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RAE-Leg#6 – Factors of One

Another successful Rally weekend for Denali. 
Chalk up RAE, Leg #6.
We had a great time in Carmel – beautiful weather, good friends, great vendors, even good coffee!

In a field of eighteen dogs, we placed 5th in both the Excellent and the Advanced classes. So close to the ribbons, but not close enough!

In Excellent, we lost out on a ribbon by ONE point! In the Advanced Class it was a really unusual finish: Two perfect scores of 100 tied for first and second place. Three scores of 96 tied for third and fourth places. We were one of the 96 scores. We lost out on the 4th place ribbon by ONE second! Ahhhh!! That’s right – that little Bichon Frise was one blinkin’ second faster. Fortunately we know the Bichon’s owner and we like her, so we’re okay with her getting the ribbon!

The judge was hysterical, a kindly British lady. She reminded me a lot of Mrs. Doubtfire. When I brought Denali into the ring for her first showing she took one look and exclaimed, “Oh, a Beautiful Cardi…a Fluffy Cardi!” (Turns out she has a Cardi too.)

At the end she gave us our qualifying ribbon and told us that we were one second off the time. I told her that was OK because I got to take the Best Prize home, and pointed to Denali. She said, “Oh indeed you do!”

A really nice day all the way around!

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