Friday, January 9, 2009

This Weather...

...is killing me! Sunshine outside, while i'm sitting here at work, how cruel. And tomorrow, the only day of this weekend's 4 day sheepdog trial event that i'm actually running, the forecast is for rain and sleet, while the other days are to be clear.

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!

7 comments:

Kelly said...

Good luck!! When do you know of the puppies again?

Laura Carson said...

Best of luck, and Happy Birthday!! Let me know how it goes. ;)

Darci said...

Best luck of the draw Robin, and I hope you get that ribbon for your Birthday too!

Robin French said...

Thanks guys! Zac and Jet actually were really sharp today when i was tuning them up a bit (nothing like a little last minute training when they've been sitting on their butts for weeks). They sure were happy to be getting a hard session in anyway. I'm sure it'll be fun tomorrow, whether we do well or not.

Kelly - the ultrasound is wednesday. You should be able to hear me squealing with delight or moaning in despair by 4:00 or so...

fulltiltbcs said...

Can't wait to hear how the ultrasound goes!!

I am sure all will be great :)

Laura said...

Ooh, good luck on both fronts, Robin. And happy birthday!

Kelly said...

I don't see a post about this, but I'm sure the excitement is mounting!!! I am excited for you I hope the answer is YES. I'll be waiting patiently for an email confirming that puppies are on the way :)