Well, things sure have been busy around here.
We have had a few Dockdogs events and a few agility trials as well as a birthday.
My little brother turned 2 at the beginning of June. It was a really good birthday too.
The food people took us to Dairy Queen for ice cream AND they took us out to dinner
where we got to share a yummy cheeseburger on the patio of one of our favorite restaurants.
We travelled to Dubuque, Iowa for some Dockdoggin'.
It was fun, but I just wasn't feeling right.
My stride was way off and I was leaving the dock 3 to 4 feet early.
My jumps weren't nearly as far as usual.
The food people have been trying to figure it out.
Oh well, we still had fun with our friends.
Next up was a 3 day agility trial by Grandma's house.
Now, if you all remember, the last weekend of June has always been very bad for the F dog.
Two years ago I broke my tail and last year I sliced my leg open.
Well, the food people threatened to wrap me in bubble wrap for the weekend.
Thank goodness they didn't. I was very cautious and didn't hurt myself.
So, back to the trial, I ran really nicely all weekend. Lots of good contacts and nice weave poles.
However, that damn propeller tail of mine caused some knocked bars.
My Aunt Kris took the scissors to my tail and made me look like a fancy show dog.
I like it though. I look much more handsome. (I know, impossible, huh?)
Ryder had has debut weekend in the 24" Novice class.
He did awesome.
I am super proud of my baby brother.
He picked up 2 Novice JWW legs and 2 Novice Standard legs.
You should have seen his teeter!! He owned it!!
Way to go little brother.
Fourth of July weekend was some more Dockdogs.
The weather was great, the friends were even better.
My jumping is still off, but I managed to make Senior finals with the food lady and
Ryder and the food man made Novice finals.
It was a fun weekend to just hang out and have fun.
So, this past weekend was more agility.
The food lady had a new plan with me.
I liked the food lady's new plan.
I am wondering why she didn't come up with this sooner.
Want to know what it was?
Get this, the plan was to RUN.
Can you believe that???
We had a BLAST!!!
She needs to stop babying me and just let me RUN.
I only got 1 Q this weekend, but holy cow, everyone was telling the food people
that they had never seen me run like that before.
It felt really good. Just a knocked bar here and there.
I was a very good boy.
Ryder got to play this weekend too.
He did alright I guess. *wink*
He finished his Novice JWW title and his Novice Standard title.
He also got his first Open Standard leg.
I hope he doesn't think he is better than me.
Because he's not. I am still the King around these parts.
But seriously guys, I am really proud of my brother. He is a very good boy.
We have some more agility next weekend.
Friday is Excellent only so the baby brother doesn't get to play. Poor baby brother.
But he does get to play on Saturday and Sunday.
Here are a few pictures from the last few weeks.
Ryder was in the Waukesha newspaper:
Then I had to one up him and make the front page of the Dubuque Newspaper the following weekend. I don't want him thinking he is the only one getting any media attention.
Here is Ryder at a trial we did in May.
He kind of looks like he knows what he is doing.