Friday, April 11, 2008

Friday Friends

Hello Pals,

I am going to continue on with the Earthdog practice, and introduce you to some of the new pals I met. They were all great sports, and although some did not enjoy Earthdog as much as I, we all loved sniffing and meeting up with each other!

Here were a few pups we met right off. I didn't catch their names, but we were all getting to know each other.

bark, bark  we love to dig!

This was Bean. She REALLY liked going into that tunnel after Mr. Rat.

Her daddy was always saying  Get 'em Bean

Here is my new friend Tavish. He wasn't sure about Earthdog. Although he liked Mr. Rat, he was not too keen on going into the tunnel. Silly boy. I showed him how, but he would rather find another way to talk to Mr. Rat.


I met my new pal, Willie, here. He just retired from the show ring, and now he could do all sorts of fun stuff, like Earthdog. I was questioning him about the care of his coat, but he said no more worries about that now. He can get dirty and doesn't have to go through that nasty stripping process any longer. Hurray for him.

How do you do?

There was absolutely no way Willie wanted to be separated from Mr. Rat. He was saying how much he enjoyed Mr. Rat's company. His mom and the Earthdog Man were trying to reason with him, as you can see.

Mine, I tell you.. Mine

Shadow, a Manchester Terrier, is our long-time agility buddy and he told us about the Earthdog Practice. Here he is with Mr. Rat. He brought his cousin Aries and aunt Lilly.


Aries is a Min Pin and Lilly is an All American girl dog. She did NOT care for getting near the rat, nor getting dirty.

Lilly... Ummm. not going after that rat. nope

We had such a good time there. We can't wait to try it again. We are going to try to figure out how to get the video up and running so you can see me go into the tunnel.

Now, we are off to read what you guys have been up to. We are WAY OUT OF TOUCH!


Amber-Mae said...

It's important for the dog to have confidence in going into the narrow tunnel. How's your progress now?

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Patience-please said...

We think we would like to try that, but Lindy Loo would be the only one who would fit in the tunnel. It's VERY fun to see it all. Thanks for showing it to us!

wags from the whippets

Joe Stains said...

I don't like to be dirty either, I think I will stick to finding pizza crust right from my human's hand. BUT we are glad you guys had fuN!

Lacy said...

woofies and burfs, me, rocky thinks me wood like chasing mr rat..glad u had fun at earthdog day..

b safe,
bear and
angel lacylulu ;)

Noah the Airedale said...

Your new buddy Willie sounds like he is totally over the grooming business. I wonder how wooly he'll be next time you see him.
You seem to really enjoy Earthdog Sam. Hopefully your mum will be able to upload the video so we can all see you in action.

Hugs and tail wags

The Aphasia Decoder.... said...

Earthdog sounds interesting. We've got a yard full of ground moles, if you want to come after them. My cousin, Sparky, tries to dig them up and actually got two. Is the rat let out of the cage during the chase or pulled about still in the cage? If out, aren't you afraid of getting bite? This is a great sport for certain breeds. Cooper

Anonymous said...

That kinda looks like fun - though I do have to confess I'm kinda scared when faced with a rat......


BenTheRotti said...

Oh you met so many new friends!! I may have to go on a doggy-diet so i can fit in one of these tunnels!!

Ben xxx

Agatha and Archie said...

Agatha is looking at the rat and quivering!!! Didn't they make you take your collar off?? we had to(PL2 was NERVOUS wreck about that ) but we were so focused on the rat we were not going anywhere!!!We are going to try intro and the next level up this time( we will NEVER make it to the top but who cares!!) Love A+A

Jackson said...

Wow, you met a RAT!
Your new pal, Willie, is rather handsome. J x

Eric said...

Let me, let me!I'm all of a quiver, I want to play that Game with Mr Rat too.
Wiry wags Eric

Maya and Kena said...

Hiya guys!
Wow!! That sounds like SO MUCH FUN!!! We Cairns would love to do that!! And by the way, is that a Cairn Terrier in the first pic? It kinda looks like me, Maya!
Wags and licks,
Maya and Kena