Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Cumberland, Maine
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I think of my Sally and Mantha as honest dogs. Both dogs did whatever was asked of them... In the obedience ring, they both did whatever they were told to do..never would consider sniffing the floor, going out the gate, etc. What you had was what you got. And Sally was very soft, Mantha is not soft nor hard, just very confident. My Laney, on the other hand always kept me guessing. The first time she got me going, we were showing in Novice B at the Yankee Specialty... I called her to front, she came at100 mph, halfway thru, she stopped and went to check out the other obedience ring next to us. Then she started back up at 100 mph and headed for the ring gate, but at the last minute, turned and came to front. Showed her in Open at the GRCA National in 1999. Sent her over the high jump, she jumped, took a few strides, turned around, sniffed the back of the jump, turned around again, retrieved the dumbbell and came back over the jump, dumbbell in mouth. She actually got her CD and CDX in three straight shows each. Onto Utility A, showing in the pouring rain... Sent her to the articles, ran past the articles to a puddle in the corner, splashed in the puddle, turned around, picked the correct article and brought it back... Ended up winning her class as there are frequently few entries in Utility A and people pulled due to the weather. I always called her my blonde border collie because weather was never a factor with her. And while I don't think she was dishonest in trying to change things up, she was more likely to put her spin on things than dogs likely Mantha and Sally.
Janice and The Celebration Gang -
"Samantha, George, Tiki, Emily, Mick and Basil" Gone but not forgotten, Sally(Windjammer's Ima Country Girl CDX CGC), Laney(Mandell Marlenes Celebration UD RA CGC), and Cookie(Starseeker's Kissmas Cookie CDX RE CGC).