Another weekend recap from me, Mango! We had our last dog obedience class on Saturday morning. It was a combined class with Dog I and Dog II for Doggie Games. Here are some pix from this last class.
This is one of our trainers, Mary, explaining this exercise to us. I really liked Mary a lot, she’s a great trainer. As you can see there are quite a bit of dogs in class. I did pretty good in this exercise, I didn’t snap at anyone and I followed Amy’s direction the whole time.
The guy in the front of the class is our main instructor, Norm, and the guy walking in the back of the class is one of our other instructors, Carl. A lot of the exercises we do in class require that we line up like this. Usually we do sits and stays but today we were playing a racing game.
Here are Amy and I in the line! Duke is sitting behind me and Buttercup (you can’t really see her face) is sitting in front of me.
Here are Amy and I playing this racing game. She has to pass off that tennis ball without dropping it. I’m watching the ball very carefully in case it falls so that I can snatch it up.
We have a week off and then we start Dog Obedience again. Probably about half of the class will move onto Dog II but I’m staying put in Dog I. This time around David will be going to classes with me instead of Amy.
Let’s see, what else happened this weekend? Oh yes, more bubbles eating, here I am attacking some bubbles in the house. No bubbles can escape the jaws of Mango!
Oh, I figured out how to open the door from the backyard into the basement. David left me out in the backyard on Saturday and I wanted to get back in but he couldn’t hear me whining so I just jumped up, pushed down on the lever doorknob and pushed my way back in. I am a border collie you know, the smartest dog out there!
Yesterday I got to play with Rusty in the morning. He just got a hair cut and looks pretty good. Then we went for a long walk, I was so hot and tired that by the time we got home, I just wanted to sleep on the cool floor. Have I mentioned that I’m not a summer dog? Last summer, my first summer ever, I would refuse to even go outside if it was hot. I’m better now, but I still would prefer the cool, air-conditioned indoors.
I also got to go with Amy and David to watch their softball games. I stayed with David’s mom and little brother, Thomas. His stepdad, Tom, is on their team too. I was really good though and just sat and watched them play.
Oh, oh, oh and one more last thing. Look at this picture that our dog walker’s mom found in her Ladies’ Home Journal magazine.
Anyone look familiar? That’s right, there’s a look a like! That dog in the bottom right hand, he looks like me! He doesn’t have a black triangle on the top of his head like me, but can you believe it? I thought I was the only white headed border collie in the world, I guess not. This article is about Camp Border Collie in upstate New York. The owners pair up rescued Border Collies with troubled kids from the inner city to give both a new outlook at life. I think it’s a great idea!