Thursday, March 19, 2009

Back from Kentucky

Hi all!

Whew what a weekend we had! Mom was real happy how we did, Josie and me. I even had a hot date near the end of everything... I sure DID have a good weekend. Mom says she heard that one of these puppies coming should have the name of Louisville Slugger! Hey that's cool -- Chelsea's Louisville Slugger, I like it.

Here's where I spent most of the trip in the van. Josie was across the way from me. I had a Deerhound to talk to when he wasn't sleeping which was rarely. His name is Darcy and he's about 9-10 months old and weighs 5 times as much as I do. Geez he's HUGE!!!

Gassing up the rig somewhere in Virginia -- we had stuff in that trailer for 10 people and 15 dogs! It was FULL. Mom and our breeder did the driving in the van and the other 8 people rode in 2 other vehicles. It took 10 hours to get to the hotel outside Louisville.

At one place we stopped, we got to get out and do our business.

I HOPE this 'Thunder Alley' is a bowling alley! It was pretty quiet when we got there...

At least there was a good place to eat there, too.

We had soo much fun doing agility. I also got to see old pals!

Here is my girl Scout from California, waiting for me. She went 6th in the 16-inch division finals at the AKC Invitationals in California this past December. She's hot!

Josie played tug with Scout's owner with a disgusting ol' sock tied off with some liverwurst inside. SHE thought it was fun -- Mom thought it was pretty yucky..

I'm standing next to one of the rings where all the action was. We had a ring-side seat all weekend, we were so close!

This chickie went strolling by pretty as you please -- you can't fool me -- that's no Bedlington.

I got to kiss my pals from last year. Here's a few shots of me meeting and greeting my friends:

My breeder came by to visit!

Some other show people came by to watch agility so I had to make them feel welcome:

Gettin' petted from above.

I wish I were taller so I could kiss the blondes!

I love you too!!

I don't know who this person was but who cares -- I love everybody.

Here's an old buddy of mine! She's nice!

This person had some treats in her coat -- I just knew it..

Hanging out with Scout and her mom --

Josie's littermate sister Gypsy was also there doing Novice. I'm sure we'll see her again in more trials as we go along this year.

Josie (on the right) met her half-sis Wish -- they have the same daddy. Wish is an awesome agility dog. Josie did so well Mom thinks she'll be pretty awesome too.

Someone brought a baby Bedly that looked like our Ollie! It was a girl, though.

I had to check and see ---

Hey lady! Down in front!!!

Posing with Mom with some of Josie's ribbons on our crate. I got 3 green ribbons that meant I qualified in Excellent. Josie was in Novice and Open this weekend and she did great! She got all first place ribbons and a cool blue-and-yellow New Title ribbon for her Novice Standard title.

Every day after we were done, we had to go to the grooming area to meet up with our show friends so we could eat and go back to the motel, and we had to wait 'til they were all ready for us. Josie was so tired she got on top of Mom's agility bag and took a nap..

I just waited patiently and with dignity..

No videos this time, maybe next post, but here's a grrrreat shot of me going up the dog walk. This pro photographer Tien Tran is the best. I qualified in Standard on Thursday and Sunday and in Jumpers on Friday. Josie earned her Novice Standard title on Friday and got her first leg on Open Standard on Sunday. We're on a roll!


Poopsie aka Blue said...

Great shots.
Love seeing you @ the show and glad you did well, will look forward to more photo's.

Pats & pets

Gus said...

Congratulations Rudy, and also to Josie. And even more congratulations on your "HOT" date. Woooeeee. Those of us who were too young to realize are now old enough to appreciate the difference.


Molly the Airedale said...

Congratulations to you and Josie, Rudy! You sure are the friendly little welcoming committee! hehehe

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Lorenza said...

Congratulations Rudy and Josie!
I liked all your kissy pictures!
Kisses and hugs

Honey said...

What a really neat show! Love the photos and wonderful narrative. The kissing series was really a hoot!
I will check back for more updates, as I am pretty much a lounger these days, but will root for you from afar!
Cheers, Honey (13 yo golden)

Johann The Dog said...

Wow Rudy, what a pawsome trip!!! Fun, friends, agility, couldn't ask for more, huh buddy? Good job on the ribbons, woo, hoo!

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Furry khool report!

Tank woo fur inkhluding all the hot details too!

Woo sooooo worked the khrowd - I khan see that!


Lacy said...

w00f's, pawsome trip u had...congrats on the agility part of it and the cute chic ya found..wish me wuz as friendly as u..

b safe,

Agatha and Archie said...

Well we have to say you are probably the most famous kid we know..and still so down to earth( and kissing EVERYONE.... still humble..that's our man!!!) That wolf hound kid looks he can tell a good joke or two..Love and kisses A+A

Patience-please said...

Congrats to you guys!

wags from the whippets