Just thought you'd maybe like to know.....
August 25th 2010 12:44 am
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When mom first adopted me, she was informed that I was an Agility type American Bulldog, a cross between the Scott and Johnson A.B. Breeders, a slighter, built A.B.. The other type of A.B. is bigger and bulkier and built more for pulling weight competions. At first mom had considered checking into Agility Competions. However never even considered this again after we both flunked a basic training class! BOL The other day my Mom was babysitting, she came home and decided to give me a bath before taking me along to the playground. I hated every minute of my bath! It doesn't matter if I'm covered from head to toe in dirt ... laying in the dirt is what keeps me cool! After my bath I was feeling good... like a puppy again! We made it to the local playground and there was a huge play set! Mom and the little boy proceeded to climb up the steps onto the bridge,( this bridge had huge holes in it .... not sure how to possibly be safe for children?) I decided to follow right behind them, up the steps and over the bridge. Mom was shocked to see that the bridge did not frighten me!( After all I am afraid of just about everything else! ... even something as small as a spoon dropping on the floor! BOL ) Mom just could not believe it! She kind of coaxed me before she slid (real word?) down the slide and I hesitated but then wobbly, standing up, I also went down the slide! I have to admit that was a little scary! Do Not Attempt this at home! BOL I wanted to jump off, but everything hapened so quickly! I know what you're thinking.... no way! It's true! Mom was ecstatic! She praised me, patted me , called me "good girl" etc...! The little boy couldn't have cared less! BOL There's more, it gets better...... after the slide, mom climbed up a short ladder, onto a platform with the boy and was just about to go through the long plastic tunnel and there I was at the other end and attempted to climb in and up... it wasn't happening though, I kept slipping bakwards... but I tried! At this point mom was in Awe!!! The little boy said to her... "I wonder if she will climb up the ladder" as we stood on the platform. A few seconds later, I put my paws on the ladder steps and attempted to climb until mom panicked , thinking that I would fall backwards, she scared me so, I got (almost fell) back down. Mom was so frightened that I would fall back because I'm old and a little overweight! After this stunt, Mom got down from the platform and smothered me with affection , praised me, patted me, called me "good girl" etc. Mom was so very excited about this performance she couldn't wait to tell her dog friends about this, which she did as is telling you now! Who knew....after all this time ( I'm 10 years old now and overweight) , that I was truly an Agility Dog?! :)
Snow Angel - misses you ! :(