Monday, December 3, 2007

Agility Trial this week.

Hello Friends,

Oh, I'm sure you are all awaiting my colorful commentary of Zorra's and my runs from the trial yesterday.

First, Zorra did a very nice job in listening to our mother during her runs. She received a qualifying score in 3/4 runs, and received a 3rd place ribbon for one of those runs. She zigged when mother told her (snore), jumped at the appropriate times (boring), zoomed through the tunnels (yawn). The only reason she did not qualify for one run is she had to go on the teeter totter, which she does NOT like. (I find it very fun and love to fly over it). Mother was very proud of Zorra for each one of her runs.

I needed one more qualifying run to complete my first title. This specific run was for a game called Full House. In this game, you must go over a minumum of three jumps, run through a circle (tunnel or tire), and go over a "contact" (either a dogwalk, A-Frame or weave poles. I did this magnificeintly. Everyone at the trial was just amazed at my performance. Oh, Mother was trying to tell me where I should go and I only slightly listened. In the end, we (i.e. I) managed to get a qualifying score AND a first place ribbon for my efforts. (ed. note (Katie, here) He was the ONLY one in the class). This completed my first level of CPE. I shall receive a certificate in the mail with my accomplishments.

I had three other runs yesterday. Since the pressure was off, I chose NOT to listen to Mother and run however I wished. I decided that I truly only wanted to go over teeters, A-Frames and tunnels in an indiscrimate order and at my leisure. I ran and ran. I went over to the people along side the ring and personally thanked them all for coming to watch me run. Oh, I heard my mother screaming like a banshee to come back over and complete the run, but when one has an audience, you must attend their needs, don't you think?

The buzzer sounded for each run (I guess you are supposed to complete the run PRIOR to the buzzer), and my mother would pick me up and say "What am I going to do with you?" each time. Well, I assume that she is going to continue to enter trials with me, as I am a fabulous agility dog. What a silly question!

Unfortunately, we did not get any photos from the trial to post, but there was a photographer there who is sending them to us later. She was quite a nice woman, as she also has a WFT named Ralph. Ralph winked at me each time I ran, and I heard his words of encouragement as I dashed and darted way from my mother. His mother said that Ralph was just like me when he was my age. Ralph told me to keep everyone guessing. No need for the humans to be off their guards.


Marvin - Braveheart Hound said...

Congrats to Zorra!

Lacy said...

woofies Sam, Zorra and Katie. u dids a grate job on u agelity.. me not wood likie dat a-frame fingy wants to wun where me not pose to... good job on ur tag Sam lookies like ready to wun in dat pictur wiff santapaws...

b safe,

William Tell said...

I thought my Mom was the only one to go bonkers when I'm racing with the wind! hee hee

William Tell

Dory and Liza said...

Wow nice to meet you guys too!! Glad you got your card and thanks for stopping by our blog.

Happy Holidays!!

Dory the Labrador

Comet and BLU said...

Good job at your agility! We don't listen well enough for that - plus we are lazy. hehehhe.

Thanks for your beautiful card. You all look so sweet in it and we love all the footprints and kisses.
Comet and BLU

T-man said...

Wow, agility looks really hard to do! It must take lots of pratice.

I got your card today...thanks so much!! It's fun meeting new doggies through this Christmas exchange :)


Lorenza said...

Hi, friends
Sure you did great at the agility! Not even in my wildests dreams I'd be able to do that!
Have a good night

Ben_Benjamin said...

Congrat congrat and Im waiting ....for those pic!!

Jackson said...

Congrats pal!

Thank you for your lovely card which arrived this morning! I love the "Santa patrol" hat! Hehehe! J x

Maggie & Mitch said...

We got your adorable Christmas card in today's mail, guys! Thank you SOOOOOOOOOOOO much! You're all posing so beautifully! We're adding your card to our Christmas door!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Amber-Mae said...

Wow, you guys sound like you did GREAT & congrats to Zorra! You guys must take video of yourselves doing agility. I would LOVE to watch ho9w you guys perform!!!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Peanut said...

Congrats to you and Zorra. I tell you keeping your mom guessing about what you are going to do next is probably the best thing you can do.

Anonymous said...

Congrats Zorra - agility is fun isn't it!!

I have to admit I like to tune out the annoying human voices sometimes too - us dogs know how to make better courses I think!!

And my Human Mum is soooo excited to have found your blog - she's hoping in a couple of years that she'll be able to add a NSDTR to our blog so she's really looking forward to seeing lots of photos of Katie in particular!!


Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

Wow! I am very impressed by your agility talents!!! It does look fun!

We got your card today. I think you all should have had santa hats, ha roo! Anyroo, thank woo for your card. Tia and I love it.


TH said...

Katie, Zorra and Sam, you are very good in agility!

Love and licks