We had another World Champ practice on Wednesday up at the team managers place. It was a long drive (3 hours one way) up to Hinkley for only 2 hours of training; but I will take all the help I can get! It felt really good to run the courses that Steve set up and be able to do them on the first try! Yeah Zen! It can be a bit intimidating with the likes of Greg D and Nicky who make everything look so easy. They are so confident in their handling and I would like to have some of that complete confidence. But I really enjoy watching the other handlers work the course with different handling as I find that I sometimes only think of one way of doing something.
But the strangest thing was that I had a really hard time leaving Hex behind. I had decided to give her a break from training for now until Norway is over and just concentrate on Zen; so I left Hex at home. Yet I felt as if I was leaving my best friend behind! Why is it that certain dogs affect us more than others? I adore all my dogs but right from the beginning Hex has been my heart and soul dog. I always said that Joy was my "heart" dog and Pax was my "soul" dog. Now Hex has surpassed both of them and become both!
Anyway I couldn't help myself and did some training with her today. Hehehe
We are going to try and set a new course tomorrow and I will try and post it when we do. This week we set a jumping course from the European open that we saw on You tube. Those two tunnels together looked really interesting.
I have gone slightly insane looking for blue running trousers that are needed for our "team" outfit. I think I have gone to every JJB sportstore in South East England! I found a pair that I really like and have decided that I need FOUR pairs for the four days at the WCs. Guess how many I have...three! Why do I think that when I go back to the store that they will be sold out of my size?
Dennis comes home from Japan tomorrow. He will be zoned out with jet lag for a few days but I may have to take him shopping on Saturday!