Friday, January 20, 2012
Winter arrived just after Christmas, we got two days of snow on the 27th and 28th of December. Up until then we had no snow and the forecast was even for a "green" Christmas. But we had just enough snow on Christmas Eve to qualify as a white Christmas. This picture is of my backyard on Dec 23rd. I could have still had my agility equipment out.
This past Tuesday, we got snow, rain and freezing rain and since then it's been really cold. I did take Beckett to Red Gate for a practice on Wednesday. It was really cold but inside the arena it wasn't too bad. A friend of mine with two of her Aussies joined me for the practice and we went out to lunch afterwards. I worked on Beckett's A-frame and getting him to turn on to the A-frame from a tunnel.
I go back to work on Monday. It's been nice having nearly a month off. I could get used to retirement quite easily.
Beckett and I begin the agility season with our first trial since November in just two weeks, then in March we have two trials and the season swings into high gear. We also are still taking classes and we have a seminar in Feb. I'll be taking Beckett to Regionals this year even though I have no intention of going to Nationals. But I am considering going to the Canada Cup this year. I've never been able to go before as your dog has to jump their Regular height and both Tucker and Ceilidh jumped as Specials; one jump height below their Regular height.