Our quick family road trip took us a few hours south to Fort Dodge, Iowa. The three of us were entered in barn hunt and FastCAT trials at the Webster County Fairgrounds. We got there Saturday evening and stayed overnight in a hotel so we were ready to be at the trial site by seven in the morning.
The drive is very boring, no fun sites along the way. Our hotel was also pretty drab, and the fairgrounds don’t have many fun things besides our sports. The most interesting find was the food truck. Mom enjoyed a nice lunch, but she didn’t give us any of it. That was tough!
Bailie was very happy to travel with us, but she was quite nervous. Riding in the car, even in her new kennel isn’t something she enjoys. She did FastCAT two years ago twice. This time on her first run, Mom handed her off to a friend to release her at the start while Mom ran to the finish line to call Bailie to her. Bailie panicked and and actually threw up. We think she thought she was being left there. Nevertheless, she did her run, and was happy to find Mom again. Her second run was a bit better, but she threw up a tiny bit that time too. Nerves seem to be her problem when traveling.
Olivia and I both had a blast, and no worries at all as we love to travel and do it a lot. Mom says it is my kind of weekend because I so love to hunt rats, and I go really crazy at FastCAT! My release person could barely hold on to me because I was so excited to get chasing. I ran personal best times even! Both of us were really worn out by the afternoon. We were sleeping in the car along with some straw pieces we stole from the barn hunt ring.
The weather was ideal for our family road trip with temps about sixty degrees and partly cloudy. We were totally comfy running outside and also hanging out in our car all day.
Overall, we had a successful day, but the winner of the day was Bailie. Each of us have two new FastCAT Q’s. I have my ninth masters Q, so my next one will be my champion title, yay! Bailie ran her first masters run in barn hunt and actually earned a Q, and a second place! We never imagined that! As for Olivia, she is taking after Bailie and isn’t so interested in rats right now. She didn’t earn any barn hunt Q’s. Mom will work with her some more and try to get her motivation up.
It really was a fun twenty five hours for all of us. We may do it again some day when things are right for it. Now we are back to several weekends of sports around town with no traveling required.
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