Monday, July 20, 2009

Home from Missouri and loaded with loot!

Well, not exactly loot, but I did get several ribbons. Here’s how I did:

Big Air: 2nd in Senior Division

Extreme Vertical: Just a participant ribbon. I suck at EV.

Speed Retrieve: 6th place

Iron Dog: 4th place. This is something I’ve never entered before. It’s only for dogs who do all three disciplines (Big Air, EV, Speed Retrieve). There’s a formula for how many points you get for your place in each event. Then they add everything all up, and that’s your Iron Dog score. I think I’d kind of cool!

But guess who else got a ribbon. HOPPY!!

No, he didn’t jump. He was his usual dock-sniffing, mama-kissing, crowd-pleasing self. He had everyone totally entertained. Even the announcer was laughing at him, and the judges were complete cracked up.

So, what did he get his ribbon for? The host club for this event (Gateway DockDogs) gave participation ribbons to the dogs who never went off the dock.

Here’s a photo of us up on the dock…me with my three ribbons, and Hoppy with his one little ribbon. We were so proud of him!

I do think, however, that he was a little jealous of me and my ribbons. Look at him giving my ribbons the once over. I’m sure he was thinking, “How does she do that!”

Well, brother, first you have to start jumping!

As it turned out, he was such a hit with the crowd, this kid came over to our tent and wanted to play with him. So my mom let the kid take Hoppy out and they played for a while.

Then, the kid brought over the Chase vest and asked if he could take Hoppy through the crowd collecting for the charity “Chase Away Canine Cancer.”

Look at the great Chase dog!

That’s Hoppy with the kid who adopted him for the day.

The good news is that he had been such a hit up on the dock, everyone willingly donated to the cause and put money in the vest pockets. The kid said that everyone who donated received a kiss from Hoppy!

What a HAM!

But he did collect quite a bit of money, which is a good thing. Chase Away Canine Cancer is such a worthy cause.

We don’t have any photos of me dock diving. My dad, the photographer, didn’t go with us this time. I will get some from other people in a while. If they are any good, I’ll post them later.

But for now, I’ve got to get to bed and get my rest. Guess what Spud and I are doing tomorrow. Going for another dock diving TV news story!!

Can’t wait. I’m beginning to like this celebrity thing.

See you on the dock,

Sally, the Captain of Team 3 Dawg Flite

Proud member of Dixie Dock Dogs


barb said...

Sally, you look so good with your ribbons! I know your mom is proud of you. And Hoppy looks terrific in his collection vest. He's such a great guy. You guys keep on keeping on.

Life With Dogs said...

I always expect you to return laden with ribbons and trophies, and you did not disappoint this week. Maybe a training video is in your future! :)

PTdogger said...

Awsome sally! you look so cool with all those ribbons. if you won more you couldn't wear them all. hoppy looks good too. maybe one day he will win alot of ribbons like you.

. said...

It was so great meeting you, Hoppy, and your Mom! I can't wait to see you guys at nationals!

Stephanie & Cody

GoldenSamantha said...

It has been such a long time since we visited - apologies!!! I've just looked through many of your posts and can see how proud you must be of HOPPY!!!! Congrats! And of course, huge congrats on all the other "LOOT!" Fabulous! My pawrents took me to Splash Dive on Sunday, and I loved it so much! I hope to get to do more!
Hugs xo
PEE ESS - did a post about it if you want to look at 2 rookies hehe!