That's okay, because a wet sheepdog trial is still a sheepdog trial, so i'm going to drag my butt out of bed at o-dark-thirty and hit the road to VA. Three hours later i'll be at glorious Edgeworth Farm, my very favorite trial location, and waiting to run Zac and Jet in the Open class. The course will be smaller than at the October trial and the number of competitors less, with no payback other than bragging rights, but it's still an Edgeworth trial, yippee! Today, they're running a cattle trial up there, which i would have loved to watch. Tomorrow are the Open and Nursery classes, Sunday will have the novice classes running, and then Monday is a Fun Day for practice runs. I may try to go back up for Monday so i can work Billy some, but that decision will have to wait.
So, assuming i don't slip and slide my way off the road on the way up there, i'll be spending my birthday tomorrow doing my very favorite thing, running dogs. Wouldn't it be nice if one of them gave me a pretty blue ribbon for a present?! Spottie won there last year, so i think a precedent has been set!