Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Royal Easter Show

I've just finished performing at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. I was part of the Mass Dog Obedience display. Whoo hoo!

There were nearly 100 dogs all being obedient at the same time - it was amazing.

We have been practicing for weeks at our club and then we joined up with a lot of other clubs to do it all together. We were the pink team and I got to wear a very smart, sparkly kerchief.

The really cool thing was that just before we went on, there was a display of all these police horses doing a musical ride...kind'a like obedience for horses.

So, when we got into the arena, there was horse poop everywhere! It not only smelled great, but tasted great too. Lie down in the horse poo? Sure thing, not a problem...yummmm!

It was all pretty easy, but the audience was impressed with how good we all were. They gave us a big round of applause as we all marched out. Afterwards, we did a quick tour of the show and all the exhibits and I got a 'Pluto Pup' (corn dog on a stick) for my dinner. Also very yummy.

Monday, April 13, 2009

All Terrier show

We spent the day at the Terrier show yesterday. It was good fun - I got to catch up with all my Airedale buddies. Here I am with Major, Selby and Ben.
Ben has his UD title, Selby has his CD, I've got my CCD and Major is starting obedience work. We must have been the cleverest terriers at the show!

Selby was looking quite smart as he was entered in the Airedale Parade. I was impressed with how good he looked. He won his class too. Way to go Selbs!
There were alot of other terriers around - gee those Scotties are fiesty! There were plenty of Wheatons, Westies and Jack Russells, and Aussies, but not so many of all the other weird and wonderful breeds - the Bedlingtons, Kerry Blues, Skye, Dandie Dinmonts, Sealyhams, etc.

Anyway, it was a fun day out.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

It's my birthday!

It's my birthday and I'm three years old today.

I had a bit of a party with Neil and Kay - I even had a special birthday hat to mark the occasion.

I got lots of prezzies - squeaky ones and ones with bells and ones that said oink oink and some tasty treats like liver covered cookies and smoked turkey wings.

It was so hard to choose which one to destroy first. See me check out the toys.

I went with the liver coated cookie first. Very yummy.

After that was finished off, I worked my way through the toys. I particularly like pulling all the stuffing out - until I find the squeaky bit - which I promptly chew to bits.

They don't call me the Shark for nothing.

Actually, all the toys are in bits now.
These birthdays sure are fun!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Bathtime again

Sigh, it was time for another bath yesterday. Bath days sure seem to come around pretty often.

Kay and I have made a deal that if I get to have my bath in the tub with nice warm water, instead of outside with the cold water out of the hose, then I cooperate. I even hop in the tub by myself.

Sometimes though, I think it must be like that waterboarding torture you hear about.
I like the towelling off part at the end ...and there is always a good game of ball afterwards, so it's not too bad I guess.

Later, I got a bit of a trim so that I look especially smart for the Great Joint Terrier show next Sunday.

I'm not actually in the show, but I'm going along to support the airedales and meet up with all my friends.