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!)