Dover Days Dip, Dover, Delaware

On May 3rd and 4th, Cello participated in her first outdoor dock diving event of the 2014 season at the Delmarva Dock Dogs Dover Days Dip, held at the Dover Days Festival in Dover, Delaware.  Cello was the only German Shorthaired Pointer competing in this event!

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This is the first year that Delmarva Dock Dogs set up a dock at this event. ¬†The weather was great, and the event had a nice turn-out. ¬†We saw many familiar faces, and even met some new ones. ¬†These events are so much fun…and truly filled with good-hearted, down-to-earth people. We have really enjoyed meeting so many great people and their pups!

 

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We ordered team shirts for this year’s diving season!

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Cello Jumped twice on Saturday, winning one first place medal.

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Check out Cello in Slo-Mo:

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One of Cello’s Instagram buddies, Dixie the GSP, saw a post that we were at this event, and sent us a message that they lived close by. ¬†Dixie and her family came to meet us, and to cheer Cello on! ¬†We were both honored, and excited!!

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On Sunday, another two jumps earned her a second place medal, as well as another first place medal.

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Cello’s longest jump of the 4 waves she competed in was 22’8″, placing her in the Masters Division Finals. ¬†During the finals, she was in first place with a jump of 22’9″ until another dog in her division leaped an amazing 23’3″ !! ¬†Cello earned a second place ribbon, money prize, and a bag of goodies! We were very proud of her!

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RESULTS:

Saturday:

On the first wave, Cello did not win any medals.  Her two jumps were:

18’4″

19’8″

 

On the second wave, Cello earned a first place medal.  Her two jumps were:

22’8″

21’1″

 

Sunday:

On the first wave, Cello earned a second place medal.  Her jumps were:

22’5″

19’5″

 

On the second wave, Cello earned a first place medal.  Her jumps were:

21’6″

22’5″

 

Cello’s jump of 22’9″ earned a spot in the Masters Division Finals, where she wound up earning¬†2nd Place¬†with a jump of 22’9′, tying her personal best. ¬†She was in First place until a lab leaped an amazing 23’3″!!! ¬†Her jumps during the finals were:

22’9″

22’3″

 

 

 

 

2013 Easton Waterfowl Festival, Easton, MD, Hosted by Delmarva Dock Dogs

November 8-10, 2013

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VERY exciting news…Cello won her first First Place Ribbon ever! She won a total of 1 Senior Division medal, and 2 in the Masters Division! She qualified for finals and won FIRST PLACE in the Masters Division Finals!!!!!! We were FLOORED! ¬†She won a big First Place ribbon, and gift basket, $50, and a $25 gift certificate to Cabela’s! WOOO HOOOOOOO!

We were very excited for this event! ¬†We were told at the last event (Decoy Show) that this is event has a big turn-out. ¬†We camped at Holiday Park Campground in Greensboro, MD. What a fun weekend we had! ¬†Although we did not get to see the “heart” of the Waterfowl festival, we got to visit St. Michael’s… and stopped at St. Michael’s Crab House for a celebratory beverage. ¬†Cello bellied-up to the bar and earned a free “drink” (water) from the bartender after giving lots of kisses! We also discovered a wonderful dog-friendly place called ¬†Ava’s Pizzeria and Wine Bar (also in St. Michael’s)… where they had a special menu just for dogs! (Hammy’s Dog Menu!) ¬†We were able to sit outside in the heated patio area with Cello, where we enjoyed a fresh Pizza, and Cello delighted in her Beef Stew.

We learned several lessons at the last 2 events: These events are long – bring a chair! …and Cello has such a thin coat, that she was cold in between jumps. ¬†We met another GSP dock diving contestant at the Decoy show (Bailey)…and Bailey’s “mom,” Annie, introduced me to an awesome dog coat that Bailey wears. ¬†(By the way – Annie’s blog (the little GSP) also inspired me to start this blog for Cell0… thanks, Annie!!) We bought a whole “set-up” to camp out at by the dive pool, and purchased Cello a coat like Bailey’s from Trover Coats overseas! ¬†We were prepared for this event!

Brian is happy with our new set-up for dock diving events…and Cello is nice and toasty in her new “Bone Dry” coat made by Trover Coats! ¬†…much better than standing around all day!

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This event had the long dock set up, and Cello jumped in 4 waves. ¬†Here are Cello’s results:

  • 20’6″
  • 18’7″
  • Third Place Masters Division Medal
  • 19’10’
  • 19’4″
  • First Place Senior Division Medal
  • 20’6″
  • 21’3″
  • First Place Masters Division Medal
  • 22’3″
  • 22’6″
  • First Place Masters Division Medal

FINALS RESULTS:

  • 22’4″
  • 20’1″
  • First Place Masters Division Finals! ribbon, gift basket, $50, and $25 Cabela’s gift certificate!

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Photo courtesy of Brandi

Cello’s Grandparents, Jan and Jim, and Friends, Brandi, Stan, and Payton all were there to cheer Cello to victory…thanks, guys!