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Sunday, August 29, 2010

On the Brink of an RAE!


This weekend we traveled to Santa Rosa for a two-day Rally event (indoors - nice!). Denali came home with four more green ribbons, having given some wonderful performances. This earns us RAE legs 8 and 9. Our title attempt will be on October 3. The September shows in Petaluma were so gruesomely hot last year that I opted to skip them this year.

Seriously, the field was incredible. When a score of 99 isn't enough to earn you a placement, you know you've got competition! That's what happened on Saturday! It put us in the 5th place position by virtue of a tie score for time...sigh!

Nontheless, I know how well she did. We came SO close to a 100%. Had I stepped out a second sooner after a right finish (no sit at the end) we would have had it!

Denali was just awesome - both in the ring and out. She was a model citizen, letting people "pet the corgi," and showing just how engaging this breed can be!

4 comments:

penni said...

This is really impressive! Fingers crossed for the October 3rd finish.

Traci said...

CONGRATS!! Wow - you guys continue to impress!!!!

Taryn said...

Wow! Sounds like a great weekend! Congrats!

Jules said...

Congratulations!