I almost pulled Claire from Novice B obedience at the Specialty because — like the baby bird — she was not actually ready for full flight.
I mean it! (Dianne is rolling her eyes!).
She could have just as easily jumped on the stewards or grabbed her leash and raced around the ring with it trailing behind like a black leather banner.
Instead, Claire flew and it was awesome. Beautiful. Fun.
But like that baby bird, I know her soaring performance does not mean she is anywhere near ready for migration into Novice B.
Nope — we had a lucky day without any obvious places to crash, and that is how her very novice skill set earned us a lovely score and second place in a class of over 50. It was, in fact, the Lucky Socks.
But the experience was revealing — I learned what Claire is meant to do: Obedience.
She will still do other things, of course, but Claire declared her Super Power — and it isn’t just swimming.