Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Dog Squad goes to Charity Fun Fair

15 July 2007 Ti-Ratana Charity Fair at La Salle Brickfields
'Learning d pose stay'

It’s d 5th Ti-Ratana Charity Fun Fair - packed affair with lotsa people, food n games stalls, lion dances, clowns n even d Equestrian Club horses turned up to give out charity rides. We get to tag along as d PetnYou Dog Squad was also invited to entertain d public n help raise funds 4 d orphanage n senior citizens home, nice.

'I'll pretend I'm not feeling well so that I cn skip d demos'
'Lion at agility'
B4 v cld settle down, d pounding drums n clashing cymbals of d Ti-Ratana lion dance team put us on red alert. Junior d Silky in particular got really worked up by d sight of 2 guys dressed up in a lion suit n prancing about. If only he knew bout dis b4hand, he wld hv put on his cheeky dinosaur suit n joined d procession.

Well known public crusader, Datuk Michael Chong, also graced d event to lend support. With so many humans n kids around, v were under a little pressure to behave n perform on d day. As usual, it got fairly hot come performance time n most of us preferred staying in d shade. Bank d GR got things started by retrieving a scroll n delivering d list of our performances to d MC, he got to b on stage 4 dis whilst d rest of us watched from d field. Thankfully his salivating problem wasn’t apparent n d scroll was delivered in 1 piece n still dry. Wasn’t always like dat during practice n v feared dat d scroll wld turn into paper-mache, but Bank did us proud by holding his drool till he was off stage.

'Ok, ok ... I'll let go if u let go first'
Next in line were d frisbee dogs n Junior, Cami n I were on show. Cami put on a number of reliable catches n Junior managed a couple, not bad 4 a first timer. I on d other hand decided to improvise by hanging onto my frisbee whilst my owner tried to shake me off by swinging d disc about in mid-air … but I held on like a stubborn mule! The crowd hd a good laugh, now who says only APBTs hv tremendous bite. Caught 1 frisbee after dat n decided to take a break with d audience under deir dining tables.

My heelwork to music demo was on n again missed a few twists n cues from my dance partner. Not too bad n completed d 3 minute routine to d tune of ‘Johnny’s Mambo’ by Michael Lloyd & Le Disc from d Dirty Dancing soundtrack. Nice upbeat n swaying music with plenty of brass. Crowd enjoyed d ‘Hop onto Back’ n ‘Hop onto Feet’ moves. 'Lion dancer wannabe'
8 of our agility teams den raced through a fast n packed intermediate jumpers course of 20 obstacles. Russell n Bank provided some comic relief by running 4 d nearest tent or stalls 4 cover, but dey recovered to finish deir runs eventually. Our handlers must hv also bn feeling d heat coz most of dem forgot d sequence of jumps n tunnels, so v hd to cope with deir ‘Oops, where’s d next obstacle?’ looks n pretend like v cld read d course notwithstanding. Audience didnt really mind n were more engrossed by d sight of us dogs running n jumping helter-skelter over d obstacles.

Angel d BCollie performed her helicopter jumps as part of her set of tricks. D High Jumper was d final act which Pacco glided effortlessly over 26" n den decided d rest wasn’t worth attempting as there weren’t any prizes at stake. Sissy got over 28” n said dat’s high enough 4 today. MC placed me under d spotlight by asking me to hv a go at 31”. My owner wasn’t too sure about whether I was able to jump d height as d event was d domain of d large n long legged dogs. Well, I’m a small n long legged mutt …. n must say dat I surprised most people (owner included) by clearing d bar with a couple of massive leaps, groovy!

V decided to sign off by performing d group down stay with all of us lying close to each other n neatly in a row for dat perfect family photo, but v didn’t do too well in d heat. Well, back to d training grounds den. 'Pacco's trick of d day: Count Dracula impersonation'

'Anyone seen Cami around?' Crowd seemed well entertained by d variety of acts n v received a lot of intense petting n brushing from passerbys, kids wanted to take photos n play with us n there were a fair number of praise going around 4 d Dog Squad. V appeared quite settled n relaxed mostly. A foreigner even commented dat he was pleasantly surprised to c a group of dogs being so calm n collected at a public event, nice one guys! Ha ha, he hasn’t seen wat v actually get up to at our training grounds in YMCA.

After all dat heavy petting, I really need a vacation.

'I'm gonna be a jockey someday'


Blogger Oscar Airedale said...

Nice work Groovy. That jump looks really high!

Oscar x

3:49 PM  
Blogger Amber-Mae said...

Oh wow, must be a fun day huh!? Wow1 Soooper jump Groovy! What happened to Pacco? I thought she's the soooper jumper! Hehehe...

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

10:36 PM  
Blogger Sparky said...

I loved the pictures. That's one high jump!


6:09 AM  
Blogger ROSSI said...

Groovy... u have it all.. total package despite ur small tiny size.. and am speechless cause u are so damn GOOD!!!!...

Golden Rossi

11:04 PM  
Blogger Groovy Dogs Just Wanna Hv Fun said...

Hey Ross, thks. Comes with d good & bad ... eg. d puppy people who always try to suppress my activities n presence.

11:35 PM  
Blogger Chilli the Dog said...

Hiya Groovy! Looks like you had lots of fun. Great jump there! We JRTs love to jump rite.


5:47 PM  
Blogger Hero & Casper said...

I like the picture, Groovy with the white horse :-D

You are small but you are big, inside our heart :-D

7:18 PM  
Blogger Groovy Dogs Just Wanna Hv Fun said...

Hey Hero n Casper, long time no c. Yup, I cn also b a big bully at times.

Owner took a really neat photo of Hero, c my Olympic blog below.

Hope to catch u guys at Dogathon on 12 Aug or Dog Carnival on 9 Sept.

7:54 PM  
Blogger Natasha said...

Hey Groovy

Looks like you guys had loads of fun... Haven't been able to attend anything these past months cause we've been so busy...

Hope all is well and have fun at the Dogathon too... Don't think we can make it for that either.

Cleo & Natasha

11:52 PM  
Blogger Groovy Dogs Just Wanna Hv Fun said...

Aisayman Cleo, mayb u cn join us for the Dog Carnival on 9 Sept then? Should b fun.

11:34 AM  
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1:31 PM  
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Hello Groovy,

I'm keeping my fingers crossed! My mommy and daddy have been so swamped with work, and I have been left to my own devices!

Of course mommy is forgiven cause she was bitten severely by the Malamute we're looking after...

Sigh... I've been bored out of my brains!!!


9:38 PM  
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7:11 AM  

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