So it was supposed to be our triumphant return to agility. Not so much. On Thursday night, we had gamblers, then snooker.
The gamble went jump, jump, left turn to teeter. Hannah did the two jumps but no way was she going out to the teeter. Snooker. Oh snooker. We were the last 16″ dog, so I saw everyone else go. I think only one dog Q’d, with a fairly low score. There was only 3 reds – we had a plan with 3 6’s in the opening. The opening was smooth, I felt like we had a nice chunk of time left to do the closing. Only the 2nd obstacle in the closing was a broad jump. Hannah sliced it. Gah. Second time in a row. Obviously we should sometimes practice the broad jump, I actually own one, so that should be easy.
Friday I worked almost all day, then drove out to Argus for the local steeplechanse and GP qualifier. The steeplechase course was really fun, Hannah is still rusty and our timing was off, but we managed a Q. A bright spot for the weekend. Then I walked the GP course and altlhough it was a fine course, it was really twisty and long. I was so tired, I just couldn’t get it in my head. So I decided to leave.
We didn’t have anything on Saturday, on Sunday we had snooker in the morning and gamblers at the end of the day. I planned to come home in between, but after snooker I was so tired I didn’t even feel like driving home (its about 20 miles). So I watched the finals of steeple and GP, which was okay, but it was a long day. In snooker, I had a bad plan, my opening ate up almost all of our time, and we only made it thru 4 in the closing. The gamble was doable, jump – out to tunnel, turn around go back in the other side of the tunnel, out to jump. But Hannah would not go back out to the tunnel. Not even close on either of the gambles this weekend, so dissapointing.
The best part which I need to feel more grateful for, is Hannah is moving great. No soreness or issues at all. We even went to a lesson with Andrea yesterday afternoon.
The worst part was how tired I was all weekend. I am suppsed to drive to Prineville in a couple weeks and I just don’t know. ack.