On the way up I spent a few days training in the "middle of nowhere" (AKA Wyoming).
Miss Libby is still a star, at least in my eyes. She is going through Basics with tail wagging and a great attitude. She thinks everything is funny and for her benefit, just like her mother.
While in Wyoming I took a few pictures with my zoom lens of Libby marking a bird I threw. I run her 99% of the time, but once in a while it is nice to get out in the field and watch my dogs from a different vantage point.
This past week-end I ran a field trial in Alberta. I had three dogs entered; Darbi, Miikka and Ollie. Ollie is FC Mr. Oliver D. Place and I brought him up with me in the hopes of qualifying him for the Canadian National in September. Ollie and I got SECOND place in the Open, which qualified him!! Nice to get that out of the way early.
We ran two opens on the week-end. Darbi was having a great trial up until the last bird of the last series in the first open...that's how trials go sometimes. And she had two hunts in the first series of the second Open, which was not good enough to play. She sure is fun right now and I'm having a great time running and training her.
Miikka went out in the first series both days. Still not herself of course, but I did see a big improvement...I think we're on the right path.
And a BIG congrats to "Matti" (Elmingo's With One Twist - Shaq x Miikka 2007) who was second in the qualifying this past week-end!!
I had two goals when I came up here to run the trials. One was to qualify Ollie, which I did. The other is to finish Darbi's titles. We have three more Opens to run in the coming week, so I still have time.