Penelope Steele, CGC "Penelope"
to be outdone by her Champion, Agility-titled daughter (Lava), Penelope
training at 7 1/2 years young!
I wasn't sure just how she would take to
training, but knew one thing was for sure... if it meant having the chance to
the center of attention, Penelope would
surely SHINE! And that's just what she did!
I scheduled a few training sessions
with Lava's trainer, who was pleasantly
"Suzzane came to me about a month
ago and asked if we could begin Agility
with her 7 1/2 year old Great Dane. I was a bit skeptical but knew
that Suzzane did lots of hiking with her girls so decided to give it a whirl.
Oh my! Penelope has such enthusiasm, athleticism and heart. What a girl! In
just 3 sessions she is sequencing 4 obstacles. Negotiates the dogwalk like she
has been doing it all her life. It is hard to believe this young girl is almost 8
years old! It is truly a treat to be involved in her Agility career."
-Kathy Marshall, Clean Sweep Agility
our first lesson I knew there
was no turning back. Penelope was destined to show the world that her age was
truly just a number and that whatever her
daughter was doing, she could do – and perhaps even better!
Penelope just oozes confidence
and has a look and attitude that rivals
that of any A-list Hollywood Star.
I decided that I really wanted to advertise
Penelope's up-and-coming Agility
career, mostly because I am just soooo proud of her. But because
we aren't competing yet, I didn't have a picture of her doing Agility. I
phoned a photographer friend and asked her to shoot a couple of pictures
of Penelope going over a jump at a local show. She agreed, but I don't think
what was to come next...
Penelope came parading out 'dressed to
nines' and ready for the
Penelope...Whatever she does she does
– Suzzane Kelleher-Duckett, email@example.com