Sunday, May 31, 2009

A Really Fine Day to be Outside

Whoa was it ever beautiful outside! It was a rainy start to our Sunday (Mom was grumpy as we got to the agility trials) but she got better as the sun came out.

We got some pics from the show photographer so you can see just how much fun I had.
We had entered the FAST class first (well you'd think every class was a fast class, that's what you want, but this was a game). We had to make up our own course but each obstacle has a point value and you're supposed to get so many points and also try the distance challenge. That's when Mom can't cross this tape on the ground but she has to direct me over a few things while I'm a distance away from her. Today she finally understood the rules so we had a blast. We got the most points in the shortest amount of time and we got the blue ribbon! Doesn't happen often, let me tell you.

Then it was time to run my Standard course.

Gettin' ready, and I'm grinning in anticipation:

OK Go!!!

I clear Jump Number One with the greatest of ease...

Then I blast through the chute:

Eventually I go over this jump where I can show off my superb jumping form in front of the judge:

Then I flash my winning smile to the audience while posing on the table:

Then it's up and over the A-frame!

And over the dreaded triple jump that's right after the A-frame and right before the corner of the ring. Lots of dogs told me they had trouble with this one. They didn't jump high enough and knocked part of it down. Uh oh, that's not good! As you can see I had no problems!

I'm coming out of the tunnel and looking for my next obstacle here:

That's all the pics but I finished in fine form and we got a ribbon. Mom was happy, and in Jumpers we ran really fast (Mom says I beat her again!), but she messed us up at the last jump. Ohh nooo! It was a fast run though. We'll go again in 3 weeks up to Maryland to try our luck. Ollie came with us to see everything but he wanted to take a nap after a while. He's still a baby!

Going to go rest up now --

(p.s. my puppies are opening their eyes now! Mom says they're adorable...)


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

I LOVE the smiling glance woo sent your admirers!



Gus said...

Oh are one handsome fellow and we are sure your puppies are booootiful.

gussie d

Asta said...

That looked like loads of fun! You awe such a fine jumpew and I wish I could see how fast you wun..
You awe a natoowal staw!

When can we see youw puppies?
smoochie kisses

Patience-please said...

Can I come live with you? My servant is useless.

tails low-
Sam I Am whippet

Duke said...

Congratulations and awesome job, Rudy! We love all of your action shots! You are such a talented boy!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Agatha and Archie said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! We love the charming crowd smile!! You are the best!!! Love and kisses A+A

Dewey Dewster said...


Sorry we missed yer posts cause we were at the cottage fe a spell....gee ya look like yer in fine form there mate...ya jump like a trooper and so graceful too...

We did attend the earthdog classes at Woodside in May....Mom is havin' trouble commitin' ta goin' in the senior earthdog tunnel because of the offset and low entrance and hasn't found her way yet....we can see we have a lot of work to do if she is to go further than Junior earthdog.....another pratice this month and we shall see if it helps...if not, she won't be taken any test this year but I will try fer Junior again.

Ya have puppies ???? We musta missed that post....when did they arrive???? How many ???? What sexes ???? Tell all !!!!! So yer a father fer what....first time or second ????

Dewey Dewster here....

Johann The Dog said...

Nice job and congratulations! I think it's mean when they put a triple after the frame, just mean!!! I trash it everytime with my running contact, sheesh!