Sunday, August 19, 2012

Tarheel Weim Club Agility July 2012

Trixie finished her AX title at the Weim Club agility trial in Sanford NC. Shown with Linda with just a little of her "loot". The Weim club offers special prizes for Weims who go high scoring and double Q, such as great Dokken retrieving dummies. Trixie (and Linda) were so kind and shared 2 retrieving toys with Sky, thank you girls!

Savi also made her agility debut at these trials. I don't have the pics Kelly Ann downloaded, so am posting some practice shots taken in my agility yard at home to show Savi's great jumping style. Savi also came home with her first agility titles! A great time was had by all at these trials.

Sky was also entered; however, while she did a fabulous job, she really needed to go to the "handler trade in tent", my performance could have been better. We are back in classes now and with regular practice to work on my timing, I am looking forward to our next set of trials over Labor Day weekend. Sky did complete her weaves on first attempt 3 of the 4 runs, this made the trial a huge success for us!
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Linda and Kelly Ann come South July 2012

Sky's breeder Linda Hartheimer brought her good friend Kelly Ann Kwiatek with her on her trip south this year. Actually, since Linda had to drive to Charleston to have Jam bred to Summit, Kelly Ann flew in to Asheville to stay with Joe and I and then traveled with me to Sanford NC for the Tarheel Weim Club agility trial. Will have pics of that later, these are from our first hiking trip together.

I decided the Flat Laurel Creek trail would be a good start, we had Sky and her full sister Mia with us (whose owner Michelle graciously sent down with Linda to show at the Greenville SC shows later in the week. Mia loved getting into the great outdoors, crossing creeks and running with her sister, Sky, and half sister, Savi. We stopped by Graveyard Fields to show Kelly Ann another great potential hike and the wonderful scenery
Since we were so close, stopped by the Devils Courthouse (aka Satan's Tower per Kelly Ann lol) and walked up to is, a short but steep trail. The view from on top is stunning, but dogs must be on lead as they seem to be drawn to jump on the retaining wall, with a sheer drop on all sides below it.

Sign for the Devils Courthouse

We didn't stay on top long since there were some thunderstorms brewing in the background, but took time for some photo's of the girls.

Had to stop and make our annual picture on the Blue Ridge Parkway. That is Mia (Sky's full sister from the Parker X Trixie litter) on the left, Savi (Clay X Trixie) and Sky on the right. It was fun meeting Mia for the first time, she is a beauty!
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