Bailie and I earned our BCAT Titles in Amana, Iowa last weekend. We went down there for a weekend of Barn Hunt and FastCAT. It was a lot of fun, and by the time we got home, we were totally exhausted! I think we are super lucky pups to get to travel and do such fun dog sports with our mom, definitely something to be thankful for.
We were doing both sports each day, so Mom had to decide who did what first. Since FastCAT is tiring, and I had Barn Hunt first, Olivia got her first FastCAT run in Saturday morning a couple hours before I did. She only needed about four points, so she got the first BCAT title in the family. BCAT is one hundred fifty points. She averages thirty points per run and earned her title on her sixth run.
After my first Barn Hunt run, Mom took me for my FastCAT run. I needed twenty seven points for my title which is a lot for me. Well, guess what? I did it with about one point to spare! Mom and I were both super happy for me!
As for Barn Hunt, I managed to squeeze out one more Q. I still need seven to earn my RAT Champion Title. We have time, and I really did well and we had so much fun. Fun is what matters anyway. Olivia really bombed out, but she is young and at a high level, so it is to be expected. She will practice and try again in a few weeks.
The biggest goal we had besides fun for the weekend was to both earn our BCAT Titles, and we did just that! Both of us love the sport and do pretty well. I run about fifteen mph and Olivia around nineteen mph on the hundred yard track. Next up will be DCAT Titles, but that will take time. We each need five hundred points for that title. This was only our second trial weekend ever doing FastCAT, which makes having titles even more special!
PS: Please excuse our gray furs. Iowa is dry, flat and windy and we were really dirty after spending three days out in the elements, but it is reality, so we don’t mind showing some dirt in our photo!
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