3-16-19 Trial Results
The day started at 28 degrees with frost on the ground and the water barrels frozen, 14 braces later it was 58 degrees. Oklahoma ya got to love it.
Bird finding by the dogs kind of followed suite with the earlier braces finding more birds. James Parnell and Livi took 1st with a fine run in the first brace of the day. A little later James Parnell and Sis took second, then James Parnell and Roxy brought in 3rd place before lunch. New Member Roger Cable beat out his brother John in the second brace and got 4th, while Tom Alexander and Truper came in 5th with Keith Lindsay and Tara taking 6th.
Yes you read that right, James Parnell took 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. While his fourth dog Coco, was real close to the money, being run by his partner Todd Rowland in the last brace of the day. Will need to check the record book but I think that has never been done before. I said last year they would be a crew to be reckoned with, when they learned the game, well they learned the game alright.
Many thanks to Kelly Sample for some great pulled pork BBQ, the judges Ellison Gililland and first time open judge Ricky Janssen, who did a great job. Randy Billington our puppy judge who got all 11 puppies into the field despite having to do some shuffling of the schedule. Also Josh Gwartney for keeping up with bird boxing and Tom Krause for ramrodding the whole affair. A big thank you as always to Purina, who supplied dog food coupons for Pro Plan, for what has become our go to dog food for these Canine athletes.