I'm sorry to say that this morning me and Cadbury failed our bronze KCGC.
Our downfall was the stay (or should I say lack of it) and the fact that Cadbury decided a recall meant he had to do three laps of the training area before returning.
Oh the shame, especially as we have been practicing so hard.
Of course there were certain factors that put us at a disadvantage. Such as me being stuck in a field with a sick sheep until gone 11pm last night waiting for an emergency vet and then suffering a night of broken sleep.
And I like to think that some of Cadbury's hyperness could be attributed to the white chocolate button he found and ate first thing this morning.
Never mind. My trainer who was covertly watching said he did well despite his mistakes and the Judge told us that he had a dog that failed bronze 4 times, and he also said that once we crack the bronze we may be surprised and find that we sail through the silver and gold, possibly even going through quicker than the others that passed bronze today. Or maybe he was just being nice.
And the irony of the morning? When Cadbury actually did recall after several calls and victory laps the judge said it was a really nice recall, he came straight back and sat for me and didn't move while I reattached the lead. If only he had not decided to ignore me at first and come immediately I called it would have been wonderful.
Oh well. We can try again either Christmas or early in the new year.