Thursday, September 6, 2007

My Award

Hi everyone!

Mom said if I was quick she'd let me use the PC tonight and post something. I got something in the mail from the breed club which we didn't expect -- an award!
Someone did a lot of research online (hmmm.. Mom says she did it) and came up with a big list of all the Bedlingtons that competed in Obedience and Rally Obedience nationwide in 2006, and guess what! I was awarded Top Rally Obedience Dog for Novice A in 2006! It's the beginner level but I scored the best overall. How about that?

We've been working on more Rally Obedience this summer in class and Mom signed us up for another class starting next week. We're entered in Advanced A at an obedience trials later on this month which is the next level up from Novice. It's off-leash this time (Novice is on-leash) so it's a little scarier for Mom! I did well in our last class of the last session and we got a score of 92, placing 3rd in the class behind a couple of good dogs. Mom didn't even know the teacher was going to judge us!

I had a little adventure this past weekend. On Saturday Mom took me with her out front to get the newspaper and she went in the house. She really doesn't remember taking me back inside with her! I didn't care -- I was sniffing out those sneaky chipmunks and skinks that live in the bushes by the house. Before I knew it my nose led me to the neighbors' yard. They were having a yard sale and I had fun visiting with everyone! The little girls got a leash that they have for their big Labrador and put it on me and brought me back home. Mom laughed when she came to the door, asking if they had a doggie for sale! She didn't seem mad but I bet if she realized I was gone she'd be flying outside looking for me... she just spent some time scratching her head like it would help her remember how I got out of the back yard -- IF I were in the back yard in the first place! She's losing it....

Meanwhile I'm going to pose with my new 'award'. What -- no cookies?




Molly the Airedale said...

Congratulations Rudy! That's just awesome!
I'm so glad someone had the sense to clip you and take you back home! Your mom would have missed you for sure, don't worry!

Love ya lots,

Asta said...

That is twuly pawsome! CONGWATULATIONS!!! not only aw you gowgeous,but to do so well.that's quite an achievement!
My Mommi would have a heawt attack if I wandewed off..that was nice of the neighbows to bwing you back..and it must have been afun adventoowe fow you.
So I hope you'll be at the pawty so we can play chase.
smoochie kisses

Tin Tin Blogdog said...

Well done with the award, doooog.

Chow for now,

Tin Tin xo

Isabella said...

Wow Rudy! Congratulations! I am just in awe of what an amazing guy you are. You mom is a pretty terrific trainer, too!
Big Wags,

Quinvale AstaLaVista Baby said...

G'day Rudy,


xxx Asta down under