On October 25 Astro and I finally got our Excellent Standard title! It was exactly 2 years to the day after we got our Open Standard Title and started competing in Excellent.
It took us so long because Astro had a few toe injuries, and he also suffers from having a team mate who was/is still learning how to be a good handler. ;-)
But, Astro doesn't really care what happens as long as he can share kisses afterward. Here is the run that we qualified on. Despite the overcast sky and judge's sweater making it look cool, it was actually almost 90.