Yup. He's officially a registered nurse now.
No. That can't be right....
Oh, yeah. RN stands for a rally novice title in the AKC world. grin.
Saturday was packed... it was a rally and obedience only show. I saw faces I hadn't seen in nearly 10 yrs. It was sort of weird and I was the first dog in the ring... never having done rally before... not having been in a ring for a helluva long time.... I was really nervous.
So nervous, Toe was thinking, "who ARE you?". He began to blow me off cuz I was all wigged out. I noticed my knees were knocking and my hands were shaking. Told myself - "Hey Self. This is a dog show... no babies are going to die if you mess up. This is nothing in the whole wide world of things."
Dunno why I get myself so wound up.
I had a handler error that cost me 10 points for a final score of 82 out of 100. Still passing. We had our first leg.
Second day I wasn't as nervous... Furry Husband came to cheer me on...I scored 99 and took SECOND place out of 28 dogs! Way to go Toe! Second leg aquired.
Third day - today - the course was longer, harder and Toe was wearing out. We scored a respectable 93 and we picked up our third leg for his RN title. Yippee!
Overall we had fun and rally was a great, low-key, positive way to get back in the ring after all these years. Now we focus on getting his novice obedience, or CD, title.
I think you can safely say I'm a true animal geek.