Saturday, April 14, 2007

The Interview!



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!

Love,

Rudy


12 comments:

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Rudy,
Wow, we hope you get to be featured in the magazine. You will be so famous! We think we'd like to do the earth dog trials, but Mama says they don't even have those close to us. Oh well.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Isabella said...

Good for you, Rudy! It's so nice that you are getting recognition for your accomplishments. When the article comes out, I hope you scan it and post it in your blog so we can all see it.
Big Wags,
Isabella

Zach said...

You're going to be FAMOUS! I think we can probably grease your head so you can slide through the tunnel, so not to worry!

Kennel Rontybrig said...

Hi Rudy!

What is a Dandie Dinmont? Well if you look carefully at your 'genes' you will find one. Your ancestors come from the same part of the world as a Dandie Dinmont.

http://dandiedinmontweb.com

Which magazine were the Dandies in please?

hugs from Sister Bliss

Maggie said...

How exciting for you Rudy! You're going to be even more famous! I agree with Isabella, please post the article to your blog so we can all enjoy it!

Love ya lots,
Maggie

Marie said...

How exciting! I can't wait to hear more about it! (and buy the magazine)

MaryO said...

Hey Rootie!!! You should have your Mom post a photo of you when you come out of those Earth Dog tunnels! It's a wonder you ever come clean after that, but I guess it's lots of fun and if I'm not mistaken, that's the kind of thing your breed was intended to do. And you're still cute when you get cleaned up again.
Love, Your "Grandma" Mary

Quinvale AstaLaVista Baby said...

G'day Rudy, You're the first celebrity dog I've met. All of your games and your rat - tunnel thingy look really fun! I'm not scared of the drop bears, cause I can out run 'em. If you're not scared of them, I hope you come back & sign my guestbook! xxx Asta

Quinvale AstaLaVista Baby said...

Whoops, sorry, you're the 2nd celebrity dog I've met, I'm pup pals with Hillary Duff's dog, Lola on Dogster.

You're really cool anyway. xxx Asta

Oscar Airedale said...

You are such a super talented dog Rudy that it's no wonder that they want to feature you! Let us know when the article is published.

Licks
Oscar x

Fu Fu said...

Woh Rudy, your grandpa Joey looks great in that picture. And now you're going to be featured in a magazine. That's very impressive. :)

~ fufu

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