On Sunday Tessa and I caught up to Maddie in our CPE Agility progression.
The farthest that Maddie and I got was one Level 5 Colors Q. On Sunday Tessa and I earned our first Level 5 Q, also in Colors!
I am super proud of my girl!
I have always regretted that Maddie and I didn't have time to earn our C-ATCH title together. Granted, hers would have been a CT-ATCH, but that's neither here nor there.
Now I understand why Maddie and I didn't do it. This is for Tessa. This is going to be something big and special that Tessa and I do together.
Maddie will always be a part of that. I would not be the handler that I am right now if not for Maddie. I wouldn't even have loved the sport of Agility if not for Maddie. And I would not have been prepared to train Tessa as quickly and as well as I was able to if I hadn't had to work as hard as I did to learn how to train Maddie.
But this honor rightly belongs to Tessa. My beautiful and fun girl who absolutely adores this game.
Just for fun, though, a look back at Maddie's one and only Level 5 Q:
And . . . the lovely Miss Tessa, as we officially reach the Level where Maddie and I, most unfortunately, had to leave off.
I am very proud of my girl. She has come so far and amazing doesn't even describe what this has been!
I will be honored to earn a C-ATCH title with Tessa.
Granted, we have a ways to go! 3 more Level 3 Q's, 26 more Level 4 Q's, and 39 more Level 5 Q's! And 19 of those are going to have to be Standard!!
But I am eager to take the rest of this ride with Tessa. She truly is my perfect Agility partner.