We just did our first Wisconsin FastCAT weekend! Until now, all our FastCAT trials have been in Minnesota or Iowa because they are closer and often combined with Barn Hunt. This time we wanted one more trial weekend before we go to the Invitational in Orlando next month, so we headed off to Milwaukee.
Since we didn’t have our runs until ten o’clock, we drove down the same day which meant getting up at two am and leaving at four am. Thank dog Mom drives so we could sleep most of the time to store up energy for our runs. We had to wait in line for our turn to run which is hard because we really just want to get running!
Before we left home, we found out a Facebook friend and his parents were going to be at the FastCAT trial as well. Quentin is a PBGV and we could not wait to meet him. We did some good sniffing and the humans did the usual chit chat stuff they always do. Of course, we had to take a photo with him too.
After our runs on Saturday, Mom took us into Milwaukee for a short tour. She used to spend time there when she was a flight attendant but hasn’t been there in many years. We will post about that adventure on Friday. Finally we made it to the hotel where we both crashed out on the bed. Getting up so early, trialing, and touring is exhausting!
Even Mom was asleep by nine o’clock. Our time slot was not until ten again on Sunday, so we were lazy and hung out in the room for a while. Both of us were ready to go, though. We could hear FastCAT calling us!
Our weekend was a success. My first run is a personal best of 20.3 mph! My previous and only other 20+ mph run was 20.2 mph back in June. The other three runs were pretty good speed too but no more 20+ mph. I’m still super proud of my runs and so is Mom.
Olivia is the family FastCAT star and she keeps getting faster every trial! It’s no wonder she is the number one GBGV last year and this year. Her first run is also a personal best of 22.43 mph beating her previous personal best of 22.42 mph BUT her last run of the weekend she posted another personal best of 22.63 mph. We are wondering, will Olivia make it to 23 mph one of these days? They say dogs get faster as they do more of these especially as they mature and Olivia is still just two years old.
We think we are ready for the Invitational in another six weeks. It is going to sure be a lot of fun!
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