We got a heat wave (FINALLY!) early this week, and then by the weekend temperatures dropped again *sigh* The winds, however, did not and even though I tried to engineer a ride where we’d score some nice tailwind, again we were out there riding across the flats in the valley with headwind. *double sigh* At least I’ll be prepared if it’s windy in Austin. Or darn strong from all this pushing in a headwind.
In other news, Stanley and I hit up the Mensona Kennel Club show yesterday. I was most nervous about our true debut in Rally Advanced – where we have to do the rally obedience course off-leash – but Stanley came through for me, even in distracting new conditions (the ring was indoors, something we’ve never worked with), and qualified for his first Advanced leg! Then we went on to a more familiar venue, the show ring, and he got a Select for his first point towards the Grand Champion title (not that I’m really interested in pursuing this but it was nice to be recognized). Stan’s littermate Beatrix went Best of Breed and then got a Herding Group Two – wow!!! I was so happy for Beth to win big at her home show.
And now to try to rest up for a busy workweek. On the training front, TCIRW – Thank Coach It’s Rest Week!!!!