Chuckie was a Golden Retrieve mix rescued out of a Friends for Life in Gilbert Arizona. Irish was his name, he was a 9 months old full of energy puppy. Chuckie came into Katrina's life when she was 8 years old. Her first agility dog.
Chuckie was not an easy dog to train, his favorite thing was to run away during classes, and had so much energy that Katrina's mom had her run him while pulling her on her roller blades.
This generic pup ended up becoming a great agility dog, placing almost always in the top 4. The best reward she got wasn't even a placement. But being able to compete in the USDAA 2004 World National Show in Steeplechase. A dream Katrina had at the age of 7, when she first saw agility on Animal Planet. Katrina was only 13 years old.
They were part of a group called GoodDog Agility, and it was held at a local elementary school. This was the place dreams came true, friends were made, and memories. In January 2005 GoodDog normal place to hold a show backed out, but they were able to use the GoodDog training locations. This is where Chuckie got his P1 title, he was so proud of it. They didn't know it at the time, but the very place it all started, was also the very place it ended. This was the last show they competed in.
In August 2006, the year Katrina's family moved to Colorado. Chuckie passed away from Liver Failure. It was the hardest lost Katrina ever had, it was hard to reopen up to dogs. Chuckie had lived a short life but a fulfilled life.