Due to it being closed off by all the festive yellow 'Do Not Cross' police tape because of the University crew coach finding a dead body 4' off the shore where I normally play with the dogs. Ick ick ick. It so easily could have been me or the dogs that found the body. Luckily it was snowing this morning and I had an 8:00 meeting so I didn't go. Was planning to go tomorrow but I guess I'll have to find somewhere else for the dogs to run out their monkeys. Weird thing is they said the guy was wearing 'clothing appropriate for going into the water'. I would like to know exactly what kind of clothing that would be. The Rez only recently melted, water temps. are in the low 40's and I can't imagine a regular wetsuit being sufficient. I know some pretty crazy hardcore triathletes but nobody crazy enough to brave the Rez in those temps. I didn't even let Strummer swim in there the other day.
It was freaky watching the news reports and seeing the investigators combing over our beloved stomping ground. Not sure when we'll be allowed back in.
Oh, you wanted to hear about the agility trial? I'll get there, really I will, but I'm crazy busy with the contract work I'm doing, been in a big long meeting for the past 3 days and finally got to come up for air today and priority goes to my poor neglected pups. I have a little video and some photos but will probably be a few days until I can get it all together. In short, Strum was 4/6 getting Q's in Jumpers and all the games, trouble with weaves in Standard, 6/7 on his A-frame, 1/2 on his dogwalk, only one run where I felt he was getting the crazies waiting his turn, survived his pairs run (just).
Lola was 0/3, I thought she'd Q'ed one of her Standard runs but there was a Standard fault on her scribe sheet. I can't imagine what it was so I'm guessing it was likely the stupid dogwalk up contact, that's the only contact I didn't see, which is aNOTHer thing that irks me about USDAA. I refuse to slow her down and jack with her stride so we takes what we gets on the upside. I've tried to train this, believe me, it's simply not worth it, I'd rather just do DOCNA. USDAA is not a very 'big dog friendly' venue that's for sure. It's a great place to compete if you have an 18"-20 7/8" Border Collie (or whatever kind of dog) but for the rest of us, well, I guess it's Festivus for the rest of us, or DOCNA or something. Nonetheless I had a good time at the trial and won an interesting prize in the worker's raffle. I'll write more when I get a chance.