Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Back Home again....

Hello Everyone!

Ah, I am back home again and thanks to Minister of Stains, my mother has forgotten about my previous stains. Also, she doesn't even seem to remember that I was missing for a few days. Of course, I will have to retrieve the VW at some point, as it is parked near JFK and we are in Indiana.

Nevertheless, I arrived back at home just in time for the agility trial. There was a photographer there this weekend, and he managed to get a few photos of us. Unfortunately, our video camera has decided not to cooperate and we were not able to get any video at this time.

Zorra did a marvelous job taking first place in every one of her runs on Saturday. Here is a snap of her that the photographer put together as a special photo from Mother. Zorra is always VERY determined. All I can say is that photographer took these photos very fast.

Here I am climbing the A-Frame. Oh, how I do love to be up higher than everyone else so I can look down on them. It is so enjoyable.

Katie did very well this weekend, too. She took first place a couple of times and was very excited to get back into agility after a brief sabbatical. Mother loved this photo of her coming out of the tunnel. She ran so fast in the tunnels that she banked off the site like a Nascar. (BTW, Nascar season starts next month).

Even though Mother was no longer upset with my stains, it appears that I was rather "distracted" when I was running. After all, I can plot much better courses than my mother. She's a bit daft. I had a lot, and I mean A LOT of fun running around doing my own thing.

Everyone seemingly was amazed when I ran. (Katie editing here: They were LAUGHING because he was running around like an idiot!!) I was so happy to bring joy to all those dog/human teams. In fact, one lady came up to shake my mother's hand and said something about "having courage to run a WFT." I am not sure what that meant, as I should have been congratulated for putting up with my Mother!

At some point, my Mother MUST have forgotten the rules of the game, as she left my leash and collar on while we ran! She didn't do this for Katie and Zorra, so I know it was a mistake!

Once my mother dropped the leash when I went through the tire or the tunnel, I avoided her at all costs and ran, again, a much better course. But, the "judge" (and I use that term loosely, as how can anyone even possibly judge how well I am running) would step on my leash as I zoomed by. Then, the lady would say "Oh, I understand WFTs and how you think." And, my mother would run up right after and pick me up and take me off the course with my leash dragging. I was secretly hoping that she would trip on the leash and I could run around again. These people just don't understand my vision of agility!! They shouldn't fight it, as I will win. I will get to run how I want to run and not be boxed in by their limited imaginations!!


Lacy said...

woofies Sam, Katie and Zorra!!! heehee me iz da 1st...looks likie u all had fun..bol me wood run n run and run...

b safe,

Amber-Mae said...

Aww, no video? Congrats to Zorra & Katie for doing very well! And you too Sam...Love those action shots of you three. Katie looks like she's crouching out of the tunnel...

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Katie & Zorra for their first places!!

And good on you for having fun and not worrying about what everyone is thinking - you sound like my kinda dog!!

Loved the action shots.


Peanut said...

Congrats to Katie and Zorra. I tell you Sam your version of agility sounds like tons of fun.

Lenny said...

Hey Sam! Congratulations to all of you for your marvelous achievements! What great pictures. Sam, don't they award any points for creativity? You would surely win first place.

We have some snow here today - do you?

Your friend, Lenny

Lenny said...

Hey Sam, if your mom ever wants free tickets to come to hear the orchestra, just let me know. I can ask my dad! The next big concert isn't until April, but there is a side-by-side concert in February with some high school kids playing.

Your friend, Lenny

Crikit, Sparky & Ginger said...

Hi buddies! Congrats to all of yous fur good runs! We hope this is the year we get to start doing events too! Looks so pawsome!

Love Licks & waggin TX tails barking loud!

Blue said...

Glad your home safely Sam.
And, didn't you all do well @ agility - amazing action shots.

Pats & pets to all

Clover said...

Hi friends!
Sounds like you had a blast at your trial! Looking at your pictures makes me want to try it out even more. Have you ever seen any pugs at your trials?
Sorry that people don't understand your vision of agility, Sam. Sounds good to me!!
Love Clover xo

Maya and Kena said...

Those are some great pictures you guys!! Looks like you all had so much fun!! :D
Wags and licks,
Maya and Kena

Maggie & Mitch said...

Those are awesome pictures! Congrats to Katie and Zorra!
You lead an amazing life, Sam! You are one creative boy!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Joe Stains said...

I am glad you made it home and I am VERY glad your Mom was not mad. I am proud that you were able to assert your obviously superior opinion over those silly humans!! Congrats to the other winners, but you were the top in my book!

Thor said...

Katie,Zorra and Sam!
Congratulations! Great pics! I love to see you in action!


Asta said...

You awe a twue foxie kid! I am pwoud that you uphold ouw twaditions of non-confowmance heheh
Congwatulations to all of you!!!
It looks like loads of fun
smoochie kisses

Jake of Florida said...

Congrats Katie and Zorra. And wirey cheers, Sam for your terrier creativity!!!

Looks like you all had lots and lots of fun.

Jake and Just Harry

Agatha and Archie said...

PL2 is laughing just thinking about you running around in true WFT fashion!!!(not of course that it was funny at ALL just maybe a little different tee hee!!!) We could just see you doing it!! We are happy you all had so much fun!!!!Love A+A(Arch can't really talk he is on the last suduko book)

Jackson said...

Hehehe, I think you were the star of the show! What do humans know, with their silly rules? J x

Gus said...

Hi guys, muzzer has been neglecting my blogging responsibilities, but with Dad off to Canada, we are catching up. So glad you got to see Joe, but wish you would have stopped for a moment to see us too. Oh well....we'll see you back again for the superbowl, right?