2004 in Review
It's been a really
good competition year for High Plains Drifters.
We opened the season kicking a little puppy butt
up at Lincolns old barn in Springfield. We closed
out our racing season doing the same up in the
land of the Amish, Iowa. In-between we got waxed
a few times and did the waxing the rest of the
time. We introduced and produced some new Flyball
Champions in Flynn, Comet, Kindle, Harley and Jake
the wonder mop. Kyra finally bloomed and joined
the list of Champions.
The 2005 season will
feature a new height dog or two making their
debut. We may be losing a few good dogs to some
distressing physical problems. We have picked up
two seasoned racers in Samantha and Tilt.
Hopefully those of you that have the opportunity
to race will find other Drifters with the same
schedules, get together and have some fun racing
for the rest of us. Don't wait til your doggies
are too old to enjoy this sport because they get
there in a hurry.
We talked about
looking into new boxes late in the fall but did
not get around to that. We still hope to do so
shortly after the first of the year. We are going
to plan a mat changing weekend in the near future
too. It is a lot of work laying and taping it so
please try to make it to the "party".
I have taken my turn
cleaning the Crossings matting and re skinned the
green box. Plan on taking your turn in cleaning
this season. It's much easier for the dogs to
catch clean balls than choking on the ones that
are covered with hair. So pack your wagon, saddle
up and come on out. Your dog could probably use
the good time.
The Lead Weed
On the Horizon for 2005
High Plains Drifters' 2005 Flyball Season is off to
an early start. The Praire Dogs, featuring
Harley, Socks, Ceci, and debutante Drifters Samantha
and Tilt, are migrating north this February 5-6, led
by intrepid first-timer Captain John Fitzgibbons. Good
luck, guys and don't forget to pack your long
12-13, Stampede, featuring Libby, Flynn, Ceci,
Samantha, Tilt and the wee man, Cooper, will be
thundering west to Wichita for Kansas' very first NAFA-sanctioned
flyball tournament. Veteran Captain Marty
Garrison will be riding herd.
16-17, we have Gateway's Springfield, Illinois tournament
to look forward to. This one's an easy drive
so mark your calendars now.
14-15, Jammin' K-9s are hosting up in Amana.
If you're interested, speak up!
18-19 is a no brainer... Gateway is hosting a
tournament at our own Sharon West's new facility in
Wentzville, Missouri. Be there or be square.