We love the fun professional FastCAT photos we get from some of the trials. This year so far we are lucky and each trial has had photographers. Now that we have done a lot of FastCAT, we don’t buy as many because they aren’t all that different, but some are exceptional or different and we like to buy those. Bailie hasn’t done as many runs, so Mom buys more of hers too.
A special thank you to Rebecca the photographer who shot the photos on today’s blog. She does a great job, and we truly appreciate her spending the weekend on the ground with her camera to photograph all the runs!
Bailie’s FastCAT Runs
As with everything, we all run the same, but actually we three all run very differently. Bailie is the super happy FastCAT hound in the family. She is the slowest, but she loves her runs, and she smiles the entire way down the track.
For being nine, she still gives it her all once she is released. While waiting, Bails will often sit down at the start line which makes releasers a bit nervous, but she does get her behind in gear and runs when she gets the Tally Ho!
Bailie loves people, and often runs right over to the photographer when she finishes her run. She likes to give them some loving 🙂 Lots of people comment on how happy she is too. If she wasn’t happy, Mom wouldn’t keep taking her to run, that is for sure.
One more photo of our happy sister. She still needs six runs for her DCAT Title. Mom has her entered in four in August and then we hope we can find another two to four in September for her. As long as Bailie isn’t injured and the lure doesn’t die again like in Stillwater, it is looking good for Bailie!
Madison’s FastCAT Runs
I, Madison, enjoy chasing that bag, but I am also a more serious competitor. Once I’m on the course, I’m all business. This photo makes us laugh though, with the lone dandelion to my left.
Remember, I’m a shorty, so I don’t get the speed or air my sisters do. Still I can run and fly just fine, plus I get the 1.5 handicap on each run.
Since I tripped and hurt myself my runs have slowed from seventeen to eighteen mph to fifteen to sixteen mph. Cambridge had Mom worried because I was so slow, but I got faster in Stillwater. Slowly I’m not so afraid of getting hurt again. The above photo is from Stillwater.
Having my FCAT Title takes all the pressure off. Now Olivia and I run for fun when we feel like it and if we get and FCAT2, that is fine, but we aren’t going to go out of our way to enter lots of FCAT trials. Next year Nelson will be starting to run, a dog has to be a year old to run. We will probably go to more trials and compete along with him so he can get his titles.
This last photo is from my FCAT Title run in Cambridge. No wonder my times where slow! I look more like I’m taking a walk in the park. It doesn’t matter, I got my title and some fun professional FastCAT photos to remember the weekend with.
Olivia’s FastCAT Run
Let’s finish off this post with Olivia, the sports nut of the family. Not only is she fast, she is so focused, just like she is in all her sports. You will not see that level of focus in any FastCAT photos of me or Bailie. It’s fine, because the point is to have fun, and we have fun not being focused, Olivia has more fun being focused. Hope you enjoyed a few more photos of us girls and our FastCAT runs this season.
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