Friday, May 18, 2007

Dog events for dog people

13 May 2007, PetnYou trials, BU park
'Check out my cool hairdo, dude'
'Huh, more like bad hair day, I reckon'

'Committee n sponsors'
'Picnic in d park with Oreo'

Time out 4 some genuine dog sports n activities at d Petnu 2nd Agility n OB trials. Was looking forward 2 it coz d last time v hd any real competition was in Jan at d PAAPP trials.
'Smarty pants JRT n cheeky Chihuahua'

There were bout 20 participants for agility trials n 17 teams for OB, fairly good turnout considering most humans were also celebrating Mother’s Day last Sunday. Agility teams were mainly me mates from d Pentnu club n v already knew each other’s quirks n running styles pretty well.

Agility Challenge
'Chester waching d girls go by...'

Great to c d MKA team of David n Chester (Border Collie) joining us n dey did nicely for demselves taking 2nd place in Novice Agility. Chester hd a big white, fluffy mane n was a little excitable at d weaves n Aframe, hence incurred a couple of faults on d way. Guess he was a little distracted by another lady Collie, Angel, who won d Novice Agility title. Heard dat he’ll b attending more trials in d future as d views n babes at dese events cn b rather pleasing on d eyes, sweet!
Archer (MS) n Joey (GSD) also put in commendable runs. Archer, being d anxious runabout Schnauzer dat he is, managed 2 stay focused on his handler throughout d course n took home a prize. Joey hs not been in practice for a long time but still ran decently enuf 2 garner prizes in both Jumpers classes. Nice one.

Pacco (Mixy) n Russell (JRT) took d elimination route in Novice Agility as dey decided dat d trials can't b as important as a stroll in d inviting parklands, surely. Nevertheless, dey’ve already made it 2 d podium in d earlier Jumpers event.

'Guess v'll b sharing dis tree trunk for d rest of d day.'

'Wat do u mean, r v there yet? V r only at d starting line'
Course layout for both Jumpers classes were fairly straightforward. Judge was less forgiving in d Novice Agility class n set up several enticing traps n demanding 180 degree turns in wat was a short n sharp course.

'Here v go!' - agility pics courtesy of Orlson/ Nairud

I ran a swift Clean Run in Novice Jumpers which was over in 18 secs, n left d crowd wondering 'wat was dat?'. Novice Agility 1st run - was still in Jumpers mode n nonchalantly cruised over any hurdle dat fell into my line of sight n fell for d trap, hook line n sinker. 2nd run, momentarily lost sight of d last obstacle (closed tunnel) … must b d shiny prizes n shimmering foil bags of dog food which dazzled me for an instance as I whizzed by, but recovered in time 2 complete d run.

Part of d faults hv 2 b credited 2 my owner who was hit by stomach ache n leg cramps, hence wasn’t as attentive during d runs. He lamented not having a proper breakfast, having to run 4x in d agility trials under d sun, having to perform d heelwork to music demo plus an encore to boot, as d root causes of his poor physical shape in d latter stages. Hey, I went thru d same activities n hd 2 do all d running n jiving as well, so u hd better shape up or ship out! … ha ha, just kidding. Instead, I forgave him (only for dis time) … coz dogs dun sweat d small stuff.

Notwithstanding d faults incurred, my times were still fast enuf to take both Novice titles. Not bad 4 half a day’s work.

OB Challenge
Trials saw a good mix of teams from d popular dog clubs n training schools, including MKA n PPcom. Million d Sheltie shone once again n heeled away with d Pre Novice n Novice titles.

Owner was tempted 2 enrol me 4 d OB trials but couldnt as both agility n OB were running concurrently. Phew, thank goodness … anything 2 do with standing, sitting n staying still is taboo 2 me. I keep telling my owners dat such exercises serve no purpose except to gv me rashes on my buttocks, but dey dun seem 2 believe me anymore.

K9 Xgames
Day ended with d Xgames n Pacco n Scruffy took centre stage. Pacco swept d Long Jumper n Top Trick prizes and Scruffy won d Top Model n Total Recall titles. Pacco made up for her agility elimination walkabout by putting in some cool moves n jigs 2 impress d crowd … sweet!
'Pacco - Longest Jumper n Junior - tricky Silky'

Not forgetting, v also gave a Heelwork 2 Music demo in between events n nailed most of my moves 2 d crowd’s delight. My exhausted owner tried to keep up with my wiggles n woggles as much as he cld, n he almost went AWOL ven d MC cheekily asked 4 an encore which I obliged. He needs more exercise, my human.

'D side step'

'D forward n reverse'
'D wiggle, woggle'

Was certainly swell 2 b part of an event which genuinely showcases dog sports n activities in d country n celebrates d innate talents in all K9s. 'Happy Dog' were d generous sponsors 4 d event.


Blogger Pacco de Mongrel said...

glad 2 find out that i'm not d only odd dog on field...hahah

1:10 PM  
Anonymous Pearly said...

You guys have such big doggie events...sounds fun!

9:58 PM  
Blogger Sparky said...

Looks like fun! I enjoyed the pictures. :)

9:58 AM  
Blogger Forest Dogs said...

OOo, you're so clever! I don't even manage to do what my mom says! It takes her several times to say 'sit' before I realise she's talking to me... even when there's no-one else around! :-)

Hi, I'm on a quest to find blogging dogs, peace-loving dogs for next week's "Dona Nobis Pacem"

Peaceglobe day...(the cats have overtaken the movement so far!!)

Please join!

Thank you.

Blogblast for Peace
6th June 2007

(If you do 'Wordless Wednesday' a Peaceglobe would be fantastic!)

6:26 AM  
Blogger Oscar Airedale said...

Hey Groovy, thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope one day I will be as talented as you at agility!

Oscar x

6:32 PM  
Blogger Groovy Dogs Just Wanna Hv Fun said...

Hey Oscar, u will. Just hv to remember, 'If it aint movin, it aint groovin'

12:04 AM  
Anonymous Electra said...

Interesting to know.

2:40 AM  

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