Hi all --
Mom had this bright idea, why don't we go do some Earthdog practice today, even if it's raining. Well I'm always up for anything involving RATS! Josie needs to get some practice if she's ever going to get that Senior title someday, but the real question mark was little Ollie. Mom wasn't quite sure if she should bring Ollie or not, he's just a baby of 4 months, but he needed an adventure so we brought him too.
It rained, and it rained and it rained. Hmpf - the weatherman promised it would stop! It didn't! He owes us a LOT of nice sunny days now here in the East. Hear that, Weather Channel???
Anyway, I got dirtier than Mom had ever seen me in the Master tunnel (she FORGOT to take my pic so just picture a pig in slop!). Inside the tunnel next to where the rats were was totally wet but I didn't care! Ollie and Josie didn't get near as dirty where they were. (MOM: Yeah!) She found a hose and washed me down; I couldn't get back in the car as filthy as I was. Now that was cold in more ways than one!!!!
(but Mom did dry me off and put a warm coat on me afterward)
Ollie had a good time. He's thinking about the whole scene here ("what are they doing here? What am I doing here???") All the doggies barking got him a little afraid but that didn't last long.
Now he's looking at the lady bringing the rat cage...
It took 3 separate attempts at getting Ollie interested in the rat, but he finally did it!
You can't tell by the pic but he was barking his little puppy bark and following the cage around. That's my little buddy!
Mom didn't take him any further, she just wanted to get him to bark at a rat for now. When Josie was little bitty, she was afraid of that rat. Now she's out there going nuts like everyone else. I was never afraid... (ahem!).
So we dried off and spent a few hours at Grandma and Grandpa's house. Grandma liked him! Ollie met Grandma and they had a great conversation. I think he likes her too!
I had to stay in a separate crate 'cause Ollie was pestering me so bad Mom thought I'd be better off getting some rest by myself. Whew what a relief -- Josie had to put up with him instead....
We'll get to do some more Earthdog practice and games next month in New Jersey. They have some GOOD Earthdog games! I just lose my brains out there!
But for now, Josie and I have back-to-back agility trials this coming weekend and next. By next month I'll be ready to get 'down and dirty' again. Josie and Ollie will come with me for some fun too!
Stay tuned --