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.
Russell, '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.
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 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.
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!’.
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:
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
Myself – 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.
'd wiggle backwards round d body move'
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
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.
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.
'Trying my best 2 blend in amongst d locals'
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