Handler: Elisabeth Wahl
First Flyball Title: 2010
came into my life right after I graduated from undergrad. I was
visiting my parentsí home in Mississippi and found her at a
no-kill shelter in a bad part of town. When I picked her up she
refused to jump in the car, go up or down stairs, or play with
toys. She was 11 months old, still had 4 month old stitches in
her belly, and was clueless. She had terrible mange and a skin
infection. Six months, several vet visits, special food, and
lots of adventures later we had moved to MD for a temporary job
and then to VA for grad school. It was in grad school Lucy
learned to play flyball with New River Rapids. She was not the
easiest to train. Despite her retriever exterior, she had to
learn to fetch using a clicker and spent a while learning her
version of a swimmers turn. She earned the nickname "short bus"
after all her crazy antics running around the barn while on her
VA team. She carried that lovely and crazy attitude straight on
into her many teams in Cali. SD flyball allows her to play the
game she loves and be herself all at the same time. We are
happy we found a home on SD flyball where we can both just be
ourselves. Lucy absolutely loves the beach and spends most
evenings hunting lizards or crickets in the backyard.
She is my first dog and holds a very special place in my heart.