Dust Bowl Dart Agility, D'Artagnan Beagle Add comments Mar 212012 You are currently browsing comments. If you would like to return to the full story, you can read the full entry here: “Dust Bowl Dart”. Patty I am glad I missed the crazy wind in Albuquerque for the crazy wind in the San Gabriel mts outside LA, the day before… Doranna Yeah, the wind itself was merely crazy. The dust storm aspect of it tipped over into insane… Ruth Wowzers! That’s a lot of wind. Robert makes my eyes water and my sinuses hurt just to watch. OTOH, the little story factory in the dusting corners of my mind is beginning to plot a story with wind and dust and creatures who would be invisible without the dust, don’t know if the dust creatures are malevolent as they sound. Sue Farrell Poor Dart—how could he handle all the distractions of the wind? Doranna You know, the dogs did well overall in the wind. It’s been more of a problem in other venues. In this one, I think the conditions actually served to minimize the usual distractions of this arena. (It’s a place of sensory overload, with lots of sharp light changes, shadows, intense visual clutter, arena scents, horses stalled nearby, crowded conditions–and the NOISE! Everything echoes, from conversation to the smallest bark.) Sue Farrell Since I have two beagles I didn’t know there was such a thing as a SMALL bark! Doranna Sue–bwah ha ha! In that arena, there *isn’t,* no matter the breed. But Beagles generally don’t need any help from acoustics!