Saturday, May 3, 2008

My Day at the Races

Hi again!

Mom was real nice to me today and took me to the lure coursing trials up the road from us this afternoon so I could try some for myself. Ohhh Mom this is the greatest! I just about lost my mind for the 2 1/2 hours it took for us to wait for practice at the end of the trials. Next time we're going later!

Every time some dogs came flying by after those white plastic thingies I would cry and carry on so bad that Mom had to speak to me! Wouldn't you??? If she wanted to take a pic she had to stand on my leash or I'd try to run and join the fun! It was so hard to be a good boy and mind her.

Here I am with one paw up and panting, I was so excited!

Here are some Rhodesian Ridgebacks zooming by:

Mom didn't get many pics, I was such a wild man when anybody came racing by, but this Scottish Deerhound looked like he needed help, he was just loping around:

So his Mom came out to show him the rules. Looks like he figured it out!

So FINALLY the trials were over and we got in line for practice. But the closer we got to the start line, the crazier I got with the barking, whining, crying, lunging -- Mom had to get after me! I saw those white plastic thingies up close and I wanted them. BAD!!!! I had to be last in line 'cause I was the only non-sighthound and everyone else was, so that just made me nuttier.

We got up to the start line, Mom holding onto my collar for dear life, and the call came: "Tally Ho!" and I was off like a shot! Zoooooooooooommmmmmmmmmm!
Mom was in shock! Those white plastic thingies were running as fast as they could and so was I.

Then after a bit, they disappeared! I thought they'd gone into a hole so I sniffed all around the orange cone, hopped around looking for them, and then they came flying back so I chased them some more. This was happening several times! Mom managed to get a shot of me standing there looking at those weird plastic things.

After Mom picked me up, I saw the plastic thingies come flying back to us and zip around the operator's ladder where he was. Oooohhhhh I wanted them so much! I was struggling so hard to get down and do it again!!! Mom was so mean she didn't let me! She promised me we'd come back in August when they play lure coursing again. Oh! What'll I do 'til then????? I can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!

Too bad they don't let terriers compete in this, I could get used to it!



Molly the Airedale said...

It sounds like you had a blast, Rudy! How come you can't compete in lure coursing? Are they afraid you'll beat them all?!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Patience-please said...

Oh we just KNEW you'd love it, Rudy! Was that at Oatlands? Mama Pajama was Best in Field there once a long time ago! Did you see any whippets? We sure miss lure coursing. We sure do.

wags from the whippets

Mack said...

Wow you dudes are FAST!!!

Johann The Dog said...

Oh wow, lure coursing! I so want to try that sport someday, wonder if I would chase it or herd it? Hmmmm....looks like so much fun!

Woofs, Johann