Yeah okay, not really. My bantam hen flew the coop this morning (literally) and I happened to have my camera with me when I caught her to put her back. I promise, the rest of this post is chicken-free.
Actually, I just popped in to tell those of you who are not Wootube fans on Facebook that Dexter is going to be in his first real agility trial this weekend! After much (incessant, annoying, grating, mind numbing) nagging from Auntie Fiona about trialing him, I finally smugly told her that if The Sadist recommended it, I would enter him. I was sure the Sadist would say “absolutely not, he’s just a baby dog, don’t put pressure on him, yaddayadda*somethingGerman*add an insult here*” but to my horror, he said he agreed it was time to get him out there and start exposing him to trial environments. I swear Fiona did a little dance.
Can I bring my frisbee?
One of my favourite trials of the year happens to take place this weekend, so I threw Dex in just a couple of runs on Saturday. It was super last minute, and totally unplanned, so you can also imagine my surprise when I learned afterward that a whole schwack of baby dogs are making their trial debut this weekend as well! Total coincidence. We’ll be trialing with Dex’s sister Ginny, and Pan the Malinois, and Billy the mini Aussie, and Lollipop the pitbull, and Wallace and Jack the poodles, and Curry the Kelpie … it’s amazing, ALL these dogs are making their trial debuts! We’ll be in good company stumbling around out there trying to control our insane, ramped up puppies ;-) I think they should rename the trial The March Of Virgins.
Hell, while I’m there, maybe I should throw Spring in too. She can do the tunnel:
and she can jump too!
As you can see by the look of indifference on TWooie’s face, he is unimpressed with Spring’s little accomplishments.
After all, he too can perform the tunnel:
and he can also jump!
But while he may not be impressed with her mad agility skillz, he is nevertheless charmed by her very being. He’s played with her two more times this week and I even managed to photograph proof for you this morning!
I’ma gonna eatchoo!
I’ma gonna eatchoo AND Piper too!
I still can’t believe TWooie made a friend.
And if anyone asks me why I named her Spring, I’m just going to show them this photo:
Wish us luck this weekend! I’ll try to get someone to video it for us all :)