Weather wise, it sucked. As per usual. I think only 2007 and 2009 were nice, every other year has been RAIN RAIN RAIN. This year we were accompanied by thunder, lightning and hail, on top of the rain rain rain rainnnnnn. The sun did come out a couple times, but I think it only lasted 5 minutes and then a huge ice filled black cloud blew over.
This weekend could have also been my lifetime weekend, too. I needed two more standard and there was two being offered, one each day, before the regionals events. No pressure at all, eh?
|Me and my two favorite boys friday night before regionals. :)|
I also had a jammin' sesh with my buddy Tony with our guitars. He taught me some really cool stuff. Can't wait to perfect those!
|Rowdie's first swim!|
But, I didn't hold my threadle long enough and she took the Aframe instead of the tunnel in the discrimination. Bummer. OH WELL. It was a nice run anyways!
|Seriously? Stop with that camera thing...|
|But Mom, I tried really hard...can I have some nachos?!! :):):)|
|Rowdie and Bailey chillin in the trailer!|
The beginning wasn't cool though. I had to do this nasty late cross to get her to one of the jumps. Okay, maybe I held it a little longer than needed, but I really didn't want a fault!! Couldn't afford one! Just getin' 'er done, ya know. But other than that, the rest of the course ran beautifully and Toffee kicked some bum.
Here's the courses from Saturday
Then Saturday evening was the banquet.....
|The Dog Cake for regionals!! Thanks Lisa!! :)|
Umm...who the frig says that? Actually, I don't even know if I said those words...I go blank afterwards and I don't remember things. hahaha...it's a serious problem.
hah..shoot me. Then I had to introduce the people who prepared the food for us. So up I go again. :\
and then I had to cut the cake. It all of a sudden got really HOT in there....
|**Note the digust in my face. "just get me outta here!!!"|
Another standard before the regionals runs...and I got it!! It was a really pretty run :) ONE MORE FOR MY LIFETIME!!!! YAY
Standard was next and it was more of a Challenge course than a standard..which I'm pumped about, because I usually kick butt in that course. Super FUN! Again, it was a beautiful run, everything was perfect (although, I almost lost her on the threadle right at the start) until the end (again...) on the %&^(*&^^&*^ dogwalk. (my nemesis) Missed contact. 5 faults and lost my extra 28 points that I was undertime. Bummmmmerrrrrrrr. Boo. I'm not going to lie, I was upset about this run. I can't help it, really. I try to be all "oh that's okay!! We did our best, blah blha blha blhasldkjhslkdjflksdjf" But I'm too competitive..I think I'm a guy..eeek.
|Mach bored out of his noggin'|
This one, I knew for sure Toffee would get it. We had another nice opening, gathered a good amount of points again..had a few bobbles that cost us a few seconds, therefore the last mini gamble points, but in the end, she got the gamble and we got our bonus points. Good stuff!!
Jumpers was last and it was a really cool and fun course. Just a couple tight spots, but the rest was wide open..yay! Clean and fast for that one..although I almost sent her over the wrong jump. I really wasn't in the zone this weekend!!
Here's some of my favorite pictures that I took of other dogs!
We ended the regionals in 2nd place, with 518+ points. It probably looked like I was disappointed with those results when I went up to get my ribbons. Which I entirely wasn't. I was more disappointed that I had been disappointed after my two runs that I didn't go clean. I'm so stupid sometimes, hah. And if anyone came up and said "Congrats" or "good Job", forget it, I'm tearing up. It's an uncontrollable reaction of mine.
day 2 courses
But after I made my video..watched my runs, it really wasn't bad. Not at all. She did awesome, as always.
So moral of the (long) story, don't get upset, because in the end, everything is going to be better than okay, you've got your little girlie, so happy always there beside you :)
side note: I got my wisdom teeth out today. I can't smile. how brutal is that?!