I had too much planned for this past weekend, 2006 May 20-21. There was a conformation show in Vallejo for Ritka with Rally on Saturday for Farli. Farli also wanted to play Flyball in Lodi and I had volunteered to help work the score table for Sacramento Flyball Club. So I thought I’d get a handler for Ritka for Sunday. I was not able to get the person I’d taken conformation lesson’s from to answer her phone – So on Monday, I asked another Vizsla person who they had handling their dog. I got her number and arranged for Cheryl Krajcar to handle Ritka on Sunday. I could even leave Ritka with her on Saturday and pick her up Sunday night so Farli and I could focus on flyball.
Ritka and I met Cheryl outside the Vizsla ring Saturday. She seemed nice. Cheryl mentioned taking Ritka in to winners – I said ok if she won her class. Right before her class, Cheryl said she wanted to take her in. I reluctantly agreed as I’ve been taking lessons so I could try and show her my self. Well, Ritka and Cheryl won Open Bitch and then took Winner’s Bitch and Best of Winners for a 3 point major.I guess I did right to let Cheryl take her in the ring!
Farli qualified in her Rally Novice with a score of 87 and then we were off to Flyball. Farli ran on a veterans team and had a great time. She had a bit of trouble slipping on the mats, but barked and roo-ed with pleasure at the joy of racing. I enjoyed working with the Sacramento folks with line judging and score table. We camped on site after eating with pot-luck with our team grilling by Diana & Dawn’s motorhome.
Cheryl and Ritka seem to be quite the team – they won Best of Winners again on Sunday for 2 more points! When I arrived at Cheryl’s house, it was clear that they were becoming best of friends. Ritka slept in Cheryl’s bed (under the cover’s of course) on Saturday night. I had a handling lesson – I haven’t giving up trying to show Ritka myself and learned some good techniques. We might try in Placerville, next week-end. Or perhaps I should go with what works and let Ritka show with Cheryl – I’ll let you know next week what I decide.