Team T-Shirts for Nationals are done. A Little Bit of Crazy is ready to hit the Nationals with all they have. Each shirt has a custom front with an image of that teammates dog. The back is a rectangle with all the dogs images in a collage. For the back each photo was remastered to be more like a painting then a photo and it worked really nice for the T-Shirt. For the front, I drew a running dog and customized it for each participant. Especially love Lily's stub tail!
First our 22" team member! Einstein (aka The Big E). He is our secret weapon. If ever a team needed a secret weapon, this team does. Our weapon is untested, so there might be a few surprises, but we expect great things from this guy. We'll be looking to Einstein to grabbing all the points he can with his crazy speed. No one will expect him coming at em'. He is quiet when he runs, just like a stealth bomber. Just like with many red heads, he has moments of crazy speed but always, always, he trys his best for his mom. He and his team mate Penni are very special and we are so proud they decided to be on our team!
Team member #2, the most adorable, sweet, loving, speedy machine of mine running in the 16" group. Fin and I can rule our runs in a spectacular fashion, or we might end up having a spectacular NQ. Anything can happen with the Vici/Fin Combo. We will try our best to be the cornerstone of our team but whatever happens we are having a good time and that is what matters. The goal of each run is to be calm, quiet, and enjoy the ride. If you happen to hear a "FINNNNNNNNNN!" coming from the heavens next week, don't worry, that's just me forgetting about being quiet (probably during snooker) and trying my best to call her off a tunnel.
Last but absolutely not least is our super speedy bullet Lily and her sidekick Jeanine. Lily will be out there racking up the points as her mom yells, "Lil, Lil, LILY!!" Lily is a Rockstar and takes no prisoners. Jeanine may yell "Lily!", but Lily gives it right back at her. I can hear Lil now, "Arf "Faster Mom", BARK! FASTER MOM! Bark, Bark, Bark, MOM! Where am I going???!!!" As our veteran on the Team, the little stub of Lily's tail never stops going as she shows us how to run agility. Her job will be to show the youngsters how to get out there and give it all your heart. That's all Lily can do — run for the joy of running.
Of course, we want to WIN!!! No one goes to these events without the thought that they want to be in the relay finals and compete for that coveted first place title. Hey, it could happen!
However, our teams personal goal is to truly enjoy the competition, run every run calmly, intelligently, and with joy. We are not going to be disappointed in the occasional knocked bar or off course. If we didn't make mistakes, that would mean we weren't trying our best. We are going to "GO FOR IT!" and be thrilled with our performance and enjoy the ride. If occasionally the wheels fall of the bus, we'll get roadside assistance to put those wheels back on and go along our merry way.
Life is too short to worry and regret. Our motto is get out there and leave it all on the field. No disappointments!