Tuesday, December 05, 2006

It's a Carnival!

19 Nov 2006 - Dog Carnival, BU park
Image Hosted by ImageShack.us ‘Carnival mascot’
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Image Hosted by ImageShack.us ‘D watchful audience …’

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us 'D Shih-tzu Gang'
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‘Dun let d hairdo fool u, its only a dog.’

1st time dat OB n Agility trials r being held together, judged by d very experienced Mr Tan Pak Song from Spore. Carnival also featured d K9 Xgames with High n Long Jumper games, Best Kisser n Top Trickster, amongst others. Sponsors - Eukanuba were very generous with prizes n dey even offered token gifts 2 all participants.

Day kicked off with d OB trials at Ring A. Bout 25 competitors took up d challenge in Pre-novice to Open categories. Nice 2 c a Border Collie (Wind) from JB, n a rare Curly Coated Retriever (Kofi) from Penang amongst d trialers as well. Strangely enuf, there were a fair number of spectators at d OB ring who were watching d proceedings … unusual as OB hs never bn a strong spectator sport here.

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‘OB trials line up n down stay exercise'
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Pre-novice class was dominated by MKA n PAAPP dogs who took d top 3 prizes. Novice class was won by Million d Sheltie from MKA n d PetnU dogs, Angel d BCollie n Ruby d Silky, took 2nd n 3rd placing respectively.

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‘Musical Free-styling n Hop onto Feet moves’

As part of d Carnival entertainment, I gave my regular Musical Freestyle demo to d tune of ‘Sway’. Was heating up at dat time, hence wasn’t too keen on doing a dance under d hot sun. Still v soldiered on n completed d 3 minute routine. Was jumpy as well n it ended up being a mediocre performance. Even missed d final ‘Paws on Feet’ trick n landed with my belly on my owner’s feet … mayb more apt 2 rename it d ‘Belly flop on Feet’ move.

Next, Henna n an imported Czech GSD gv a demo on protection n bite work which was precise n disciplined.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Image Hosted by ImageShack.us‘Long Jumpers having a real go at it … ’

In between, d Xgames commenced in Ring C n Pacco took home d Long Jumper title with a soaring leap of 8 ft … crowd were impressed by her jumping ability. Pacco also later went on d seal d High Jump title with a grand effort of 28 inches. Best Kisser game was hilarious n Snowy d S’tzu took d Top Trick Dog title with some nifty dance steps. … who says S’tzus r only good as lapdogs?


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‘Models on parade’

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‘Top Dog Model: Million d Silky’

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Rare pic of me … out of action.’

Once again, I hd 2 forego d games as my owners were helping out in d events … dis is becoming a real chore as I cld only watch from d sidelines as me mates hd all d fun. Cn b a traumatic experience having 2 deal with all dis inactivity, so got grumpy n just bout growled at any male mutt dat came into my face or sniffed my butt. U cn already c d signs: ‘Caution, bored JRT’. Owners did let me take part in 1 game just to make up d numbers n u guessed rite, d Top Dog Model contest … grrrrrr!

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‘Odie on d run’
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‘JRT Russell d Rascal being handled by my owner.’


Agility trials received an enthusiastic response with a total of 23 entries in Jumpers n Novice classes. Thank god, I was allowed 2 compete n cld finally stretch my legs n run riot 4 awhile. My PetnU mates made a nice sweep of most of d titles on offer with Russell (JRT) n Sissy winning d Jumpers class for mini n maxi dogs n Pacco taking 3rd place as well. Novice agility was also dominated by us with Angel winning d maxi title n Russell (ECS), Jr n I taking d mini titles. Made up 4 my off beat dance demo by registering a Clean Run (0 faults) timed at 36s, groovy!


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‘Sissy n Whisky appearing from open tunnel’
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‘Nice n steady by Kofi n textbook jumping style by Jojo’

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us ‘Send into tunnel’

Judge tried to put us off by reducing d contact area for mini category, throwing in multiple contacts on d Aframe n a tight ‘S’ jump sequence but v managed 2 pull thru, only just. Little did he know dat v hv bn putting in some practice on negotiating tight n twisty jump sequences. Jr also registered a fine, smooth run which earned him 2nd place, great effort in his very 1st trials. Crowd were well entertained by d agility runs in Ring B n even d judge joined in d applause on a couple of occasions.

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‘Agility - Basic Jumpers mini class winners’

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‘Agility - Novice mini class winners’

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‘Best Kisser game n NZ Maori greeting’

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‘Dis is hilarious’ ........‘Kiss my dog? No fear, but I’ll just pet him for now’

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us ‘Tricky dogs’
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‘Top Trick Dog winner, Snowy d S’tzu’

Surely 1 of d more genuine, friendly n challenging dog events around.

For more images of d event, c Dog Carnival photo gallery . Official results of trials n games cn b viewed at Trial scoresheet and Xgames winners

4 Comments:

Blogger Jojo said...

good run groovy! keep it up

2:12 PM  
Blogger Amanda Lee Jia Hui said...

Grrr.....
no my pic?

9:38 AM  
Blogger Groovy Dogs Just Wanna Hv Fun said...

Wat do u mean no pic ... didnt u c d 1st pic? Well it looks like u, ha ha.

I didnt take many good action shots on d day coz too bz, so not much to choose from.

6:16 PM  
Blogger Amanda Lee Jia Hui said...

haha......so u mean i'm d eukanuba mascot??
then i shld b proud...:p

9:44 AM  

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