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Bark in the Park!

September 17th 2011 4:58 pm
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On a fluke, me and Ma went to the Bark in the Park event in San Jose today! Ma didn't even know about it until she heard the mornin' talk show mentioning it on the radio yesfurday.

Wellwoof, we gots there earlies and walked around a bit. There was lotsa other dogs and peoples, but it was all outside and open, so there was plenty of leg room fur us all. I am loaded up with treats again. Seems I just finished the Pet Expo stuff I got in Janiaries!

So there was a Rally clinic to introduce doggies to Rally. I tried it and did pretty good fur a furst timer!

BUT, think me and the ma has fallen fur a new sport, FLY BALL! There was a Fly Ball clinic and Ma has always thought I should try my paw at it. So here was the oppfurtunity!

Furst I hadta jump over these little bitty jumps while on leash walkin' next to Ma. Ok, no problem. A coupla times I wondered what was the point and tried to go around, but fur the most part I jumped them.

Next, again on leash, I hadta run up to a little box and get a tennis ball that was velcro'd on there. OK, NO PROBLEM! That was actually pretty fun.

Finally, I got let off leash and Ma walked away with my ball while one of the clinic ladies held me back. Then Ma called me, called me, called me and showed me the ball. The lady let me go and away I came!

The ladies puttin' on the Fly Ball clinic told my ma that she HASTA get me into Fly Ball! I am a natural at yet another doggy activity. Ma says I'm a once in a lifetime doggy! What ever that means!

Plus there was little doggy wadin' pools, cause it was cool in the mornin' but warmed up pretty good later. I visited them 3 or 4 times. People laughed at how into water I am.

There was a tail waggin' contest the ma was thinkin' of enterin' me in. But after doin' the Rally and Fly Ball I was pretty tired and so was she and the contest was still a coupla hours off. So we decided to come home.


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Barked by: Coco Rose (Dogster Member)

September 17th 2011 at 5:07 pm

It sounds like you had a lot of fun today.
Barked by: Wendy G

September 17th 2011 at 5:41 pm

My 'wentses fink I be gud at fwyball, tu, cuz I ALWAYZ catch tennis balls! It r da wunnin' in a stwait line an' jumpin' dat I need work on :D
Barked by: Cathey U

September 17th 2011 at 5:55 pm

Did you bark "tennis balls"? Fly ball sounds Pawsome to me!
Barked by: Pepper - CGC (Dogster Member)

September 17th 2011 at 6:32 pm

It was fun, Coco Rose!

Zaidie, fur newbies they put up gates on each side of the jump so you gotsta jump over them. Wish we had taken a picture! But ya does hasta come when your momma calls you.

Tux, I think you'd be a natural, too!
Barked by: Fizzy (Dogster Member)

September 17th 2011 at 7:52 pm

Wow, it sounds like you had TONS of fun!!
Barked by: MrJackFreckles~SirLick-a-Lot (Dogster Member)

September 17th 2011 at 9:16 pm

I would be better at 'Fly-Away-Ball'! BOL!

Sounds like you are going to be having a lot of fun with that new sport/game.
Do you work in a doggy team when you get the hang of it, like a relay or is it individual?
Barked by: Flicka ~ CGC (Dogster Member)

September 17th 2011 at 9:31 pm

Go for it !!!!!!!!!!

Barked by: ✨ Whitley ✨ (Dogster Member)

September 17th 2011 at 11:04 pm

Sounds like you had a lotta fun!
Barked by: Pepper - CGC (Dogster Member)

September 18th 2011 at 7:58 am

Hey, pups, thanks fur all the barks!

MrJack, it's a relay sport, so, yes, eventually I would hafta join a doggy team to keep goin. Unlike dock divin', there are classes and trainin' involved befure goin' competitive. So we'll just see where this takes us one step atta time.
Barked by: Molly Morris (Dogster Member)

September 19th 2011 at 6:13 am

Pepper once again you are such a role model for us other labbies. Mom wishes so much I could do these things but not sure about my hips. I sure love playing fetch in the yard with momma. Oh if there were a tugowar sport I would be the first one in line. Momma says I'm furry strong at this sport and pull her over most times..but you know when I play it with Buddy, I know his limits and I'm very gentle with him and actually let him win lots of time but momma says I could throw him across the room if I wanted to...but I loves my Buddy! So proud of you!
Woof Woof, Molly
Barked by: Pepper - CGC (Dogster Member)

September 19th 2011 at 4:13 pm

Hey Molly, Ma has sum concerns about the jumpin' in Fly Ball. I don't have any probs currently but us labs are so prone to dysplasia. But with my dock divin' oppfurtunities becomin' so limited this seems like a nice complementary sport. Dock Divin' will always be my furst luv, tho!
Barked by: Molly Morris (Dogster Member)

September 20th 2011 at 9:30 am

Pepper I know your momma knows this cause she is furry smart lady but I think you should take a daily dose of glucosamine/chondroitin to help your joints and hopefully help you NOT get HD...yes us labbies are bad about getting HD. I will have to have the FHO on my other hip in the future but hopefully not for a while! At least the divin you get to swim and that is furry good for our hips! Keep us updated!
Woof Woof, Molly

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