Thursday, March 22, 2007

Fun Times!!

Oh wow, we had a fabulous time in Louisville Kentucky last week!! Mom said we were just the best dogs ever and ran great for her. I had SO MUCH FUN (forgive me for yelling but I did!!). We would get up at 5:30 every morning and I didn’t mind ‘cause after the first morning I knew we were going to DO AGILITY! We did 4 days of agility. Emmy wasn’t quite sure at first but then I convinced her it was really lots of fun to go nuts in the ring and fly. We shared the same crate and I had a lot of time to talk to her. Emmy ended up earning her Novice Standard and Novice Jumpers titles, and I finished up my Open Jumpers title and got a 2nd leg in Open Standard which made Mom very very happy! You have to qualify 3 times to get an agility title. We train so much in class all the time, I bet she was happy it paid off.

We saw a lot of other dogs there. Hana would love to see all the Eskies there doing agility. I watched a few and they were good and looked like they were having lots of fun. A lot of my Bedlington buddies were there too, including Hunter who was on TV in February when he was at the AKC Eukanuba Invitational Agility championships and got 5th place in his division. Way to go Hunter! He’s Emmy’s age and runs in ‘Excellent’ which is the most advanced level. Mom says I’m not quite ready for Excellent, but almost! That’s the next step after Open which I’m in right now.

I saw lots of Standard Poodles, Isabella! They looked good – even the little bitty ones who were running in the 12-inch division. One of them had a coat almost the same color as mine – she was pretty – I could’ve sneaked her in a bag and taken her home with me! (oops – Mom informs me he was a BOY…).

And my half-sister Asta, who’s from Sweden, won Best of Opposite to the dog who won Best of Breed on Saturday at the Bedlington Terrier Club’s 75th anniversary specialty show. Emmy was SO happy ‘cause she’s Asta’s mother! If a girl dog wins Best of Breed, the next best boy dog gets chosen Best of Opposite, and vice versa. I won Best of Breed a few times myself. Agility is so much more fun that standing around looking pretty and feeling bored…

It was a long drive to Kentucky – 10 or 11 hours in the van. We all got to sleep a lot except Mom and the other people who took turns driving. I stole part of Mom’s breakfast while they were out walking some of the other dogs. She had bacon and a hash-brown and a biscuit, what was left of it. Mmm… road-trip snacking!!!! I didn’t get any more goodies like that once they found out what I did. Oh poo.

Mom says it's bedtime! I will write more later. Here's a cute picture of Emmy jumping a fence in her class, looking so cute and huggable! Mom has a LOT of pictures to show....


Butchy & Snickers said...

Congratulations to you both!!! Sounds like you had a wonderful time there. Love the action shot photos. Did they have any wire fox terriers?? or mini Schnauzers? Mama loves to watch that stuff on tv. Maybe we'll see you on the tube someday huh??
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Zach said...

You are such a good athlete! Maybe I can talk Mom into taking me to agility class this summer. You guys did great - we are all proud of you! Your photos rock!

Isabella said...

Hooray for Rudy and Emmy! Sounds like you two did great and had lots of fun. Linda used to show dogs at the Louiville cluster every March- it was one of her favorite clusters.
Big Wags,

Maggie said...

Wow! Look at you fly!!!!!!! weeeeeeeeeeeee! Congratulations all around!
So glad you enjoyed the book. We did too!

Love ya lots,

MaryO said...

Uh oh, Rudy Tootie! If you don't watch it, Emmy is going to "out-cute" you! She looks fabulous in that picture.....but of course, you look your handsomest as well!
Love, Grandma Mary