Ok, doggies.. on with my story.
After a trazillion years of riding in Auntie Sharon's van, in a crate, next to Yippee, we arrived at the spot where the Flyball tournament was going to be.
Auntie Sharon and mommi set up the trailer we all got to get out and stretch our legs. There were a bunch of other doggies running around and chasing frisbees, balls, and going into this big building. I could hear a lot of trash talk like Katie and maverick say to each other.
Mommi and I went into the building and I saw what the other dogs were in there doing. They were doing FLYBALL!!! I was a little nervous, because I didn't know these other dogs. I had never seen them before in my life. They were running up and down the lane and getting the ball really, really fast.
We hung around there for a while, watching. Those dogs should had a lot of things to say to each other!!! Some of it was not polite.
After we were done with that, we had to settle down and go to sleep in the trailer. Let me tell you, staying in that trailer is MUCH nicer than the tent Mommi normally makes us stay in. Mommi, Katie, and Sammie all like camping. But, I sure don't. It is too scary for me!
Since Mommi and I had never participated in a Flyball tournament EVER, Auntie Sharon had to show us what to do. I had to go meet a scary man and get measured. They measure me really wierd, not like in agility. This man measured my leg. I did NOT like him touching me, at all. We had not been properly introduced!
Yippee had to be measure too, but he's older than I am, and he is a TERRIER. He let that man touch him with no problems.
Yippee was the first one to race. He ran right up and back. Auntie Sharon was very happy. Mommi was very happy, too.
Then, it was my turn. We did a couple of warm-up jumps, and then this ref-free asked my mommi if we were ready?
READY? READY for WHAT? Don't make me run all the way down there by myself against that dog I do not know!!!! OH, then we got into the starting position and there were flashing lights, and mommi was telling me to get ready to go.
There are 4 lights, just like in drag racing. The first one is red, yellow, yellow, and then green. The purpose is doggies are supposed to cross the start line right when the light turns green! Well, mommi and I suck on that part, as we never did that before. But, I did the best I could and I ran down, grabbed the ball, and ran back without dropping the ball or running off. Everyone was very happy and very proud! You would have thought I won all the races in the world, momi was so happy!
Rubie was the last of us to race and she ran off a couple of times, but she came right back. Auntie Sharon was really, really happy about that.
We went bacy to the trailer and we had a great pawty. We got extra treats and everything! We doggies were so happy and Auntie Sharon and mommi were so happy, too.
We left Illinois and it was great. When we got back home the weather was even nice. I was sooo happy when we turned into our house and saw Katie and Sammie I could barely contain myself.
Mommi said next time, Katie is going to do flyball too. (Katie doesn't like to listen too much, and sometimes runs off). I know we cannot wait until the next time we get to go Flyball.
I cannot wait until tonight to tell all the other doggies in flyball class abou last weekend!! I am now a true flyball dog.