Some of you know that Sammy's Summer job is show jumping for dogs or Agility, as with Canicross AKA Dogging.
So friends and work mates can in public loudly say 'Are you dogging this weekend?' Some jokes you never get tired of. (Admin: So true!!)
Talking of Jokes, Sam’s Agility career is full of them. He thinks it is hilarious to run around barking, jumping whatever he likes. Or demonstrating how well he can fly, despite his lack of wings.
In 'Agility' obstacles namely A'frame, sea saw, and dog walk, require your dog to place a paw or a claw in the coloured part at the bottom (and on the up), of these obstacles otherwise you are given 5 faults for each one missed.
So for Sam, a big boy with delusions of Condor, it seems an impossible task…… Not in training however, in training he is a dream. 99% spot on. At a show 99% spot off!
So who knew after 9 years of pissing about, not only would he would jump everything in the correct order he would also fold up imaginary wings and plant a paw in the danger zone that is the 'contact'. To my very great shock he got second place. (Admin: we’re not as we knew he would do it one day!) Beaten by a much younger dog.
That was at TAG show two weeks ago.
This weekend he only went and did it again and got third place. We managed this despite my forgetting to change into my running shoes and clodhopped round in my wellies at a very wet Caerphilly Show.
Not bad for a veteran. Good boy Sam. I'm sure normal madness will return.
Admin: As always Izzy you lighten our days J
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