|June saves the crossdrive panels|
Vickie Kidd and Merle ended up tying with Tommy Wilson and Sly and had a run off with Vickie the victor.
Today got better and worse.
June was early again but they missed the crossdrive panel and then brought them back through. Her highlight of the day was penning sheep #45. The judge (George Northrup) had stated in the handlers meeting that no one had penned her. The sheep had been rerun several times and she was not going in. He said he'd stand up and applaud anyone who got her in. Scott and June drew her, and they broke her down and put her in the pen. The judge stayed true to his word and gave them a standing ovation. I believe she got a 79 (I don't have today's scores yet) and didn't place.
|June gets her shed|
Laddie did a nice job today and I got a few compliments on him including from set out. It didn't score well but he wasn't bad. He made all his panels but had a wide turn around the post. In the shedding ring, I got a gap, called him in, held the single for him and repeated That'll do, THAT'LL DO! until I got him in the gap.He looked at the sheep behind him and then held the single he was supposed to. It wasn't great but made me feel more confident about getting a shed at the Bluegrass. He scored a 75.
Don actually did the best today.
Tommy again tied with the leader today only this time it was Bev Lambert and her young Joe. Again Tommy took second place with Bev edging him out.
Tomorrow we run the babies. Ford will meet up in a head to head with his sister, Lori Cunningham's Anna. Neither of us expects to even get the drive. I have, however, challenged Lori to a duel. Since neither pup will have any chance of winning, we will declare our little private competition won by whoever gets the farthest in the course. Next year, we will continue our rivalry for real.
I only have the first day scores right now. Joanne Murphy is doing a great job of keeping track of it on her computer and printed me out a copy. I will get her to give me today's copy tomorrow.
Open Day One (51 dogs)
1. Vickie Kidd and Merle 88
2. Tommy Wilson and Sly 88
3. Dick Williams and Mirk 82
4. Scott Glen and June 82
5. Lori Cunningham and Mat 81
6. Lori Cunningham and William 80
7. Bev Lambert and Hemp 76
8. Werner Reithboeck and Roy 75
9. Carla King and Sage 71
10. Dick Wiliams and Mick 70