... has a huge heart and proved it today. She laid down an amazing run at the Whidbey Island Classic this morning. I knew it was amazing while it was happening, my heart was pounding the whole time. She gave me everything she had.
I had to leave right after our run to get to work. I just made it with 5 minutes to spare because of ferry traffic.
What I didn't know is that Lucy's run was this good:
Photo from Jorgen Persson
So congratulations, Lucy, on your first ever Open WIN. Thank you for letting me come on that journey with you.
Thank you to Diane for taking the time to teach me and mentor me, and for selling me such an awesome dog. Thank you to Diane and Scott Glen for training Lucy (and letting me help train her.) Thank you to Scott for support, advice and excellent lessons and to Jenny Glen for her support and advice as well. Thank you also to Derek Fisher and Pat Shannahan for awesome lessons!
Thank you to my true stockdogging friends (you know who you are!) for believing in me and supporting me.
This day belongs to the people who got Lucy and I to the place we are today.
Sincerest thanks and gratitude to you all.