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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Our Canine Athletes

Good morning,

Our daughter, Catherine, and our dogs Penny and Erik were in another Agility Trial last weekend.  We were there to cheer them on and take some pictures.
Here is Penny getting a hug from Catherine before their run.
And, they're off!
What a team!
 Then it was Erik's turn...
 ...Erik is four years younger than Penny, but is moving fast to match her in titles.
 
 Our friend, Erica, was also there competing with Tressel.  They, too, did very well in the competition.
 Here are My Honey and Catherine.  We are so proud of Catherine, Penny, and Erik. 

All the best,
Lois



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25 comments:

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I would love to attend an event like this! how long do the puppies have to train before competing? Congrats to the team!

VP said...

It would be interesting to watch something like this!

Sherry said...

MY KIND OF POST!!! I would love to see this in person. Maybe one of these days I'll be doing this with my new puppy. . . whenever I get her!

Bob Bushell said...

How did your two get on then?

Happy Days said...

I always thought that would be fun. Never did it. But, the little Havanese is suppose to be a great agility dog. Should I dare try it?? lol....debbie

Lois Evensen said...

Hi Everyone,

Ricki Jill, the dogs have to be six months old before they can compete. But, they go to the dog club many times before that for puppy classes and just fun times to get used to being with other dogs and being good citizens.

Sherry, it's a BLAST! I'm sure you would enjoy this!

Bob, the "kids" brought home many more ribbons and each reached a new title that day. :))) <-- still extremely proud Mom.

Debbie, small dogs can do this, too. They have lower jump heights that fit them just fine. :) Dogs of all sizes seem to love it!

Thanks, everyone, for stopping by and for your very kind comments.

All the best,
Lois

TexWisGirl said...

love your smart, beautiful dogs, and your hard-working, talented daughter, too!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Looks like a few well trained and hard working teams to me.

Maple Lane said...

That would have been fun to watch. I enjoyed the pics very much!

Montanagirl said...

Very nice! Lots of training for those dogs.

NixBlog said...

Great photos, Lois. Looks like these activities keep the dogs beautifully fit and happy!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Amazing abilities....and such loyal, pride you can see in their faces and acts!!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Hi Lois, Congrats to Katherine, Peny and Erik. Just wondering if anyone ever thought of giving prizes to the human trainers in the agility tests :-)

Rose said...

I bet they have a blast doing this....I would have fun watching.

Elaine said...

Looks like fun! Catherine gets quite a workout in the trials.

Gunn said...

Well done! I would have loved to have been there!:)

mrscravitz said...

Looks like so much fun! and great exercise too.

Nancy said...

Great job! Must so fun to watch your "kids" compete. :)

fabriquefantastique said...

Hi Lois, i do make a decent red cabbage, but would love to know the way you make it with redcurrants.

Lois Evensen said...

Thanks again, everyone for your very kind comments.

There's a question here about currants that had to do with a comment I left on another blog. Here's the answer to the currant question in relation to my Norwegian Cabbage recipe:

It's a pretty easy recipe. I published it here:

http://loishands.blogspot.com/2010/06/norwegian-style-red-cabbage-and-moms.html

I use the currant jelly if I don't have fresh currants. If fresh currants are available, cook down a cup of currants in 1/4 cup water until only 1/2 cup remains, then add to cabbage in recipe.

Yum!

All the best,
Lois

RNSANE said...

It's great that the dogs can stay so focused for these competitions. Congratulations to your "team".

My Camera Critter is at:

http://rnsane.blogspot.com/2012/04/camera-critters-212-little-boy.html

Hope you are having a great weekend.

Kay L. Davies said...

I love the first photo. Nothing like a hug!

Kay, Alberta, Canada

chubskulit said...

You must be very proud to watch him in action.

My Critter please come and see when you have time. Have a safe and happy weekend!

bailey-road.com said...

I love to watch those agility trials. It's amazing to see the marvelous connection between the dog and handler/owner.

Pia said...

That is an interesting post! You can really be proud of your daughter!