In this LO i tried to highlight the differences between Flash's approach to agility and to life and that of his sister, Rusty. He won this title right around Christmas, so the colors are evocative of the holidays, but don't scream CHRISTMAS. I choose a photo where Flash was at his happiest best! The bone is shiny gold.
Journaling: On 10/21/2005, Flash made his debut in the AKC Novice agility ring. Unlike his sister, Rusty, Flash was all fun and games. In his very first Standard run, he broke his START LINE STAY, flew off the TEETER and got sucked up onto the TABLE for an off course. He was having waaaaay too much fun! So I carried him out of the ring. This would be the first of many times he would leave the ring in that fashion.
On that same day, he fared much better in his JWW run and came away with his very first AKC Q and a second place ribbon.
Unlike Rusty, the road to his first AKC title was jagged and sprinkled liberally with NQs. (Did I start him too early? At the time of his debut he was less than two years old. Rusty was more than 3 years old when she started competing.)
On 12/10/2005, Flash gave me an early Christmas present, earning his first AKC title, Novice Agility Jumpers (NAJ) with a first place finish. For his efforts, he was awarded a bone -shaped ornament.