Monday, November 23, 2009

Ranger Takes BOB, Andre Earns 2 Legs and Tia Earns her RN Title at Whidbey Island Kennel Club

Story by Sonia Thompson. Heartsong’s Durango "Ranger" owned by Judy and Dallas Meggitt and presented by Hannah Spencer took Best of Breed at the Whidbey Island Kennel Club. Ranger is out of Ch Briardale USS Boston Terroir x Ch Neorageux Unforgettable and bred by Pam Ohlsson. Ranger really looked gorgeous; his coat was so shiny that it looked like black marble. On Saturday, Ranger was the only dog showing. Nightwind's Definitely Maybe "Tia" joined him in the ring for BOB. On Sunday, the other male (2 yr old Marvin) came from Sweden with his family who live in Mill Creek.

CH Cachet Deja Vu Andantino RA "Andre" took a 3rd place in Rally Excellent A on Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday he and another dog tied for 2nd place, but the other dog was 1.5 seconds faster, so Andre got 3rd. His 2nd Exc leg. Because the ring time for Tia's Rally classes conflicted with the Breed Ring both days, on Saturday I asked to be moved to last in Rally and there was no time for them to let me walk the course. I missed 2 "signs" so she did not qualify on Sat. I did only rally on Sunday, and she finished her Novice Title with a score of 97 (there were 2 dogs with 98, and 2 with 97. Again the time difference of a couple of seconds put Tia in 4th place, but we were very happy to be among the 4 scoring in the 90's. The 3 other handlers were Rally/Agility instructors, so I was especially proud of her).
There was alot of rain both days! I don't know how Hannah got Ranger from the grooming building to the ring looking dry and shiny! At the Rally trial, there were the Labs, German Shepherds, Spaniels, Border Terriers and looking as if they were in their element; then there were 2 dripping Briards.....