because we got our first STD! ;)
Er... our first title, the ASCA program's STDs (Started Trial Dog-Sheep) title.
After a truly horrific two runs on Saturday (to be brief: couldn't get 'em out of the pen), Cedar and I managed to come back and have a nice, fluid run today to finish our title. She was still a little bit weird, but we managed to get the sheep off the fence fairly quickly, got all the sheep through both panels, and had a nice, controlled walk to the pen and a good re-pen.
We also got 1st place with a 92/100 and Most Promising Young Dog... got some pretty ribbons (LOL) and a really nice leather lead. The judge told us that he rarely gives Started dogs such a high score and that he would love to take her home with him. Hahaha.... if only he knew!
Cedar and I stayed out in Greenleaf at Katy's place (The Leaf on the Green, LOL) with Jodi D., Jaenne, and Katy on Saturday night. We went and had really good Mexican food in Wilder and then went to the Wilder Bar to hang out and drink a few Coronas. It was a lot of fun, although we all were probably WAY too tired and sunburned to truly enjoy the night to its fullest, LOL.
Overall, it was a good experience for us, I think. We both got over a lot of our nervousness and managed to get some good things done. It was a well-run trial with a lot of nice, supportive people and I think we all had a great time! Hopefully we'll be ready to try for Open at the fall trial.
Anyways, I am really tired and not really in the writing mood, but I wanted to let ya'll know how we did!
P.S. GREAT job to Jody R. and Circle who also got their STDs title after only a few lessons on sheep! Way to go, girls! Also, high fives to Katy, Jaenne, and Lindy for your wins :)
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