Back home from Kansas.
Darbi ran a great Open and was dropped after the water blind. I thought it might be good enough, but alas, it wasn't. They went into the water blind with 30+ dogs, so we all knew some would be pencilled. Darbi is never going to run a 3 whistle water blind...that's just not who she is. She runs workman (or lady) like water blinds.
Libby had her marking shoes on...mostly. The last series was a tight, tight land double and I saw dogs hunt the old fall and switch, and do everything in between, and knew I might be in trouble. Libby went a little deep of the go bird and looked over and saw the memory bird gunner almost right beside her...she made a couple jumps towards him and I was quick to hit the whistle. As I've mentioned before, I'm a big believer that no green ribbon is worth letting them get away with bad things, especially at her age. Miss Libby has a bright future ahead of her if I keep her on the straight and narrow.
Can't complain...ran a very hard trying Darbi to the third series of the Open and a fantastic marking Libby to the fourth series of the Derby.
Puppies are big and happy. Pics to come soon!!! And a video or two!