Archive for October, 2009

Sorry for my absence!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on October 23, 2009 by Darlene Barnes

I am sorry for my absence from my blog.
This has been a long, rough year for me and my family.
On April 25th, my dad was in a motorcycle accident, he later passed away on May 2nd from injuries he received from that accident.
On May 3rd Penny, my newly adopted Jack Russell Terrier, that you met in the previous pose,  passed way from Kidney Failure/Heart Failure, something she must have had and no one new, after we only had her for 3 weeks.
About 2 weeks later, my grandmother passed away. Rough year.

We have been competing on and off all year, battling some issues, weaves, stubbornness, emotions, hers and mine, and so on. We worked hard all summer long and I think we have over come most of our issues, for now.

This past weekend we competed in the Jack Russell Nationals in Maryland. What a blast. We had a lot of fun, would of had more fun if it didn’t rain the whole weekend. What a muddy mess.
The show was hosted by the JRTCA Club
We competed in Agility, took 3rd place on Saturday and 6th place on sunday.We also tried several fun events, Lure Coursing, Go to the Ground, Barn Hunt. Seems that Jo took to the Lure Coursing the best.

Here is her attempt at Lure Coursing with obstacles.

Large Lure Course.

Small Lure Course, Called the Challenge Course

 We also tried the Barn Hunt. Jo, though she loves to chase any type of animal the attempts to come in the yard, did not seem to have the high drive to find the rat as most Jacks that we saw.

Her second attempt was much better, though she still just walked the course like she was on a Sunday walk.

Well, I know that this a blog about our Agility Journey, but I thought it would be fun to share some of our other adventures. We are still on a quest to get that last “Q” in Open Standard, we are having a great time on this journey. Thank you.