Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Dog Squad goes to Dogathon 2006

13 August 2006 - Dogathon, UPM Serdang
Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Dogathon Race
Image Hosted by ImageShack.us 3rd time running in dis annual 2 km affair. Almost tripped over a number of overzealous dogathoners at d start including dis Bull Terrier dat kept going 4 my tail. Just count urself lucky BT dat I hv a race 2 run, otherwise …
Midway thru d race, decided dat I deserved a short break n abruptly sat down on d cool grass 2 catch my breath, till my owner reminded me dat v were in a race n not a Sunday school excursion. Was politely asked 2 get off my butt n get moving along smartly.
'Make way, make way ... JRT coming thru!'

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Didnt train much 4 dis yr’s race n it showed, as v were huffing n puffing 2 d finish line. Still secured runners-up position in d Small breed - Female handler class for d 2nd year running. Pacco n Rusty, my JT mates, also managed a top 5 placing in d small breed category, nice 1 guys.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us PetnYou Dog Sports Demo Squad

PetnYou adopted d doggie playzone area n were given a spacious, shady spot at a corner 2 perform our dog sports demos. Our décor comprising of colourful buntings n flags lined d area n blended well with d agility obstacles.
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D colour coordinated flyball box (from Russell’s warehouse) n hurdles also seemed 2 fit in well with d surroundings n looked impressive as part of d dog sports arena.

Frisbee
Frisbee session was a good warm up 2 get things going n gather d crowd around, even tho v didnt make a whole lot of catches. Owners certainly need more practice n d frisbee dogs, Cami n I, werent amused by d substandard throws.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us'Ok guys, time 2 get serious n quit fooling around.'

So v made up our own innovative moves like tugging n clinging onto d disc with our bare teeth whilst being swung around in mid-air, n d crowd actually liked it … must do dat more often. Jojo decided dat d she didnt need d publicity n gave d session a miss.

Heelwork 2 Music
Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Image Hosted by ImageShack.us 'High 5 n wiggle moves ...'

Heelwork 2 music routine got d crowd going n finally got up 2 speed with most of my moves. Crowd enjoyed d jumping sequences, wiggles n d reverse onto owner’s back move.

My partner hs dis peculiar habit of hiding my trick rubber ball in his pants pocket n he really shldnt blame me if I decide 2 hv a go at it in d middle of d dance routine. Crowd must b wondering why I kept snapping at dis fella’s pants in between moves.

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'Pause table n Dogwalk were d most popular obstacles ... for taking a breather.'

Agility
Agility demo was a nice mix of slow, medium n fast paced teams 2 showcase d differing styles n breeds. After a cautious start, Cami n Archer produced some fairly neat n smooth runs. Russell n Sissy went 4 walkabouts in between obstacles … must hv bn a little bored with d course layout coz it's d same 1 v hv bn practising on 4 d past few weekends.

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'Sissy, lining up 4 d next hurdle ...'

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Angel n I stepped up d pace n managed 2 nail most of d obstacles except 4 a couple of missed contacts. A few stutters along d way but judging by d crowd reaction, it was very good entertainment n most importantly, fun. Audience were suitably enthralled by our antics n even d mistakes were greeted with encouraging laughter, sweet.

Flyball
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D flyball relay runs were noticeably slower as Jojo, Russell n I were getting all hot n bothered in d midday sun. By dis time, I was already looking out 4 d nearest stall or shady spot 2 cool myself down. 1st time v were showcasing d sport of flyball n all things considered, it was a decent performance.


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'Fellow doggies having a go at d agility playzone.'

N not forgetting our MC's efforts in making an already interesting line up of performances even more interactive n amusing. Dis fairly vocal lady kept d audience well informed n giggling with her candid description of d various doggie activities, nice 1 Susie.

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D Dog Squad certainly stole d show on d day with yet another swell effort ... cant wait 4 d next 1. Demo clips cn b enjoyed at My Video Vault

Games n Dog Idol
Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Took part in Master Hunt n Dog Idol events. Got 4th placing for wriggling thru a short maze 2 find my owner. Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

Tried out my brand new ‘Hop onto Feet’ move, nailed it n as a result, also took home d Most Talented n Dog Idol titles. Image Hosted by ImageShack.usImage Hosted by ImageShack.us

'Now b4 u laugh, u shld take a good look in d mirror ...'

Was forced 2 wear a royal cape n crown during d prize giving ceremony which made me look absolutely ridiculous … now I know how it feels 2 b a fashion victim. I cld tell dat my buddies, Pacco, Jojo n Russell were sniggering away in d background.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.usImage Hosted by ImageShack.us 'Pacco attempting d really tricky 'balancing balloon on head whlist jumping over leg' move. 3.2 difficulty level.'

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us 'Jojo on d roll ...'

Russell captured d ambiguous subsidiary title of Most Original Dog n all of us were left wondering how he managed 2 impress d judges. Now he keeps calling himself ‘Russell d Real Deal aka d Most Original, d Uncensored n Unpirated’.
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At d close, d Astro Indian channel made use of our agility area for a kids TV show n Cami was a big hit with d production crew. All of us agreed dat Cami will hv 2 buy drinks if she makes it as a regular in d local Bollywood scene.
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Yet another fun filled Dogathon n d prizes were certainly novel … c ‘Fashion Victim’ blog, coming up next.

6 Comments:

Blogger Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

Hey you are one talented terrierist! I excel at tug.

Bussie Kissies
Buster

5:16 AM  
Blogger Amanda85 said...

finally u post up edi...
i was so thrilled tat u manage to capture pic of pacco...balancing d balloon is real funny...

fashion victim??
so u gonna let groovy try on all d costume tat he'd received?? couldn't wait for tat

8:06 AM  
Blogger Jojo said...

finally was up. good summary of the day. excellant shot, all smiling faces everywhere. include doggie. groovy costume look a bit like the miss honk kong just left one stick to hold on hand.. he suppose to walk one round the stage and wave hand to everybody..haha. looking forward the next dog event.

11:16 AM  
Blogger Groovy Dogs Just Wanna Hv Fun said...

Thanks Buster, ur kinda breed is pretty rare over here. Hardly c any so u'll b a real celebirty over here.

Luv d tugging games as well but owner not as keen.

Need 2 catch up on ur lingo as well ... skootch n scritchies!

10:49 PM  
Blogger Groovy Dogs Just Wanna Hv Fun said...

Amanda, will email u d original sized pics of u guys.

Yarman, lady boss made me try out all 10 costumes ... cant take dis any longer.

Ok, enuf is enuf n no more jokes bout d King costume.

10:53 PM  
Blogger Amanda85 said...

so next time if got beauty pageant again.... groovy will hv a wardrobe 2 choose from....:D

10:06 AM  

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