Wow. Been a while, hasn't it?
I've opened up this window several times since the last time I posted, but I sort of never really knew where to begin. So much has happened, both in my life and in Marge's, that finding a clear topic to post about was a struggle I just didn't want to have.
So what better way to pick up than to bring up a brand spankin' new endeavor for both Marge and I?
Marge's entry was accepted in to the Westminster Kennel Club's 2nd Annual Masters Agility Championship. A big deal for our team. A VERY big deal.
Let me preface this by saying that Marge was not hand picked or specifically selected for this competition. Something that drove me off the wall last year was the incorrect notion, being circulated intentionally or unintentionally, that dogs were hand picked for this. Nope. Marge's entry got there before some other dogs' entries, and therefore, we are entered in the trial. She is no better than any other dog out there.
It's a big deal for us because...
- We've never competed in a tournament of any kind
- We need to travel to Manhattan, the busiest, most bustling borough of New York City (read: holy crap we're leaving our mostly-suburban Staten Island paradise)
- We have a shot at being on national television - which is just freakin' cool.
- Across the box
- Front crosses of every size, shape and kind
- Nasty weave entrances