Who made the FastCAT Invitational List for 2023? Well, all of us that ran in 2022, made the list. The year runs from January 1st to December 31st, so the Invitational for 2023 is for 2022 run scores. We follow the list all year, so we knew it was coming but it is still fun to see it in print. There are not many GBGV’s running FastCAT, so we have it easy to qualify. Dogs like Labs, or Golden Retrievers have hundreds of dogs to compete against. Still, we have to run to get invited.
Last year they changed from inviting the top three dogs to the top five. Since three of us ran in 2022, two others will also be invited. I placed first again, amazingly, Bailie came in third, and Madison at fifth. It was a rough year for Madison which started out with her nasty crash on her first run in May 2022. She took two months off to heal up, and even now, she has some PTSD and often slows way down the second half of her runs.
Since we went to the Invitational in Orlando in 2021, we don’t really need to go back right now. The plan is to try and go in 2024. This year is Nelson’s first year and hopefully two or three of us will place and be invited next year. Bailie does not want to travel to Florida and she isn’t running anymore, so no need for her to go. If you want to see what dogs in other breeds placed, you can see the entire FastCAT Invitational List in this link.
For fun, we each picked a favorite photo of our runs in 2022 to show you. This is me with my crazed look when I got to run with a squawker. I sure wish they would have more runs with those, but I’ve been told they are quite costly.
Bailie took third place which is so awesome for her! Had she run when she was young, she would have been super fast! Now she just enjoys the fun of the run.
Madison always works so hard with her short legs. It is such a bummer she had that crash but it is life. At least she still enjoys running and does the best she can.
If Orlando was closer, we would go, but it is a long trip, so we will wait and hopefully go next year. We wish everyone who does attend a Grand time!
My GBGV Life is happy, so we’re joining Comedy Plus for Happy Tuesday!