I say "received" because he certainly didn't "earn" it :)
I didn't even know until Sunday night when the results were emailed to me, so he didn't get a ribbon to celebrate :(
So why didn't he "earn" it? Watch the video below:
Now don't get me wrong - I am absolutely THRILLED with how he did! Look at those weaves! The teeter! That tiny little stay at the start line! He was a freaking rock star! Not bad for his first time running a standard course!
But I think we can all agree that he had way too many faults to qualify, even for novice... But I'll still take it!
It's a little deja vu-ish since Porter's very first Q was not earned either. I must have some sort of knack for wearing judges down until they just pass us :) Or maybe it is the scribes that are on my side.
Thank god that bucket/cone got caught underneath him or I think he would have peed on those bags. Obviously another dog already had...
And another downfall to training by yourself was revealed: he had never had anyone count down while he is on the table. I think he thought the judge was calling him "Five" and he should go introduce himself :)
But anyway, what was the other first?
Porter earned 26 speed points on this run! That is an all time record for him!
Porter & I had a lot of challenges over the weekend. This was the only run he Q'd. I'll share the other videos tomorrow, along with my excuses :)
And once again, I apologize for the lack of blogging. This change at work is killing me... :)