This photo depicts my Sheltie, Flash, at a very young age as he was just learning how to do agility. This was at a "Fun Match", where dogs and handlers can run courses for practice -- just for FUN! I made the swirl with yellow beads and the border with numbered ribbon to echo the numbered obstacles and the path around the course.
An important skill that agility dogs must have is the ability to read the handler's REAR CROSS cue. Here, Flash clearly demonstrates that he does not yet have it! I enjoy scrapping the "little moments" like this -- it helps me to remember the hard work that went into training and getting ready for the highest levels of competition. We take so much for granted when we run an older, fully trained dog. It's good to document the early days, when they're babies! I am fortunate indeed to have a DH who can take these kinds of pix.
I created my own title letters in PS to match the multi-colored embellies.
Journaling: Thanks to Fred's fast lens, I was able to see that Flash clearly did not understand my REAR CROSS cue! Poor baby looks so confused as he tries to change leads in mid-air. We had a long way to go before we could successfully navigate an AKC agility course!
Flash's thought bubble: Whoa! Where ya' goin' mom?