We’ve had a rough start to the season between Porter’s seizures and Margarita’s Lymphoma and complications that followed. We weren’t even sure we were able to attend this event until the morning we were supposed to be leaving for our road trip. In fact, it wasn’t until about noon on July 3rd that I finished up with Margarita’s last oncology appointment and got the “ok” from her oncologist, Dr. Risbon, to travel to Canada with her. We didn’t preregister for the competition, knowing we may not even be able to attend. A lot of the jumps were marked as “full” but we know that each venue usually holds about 5 slots for people to sign up on the spot. With all of this in mind, we set still out on our way to Canada late in the afternoon of July 3rd. Boy, are we glad we did!
Limoncello enjoyed being a part of The B.A.A.A.R.K Foundation charity ball drop and having a girls GLAMping weekend with Margarita lounging in the air-conditioned camper.
Hooch had the second longest jump of the competition! This was also his first time competing in a national event as an Iron Dog. His performance should earn him an automatic World Championship invite in Elite Division Big Air, Nitro Division Speed Retrieve, and Gladiator Division Iron Dog!!
23’7″ 1st Place Elite Division
23’9″ 1st Place Elite Division
Big Air PRO Finals:
6.564 seconds 1st Place Nitro Division
2973.62 points 1st Place Gladiator Division
Lager had an absolute blast this weekend getting to play his favorite game of Dueling Dogs, and participating in The B.A.A.A.R.K Foundation charity ball drop! His performance this weekend should land him an automatic World Championship invite in Turbo Division Speed Retrieve and Titan Division Iron Dog.
20’5″ 3rd Place Masters Division
20’4″ 1st Place Masters Division
7.304 seconds 1st Place Turbo Division
2876.3 points 3rd Place Titan Division
Lager made it to the first round of finals, but unfortunately was bumped out in the last round. He LOVES this game!
What a weekend this little Diva had…Margarita enjoyed Donuts, a banana split, a convertible ride, a Canada Goose stuffed toy, and other gifts from our Canadian DockDogs family!
Wish-The-Fish came out in FULL force and she increased her jumping distance with each leap into the pool, earning a 2nd or 3rd Place medal for every jump and a new PB of 8’3”! We are hopeful her average Big Air score will earn her a World Champion invitation in the Novice Division, but we will have to wait and see if the Invite Fairy pays her a visit!
3’5″ 2nd Place Novice Division
7’5″ 3rd Place Novice Division
8’3″ 2nd Place Novice Division
7’0″ 2nd Place Novice Division
Po-Po had a great time walking the facility grounds and also enjoyed an amazing massage from Marti at Pawz Therapy !
Liver Killer Bling:
I just realized that they always do belly busters! Hahahah!