Sunday, March 25, 2007

More Louisville pics and the Pet Expo

Here I am going through the weave poles in Louisville -- I'm looking very serious 'cause they're the hardest obstacle for a dog to learn. Mom wants me to go faster but I'm going as fast as I can!

There was another agility trials this weekend closer to home but Mom's tired and her knee isn't that good. She's supposed to get it fixed next month (the 19th) but wishes it were sooner.

I'm having a good time in class and I think I can do another trials but without Mom to show me the way I don't think I can do it...

Yesterday we went to the big Pet Expo at the expo center near us. It was a cold misty gloomy day so it was good to go somewhere indoors. There were lots of people and lots of dogs on leashes going around looking at all the vendors and shows. I saw a little Schnauzer there who said he was nipped by a Bedlington pup the day before but I told him it was just in play, so he was happy with that. I even saw the Bedlington pup later on -- My Mom knows his mom! I told him to quit pushing Schnauzers around. He was sleepy so I don't think he was paying attention to me! Silly boy --

Then they had a show called Extreme Dogs or something like that. The dogs go running and jump off a platform into some water and get everyone wet!! They were looking for people with dogs that wanted to try it. Someone had a Golden Retriever who did pretty good, and a black Lab came up and took one look at the water and left! Uncle Dennis wanted me to try it but Mom wouldn't do it. I like water but I'd have to see that platform to tell if I would want to jump off... if they threw anything that smelled like stinky rats I'd do it in a second!! (hey that's what terriers do). So Uncle Dennis bought 3 "Doggie Pizzas" and some "Doggie Brew" from a vendor for us dogs at home. The pizza was like a small dry crispy pizza with cheese and stuff on it. Boy it's good. The Brew was good too but tasted a lot like chicken, not the stuff Mom and Uncle Dennis have sometimes. "Brew" tastes better to me!

Oh, well, Mom says I have to include a pic of Emmy doing HER thing at Louisville too. Here she is jumping through the tire jump. She really tucks herself up -- even her ears fold in! Her granddaughter Poppy in Boston does agility too.
And there were so many breeds of dogs there, mini-Schnauzers too. The biggest dog I saw there was a Great Dane, and an Otterhound (my classmate Muddy from home!), and I think an Irish Wolfhound, and a Borzoi (Russian Wolfhound). The smallest ones were the Chihuahuas and mini-Dachshunds. One dog looked like a fluffy cat at first glance but we think it was a hairy Chihuahua. He was cute!
(photos by Tien Tran who is an awesome photographer!)


Maggie said...

I just love these flying pics of you guys! How super duper you look! You sure make this stuff look like fun!

Love ya lots,

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

Wow, I wish I could concentrate long enough to do that.

Bussie Kissies

hana said...

Hey hey Rudy Tootie!! I know some eskies who were at the Louisville Kentucky show!! And, my great great great uncle of sorts won Best of Breed on one day. And my great great uncle won Best of Breed on two other days. This confuses me. How come there are so many best of breed awards?

Looks like you had tons and TONS of fun that weekend! Your pics are so neat!! Great job Rudy Tootie!

Isabella said...

Great photos, Rudy! Emmy sure looks kewl flying through the air. I bet my Emmy would be good at agility but Linda couldn't manage to get around the course as fast as Emmy and would slow her down-LOL! She sure likes running along side Mike's bike, though. I would probably be good at it, too, because I am very fast and agile. But I get too scared when we go out in public. I freak- I mean, I really, really freak!

I hope your mom's knee surgery goes well and you can all get back to training before too long.
Big Wags,