I came home from last week's flyball practice downhearted, because I was starting to wonder whether it suits Penny's temperament.
We had won a ribbon, though.
Here is Penny with the ribbon she won at the RACV Australia Day flyball competition.
I thought maybe, just maybe, she looks a little embarrassed in this shot. We did come third, but it was the lowest division and there were only three teams in that division. But, hey! a ribbon is a ribbon and you have to celebrate.
But today has restored my enthusiasm, because Penny ran a clean run every time except once, and given that she ran about 21 times, that's pretty good. We actually won one heat and were super happy about that, and then later...da dum!... we won an event.
Which meant that this time, although we once again came third, we weren't last, because there were FOUR teams in our section!
Here's our trophy.
Towards the end Penny was going rather slowly, probably because she was tired.
Or, was she just tired of running backwards and forwards? Magically she came to life after the competition was over and raced around the empty oval chasing the great little squeaky toy she won as a prize. And when she ran into the creek to retrieve it she seemed energetic again.