Monday, April 25, 2011
Okay so for years, Miller has been a Q in standard dog, not in jumpers and all of the sudden, we can't buy a Q in standard but jumpers is spot on. GO figure! The last two shows we have been 100% on Jumpers and in an 0fer in standard, mainly due to weave poles. He popped out of the poles again in standard on saturday so I had him massaged thinking maybe it was an injury bothering him and she checked him over and he felt fine to her. Went out and Qd in jumpers, no problem. So weird! I got two Qs this weekend, both in jumpers. The funny thing was though, I had talked to the massage/rehab lady and she had told me it was time to retire him. She felt like he was in great shape but that it was time to let his body rest. I have been wrestling with this for months now, especially with the fact that I do want to do more with baby-D and that costs more money. Well, after that whole talk, he went out and placed third on a very,very tough JWW course and had a 5.18 YPS run. I know most of y'all probably run courses alot faster than that but dang, a 12 year old dog running 5.18 YPS is pretty cool. I know it has alot to do with the fact that I am running faster since I am training to do a 5 K but wow! He got 10 MACH points which for him is pretty great. I am so proud of him and how much fun he is having, even if he is costing me double Qs. I have him entered through June so we will just go with the flow. He is still pulling me to the ring like mad so I don't think he is ready just yet to become a cheerleader.