Monthly Archive for: ‘February, 2015’

Sunday, January 25, 2015, Mather Regional Park – The first track was laid at 7:10 am in soupy
fog that challenged the abilities of the tracklayers. Fortunately the fog burned off sufficiently to
start the test on time about 30 minutes later. The day remained overcast with a slight wind and
temperatures in the 40’s. Thanks to the heavy rains in November and December, the fields
were in excellent tracking condition.
The draw for running order was held at 7:15 am, and the first team was in the field and ready to
go at 7:40. The judges and chief tracklayer ran an efficient and organized test; the tracks were
fair and fun. The test ended with six handler/dog teams earning TD’s. Congratulations to the
following teams:
Francis Keays and Rottweiler Mistyridge’s La Belle Aurore
Gwyndean Candelaria and Bernese Mountain Dog Blackcoral Ocean Sunset
Linda Alexander and German Shepherd Dog Amazing Thor Von Alexander
Julia Priest and German Shepherd Dog Agilquest U R Being Watched Von Sontausen
Heather McDowall and Golden Retriever Sunfires Shiny Trinket
Patty Nicholas and Border Collie Kit Kat Gimme A Break
The two teams that didn’t pass today performed well but made mistakes that brought the
whistle. They are sure to track another day and earn their titles.

Our judges this weekend were Bob Rollins and Kamrin MacKnight. It was a pleasure working
with them. They were pleasant and respectful of both workers and handlers.
A TD test wouldn’t be possible without the volunteers who come out and support the sport.
Thank you so much to the following workers:
Test Secretary – Jean Schafer
Chief Tracklayer – Sharon Prassa
Hospitality – Cathy Beam
Tracklayers: Cathy Beam, Sue Larson, Penny Larson, Meg Azevedo, Colton Meyer
Driver: Colton Meyer