We're back! - With great news: BU WON EUROPEAN OPEN 2012!!! To make it even better, it was a double win for Slovenia, cik&cap and running contacts, with my friend Polona on the 2nd place!!!
Bu is my third dog to win this great event, after Lo in 2002 and La in 2006! What makes it special is her story - see My sweet autistic Bu post. She used to be so scared that when we were still training at the club, we needed to wait for everybody to leave and could only train then, so we mostly only trained in dark - so EO finals are when she runs best as she still seems to believe that everybody leaves after dark and it's safe then - despite all the crowd and lights! 🙂
This is her winning run:
Actually, all 4 dogs did GREAT, they all finished on a podium, La and Le in team part and Bi was 2nd in individual agility. I was very happy with Bi's performance, she got a bit excited about her dog-walk and did a HUGE run out after already in agility individual and then an even bigger one in finals - and still had great times! That 2nd place was really unexpected! And just one big circle is not bad at all for the wild child 🙂
La qualified for both finals and ran 5/6 clean runs, with one run with a called see-saw... And she was definitely setting great times for an almost-11-year old!
Here is her finals run:
I was also very happy to see little Le add even more speed in trials too - it made getting through courses harder, but hey, my little puppy won team jumping run with ease despite I was handling it a safe way since our team needed another clean run! And then our team finished 2nd in team finals! Unfortunately, she didn't get to individual finals, qualifying runs were simply scheduled too early for me to focus. I think agility should never be run before noon and all important runs should be run after dark - more fair to us, low blood pressure people! 🙂
- With big thanks to agilityonline.se for the videos and Anja Troha and Olga Maniewska for the photos! - More videos coming soon!