Thursday, December 11, 2008

The I Don't Know Tree

I've been relaxing at home after a great weekend with Mom doing agility up around Baltimore. She's learning to be a better handler, but I'm helping her along by being a good boy for her. She was SO PROUD of me! We got a ribbon (and second place) two days in a row over all those big ol' obstacles like the A-frame and the dog walk and teeter, but on the Jumpers courses I had to show her who was boss and run faster than her!
She says I got a title on Saturday, an AX (Agility Excellent), so she was happy (MOM: VERY happy!). I was happy running! She bought some video of our runs so maybe by Christmas she can show everyone our running style...

Here I am with my pal Snoopy and my ribbons hung up by the fireplace... we need stockings to hang this time of year, Mom!

Mom was looking around the house for something so she was poking around some stuff and found my birthday present from her. She lost it last month --- a new blue jacket! Wow -- I'm so cool in my new duds ---

She was trying to figure out what to do with that Christmas tree on the table in the den and thought she found the answer....agility ribbons!

Well, maybe not.. she needs to go through all our ornaments and find some smaller ones to put on it. She's got a lot to look through!!

Today we got another little Christmas tree in a box by the front door (grrr -- I barked when I heard the man come and deliver it -- that's my job when my people are away). It's too little for the table so it's going in the kitchen and it already has lights on it. Mom says she's got no idea who sent it. It was from the big florist people (FTD), addressed to her, but the note on it said "To Daddy" and something about hoping he recovers soon, Love Courtney and Brice, somebody like that. Hmmmm! Maybe "Daddy" is wondering who Mom is on the note he got in his box!!
I hope he wasn't supposed to get a Christmas tree!!! It's cute though -- Josie and I are posing on the floor with it 'cause we can't find the extension cords right now.

Mom calls it our "I-don't-know-tree" 'cause we don't know who sent it. As in the song 'O Christmas Tree' (Oh I-don't-know-tree, Oh I-don't-know-tree, I don't know if you belong to me!). Ha ha, Mom!



The FOUR Musketeers said...

Cute pictures ! & is the trees full of your ribbons ? :P

Noah the Airedale said...

Awww Rudy, you and Josie look so cute sitting by the little tree. We love that photo.
Congrats on doing so well at the agility day.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Pacco de Mongrel said...

that is a brilliant idea to decorate your christmas tree with agility ribbons!

Joe Stains said...

Congrats on your ribbons! I am sure you were a VERY good boy. Your trees look great!

Linda Fleming said...

I think the tree looks wonderful with the ribbons! I wonder what the story is on the mystery tree? Very curious, isn't it?

I have an ornament on our little tree from your Grandma Mary. It's beautiful, but then you know that because you saw it on my blog. Your grandma is a very talented artist, isn't she? I bet you are very proud of her.

Hope you all have a very merry Christmas!

Fenway said...

Hi Rudy!

I had to sit pretty in front of my I Don't Know tree. It had some interesting things dangling from it and some of them looked like naturally I started yanking and tugging. Now I know it's an "Off-Tree" and the things I liked are now way up high.

Remind me...where do you take your agility lessons? I'm doing some obedience now so that I don't run off and act goofy on the equipment. I hope to see you on the course some day!

Your pal,

Maggie and Mitch said...

You're the only one we know that can decorate a whole Christmas tree with their winning ribbons, Rudy! Congratulations!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Amber-Mae said...

Hey, I like that tree with all your rosettes hanging on! Very smart idea!

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer