Saturday, October 4, 2008

100th Post!

Wow I had no idea this would be the 100th post -- Mom should've thought to do something special... she's so useless...


Anyway as usual Mom has been running me ragged, so here's what we've been up to.

Last weekend we went to an obedience/Rally trials about an hour west of here at this big horse farm, it is so beautiful out there. Here I am after my Rally Excellent round, not too impressed with how I did. Mom wasn't on her game but we qualified anyway!




She also brought my doggie mom Clancy and she qualified in her Rally Novice class, and guess what -- that was new titles for the both of us! woohooo! Here is a pic of us with the judge, Mom in her funny hat (I'm so embarrassed). At least the DOGS kept their eyes open. Clancy's 12 years old so her getting a new title is something else!




Our Scottish Deerhound buddy "Coll" was there doing Rally Novice. It's so amazing to see the huge dogs do things:




Then on Thursday Mom took the day off work and rode up to Pennsylvania to the Montgomery All-Terrier agility trials where Emmy, Josie, and I tried our luck. We had a blast! It was cold and windy, jumps were blowing down right and left, but I didn't care. See how windy it was -- my ears were blowing in the breeze --



Of course they had several Airedales running.



This was the same Excellent Jumpers course I ran, set about 8 inches taller! We had a blast and I only jumped one 'bonus' jump so we didn't qualify but we did everything else perfectly. This Airedale did really well too!



I couldn't believe it -- there was a little Border Terrier and its name was -- Tanner! I said "Mom! Get a picture!". This Tanner sure didn't run like a Doofus, so it must not be the name...! (heh heh)




Mom's friend took video of us but she still doesn't have that cord she needs for downloading from the video camera. She better get it soon!

And finally, to top it off, Mom and Dennis pulled all the cornstalks out of the corn patch and set them up by the back fence to dry. Well some squirrel discovered the old ears on the stalks and so we had to come out and sniff where he'd been. Here I'm starting my climb..



Up Up Up! I almost made it to the top! They didn't get that picture ---


Emmy also tried climbing up the stalks but the squirrel was long gone by then!



So we've been pretty busy as you can see! We had SUCH a GOOD TIME up in Pennsylvania, Mom was sorry she only entered the one day. She promised us next year we'd stay up there longer. Josie and I didn't qualify but had fun, and Emmy won her class (Open Jumpers 16 inches) and ran really fast for her so Mom might move her up to Excellent A. Hey that means she's in the same division as me -- no fair!

On Monday the 6th Mom and I are going up to NJ to the post-Montgomery Earthdog test, just the two of us. I've been practicing by digging in the yard where the voles live (I got really dirty)and barking at the rats upstairs in their cages. Mom has to get our tunnels out this afternoon, too. It should be a fun time on Monday!

Love,
Rudy

8 comments:

Dewey Dewster said...

Rudy...

Ya all are just so darn busy all the time....'n yta look so good at what yer doin' too......we need ta get a bit more motivated and get inta some agility too......gram keeps talkin' about it so we need ta get 'er goin'...

Nope, we're not goin' ta Montgomery....we never get ta the show either cause Pap goes ta Hershy, Pa fer the antique car flea market/show every year......and it's at the same time.

The rats are here with us at our cottage right now 'n cause it's so cold here, Pap put 'em in the basement and we know they are there and we can't get 'em....it's drivin' us nuts....my Mom especially....my Mom killed another snake here and 2 mice she found hidin' in the wood pile....then we all got ta roll on 'em....yum....smells delish....eau 'd perfume fer sure...

Have a great time at the earthdog trials...our last meetin' is Oct. 26 and then we return the rats....what will we sniff around fer then ????

Oh, by the by, how was yer date with yer sweetie???? We never heard...did ya score a tie ? Ya can kiss 'n tell with us...OK?

Dewey Dewster here....

Maggie and Mitch said...

Holy Crap! You got to go to Montgomery, Rudy? Mom would LOVE to go! This is the weekend they auction off the Airedale quilt that mom sewed two blocks for! Our paws are crossed that we win it!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Mack said...

Congrats on your 100th post!!!!

You always look like you are having such fun on your agility practice!

Noah the Airedale said...

G'day Rudy,
You really have been busy lately. Sounds like you really love agility. We've never tried it.
Thanks for stopping by our blog. If you don't mind we'd love to add you to our maties list.
Congrats on your 100th post.

tailwags
Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Amber-Mae said...

Congrats on your 100th post!!!!

Pee/s: Check out my new post!

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Joe Stains said...

Congrats on the 100th post!!! I can't believe there are Tanners out there who are NOT doofuses. AMAZING!

Dewey Dewster said...

Rudy,

So glad yer dates turned out so well...ya must be a Mormon with all those wives ya have....first thing ya know you'll have kids runnin' all over the place....callin' ya PaPa and wantin' ta share yer food....'n worse still.. share yer rats.....yep, yer in fer a time of it...ya might want ta cancel that last date of yers.....no sense in spreadin' yer seed too far.....might come back ta bits ya in the butt....

Dewey Dewster here....

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