Mom was very excited this week -- we had to answer some interview questions for a reporter from a big fancy foo-foo national dog magazine. They want to do an article on some very special Bedlingtons like me! I won't name them yet but they are a dog-show-only mag and they just did one on Dandie Dinmonts (what is a Dandie Dinmont, Mom?). I want her to get me about a dozen copies when the article comes out! The article's supposed to be about Bedlingtons with both conformation and Earthdog titles. I helped Mom with her answers and we had to send some pictures of us doing Earthdog and getting ribbons for our good work. I sure hope they use a picture of me... in this one I'm running in the field looking for interesting rat smells at one Earthdog test a year or two ago.
She sent the reporter's contact info to some other people with Bedlingtons like me, so they'll also send pictures and answer questions. There aren't that many of us, and I think Mom has titled the most -- five Bedlingtons with Earthdog titles. We're a fairly rare breed!
This is a picture of my grandpa Joey back before I was born, barking at a rat in an Earthdog tunnel. They opened the lid over the rats and the lid over the dog to show what's going on under there. When the dog has barked and dug long enough, the judge opens the lid and the handler gets the dog out. It's a lot of fun when the dog decides he doesn't want out and backs up far enough so nobody can reach him! Ask Josie how that works, and how Mom had to practically drag her out by her head last time she did that! (heh heh)
I don't know when the article will be published, and I hope it is, so we'll keep you posted. This is like the time I was interviewed by Isabella. If I don't watch out my head will grow so big I won't be able to fit in a tunnel anymore!