I brought Kort with me for some socializing & he was wonderful. He met a baby which he loved the fingers & toes of, & a toddler named Gwen. Interestingly enough, Gwen & Ollie's parents own a smooth collie that they got from the same kennel as Kort!
Any hoo....today as you know was super dooper hot.....when we got out out to the trial site Amanda laughed at me as I had brought out not only my chair, but one of those dog show matts to put on the ground for Kort to lay on....the grass was really hard & prickly!!! I wanted to bring out my umbrella but Amanda insisted we wouldn't need it, & she was already embarrassed by her quirky friend that had brought out the matt for her puppy to lay on!! Even though I was baking hot , I thought, ok, if no one else needs an umbrella, I can be an Albertan & tough it out too.......10 min later I hear, "maybe you should get that umbrella!" HA! I love when I'm right!!, quirky, but right!! Once I set up the umbrella it was such a relief to be out the sun, Kort laid down under it right away, & little Gwen & her baby brother Ollie had a cool place to hang out too......
So, I just had to rub it in, but I am glad I'm quirky & I think Amanda was glad today too!
These pictures are not of today's trial , but pictures from Donna's blog, Spiritdance Tracking, I thought they would be appropriate to add to the post, & I hope Donna doesn't mind that I have added them here. That is Donna's Jet working sheep in the first 2 pictures, in the first one she is just a puppy. The last picture is of Alasdair MacRae & Star, he is one of the top handlers. They won this trial, & a few weeks later, won the US National trial!