2012 was a pretty good year now that it is in the rearview mirror. Hawke, at 12 1/2 has partially retired. She started the year with a partial cruciate tear, but due to her willingness to rest and rehab – dodged the surgeon’s knife. She came back quickly to complete her RLVX10, RLVX11, RLVX12, RLVX13! in APDT rally. In September she finished her APDT Rally ARCHEX! In CDSP (Companion Dog Sports Program) Obedience she earned her Novice championship TWICE, CD-CCH, CD-CCH2. She took a little time off at year’s end to recover from some minor surgery.
Kestrel had some accomplishments in 2012 despite spending much of the year laid up with an iliopsoas injury, another cruciate tear, more iliopsoas, and a bout of year end lameness. She was pulled from more trials than those in which she competed. She had a great November, taking a perfect 210, taking High Combined in a CDSP trial. She got halfway to a CD-CCH this year, and earned a CDX-C leg. 2013 promises to be a better year for Kes.
Merlin earned his CD-C and his 7th RAE leg. He completed his CDX-C. He’s been plagued by an inability to wait – but that’s been a benefit in his agility career.
Hawke RLVX14 or 15, CD-CCH3, lots more libraries! lots more walks
Kestrel: BN, some good Nov B runs, and finish that ARCHMX3..
Merlin: CDX, CD-CCH, CDX-CCH, close in on his CPE agility CT-ATCH, and finish that ARCHMX.
Tall order…. but its fun , and the training is as much fun as the competing.