It was another long day - but this time mostly due to travel. I arose at 4 am (ugh!!) to drive nearly 3 hours to Westfield for a UKC show & weight pull on Sunday. The morning start was not exactly smooth (whataya expect at that ungodly hour?), but we made it in time to register and the rest of the day went ok. Weather was beautiful. And the Pittie club put on good show as usual.
A dinner break on the way home at the VT Welcome Center, with a good shot of caffeine (V8 Fusion Energy; I don't do coffee) - and cranking up some Nickelback - helped me make it home safely a bit after dark (ick, it's coming earlier every day now!)...
Vids and more below!
Conformation was a wash. Obviously, I entered in hopes of a chance at Total Dog, but with no competition in breed, and a competitive Gun Dog group as usual - along with me being out of practice (you can really tell when I've missed handling class) - the effort was futile. Tripp wasn't at the top of his game either, so it didn't come as a big surprise. Oh well.
It wasn't a total loss though - in weight pull, as expected, Tripp did earn another 10 points towards his UWPCH. That brings his total to 30 points... still 70 to go! This will take a while. ;-)