did well, and when she didn't. If that's the case - that's huge!
Some super nice folks taped their runs during the weekend and would like to thank them!
Needless to say I was left at home on Sunday. The temperature yesterday was about 6 degrees during the day with a windchill of about 14 below. Not the best weather for me to be out in when I'm trying to stay warm and flexible.
Then last night the temp dropped to below 0, with a windchill of below -20. Have to say that no dog should have to go out in that to potty. Both Gracie and I had trouble with our feet, since there was also a dusting of snow on the ground. Mum had to carry us both inside - we just collapsed on the ground. So for another day or so while this weather is around, we hunkering down and not going outside unless we have to!