Monday, June 1, 2009
Kimberlite Livingston were invited to the Incrdible Dog Challenge in San Diego June 2009. The Western Regional Competition was held- June 12-13, 2009 - San Diego (Del Mar), CA at the San Diego County Fair. We were excited to be able to compete, I picked out a hotel on the ocean, by the Del Mar Horse Horse Racing track. We had a fun time exploring the beach before the event. I also got to combine an visit with my brother Jonathan and his family so it was a doubly special event.
Livingston's son Elliott also qualified but they said only one dog per family so....Livingston having seniority got the spot!
We looked forward to the practice day on Friday and visiting with some of our Jack friends. I ran into seeveral of the Purina and Carson Events people that we had met over the many different times that Livingston had participated in the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge.
Livingston was his usual calm self for racing and ran well on the practice day and we had a nice dinner with my brother and his family.We had a great run on the beach both friday night and Saturday morning.
Livingston and I were asked to do an agility run to allow the camera men to plan out their filming for the competitors. It was an honor and Liv took it as such and was quite the ham! We had a pretty good run and several friends were impressed! Ken Saunders got some beautiful pictures of Livingston, I have posted several here
He was all ready to go when racing came up and competed like the champ that he was. he did great in the heats keeping up with the younger dogs and qualified for the final. then....He won the Incredible dog challenge Western Regionals ! I was so proud and at the age of 8 wow! I cried as they placed the medal around his neck, but they were tears of joy!