Sunday, August 22, 2010

Jane & JT

Here is a video of my Mom(71) and JT at the Ontario Championships winning the Steeplechase event. For me this is one of the most exciting things I have ever seen. I am just so proud of  both of them.

You may notice that my Mom does not run beside JT through the course like many dog handlers do. Since JT is so fast she does not want to slow him down to her pace(which is slower then her younger competitors) so she has trained JT to take his commands from a distance using hand, body and voice signals...kinda like the way Derrick trains me in Sydenham all the way from Yarker using nothing but smoke signals; )
My Mom is wearing LaSportiva Crosslites. Sara gave them to me because they were too big for her and my Mom tried them out and I have not seen them since.


Derrick said...

Wow! Huge Congrats to Jane and JT. Very cool.

Sara Montgomery said...

That's great!! Congrats to Jane and JT. The crowd was going wild, gotta love it!

Those Crosslites look happy! :)

Sue said...

Wow what a dog that JT and of course your mom Jane for training JT. Very cool! So cool your mom wearing Crosslites.

Sara Montgomery said...

Maybe they are good luck crosslites, they ran with me at rock & ice too. :)

Eliza Ralph-Murphy said...

Thank you all for your nice comments and congratulations. My Mom really appreciates them.

My favorite part is when they are racing for the finish and Mom throws her hands above her head.

BTW Sara if you ever want those lucky shoes back you will have to pry them off her feet. She just loves them!