|"Nuk" after not quite enough fun!|
|"Riley" on point|
|"Riley" With HER bird|
|"Riley" wanting HER bird back!|
These two young couples (above) and their dogs were very fun to spend a bit of the morning with. Their dogs really turned on - at lunch the "Judges" were commenting on Stella - she stood out in their minds having held her point for a very long time.
The Bird work doesn't necessarily stop once the dogs leave the field....
And the socializing is EVERYWHERE!
It is not only a fun day, but it also allows for some of us to train in a competition setting. I used the opportunity to get a training session in on Bailey and was very happy with the lesson we achieved.
I have to say one of the real highlights of the day was the very last brace of the Junior or Novice field. The dog had run earlier and this was a "re-run". I'm fairly certain though the dog thought it was a fantastic time, his "Dad" is still flying on cloud nine!
A very good friend that also has blog posts and photos of the event if interested in his viewpoints
And a final HUGE THANK YOU! to Suzy and Stephen for their tremendous efforts in putting on this event and everyone from Judges to bird planters and all points in between that volunteered time to help. It's the dedication of all these folks that make all this possible!