I just received a phone call from Bill McFarlin, the trainer for Lucy the dog. He told me she wowed the crowd once again at her latest event. Bill and Lucy took part in the BARK dog agility show in Hattiesburg, Mississippi this past weekend. The show featured several top dogs, including a world class dog named Typhoon. Bill said Lucy beat Typhoon and the rest of the field by two seconds, twice!
Bill wears orange during competitions. He says he's noticed a fan club building at events for Lucy as people are starting to wear orange or fly orange banners. Lucy is creating quite a buzz with her athletic ability.
He feels pretty confident right now he and Lucy will receive a wild card berth to nationals this year. If not, then next year. He said, "this year, we're knocking on the door. Next year, we're going to kick it in!"