It’s been awhile since I’ve been out in the field working the dogs. Sadly, now, we’re coming up on the summer months and it’ll really be too hot to do a lot of training. Anyways, took Morgan and Jessie out for the day. They did great and didn’t skip a beat.
I had a great time this weekend attending the Ultimate Air Dogs competition in Orlando, FL. I took Jessie and Rip along for the fun.
They both did awesome but Jessie never ceases to amaze me. I believe she was the oldest dog entered and she was consistently making some pretty big jumps. In the end, she took 2nd in the Master’s division with a jump 21’9″.
Rip, came in 4th in the Senior division with a jump of 18’8″. This was his first dock diving event — heck, it was his first time ever jumping off a dock at all. As such, I’m very proud of him and how well he did. He LOVED the game, that’s for sure.
Each year my dogs get a special treat on their birthday – they each get a white cupcake (with frosting) and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. We celebrate our birthdays, so why not celebrate theirs? I must also admit my guilty pleasure of having the pups wear party hats …. and photographing them. Yes. I know. I’m aweful.
Jessie was so excited to get her treat that her teeth were chattering and her ears were quivering.
Well, as you know by my post below, Jessie was entered in a Dock Diving competition a couple of weekends ago. She did very well. At the end of the day on Saturday, she had qualified for 4th place in the “Amateur” division. On Sunday, however, she jumped herself out of the “Amateur” division with two jumps over 18′ (18’4″ and 18’8″). Going into the finals she ended up as the 1st alternate for the “Semi-Pro” division. Even though she didn’t end up jumping in the finals, a photographer that was there managed to get some great photos of her jumping. I thought I’d share them.
Many people are awaiting news on Morgan and are checking the blog daily — sometimes several times a day. Well, I have nothing to report just yet. I’m sorry – I wish I did.
This past weekend was beautiful. As such, I took three of the Chessies – Morgan, Rip & Jessie to the local dog park. I talk about this park quite often in my posts as it’s just fabulous for the dogs. Trixie stayed home this time, as it’s too cumbersome for me to try handling 4 Chessies at once by myself. This upcoming weekend, provided we don’t get too much rain, Trixie will be going for her outting. Afterall, I try to be fair to all the pups.
Left to right – Morgan, Rip & Jessie