Last night was the first night that I couldn't sleep. All I could think about was my run at the finals. When I say it was my first sleepless night I would be lying. Ever since I started this sheepdog thing I have had many sleepless nights. If you haven't lost some sleep then you are not serious enough. Ask any serious dog trialer and they will recount many sleepless nights.
Tonight I went over to Judy's and we ran our dogs on the Canadian finals field. I didn't run Isla at the Canadians because she was not feeling well. So tonight was the first time we tried that field. It was very fun. We used Judy's lambs which were heavy and liked to lean on the dog. Usually Isla doesn't like that sort of thing but tonight she revealed in it. She just pushed right on back. Makes me feel very happy that she is feeling better. Judy even commented on how her spark was back.
Lisa and I are leaving tomorrow. We will go as far as Cranbrook and spend the night.
I will update my blog as much as I can while we are on the road.