Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Agility Class

So I've told you all I have started agility classes again. These classes are not the same ones I used to take, these ones are more for professional training and they have all the full-sized equipment. (At the last classes the building wasn't big enough for all the full-sized equipment to fit inside. It was still really fun though, I loved jumping right over the A-frame. The full-sized one is a little too big to jump over) So these classes are in a big white barn, and they're at night time when it's cold. Lizzy freezes to death while I'm running around getting very hot. There are 8 dogs in our class, and we are divided into 2 groups of 4, and each group uses one side of the barn for 30 minutes and then we have a little break, then switch sides of the barn for the last 30 minutes. The 3 other dogs in my group are Daisy the Labradoodle, Lola the Puggle, and ... um... I can't remember the other pup's name, but she's a Duck Tolling Retreiver. Actually, she looks exactly like River, but she's a tad bigger and a tad blonder. All the dogs in my group are still pups, about 1 or 2 years old. And I, who just turned 6, am the oldest. However, I do not act the oldest!

Towards the end of the class, the "teacher" (the lady who trains Lizzy and I) said that we would have to stop agility for the night because...

"You," she said, pointing at the Puggle and her owner. "Your dog is slowing down." Then she turns to the Labradoodle and her owner. "And you," she says again. "Your dog is slowing down." Then she turns and points at the Duck Tolling Retriever. "And you, your dog is slowing down." And then, she turns, and points at Lizzy and I. "And, you. Your dog has an overload of craziness."

And that is how our class ended that day. My body may be old, but the rest of me isn't!

Anyway, we went up to the pond again yesterday. Here's a couple pictures Lizzy took of me. Toffee, I hope you can see the pictures now. I uploaded them on Facebook instead of Ringo.

Now, you all know I'm part bird, 'cause I can fly like one. I'm also part mountain goat, because I climb like one, and I'm part Greyhound, because I run like one. But, did you know that I am also part lion? 'Cause I can roar like one!

Here's one last interesting picture of me. Lizzy thinks I look funny, so she made me post it.

Have a great day everydog and GG!


Ruby Bleu said...

Hey Mr 'overload of craziness'...
That is SOOOO funny!!! Glad you are keeping those youngins' on there paws!!!

Oh and I love that last picture of you...what WERE you thinking about???

Lots of Licks, Ruby

PS - Tell Lizzy to wear warmer clothes next time!!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Sparky
You are a crazy boy!!
I like your roaring picture!
Have a good night

triple B's said...

hey Sparky, you do look like a lion. and that last piccie of you is funny. it makes us giggle. you are one heck of an agility dog. good for you. you have to have fun, right?

ROSSI said...

oh Sparky.. u have all that are good to be you.. and u has the spirit and energy to do it!.. as for me.. am a lazy little doggie.. bleh!.. hehehe

Anyway, Great pictures!!


Huskee Boy said...

Heehehe.. so you are an 'overload of craziness' huh?? Good thing you were there to show the pups we 'senior' dogs are no pushovers too!!
I must tell you this again.. I REALLY LIKE your wall paper!! I am so jealous of your new look!!

serendipity said...

Overload of craziness? Way to go! LOL.

Ronin The Pug said...

Hey Sparky!!! You look so cute in that last pic!!!

ToFFee said...

yes yes yes! I can view the pictures now. Thanks for sharing.

agility sure sounds fun.. maybe because you're in it.. I don't mind training if I can have my pals with me too!

what's that brown stuff on your face? hehehe! how did you do that? man I wish we had a pond here.. those green look like fun too.. great pictures!


Simba said...

You look like you are having fun exploring.

Simba x

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Hee, you're just full of energy huh Sparky. I bet you ace agility class.

I like the pic of you roaring

~ Girl girl

Amber-Mae said...

Hehehehehe! Your may be old in age but inside, you are still a young active pup! I'm only gonna be two next month but I'm slow & I get exhausted really easily after a few rounds...I've started my 1st agility class last Sunday & I did well. I actually completed the agility course in 58sec or something like that. Not bad but after a few more tries, I became slower & completed it in a min plus. I bet you can finish a difficult course less than 50 sec.

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer


Way to go Sparky!! Sounds like you were the life of the agility class! Nice collection of pictures there. Is Lizzy allowed to take photos at agility or is she too busy with you?
Jazz and Dixie

fee said...

sparky! why are you orange in some parts? did lizzy put the dye on you again?

Charlie said...

Ha ha ha ha... an overload of craziness... now what does THAT mean, Sparky!? :)

Snowy & Crystal said...

LOL SPary :D we love ya

We also loved your pictures

Woofs and puppy arfs,

Snowy and Crystal

Ginger said...

An overload of craziness!?!? I love it!!! Way to go Sparky!!


Anonymous said...

LOL - overload of craziness - that is just too funny!! We've got a poodle at our agility who is exactly the same!!

Loved you photos too you are one gorgeous guy!!

And thanks for saying I look like a Duck Toller - HM loves those dogs and hopes to one day have one of her own - in the meantime she calls me her little toller in disguise!!!


Asta said...

Hi Nice to meet you Spawky, part lion,part gweyhound,part biwd,wow!! you can come shawe my pasta anytime..I''d like to be fwiends..can you come sign my guestboo pleez? and I'll add you to my fwiends list OK??
Awe you coming to Bailey and my Birfday pawty?? it's on the weekend
smoochie kisses

Pacco de Mongrel said...

actually i dislike d aframe d most....coz is so tiring to climb..

i juz love tunnels n hurdles...

Toby said...

Hi Sparky!! Are you out enjoying the sun today?? Mom loves the last picture of you!!!


Max Dex said...

Oh sparky! I love that roaring picture. It's so cute and I love that last picture too. I don't think it is funny....you looked very innocent!

T-man said...

Hee hee, that is a cute picture of you! You look like you're up to something!

Bella said...

Sparky - you look like you are having lots of fon in the long grass & that last picture looks like you are just about to say something

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

Hi Sparky

We dont think you look funny. We think you look so cute.

Boy n Baby

Ferndoggle said...

Overload of craziness? Sounds like Lola!!

That is an excellent lion impersonation! Although you look a little more ferocious than a real lion.


Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Sparky,
That's great that you have so much energy. You should do really well in the class. You'll probably be the best pup there! It also shows that you are in very good shape & don't tire as easily as the other doggies.
We love your lion roaring photo. I Butchy roar like a lion too, Mama thinks it's so funny. And I also yawn like I'm a cat meowing, hehehehe! Mama wonders if I yawn like that cause in my first home before I was rescued, I lived with a cat. But why would I want to copy cat noises??? hmmmmph. Snickers thinks I'm nuts!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

TH said...

Hi Sparky!
I made a little of agility. I liked to know your adventures and see that pictures.

Frasypoo said...

Hi Sparky
That was funny!!!
I think I am six years old too.
Hey,we both need a pogo stick car!!!

Ume said...

agility classes muz be some crazy fun, eh?
u had the "huh?" look in your last pic. too cute, Sparky!

Murphey said...

All I can say is, what is wrong with a little craziness?! I think it is a good thing. LOL


Mary-Margaret said...

Hiya, Sparks...you don't mind if I call you Sparks, right? Thanks for stopping by. You are soooo funny with White Cat. Say "hello" to White Cat for me. Great smile you have and wow...I can just about HEAR you roar. Take it easy....Love, Mary-Margaret

Pug Mommy said...

Overload of craziness! That is best thing I have heard today!