Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Agility, Oh Agility

Okay everydog, here's the agility news! You all know that I have been doing agility for a long time, coming up two years now. But most of you also know that I have still never done a real trial yet! Well, I finally, yes, finally, made my humans send in the registration form to get my AAC ID card, and the card arrived here a couple of weeks ago. Now, on Saturday the 27th, the day after Halloween, I am going to my very first real agility trial! I have entered Starters Standard, Starters Gamblers, Starters Jumpers, and Starters Snooker. My agility class teacher says I could easily do the advanced runs, but for my first trial I still have to do starters. I'm so excited, it's only almost 2 weeks away!

Do you know what else is exciting? Starting next Tuesday, only 6 days away, I'm going to join the Royal City Rockets agility group for drop-ins at 7:00 P.M. I also take agility classes at another place in the mornings at 9:00, so now I'm going to be doing agility twice every Tuesday!

Okay, now I'm going to share agility news that's not in the future, but what passed last week...

Last week I went to another agility fun match, and it was the best one I've ever done yet! We had to get up at 6:30, when it was still dark out, and then drive to the agility barn to be there by 8:00. We did 5 runs - Gamblers, Gamblers 2, Standard, Jumpers, and Tunnelers. Guess what place I got in the first run I did? 1st! And I didn't get 1st just out of my jump-height group, I got 1st out of all 40+ dogs that were there! I didn't make any mistakes (and neither did my human, for once!), and I ran fast and smooth throughout the whole run. My human Lizzy and I were awarded a new blue AAC leash and collar. We were quite surprised to have gotten 1st place out of all the dogs, 'cause a bunch of them were advanced runners and have been competing for years.

In our second run, we got 1st place again. We almost got first place out of all the dogs again, but another advanced dog beat us by a hair! But I don't mind, I didn't want to put that dog to shame, I'm sure he'd be embarrassed if I, a dog who hasn't even gone to a real trial, beat him again. Hee hee.

The next run I got 4th because Lizzy made me go in the wrong direction (it's always the human's fault!), and after that I got 1st again in jumpers, because jumping is what I do best! I got third in the last run, which was still a very good run!

Here are some pictures of me and my human running...

It's kind of hard to see me on the teeter because I blend right in with the dirt ground behind me! That's the only problem with being a brown dog.

Jumping is my favorite part! Notice how I usually have almost a foot to spare when I fly over the bar? I could easily jump over the highest bar, and in fact I often have at my agility classes, hee hee.

Here I am, just blasting out of the tunnel in the tunnelers event! I tell ya, that was a fast run!

Here's some of the ribbons I got on that day!

Okay, I think that's all the agility news I had to share... I'll let you all know how our first real trial goes! Now, I'm off to catch up on everyone else's blogs!

42 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Sparky!

Great job!

I love to jump over things but I doubt I'd choose to listen well enough to make it thru a khourse!

Good Lukhk!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Princess Eva and Brice said...

Congrats!!!

Someday I hope to be as good as you are.

Brice

DESERT PUPS said...

Woof Sparky,

Wow! You do agility too? It looks like a lot of fun and we bet that you're really great.

Desert Pups

The Girl said...

Woah, that's pawsome, Sparky! You did so well - imagine, first out of all the other doggies, then second! You deserve to go to a real agility match and start earning points! (I think they're called points in agility... they don't let tripods compete in agility.)

The Girl has lots of agility-doing friends, and she agrees: it IS always the people's fault! BOL!

Brown dog kisses (extra cuz you're brown too!),
Dannan

Moco said...

You are one amazing dog. Get that human into gear. What is a matter with her anyway.
Good Luck on your first trial.

Asta said...

Sparky
WOW!!!
That's all i can say..you awe fantastic..i love to see you doing youw agility..you fly!!!
Congwatulations on all youw wibbons
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Pacco de Mongrel said...

sparky, u are simply GREAT!!

i'm sure u can't wait to show your skills in the real trial...

bring back those blue ribbons!!

Girl Girl Hamster said...

That's so pawsome that you're registered. I love to see jumping photos of you. You look like you're flying

~ Girl girl

Huskee and Hershey said...

Congrats and well done Sparky!!
That is not a 'jump' buddy.. that's call 'flying'!!
You are Hershey's idol and she wants to follow in your paw prints!!

