Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Petster Magazine launch

This post is late ... have been a real busybody with a fair number of dog events and trials to partake in since the beginning of the year.'Check out the cool backdrop'
In conjunction with the launch of Petster magazine, PetnYou Dog Squad have been invited to add spice and variety to the evening's proceedings at Ikano mall. Event also includes a charity drive for SPCA, PAWS and WWF. Cool, we get to go to a shopping mall and perform, even if it is only the outdoor courtyard area. The set up for the magazine launch was elaborate with attractive backdrops and billboards, curved inflatable canopy, complete music machine with spinning disco lights and churning out tunes. Was a pity that the stage and courtyard could only accommodate a small crowd as the set up was impressive.
First time we had an OB routine lined up and we were joined by seasoned OB trialer, Venus (Min S’zer). Sissy (Mixy), Bank (GR) and I gave a short and simple OB heeling exercise. Bank must have caught sight of several alluring female GRs at the event and decided that he had better things to do then heeling. The limited space meant limited exercises which was fine with me, as I was already getting a stiff neck from all that ‘Watch me and pay attention whenever you are doing OB’ mode. Let’s continue to keep this short and simple.

'Tai Chi masters' 'Cami giving heeling lessons to her owner ...'

This was followed by Cami (Cairn Terrier) who has developed a fine repertoire of jumping and weaving tricks which were well received by the audience. Pacco (Mixy) came on next and was partially blinded by the flashy disco lights on stage. But she recovered her composure in the end to complete her signature 'Jump over back' move. I too had a close encounter with the spinning lights which appeared to be dancing and bouncing off the canopies and stage, during my Heelwork to Music routine. Threw me off guard and was like pretty dazzled by it all. No worries as MC Susie made sure that my owner had a thorough workout by requesting for an encore dance performance. 'Night fever, night fev ... errr'

'I like this part of the routine ... bout time he did some work.'

Also had time for my football header act, which is my favourite cause I get to headbutt my biggie ball. Was aiming for the disco lights to knock those pesky things out but my owner performed well to save the ball from inflicting any damage.

Last on the agenda was the dog parade cum fashion show and numerous small to large breeds strutted on stage with their proud owners. 'Hey, u ok mate?'

Evening ended with group photos on stage and the Dog Squad were suitably calm and composed. We managed impressive and lengthy down stays and appeared as if we did this for a living. Well, all that training at the YMCA field finally put to good use ...'Models n posers'


Blogger Sparky said...

Looks like a ton o' fun! Loved the pictures, as always.


9:27 AM  
Blogger Amber-Mae said...

Wah, now only post! Enjoyed reading it all.

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

10:42 AM  

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