Favorite Food: All food, she's eaten salads, fruits, meats, etc just does'nt like Lemons !!
Favorite Walk: Anywhere
Best Tricks: Manouvering a basketball with her feet & nose to you (like in Soccer)
Arrival Story: I bought her from a Pet Shop when she'd just arrived from the bush at 7 weeks of age. She was all alone in her cage,when I picked her up. She had come from a 'puppy farm', which I didn't realise till some time later, and I now know is wrong to support these places.
Bio: 'Jade' is a great dog. She loves competing in Agility/Jumping, is a Tracking Champion and is doing UD in Obedience. She has been a Pets as Therapy Dog also. 'Jade' loves children and people, and is coming to terms with the newest addition to her 'canine family'- 'Mimi'. She is being very tolerant with the new puppy, that has lots of energy, and plays really well with her, even sharing her beloved toys.
It was 10 yrs ago (4th February, 1999) that Mum went & picked me up from the Pet Shop & brought me to her 'forever home'.
She got me a card and the words were exactly what she felt & wanted to say. She read this out loud to me & I saw her eyes leaking (don't tell her I saw - OK )
I love you because ...
you make my every dream come true,
it feels as though I've found
all that I ever need in you.
You bring me so much happiness
I feel such joy inside,
my heart is full of little else
but overwhelming pride.
I know I'm very lucky
and that's how I'll always be,
I'll never take for granted
all that you've brought to me.
The world is twice as special
and I feel like I'm on top,
loving you is wonderful
that's why I'll never stop.
I love my mum, she has let me do so many things other doggies could only ever dream of - Tracking, Agility, Jumping, Obedience, Therapy Dog, Demonstrations for the Public at Shows & Expos, enter & win Photo Competitions & Dog Walking Groups.
I have a wonderful, loving home. Mum even brought home a Golden Retriever puppy (Mimi), so that when my little mate 'Nicholas', went on his journey to Rainbow Bridge, I would have a companion to keep me company. Mimi & I are 'Best Buds', we get on together like Sisters :)
Mum has kept me healthy, and has never let me get overweight. She feeds me yummy food, & let's me sleep beside her on the bed.
I love my Mum.
JADE - aka 'Bubby' and the 'Energizer Bunny'
Tracking Champion "ECHUCA JADE' CDX AD JDX SPD GD NCC S-NJC OJC TNS-E WV-N
I was entered in Elite Jumpers and Elite Tunnellers on Saturday, 19th April..
In Jumpers I knocked a bar, so didn't get a Pass. But that's OK, there's always next time.
In Tunnellers I ran really well and got a Pass. This was for my Title :)
I also ran the course faster than any other dog in Elite, Open & Novice combined. The course distance was 130.68 yds, and I did it in 22.06 secs, which meant I was running at 5.92 yds per sec. Not bad for a girl of 9 1/2 yrs !!
This is my 19th overall Title (ANKC & NADAC combined).
It was great to see 'Mimi' out there today in her first Competition. I'll have to pass on some tips to her BOL
On Saturday night I gained my 18th Title in Agility (ANKC & NADAC combined)
It was at the K9 Agility Club's Twilight Trial, held at the Club where my mum is the Membership Officer.
I was entered in 3 events - Novice Gamblers, Excellent Strategic Pairs and Masters Jumping.
In Excellent Strategic Pairs, my Handler (Stephen) and I, with Alex & 'Ellie" came 3rd :) In Novice Gamblers I got a Qualifying Pass, and my GAMBLER"S DOG Title !!!!!
In Masters Jumping I didn't get a Pass, but Mum was thrilled with my run, as I only knocked 1 bar and I had a great time, against the much younger dogs.
Mum has decided to not continue with me in the next Level of Gamblers , so I'll just continue with mainly Jumping in ANKC Trials.
It was a very late night, we didn't get to bed till 2.45am !!!, but we had a good sleep in :)
Mimi was there too, as my cheer squad. She got to catch up with her Breeder, who was one of the Judges, and her bro' "Scooby" came down also to visit.
Till the next time - Jade
aka Tracking Champion "Echuca Jade" CDX AD JDX SPD GD
NCC NJC O-NJC S-NJC TN-N TN-O WV-N OJC