ADCH Nari, Judge Tom Kula and I with our
super awesome ADCH bar and ribbon :)
A super proud little Nari with her ADCH ribbon
Here's the joker that Nari got - we wrapped the jump before 1, she ran towards the A-frame, I redirected her to the weaves and she raced through those, almost took the 4 but was able to call her off that and into the tunnel. Everyone gasped when Nari headed towards that A-frame - but then there was lots of cheering when she got it! And then someone ran out with our bar and ribbon and we got to run our victory lap and it was awesome :) Nari was so proud of herself, she just gets so happy when she does something by herself.
I took this one right after we ran.
I never got video of that final ADCH run and victory lap but I really don't mind. It was never about getting that final leg after all, it was really just about the journey and that special silly little dog, Nari :)
Huge thanks goes out to Ace for being such an amazing instructor. He was always there for us, he put up with my frustrations and was patient with me and replied to those early morning emails about how to handle those jokers. And he never, ever gave up on us!
And thanks goes to Dr. Donna for helping Nari when she got injured during the Chicago Regionals and for all of her advice and for listening to me and telling me that I wasn't crazy.
And thanks to Del Mar Klee Kai for trusting me with such an awesome little girl. Nari was never supposed to be mine. She was just a little puppy going to a show home in CA and was named PR' Del Mar's Azure Blue Sky. At the last minute her family could not take her so I got an email from April asking if I would be interested in Nari. Some good things did come out of these hard economic times - I got my Nari, my heart dog.
Silly little Nari in her upside down bed!
It's been a rough year - Nari got injured, I got injured and then I was sick during the trial (lymes disease or some other tick disease like it...) but Nari was always there for me and kept me going! What an amazing little dog :)
ADCH UAGI CH PR' Del Mar's Lil Apocalypse TM-SILVER SACH-BRONZE SCH-BRONZE JCH RM MG OAC NJC TNG-N TN-N WV-N 'Inara' in the USDAA listings or as I call her 'Nari'