Hurro, it me Ludo!
Last weekend me and Mum went to an my dog club’s open agility show. It our first time staying over night at a show, Mum be helping since she a club member. We loaded up the car on friday afternoon and off we goes. We had had a busy week already since Mum’s sister and neices comed and stayed with us for a few days. Arran stayed behind with TND.
Mum got her tent up and then put me in it and went off to help. She soon comed back and helped Barbara set up her tent too, not many people were in tents so mum did be glad to have Barbara there too. Barbara had never put a tent up so she be glad to have Mum there! We went for a little walk to the village of Haverigg and I had my dinner and then Mum and Barbara sat drinking wine and eating snacks until bedtime. I slept next to Mum on my bed. I like camping!
After breakfast and walkies Mum went off by herself again and I chilled out in the tent until my first run. Mum beed pretty nervous because at my first proper show earlier in the year I did not complete one single course and left the ring to find TND and told the photographer and pole pickers off. If I did all that again we were not going to compete anymore. Mum came to get me for my run and I had beed pretty bored in my tent. So I be raring to go. I did start doing some stressy sniffing at the start line but Mum got me to watch her and off we went. I finished the course mostly, with just a couple of refusals and missing a jump and got an E… for excellent, no doubt!
It started raining really a lot and we all got pretty wet and my little tent was beed blown about all over! I got E’s in all my courses except one which I only got 10 faults in, one for a pole off and one for a refusal. But I managed to be inside the time each course and in that run I be the only grade one which did not get e’d. I did keep going past the last jump though, until one of our trainers said Mum slowing down cos she knows we getting to the end and to not let me know and aftWe managed to survive the rain, only Mum chickened out of staying in the tent and we drove home that night. We had to get up early in the morning to get back in time, and I ran out to the car and barkbarked to be let in! Arran came with us on Sunday and he stayed in the scorers marquee in his crate with my obedience trainer Betty whilst I did my runs and Mum did her helping, he did has a nice time getting fussed by everyone and ‘socialising’. We doesn’t know who took these photos, but Betty sent them to us.
Sunday be a nicer day and the sun comed out! My first run be the first one of the day. Medium agility 1-4 combined and I got my first clear. Mum beed very happy!
I got two more E’s, one Mum really messed up and couldn’t work out how to run the course and one I messed up by running to the A’frame and putting my foot on it before Mum called me back (off course). But I really does love the contacts! My last Run of the day be in medium jumping combined 1-3 and I got another clear! Then Mum be really suprised to hear our name on the tannoy. We got a third!
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We even got our name in the local paper, along with lots of my furiends.
We met quite a few other shelties, only mum did not take her camera. All their peoples wanted to come and meet Arran. I think he enjoyed hisself too. A Tired dog be a what dog?