The Three Musketeers said...

Congrats on the Ribbonsss ! :D

Noah the Airedale said...

Sparky, you are pawesome at agility matie. Good job getting all those ribbons. You must be super fit.

tailwags
Noah

parlance said...

Sparky, you look great in action. This is another side of you that I wasn't aware of. And the photos are great.

the 4 Bs said...

wow Sparky, you are a very busy dog with all of that agility stuff going on. you look like a true professional going over those jumps. you are really talented.

woofs.

Nanette said...

That looks liks so much fun Sparky! Cangrats on being so awesome!

Hero said...

You did a fantastic job, Sparky! I'm sure that the first trial is going to be a breeze for you.

Chloé said...

Hi Sparky!!! Great job!!! I love your picture jumping. You are very agility!!!

Love,CHloe

Abby said...

Hi, Sparky...

Oh...You are gonna have sooo much fun...

Congrats on all your ribbons...

Abby xxxooo

Snowball said...

Sparky, You look so good doing agility. You must have love it very much. Congrats on the ribbons you have won.

Luv
Snowball

Sweepy said...

Woof!
Bravo, Sparky!
All our paws up for our Agility Hero!
Woof, way to go!!!!

Ferndoggle said...

Congrats on all of your ribbons Sparky! That's great... I love to jump too and think agility would be a great sport for me!

Lola

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Great pictures.. We will be rooting for you. Keep up the good job. Practice, practice, practice...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Lady Kaos said...

Wow! You're a really good jumper!!!! I can't believe you did that great and you haven't been official yet!! Good luck and I can't wait to hear how you do and see your pictures!!
Kaos

CASPER AND PALS said...

Awesome Sparky! Agility is so much fun isn't it?

Buddy and I have been competing for about 2 years now but we sometimes still do zoomies! Because of this we are both kinda halfway through advanced and starters still.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Sparky!
You did a pawesome job!
Congratulations!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

happy said...

Hi Sparky! Sure have missed you!

Congrats on all your ribbons! Way to go! Can't wait to hear more about your agility trial!

Groovy Dogs Just Wanna Hv Fun said...

Nice, nice work n excellent jumping action. Keep up the winning style!

Simba said...

Congratulations, what a clever doggie you are.

Simba x

Snowy and Crystal said...

WAY TO GO SPARKY ^_^

Maltese Paws

S&C

Deefor said...

Good Job Sparky. You look great when you jump! First prize and all the ribbons! You look like you had a lot of fun too!

Deefor

Momoko said...

Hi!Sparky.I like seeing you playing sports very much.And Your name is one of the factor of your running fast.

Amber-Mae said...

Great job Sparky Barky! I'm so proud of ya! Your ribbons are nice & reed is one of mah fav colors. Hee! Those action shots of you are nice & I love the way you jump. Pawsome!!!

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Fred said...

Sparky, that's awesome! Wow! I am so impressed...but I think I'll leave the agility to you. heehee

Abby said...

Hi, again, Sparky...

I just wanted to say Thank You sooo much for Nominating me for the Awesome Blog Award...

I am sooo honored...

Abby xxxooo

Chef said...

Way to go, Sparky! We've watched a lot of agility matches and it takes intense concentration and physical stamina. You are one special dog! I'm very proud of you.

One dog once lost his footing and flew right into the fence, knocked it down and landed in the audience right at my Mom's feet!

Good luck in your upcoming events.


xoxo
Chef

Verdi y Gaucho tibetano en Madrid said...

sparky friend....

you are a super dog.... you run a lot..
send a big hug...

Joe Stains said...

congrats!! if that is any indication of how good you are (and your human) you will do great at the official event!

River said...

That's amazing, Sparky! You looked like the wind in those pictures. Good luck with your future agility runs!

love & wags,
River

Maggie and Mitch said...

We loved seeing you flying over those hurdles, Sparky! Congratulations on all of your pretty red ribbons!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

JAZZ AND DIXIE said...

Good job Sparky. Well you sound very excited about agility and we are sure that this excitement will help in the real trial at the end of the month.
Lix
J&D

Clover said...

Hi Sparky!
Happy Thanksgiving!
And congrats on your pawesome news!! Yaaaaay!!
Love Clover xo

Simba said...

Sooooo pawesome!!!

wags,

Simba

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