January 29th 2011 8:20 pm
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I got to go dock divin' today! Woo hoo! My favfuritest thing in the world to do! But I was havin' quite an off day health wise:(
I started off ok fur the furst few practices. I did, oh, about 6 jumps with no problems at all. But when it was my turn fur competition I started actin' kinda funny. While we were approachin' the steps to go up to the dock I, wellwoof, um, er ...I barfed! Gross! Then I did it again! Ma asked if they could move me to the end of the rotation and then did her best to clean up my stuff. Glad I didn't barf on the dock or in the water. That woulda held up the whole competition!
By the time it was my turn again, I seemed ok. So we gave it a go and I had my best jump ever of 13' 9"! But the folks still thought I seemed a bit off. They thought about leavin' before the next wave but decided to wait and see how I felt. The day had been committed to me and my fun, it woulda been a shame to leave early.
Funny thing is I was fine when we would go and sit by the car. But each time we would walk over to the dock seemed like I was gonna barf again. This was durin' the practice sessions. Turns out I was gettin' all worked up standin' in line watchin' the other dogs in fronta me jumpin'. So ma got out my ball and we played a little while waitin' fur my turn. Then I was less amped up and less worried about it not bein' my turn. Guess I'm not so good at waitin' in lines! But lotsa people hate lines, too!
Anywoof, usually we use a wubba fur my dock divin' fetch item. But ma noticed I was really fixated on my ball by the time it was my turn to jump again. So she decided to use that. Wellwoof, I bested my personal best with a 14'4" jump! Plus ma seems to be a better ball than wubba thrower. So think we're gonna stick with that!
In the end I got a red ribbon fur 2nd place in the furst wave and a BLUE ribbon fur 1st place in the second wave! These are 1st & 2nd in my division of Junior (jumps of less than 15 feet) not the overall competition. There's lotsa dogs that jump way further than me!
So it was a great day but slightly dampened by my upset tummy and anxious mind.
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Congratulations on doing your personal best--twice!!
((((HUGS)))))) about the nervous tummy-- you must love dock diving a lot.... I bet Whitley would get that upset if they kept her out of the pool but let other dogs in-- that would drive her bonkers!!
Thanks, Finley! I think that's what it was, I was goin' bonkers watchin' those other dogs!
Yeah it drives me bonkers just when my momma is wearing her swimsuit and not playing with me! Congrats on your jumps Pepper!
Wow! Congratulations Pepper girl! Great work! Sorry you tossed your cookies there. Glad you are doing better.
Are Chuck-Its allowed to throw the ball? I would probably love that!
Thanks fur the kind woofs, Whitley & Tux!
Tux, Chuck It sticks are allowed. There was one lady usin' one, as a matter a fact!
Wow, dock diving...that's one I hadn't heard of. Probably cause I hate the water. Congratulations on your ribbons! Sorry bout the barfing. It happens to me too when I get real excited about something!!
Awww...Pepper :( I r sowwy yu wuz urka gurkain' all ober da pwace, bud I r BERY habby yu r feewin' bedder an' did so well at da dock dibin'!!
WOO-HOO!! Gimme a P (P)! Gimme a E (E)! Gimme anuber P (P)! an' anuber P (P)! an' a E (E)! an' gimme an R, PWEEZE (R)!! Whud dat spell???? Sewiouswy, whut duz dat spell??? I r 'trocious wif gwammar an' spellin'..HALP! BOLBOLBOL :D
Hiya Fizzy! We hadn't heard about dock divin' befure either. My trainin' lady told us about it and that's how we found out.
Zaidie, BOL! By the time you were done, did ya furget what you was spellin'? Silly LWD! BOL!
WELL DONE !!!!!!!!!
And its great the barfing mystery is solved and easily avoided.
You are still a young dog and patience comes slowly !!!
Thanks, Flicka! The patience thing is tuff!
Congrats Pepper you did such a great job, luv your ribbons! Lots of peeps gets an upset tummy when they get nervous so I guess we pups are no different! Great job!
Woof woof,. Molly
Maybe the barfies helped you fly farther cause you were a few ounces lighter! BOL!
Seriously, I am glad you are feeling better, and that you know what may be the reason for that trouble. Congrats on doing so pawsome in the jumps!
Howldy Molly! Thanks fur the kind woofs! Who knew dogs could get an anxiety attack!
BOL, MrJack! We're not quite THAT competitive. Although, usually we are in such a rush gettin' there that sumptimes my mornin' meal gets skipped. This was not the case this time. But ma is thinkin' maybe I should skip breakfast on dock divin' days.
Congrats on your wins!!!
when you are nervous the tummy always get's upset, but you did great!!
oh my - but yet very successful! Congratulation Pepper, good job :o)