Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Doggie Days of Summer

Hi all,

Not much is happening around the house these days, so I thought you'd all like to see me when I do well at Earthdog -- I get a ribbon and a picture with Mom and the judge! This was the first weekend in July in New Jersey, and I finally followed the rules and qualified in Senior Earthdog (after creating my own rules all weekend in everything else!). I must have had a lot of fun, my nose is extra brown from all the dirt in the tunnel! It sure was hot, but it's always hot at that Earthdog test.

Josie had her own Earthdog adventure this morning -- she jumped and killed a rabbit in Mom's big veggie garden as the people were getting ready for work. Too bad Mom didn't have that camera ready -- Josie was SO DIRTY, Mom had to drop everything and rinse her off in the laundry tub besides having to dispose of the rabbit, assess the damage to the garden, and change her formerly white shirt to something clean! Mom thinks the pepper plants will survive, they weren't too beat up.

I had to come and look at the bunny -- yep it was dead. That makes it two rabbits, a bird, a young squirrel, and who knows what else this year for Josie. She doesn't always tell Mom what she catches outside... this is all Mom knows about. She's a one-Bedlington wrecking crew!

Well I'm feeling great now that I've been on meds for this Lyme disease. I went to agility class this past week and didn't miss a beat, so Mom's got me going to an all-day training workshop Aug. 11 and then 2 days of trials Aug. 18-19. Yea! I'm going to love it.

Stay cool everyone!

p.s. Isabella helped put up my Rockin' Dog Blogger sign! Thanks pal! I don't know very many doggies but I think Isabella's pretty rockin', so she should also be a Rockin' Dog Blogger, don't you think?


Molly the Airedale said...

Congrats on yet another award! You dogs sure do win at everything you do! We applaud you!
Glad you took care of that bunny in the garden! We don't want him eating all of those good tomatoes and cucs!

Love ya lots,

Anonymous said...

Wow - you are going to be soooo famous one day! Ask Josie if I can come hunt with her sometime - I think that would be so cool.

Koobuss said...

Josie did all that? I am so impressed. It is very hard catching bunnies. They are so fast and can change direction so quick. They have such an advantage over us dogs.

Way to go on the award, Rudy!!

Koobuss Kisses,

Tin Tin Blogdog said...

Woohoo, congrats on your award, Rudy.

You're quite the hound!

Chow for now,

Tin Tin xo

Casper and pals said...

Hi Rudy- you sure are a cutie! Glad to hear you are feeling good enough to go to agility. We do agility too.

Quinvale AstaLaVista Baby said...

G'day Rudy,

I'm glad that you're feeling better and back in action.

xxx Asta

Asta said...

Hi Rudy
Congwatulations! that's a pawsome awawd..have a gweat summer
smoochie kisses

fee said...

dear rudy,

hope you'll have fun at your agility workshops. mom and i think you're really cute!


Urban Smoothie Read said...

i heard about earthdog from d magazine...r u suppose to kill a rat?

congratulation on ur success...

Quinvale AstaLaVista Baby said...

G'day Rudy,

I'm glad you're getting better. Josie sounds like one impwessive doggie. I can kill my dog toy - I would love to have a weal little wabbit to deal wif. You should wead about Gussie and his pigeon.

xxx Asta down under

Hana said...

Ooo, a wabbit! I wish there were a picture. How big was the rabbit? It wasn't named Thumper, was it?

Rudy said...


I saw that rabbit that Josie did in -- it was named Harvey I think! (heh heh) but he wasn't invisible and he wasn't 6 foot tall like in the movie with Jimmy Stewart.. I think he was another Harvey...
Oh and we don't get to kill the rats in Earthdog. The humans just let us see the rats in their cage from behind bars in a dark tunnel and let us THINK we're going to get them. Some smart doggies figure out they can't get them and won't play the game, but I'm SURE I can get to them if I dig and bark hard enough. I just know I can!! rowf rrrowf grrrrr....

More later!


Asta said...

Hi Rudy
I'm so glad you visited, I've missed you! I hope you're having a gweat summer..I wish you could have come to play in that gweat gawden I was in..and we could have gone fow a swim
smoochie kisses