The Stump Kids have been busy every morning searching for the Easter Bunny in our back yard. They see lots of bunnies in the yard everyday, but they swear the Easter Bunny was somewhere under the shed.
Fortunately we found the Easter Bunny on our morning walk on Friday...and he wasn't in our back yard.
This is a few days late, and for that I apologize! But we
have good reason…
Round 3 dawned rainy and gross in Harrisburg. We had high
hopes for #TeamDailyCorgi to finish strong in the Hybrid in the morning, with
trips to the Challengers and Finals Rounds on the line.
Unfortunately Dally and I came up short. Just like the past
few years, we couldn’t capitalize in Hybrid. Instead, something caught her eye
and spooked her, causing her to refuse the weaves and then want to end the run
early. Our Nationals experience was over.
We waited to watch the other two #TeamDailyCorgi members in
the 4-inches division. Maddie had a smoking run—Becky was pushing her to earn a
placement, and she did exactly that! A clean, fast run earned her second place
and a trip to the Challengers Round. Merinda and Porter had one weave pole
problem, but her placement from Standard and fast times got her a spot in
Challengers as well.
Jimmy and Taryn battled in the 12-inch division, hoping for
a clean round, but a knocked bar going over the double jump ended their first
Nationals run. Meanwhile, Roger and Keebler laid it out on the line, after
knocking a bar on Saturday, he knew they needed a placement to get into the
Challengers Round. With a flash of her signature tail, she finished 4th
in a huge, tough class.
Challengers came and so did the nerves. I was holding my
breath for both Porter and Maddie’s runs—I knew whoever won the round would do
great in the Finals. Porter took the lead and there was just one more run, from
Maddie. Porter and Maddie compete against each other a lot at local trials, so
it wasn’t anything new. Unfortunately for Becky, Maddie took a turn just a
little too wide, which meant a less than a second difference between her and
Bringing home three ribbons isn't too bad!
Keebler’s Hybrid run was awesome—so fast! Roger laid it all
out on the line, but unfortunately Keebler was way too hyped to hit her down
contact on the dogwalk. The team still had a remarkable Nationals experience.
And, finally…Porter. Well, if you haven’t seen the news yet,
Merinda and Porter rocked the Finals course and came out on top—NationalChampions! In the 4-inch division the Cardigan Welsh Corgi came out on top!
Another Cardigan, Cleo, finished third and a Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Piper
finished in fourth place.
Another Cardigan, name Marti, earned third place in the
8-inch Regular division! Corgis totally rocked Nationals!