Friday, October 17, 2008

Last weekend

Last weekend, we had our last outdoor agility trial for the year. I am happy that it wasn't too cold. I get cold pretty easy, simply because my coat isn't as furry as Katie's or Sam's. Sometimes I think they roll their eyes at me when I start shivering.

Only me and Katie were competing. Sammie was just along for the ride. I thought I would show you how I get into the zone getting ready for my run.

In USDAA agility, they give out maps so you can plan how your are going to run. I like to study the course for a long time beforehand. I take my pencil and carefully outline the most efficient path. I commit it to memory before I run. I make sure I stretch my muscles, warm up and hydrate myself.

Here's how Katie prepares for her run..... lying down. I think she is visualizing going over a jump?

Sammie entertains everyone and eats a whole tube of Pringles. Then, he tells more jokes. I don't think that is the proper way to mentally prepare?

Anway, it didn't matter what he did. He wasn't competing this time. Even though I find Katie's pre-run routine rather lax, she did get a qualifying score and ran very well according to Mommi.

I, also got a qualifying score. And, in my opinion did excellent all weekend.

But, I have to talk to these two about proper training schedules, etc.


Stanislaw said...

Congrats to you both! The only qualifying scores I get are when it comes to being a Master Naughty and Professional Feaster. After that I'm pretty much stumped.

Enjoy your weekend!

Molly and Taffy said...

WEll done! We think you are great competing in agility.

Have a grrrreat weekend

Molly and Taffy

Eric said...

Hi Pals, Great to see you back! Looks like you have pawfected the secrets of agilty Zorra and Sammie the art of eating prigles scrumptious....I'm green over that one...

Wry wags, Eric x

Lorenza said...

Hi, friends!
Pawesome! You know how to do it!
Kisses and hugs

Noah the Airedale said...

Well done you two. I'm impressed by your preparation.


Maggie and Mitch said...

Congratulations! We are so proud of the both of you!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Lacy said...

w00f's Pups, congrats on u boff gettin qualifying runs...its gettin cooler here too...

b safe,

Gussie said...

Congrats on your runs! I wish we got course print-outs at the (UK) Kennel Club agility shows ... it would really help. :-) Gus n Jake

Joe Stains said...

I'd definitely choose the Pringles warm up. Glad you guys did well for your last trial!