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5 Mile Classic

Another Running Room 5 Mile Classic is in the record books.  Spirit did the race with us but she could not come into the hall after the race so she wasn’t included in the picture.

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A Sprinter is Born

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This weekend we attended the ALCA (Alberta Lure Coursing Association) Frosty Canine Trial. We had a blast. We were shocked to see how intense Brodie’s prey drive was. I wasn’t strong enough to hold him back if he caught a glimpse of another dog running after the lure. We decided that I would be the catcher at the finish line and Don would be the holder at the start line. While we were waiting for his first run, Brodie flipped Don over trying to get to the lure on the opposite side of the field. We ended up using two leashes and both of us holding on for dear life to get him off the field after his run. It took him just under 9 seconds to complete his first 100 metre sprint which equates to 40km per hour and his first 40 Sprinters points. Wow!! His second run was identical and we ended up with two Q’s in Sprinters and 80 points.

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On Saturday afternoon we tried Chase Ability which is 600 yards non stop looping around.  Again he was over the top excited to chase the lure.  He successfully completed the course and earned his first CAP Q.

On Sunday we came back for day two and the results were the same, 2 more Q’s in Sprinters and a Q in Chase Ability.  Brodie earned his CKC Sprinters Novice (SN) title by achieving the required 150 points in his first 4 sprinters’ runs. He is now officially Coppermoon Lightning Bug CGN RI SD-CH SD-EL SN

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Photo courtesy of Bev Holoboff

Judging by his enthusiasm (looks like he is smiling) I think he loves Sprinters and CAP even more than he loves Sporting Detection.

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Dad gave him an amazing full body massage after all his hard work this weekend.  In almost 30 years of being together I don’t think I’ve ever gotten a massage….just sayin’.

Thank you to Wade Waters for sharing these amazing actions shots that he took of Brodie:

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More Pet Therapy

Today, on behalf of the Pet Therapy Society of Northern Alberta, Tilly and I went to visit 311 operators at the City. There were many visitors who enjoyed petting and visiting with the dogs. These two lovely ladies volunteered to pose with Tilly.

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Another sniffing Saturday

We made another trip to Red Deer today to compete in a scent trial hosted by the Little Nose That Knows. Brodie had a great day in his advanced trial coming in 2nd in interiors and vehicles and finished first overall. He got lots of ribbons and swag. Thank you to Judges Ryan-Ann King-Smith and MaryAnn Warren and to Kristina Sveinson and Samantha Freschette for all their hard work organizing the trial.

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Enough already

We’ve had an incredibly mild start to our winter….at least is was mild until the last week. It just keeps getting colder and colder with no end in sight. It is -39c with the windchill. Yikes….I hope it ends soon. We all have cabin fever and need to get out in the fresh air for some fun and exercise.

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365 Progress

So far so good. I’ve completed blocks up to Dec 20th. Still on track for completing this quilt top by the end of the year.

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Garden helper

Brodie wants to remind every to stop, relax and smell the flowers …. and then eat them!!!  I just hope he doesn’t un-plant all my baskets that I just spent hours planting.

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