Tuesday, June 13, 2006

An eventful month of June

4 June 2006 – Ti-Ratana Welfare Society, Desa Petaling
Another eagerly awaited ‘Waggie Tails’ production n visitation to a large orphanage with > 200 kids. Some of me mates took part in d Dog Parade n Fashion Show b4 dinner as part of d entertainment. Missed dat coz hd agility training b4hand, arrived late n just in time 2 perform a musical freestyle routine. D exuberant chief organiser continued 2 provide us with top billing: ‘K9 Acrobatic Performance with Special Star Appearance’ … sure sounds over d top, I reckon. Fancy heelwork with some tricks thrown in wld hv bn more apt.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.usRussell, 'Hey, dis sure dun seem like a hurdle to me.'

Plenty of smiley young faces greeted us as v entered d hall. Nice 2 c some familiar faces from previous visitations n dey even asked bout my latest tricks, neat. Kids gathered round n plonked demselves on d edge of d already cramped stage. Chose a dance anthem dis time n grooved 2 d beat of ’Sunchyme’ by Dario G’. As usual, was a little excited at d start n missed a few steps but warmed up soon enuf n managed 2 nail most of d moves thereafter. Russell’s owners put together a very cool n creative short clip of some of d moves, c Russell’s Blog n lookout 4 a TV screen with a hopping mad JRT in it. Thanks guys, absolutely luv it! U cn also switch on d screen below 2 view.

V did wanna try out a new move but my partner’s pants drooped 2 a new low, which just bout hindered anymore weaving thru his legs, sheesh. If u know of any good dance partner available, do gv me a buzz … dunno how much longer I can put up with my owner’s odd antics n dress sense. He says dat I lack fashion sense n dat drooping pants is d latest street wear fad. I say if he allows it 2 droop any further during our routine, v’ll b arrested 4 sure.

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As d stage was small,
Russell n I cld only gv a simple jump demo as part of d show. Played fetch afterwards n there was no shortage of volunteers 2 throw my ball. Got a little frantic with Image Hosted by ImageShack.us all d children wanting 2 hv a go, but managed 2 keep my composure n tried 2 pass d ball around so dat most hd a fair chance 2 play. My owners were glad 2 c me handling such a boisterous young crowd pretty well.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us No big deal really, just part of playtime n JRTs r natural born performers anyway. Was bloody thirsty at d end of it all n emptied Russell’s water bowl b4 he cld say ‘Oi!’.
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10 June 2006 – Health Awareness Fair, OUG
PetnU put up a demo at a Health Fair for OUG citizens. Fairly small turnout with some VIPs attending as well. D training school managed 2 pool together quite a good mix of talented dogs 4 d day’s performance n here’s d line up:

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Agility squad
Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Angel, Russell, Henna n me – nice 2 c Henna d Malinois joining us 4 d demo coz v r certainly short of large breeds in dis sport. She was still unaccustomed 2 d collapsible tunnel but managed d others nicely. D rest of d squad also missed an obstacle or 2, but fine performance overall considering dat v were running on hard court. Jr d Silky hd 2 sit out 4 dis 1 coz he just wasnt in d mood.

Musical freestyle solo
Image Hosted by ImageShack.usMyself – was called upon 2 do d ‘Sunchyme’ dance routine immediately after d agility session. Didnt hv enuf time 2 catch my breath n struggled a little 2 get in2 d rhythm. Also hd a lingering tummy ache since d nite b4. So my partner decided 2 go slow on d moves n hd 2 forego some. Still, it’s not every day dat u get 2 c a dancing dog in d neigbourhood, so d crowd didnt really notice too much n v managed 2 entertain dem with my regular moves.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us 'd wiggle backwards round d body move'

OB team
Image Hosted by ImageShack.usImage Hosted by ImageShack.us Sissy, Bank, Jr, Angel, Champ, Henna n Flash – Simple demo performed n d OB team looked pretty good ven in formation, with d ever reliable Champ leading d team. Cant wait 2 c a more elaborate routine.

K9 protection n scenting
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Henna – dis was new n Henna showed some muscle n aggression in d mini S’hund exercise. Jumped thru a couple of high hoops, did some bite work n managed 2 sniff out her owner’s keys n wallet amongst d obstacles, sweet.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Champ, 'Protection dog, ur up next Henna.'
Henna, ''(Gulp) oh er ... help me, God'

Champ,Jr, Sissy – Champ’s unbreakable down stay, Sissy’s counting ability n Jr’s spins were all well executed.

Not a bad line up of doggie entertainment with enuf variety 2 keep d audience enthralled for bout 45 min or so. Now if only v hd a consistent frisbee dog n perhaps another who cn perform some cart pulling maneuvers, den d show wld just b bout complete. A local version of d Superdogs wld b d really cool … who knows, someday.

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'Trying my best 2 blend in amongst d locals'

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Pity bout d turnout. Still, v hd a swell time at d playground. As v were preparing 2 leave, d transport lorry got stuck in mud n our owners spent another hr in d hot sun trying 2 figure how 2 get it out. Meanwhile, v just lazed beneath d shady trees n sniggered at d hapless humans … bout time dey provided some entertainment instead.
Watch d space coz it looks like a busy mth of June with d coming events:

18 June 2006 – Dog Olympic Day, BU Park

24 June 2006 – Ti-Ratana Charity Fun Fair, Brickfields


Blogger Amanda85 said...

did i saw u wearing a pair of red shoe??!

12:06 PM  
Blogger Amanda85 said...

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12:11 PM  
Blogger Groovy Dogs Just Wanna Hv Fun said...

Very observant, no choice coz running agility on cement court. Wld hv preferred blue or black shoes tho' ... again hv no say in wat I wear.

12:18 PM  
Blogger Amanda85 said...

actually i tot of buying a pair oso... coz every week after jt, paw tends to get injured n feet got scratch...
but dun hv pacco's size....:(

3:22 PM  
Blogger Amanda85 said...

btw, i saw ikano got lotsa variety... got black i noticed... but not sure whether got blue/black...

3:23 PM  
Blogger Groovy Dogs Just Wanna Hv Fun said...

Yah, but hard 2 find 1 dat cn put up with all d pounding n cornering. Usually koyak after 3-4 wears.

4:11 PM  
Anonymous mynameisboo said...

hi, i'm a new mother to a 3+ month old shih tzu named boo. saw your latest blog saying there's a activity this coming 24june06. mind sharing the info so that i can bring boo for the event too?

3:47 PM  
Blogger Groovy Dogs Just Wanna Hv Fun said...

Hi Boo, d event is a charity fair for Ti-Ratana orphanage dis Sat 24 Jun 10.30am at La Salle Brickfields school. Headed by a group of dog lovers called 'Waggie Tails' n dey usually do charity work with deir dogs.

If Boo dun mind being petted, being fussed about, taken 4 walks by kids n posing 4 photos with kids, den he is welcome. He must b of good temperament and get along well with kids.

1:18 AM  
Anonymous mynameisboo said...

thanks for the info.

boo doesn't have that kind of experience yet though he doesn't mind being petted!

maybe i'll let him have more experience by joining other dog activities before i allow him to play with kids.

will continue reading your blog and learn more. when time comes, i'll let him join in the fun too.


12:02 PM  
Blogger Groovy Dogs Just Wanna Hv Fun said...

If u continue to expose him to different environments n mix with kids n adults, he'll b better socialized. Am sure he'll den b able to fit in anywhere, even if it involves playful n rowdy kids.

Den u cn bring him 2 any event or public places, he'll thnak u for dat.

1:24 AM  
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