Dog events for dog people
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.
'Chester waching d girls go by...'
'Guess v'll b sharing dis tree trunk for d rest of d day.'
'Here v go!' - agility pics courtesy of Orlson/ NairudI 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.
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.
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'