Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Senior Photos

When the time rolls around and the only thing you can focus on is graduation day from high school and getting your senior photo but yet you reach out and include a very special friend in the process. Dan got a call from the Champion family a few weeks ago requesting Jesse (Dan's Pet Partner) be in Paige's senior photos. OK, so you are graduating, you are a teen ager and you want Jesse to be in the photo? Wow, what an honor that is to have the opportunity to share this momentous experience. So they set up the time for the photo shoot one weekend towards the end of August to meet out in Winterset Iowa. They set up shop and snapped the photos. It turns out that Jesse was so appreciative that she didn't know what to say but Thank You. It isn't often that you make a deep and meaningful connection but Dan and Jesse have tapped in to the hearts of many and this time it was Paige.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Touch N Go

The kids came out in force to compete and complete a Touch N Go course. 

Quinn pushed Speed through the hoop to the next obstacle.

Paige and Jesse are always a steadily perfect combination.

Dustin raced Hard Tack through the whole course.

Alex had a great run with Jersey and showed strong skills in commanding the next obstacle.

Thanks to Pat Fox and NADAC for allowing us to compete. 

Congratulations Kim and Charlie

Another of Paws & Effects "classic" NADAC Agility competitions. The Fall Festival produced a 1000 point achievement award. Kim Anderson and her dog Charlie earned and received recognition for NADAC's Lifetime Points Award. The first award is earned at 1000 points and then you have to stretch for the 2,500, 5,000, and 7,500 points awards. 


Fall Festival

We couldn't have asked for a nicer weekend. The temperature was in the mid 70s and the sky was mostly clear. Even had a nice fog lifting from the grass on our early Sunday morning start. The weekend was a complete success filled with winners and awards. Kim Anderson and her dog Charlie hit NADAC's Lifetime Point Award. They have earned a whopping 1000 points.

The kids came out and ran the Touch and Go course and they all deserve a huge round of applause. Alex got her first run in with Jersey and if you would have seen the smile on her face when Gloria assisted her around the ring...it was precious. These are the moments that we dream about and these are the moments that the kids relish. 

Thanks to all that volunteered to make this happen. Couldn't do it without all your help.