Friday, March 21, 2008

Back from Louisville! (part two)

Yep, Louisville was a lot of fun. We got some cool videos; if Mom can find her directions on how to load a video to a blog everybody can watch me in action! We have a few camera pics and for now they'll have to do.

This is a pic of part of the arena; it was so big they split it into 3 good sized agility rings! This was one of the courses I ran last Sunday the 16th. We did really well on this one but Mom messed me up at one jump and that was all she wrote. I think someone actually did video us on this course. Getting up in the stands you can see a whole lot!

I got to schmooze with some of Mom's Bedlington friends. Here I'm relaxing with the woman who has the 'top' agility Bedlington. I'm hoping she'll tell Mom how to quit messing up in the ring so we can start racking up some of those Master Agility Champion points for the MACH title like she's got! She's got 5 MACH titles on her Bedlington Hunter! Awesome!

But after a long day I had to relax in the motel room. It's hard work schmoozing with everyone!

We even got a group pic of most everybody who brought Bedlingtons. There were 12 Bedlingtons there, 10 of them in Excellent and that's most of the Bedlingtons in the country at that level! I keep saying we're a small breed...

Everyone looks kind of tired 'cause it was Sunday, Day 4 of the trials.

Things never did pick up at the grooming area. As you can see, there was a LOT of just waiting around for things to happen!!! There were many more Bedlingtons entered in the dog show than the agility trials (40? 50? I'm not sure). It was our national breed specialty so there were lots.

We did quite a bit of waiting around at the end of the weekend for everyone to pack up all their grooming stuff so we all could get back to the motel and leave for home the next day. Emmy and I just waited very patiently...

There were all sorts of doggies there; Mom saw the cutest Welshies wearing cute Easter stuff and ribbon neckaces and she didn't get a picture of them! sheesh! We had all types of dogs from little Chihuahuas to great big Otterhounds. We drove the Border Collies crazy 'cause we looked like sheep to them. Come on, guys, do I really look like a lamb? (baaaaa)

Emmy ran well in Open Jumpers her first day but was so slow in the weaves she didn't make time enough to qualify. The next day she was even slower, so Mom has to work on her some more before she comes out again. Fortunately she's got me, the speed king!

Well as soon as some of the pics Mom ordered come in, we'll post them to show me in action over some of those courses! If she can figure out how to post a video that'll be even more fun. Maybe someday she'll get a high-speed connection so posting anything won't take forever!

Meanwhile, see you later!



Mack said...

My mom just loves to go to the big dog show here in Houston. Unfortunately I don't get to go with her, but man does she bring home the treats!

Molly the Airedale said...

You guys look so pretty getting all groomed up! And yes, you do look like lambies! hehehehe

Happy Easter to all of you!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Patience-please said...

Oh our servant sure does love you, Rudy Tootie!!! Looks like you had a great, fun weekend...

wags from the whippets, who are really excited to get to know a real live Bedlington

Amber-Mae said...

Oh wow, the agility course looks fun! Too bad that Emmy didn't do soo well. But I guess it's okay becoz it is her 1st time right? She will get the hang of it soon. I would LOVE to see you in action, preferably, in a video. Heehee! Hope your mom figures out how to upload it.

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Aubrey Jones said...


Hello, from North, North Raleigh. hanks for sharing your blog with me! A REAL star, I am impressed! Good luck with the shows.

Max the Golden Retriever

Gus said...

Hello Rudy! I am following a link from Patience and the whippets, and when I found out you are from Virginia I was sooooo excited. Are the the one of the Bedlingtons we used to see walkin' in Lexington? We are in Azrizona now and I miss Virginia muchly!

please come visit us at and tell us if you are close to my "old Virginie" home


Patience-please said...

Hey, Rudy Tootie!!! We left you an award on our blog because you are so cool!

wags from the whippets

H.A. Turbofire, Sibertarian said...

I'm glad you had a good time. We suffer at our house from slow internet connection speeds. If my Human really cared, she'd be willing to shell out hundreds for satellite modem. Humans! Hmmmph!