During the weekend of 9 & 10 June the NFM Cup took place in “Vierhouten” the Netherlands.
We decided to make little vacation out of it, by traveling over there 2 days earlier.
So we arrived at the camping site on Thursday the 7th together with our friend Johan.
Upon arrival it was extremely hot, it was 35°C with a humidity of 95%.
On Friday the 8th we had a rainy morning which got the temperature down, making it more bearable for the coming event.
In the early morning I went for a run as promised during the evening the day before between gin-tonics.
And afterwords we chilled and played some UNO, because it was still raining.
On saturday it was competition time and we played our first freestyle round, which we performed smoothly.
Maybe the past run we ever did.
Picture by Peter Voort !
Later that day Johan played his first Distance rounds with Silver and Sky.
He would be ending up in the top 10 with both his dogs.
On Sunday Johan also played his first Freestyle round in the morning, and he totally nailed it.
If I remember correctly there were only 4 non-catches and as always his flow was spot on.
Just past the noon, Luna and I were lined up for our first distance round, which we totally screwed up, only 1 catch.
In the later afternoon both Johan and I had to play the finals.
First off was Johan with both his dogs in the distance final he ended up getting a 2nd place with Sky and got qualifier for the World Cup ! CONGRATZ MATE !
Afterwords it was our turn to play the finals in the novice freestyle, which didn’t go as planned due to some extra nerves because I was in the first position after the Saturday run.
Shortly after we played it was Johan his turn to play the finals with Silver. Agina they played a solid run.
He was in second for the freestyle after all the competitors played on Saturday and it was super close with Sandra, so actually nobody had an idea of who would take home the win.
After clearing the field of party tents, it was podium time.
During the weekend of 26 & 27 of May we traveled to Assen.
On Sunday the 27th there was a Dogfrisbee competition hosted by Gesien and het crew.
The location was perfect, lots of green and 2 playing fields, so the 2 disciplines would be played at the same time.
Which speeds up the event.
As it was our first competition of the year, we weren’t have any expectations.
It started off great, the wind was good and we made the correct disc choice. Ended up playing a solid Toss & Fetch run with 4 throws and 4 catches inches away from the bonus zone.
During the noon it was time to play our freestyle routine. It would be our first time playing the new routine after the diagnosis that forced us the adjust our play for Luna her hips.
Even with a lot of nerves we played a quite good run.
In the afternoon we had to do another Toss & Fetch run. At this point it went wrong in any possible way. The throws where quite good but Luna was suffering from the heat that day, resulting in 4 throws and 0 catches. This could ruin the hole day.
Also the 2nd Freestyle run wasn’t as good as the first one, due to even more nerves remaining from the failed 2nd Toss & Fecth run.
Totally unexpected we ended up winning the Toss & Fetch beginners class even with 0 catches in the 2nd run.
And maybe even more unexpected we brought home the 2nd place in the Freestyle beginners class.
Lawrence Frederick and the Disc-Connected K9’s take you through 101 Plus Frisbee Throws for You and Your Dog.