April 28th 2013 8:01 pm
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On Fryday, April 19, me and the ma drove down to SoCal. I was a bit confused because the ma went to work furst and worked until lunch time. I thought it was gunna be one o' those normal goin' to the office with the ma daze. But at lunch time she told me to 'go potty'. Normally the ma isn't all that concerned with when I go potty durin' our lunch break. She knows I'll go sooner or laters.
Anywoofs, I went potty, eventually, then we got in the cars. But we didn't drive toward home. We drove away from home. And we drove until we got to the grand folk's house. It was a little abusive and neglectful, if you ask me, because we didn't stop fur gas and we didn't stop fur potty breaks. The ma wanted to get thru LA befure dark. We pretty much drove straight through. The ma has sum weird phobia about LA.
Finally, when we got there, I was pretty happy to see the grand folks AND their lawn, if you pups know what I mean. It was about 8 thirty o' the clock. Pretty hard fur both o' us to sleep that night. We both didn't get enuf exycise durin' the day.
On Safurday we had to check in with the Splash Dog peoples by 10 o' the clock. Our jumpin' was one activity within a bigger event, The Orange County Pet Expo. Now our pet expo here in San Jose allows EVERYBODY to bring their friendly, leashed pups. Not so in the OC. Only pups participatin' in sum activity is allowed and we hasta stay in our designated areas. No walkin' around the Expo with our peoples!
Anywoofs, as a competin' pup we had to check in with the Pet Expo peoples furst and got badges to enter the Expo so we could get to our Splash Dogs area. Woofs, we never needed no badges befure! I felt like one humble, country pup at this big city shindig!
Woofs, we was early but there was already allota pups there! I was signed up fur the 11 o' the clock wave only. We got a coupla practice jumps in and who did I see?! BigSisterGirl and her fambily came to cheer me on!
On my furst competitive jump I got 12' 9". On my second, 11' 10". The 12' 9 got me a 5th place ribbon. There was lots more jumpin' to do on Safurday but fur the other pups, not me. The ma only signed me up fur the one splash Safurday but on Sunnyday I was signed up for two waves and we figured I would make the finals.
Since we got done pretty early on Safurday we all went back to the grandfolk's house and I gotta spend lotsa time with the lil baby girls:) It was a very nice and relaxin' afternoon. Welwoof, maybe not exactly relaxin' cause me and the ma had lotsa fun and activities with BigSisterGirl and LilBabySisterGirl. We both slept good Safurday night:)
On Sunnyday, once again, me, the ma and the grandma checked in at the pet expo so we could get to the Splash Dogs by 10 o' the clock. Then right befure my furst wave the lil baby girls and their parents came to see me jump! I am not real sure of my jumps on Sunnyday because they have not been posted at the SplashDogs website and the ma was a bit distracted in rememberin' to check my jumps. We are pretty sure I got a 13' 11" jump which qualified me as the 10th dog to enter the finals. Whew barely made it! There was allota dogs, more than even at the nationals last fall!
Wellwoofs, the finals was to start at 2 o' the clock but with all the dogs, the SplashDogs schedule was off by about a half an hour. They was really encouragin' us to move as fast as we could through our turns but there is always sum pups that's gotta have the drama and takes their times. Anywoofs, it was a long day!
By the time my division, the Junior, finals it was about 4 o' the clock! My best jump was 12' 2" which earned me a 9th place ribbon (outta 9 dogs cuz one was a NJ, no jump). BigSisterGirl went with me and the ma to collect my rosette! She thought it was real pretty!
After a full day o' jumpin' fur me and a full day o' bein' at the expo fur all my peoples we was pretty tired. The peoples went to a restaurant fur dinner and I snoozed. We all said goodbye in the parkin' lot and BigSisterGirl is a bit dramatic in her goodbyes these daze. We went home to the grandfolks place and the lil baby girls went to their own home with their folks.
On Moonday, we got up real early and left fur home. Again, the ma wanted to get thru LA befure there was too much traffic. By leavin' at 5 o' the clock we were somewhat successful:) We did stop twice on the way home, both at rest stops, and the ma threw my ball fur me a bit at the 2nd one.
Finally we made it home. It was a good trip!
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Wow! My eyes are spinning reading about all your goings on!
Glad you had fun, that's what is important. And you got to visit with your little girls.
Shoot, my Mom wouldn't even Attempt LA driving. Your Mom is Brave!
I think my growlmy wouldn't even think about dong ANY driving near LA, BOL! Toronto is plenty horrible for her...and DC she leaves to pawppy, that's where he grew up...
You sure had a fun trip filled with activities for you and the peeps!
Yay for getting ribbons and rosettes!
The ma grew up in SoCal. You would think drivin' LA is like ridin' a bike. Just cuz she hasn't lived there fur close to 20 years...
Thanks fur the nice barks, Tux and MrJack! I like all my ribbons and rosettes no matter what place I come in. They each has their own story.
Momma got over her fear of LA traffic when she lived in So Cal for two years.. she had to, ya know?
Good work on da jumps, Pepper!!
I'm so proud to have a pal winning all those ribbons! When is the San Jose Expo this year? We'd love to come see you jump!
Well Done Sweetheart !
AND some time with family!
Good time had by all !
Way to go! My momma knows all about da LA traffic, specially da parking lot called da 405.
Way to go!!! We knew that you would do so well!!
Fin and Whit, not sure when your moms was drivin' in LA, but now throw in lotsa people textin' and talkin' on cell phones and even more cars. Scary!
Hersh, the San Jose Pet Expo is usually in Janfurary or Febfurary. I missed it this year. But we have seen Jolanda and Josephine there the past coupla years.
Hey Flicka & Petey, thanks fur the nice barks!
Awesome job, Pepper, we are so happy for you.
Mom would never drive in L.A.! When the peeps visited there years ago, even daddy found the driving a challenge!
Yu WOCK, Pepper! Whut a wunnerful weekend yu an' yur Ma habbed! ConDOGumatayshuns on all yur wibbons fur dock-dibin' an' WOO-HOO fur hangin' out wif yur speshul kidses an' fambly!
Hi Abby & Zaidie! Thanks fur woofin' with me!
Oh, my momma was driving dere in 2005-08, so peoples had dere phones then too. But maybe not with all da emailing and internet junk too.
Congratulations on the jumps,Pepper! Looks as though you and your people had a fun time all around!