Arrival Story: We drove 4 hours and 30 minutes to upstate Vermont to look at puppies that would be ready for Christmas (really on the 23rd) The breeder had a litter of red smooth. They were all sweet, but there was a puppy that was their cousin, born a month earlier that was ready that day, she was a chocolate based red smooth. Someone had made a deposit on her, then changed their mind. We could not imagine someone doing that! The breeder asked if we were interested in her, as both the momma dogs were sisters and she was the color and coat we wanted. We could not resist! So that person out there who changed their mind, thank you. You saved us another trip up there and gave Penny a chance at a great family! US!
Bio: Penny took to her new home right away! She started playing with Jelly Bean (who is 6 weeks older than her) the minute I put her down in the play area with him.
Woo Hoooo Today I turn 2! Mom gave me big birthday kisses this morning before she left for work, and she said there is a birthday surprise waiting in the back yard... I wonder what it could be? *jumps to try to see out the window* Darn short legs!! I guess I will wait until later to find out...
After almost a year of training, Mom and I attended and competed in our first Agility Trial! It was a long hot day (outdoor trial). The temperature started in the warm range at 7am when we arrived on site and topped out at 97 degrees in the afternoon.
First round was Jackpot, we sat that one out, as we weren't familiar with the rules and how to score (Mom watched, so NEXT time).
Second round was Standard, I got to run first out of all the dogs there, because of my size. I 4" on a 129 yard course, level 1 CPE. The suggested time for the course was 70, I ran it in 59.28 for a FIRST place finish!!! No faults and it was also a qualifying score.
Third round was Colors, I almost made it, I knocked one bar off, got a NT for it, if I hadn't I would have gotten the Q on that too.
Fourth round was Jumpers, I was too hot and tired at this point to even finish, I made a half a dozen jumps and a couple tunnels then just stopped at the next tunnel (there was a funny smell in it too, I wrinkled my nose up in disgust, maybe some bad doggie went wee wee in it??)
I can't wait to show my ribbon to my trainer on wednesday at class!!
Arrooo I am so excited, Mom and I just opened my new Ebay store Penny's Pearls!! See Mom has been making dog necklaces for a few months now, and you know, Pearl and I can only wear so many! BOL! So I offered to sell them for Mom, because Jelly Bean needs surgery that is really expensive to fix his broken bee-hind *holds nose*. The Surgical Specialist is going to remove the offending gland, and Jelly Bean will no longer have weekly trips to the Vet!!