Wednesday, October 14, 2009

T minus 5 hours and counting

Well, this weekend is the DockDogs National Championships in Cincinnati, Ohio. Team 4 Dawg Flite is almost ready to go. Our dad will be home around 2:00, and we leave then!

I am so excited. Spud is excited. My mom and dad are excited. Even Hoppy is excited. He has no idea why, but he’s still excited.

Badger, on the other hand, has no idea what’s going on. He really doesn’t get excited about anything very much anyway, but I can’t wait to see his face when he sees a dock diving event for the first time.

And speaking of Badger, my poor mom and dad have had their hands full. You see, Badger was a kennel dog, so they had to train him to be an indoor dog. WOW! I had no idea that would be so tough.

I kept telling him, “Daddy B (that’s that I call him), you don’t poop in the house. You poop outside! You are going to make Mom M-A-D if you keep pooping in the house.” But he didn’t listen to me.

He is getting better with the potty stuff.

Then there was the chewing and pacing and panting. My mom finally realized Daddy B was an OCD dog, especially with the chewing. They got him some medicine, and now he takes this big pill every morning. He is a lot better.

Now, back to our trip to the National Championships. We have something new…something really, really cool. You see, after we got Daddy B, I told my dad, “ We just aren’t going to have room back there in the truck for everybody and everything now. Believe me, I am the one in charge of the back, and I know there just won’t be room.”

So my dad went out and bought an equipment trailer. I thought, “Cool, now we dogs will have the entire back to ourselves. No crates to get in our way. No equipment cases. No ice chests. No tents. No chairs.”

But it was even better. My mom and dad had it wrapped with pictures of us. It looks AWESOME!

There is one side with photos of me:


There is one side with photos of Spud:


And then all four of us, plus our logo, are on the back:

trailer3Don’t you just love it!!

Now, it’s all packed with our equipment and stuff, and we are ready to roll. Keep your fingers crossed for Spud and me to jump BIG!

My mom wanted to let y’all know that she will update our results on Facebook, and if you would like to keep up with us in Cincinnati, you can “friend” her: Nancy Tillis Akin.

See you on the dock…or all FOUR DOCKS!

Sally, the Captain of Team 4 Dawg Flites

Proud member of Dixie Dock Dogs


Chester said...

YES!!! YES!!! YES!!!
We LOVE your new trailer! Not only do you have more space in the back but you look UBER cool travelin' now. I hope you have lots of photos for pawtographs with you because this will attract a lot of dog groupies who will want them!!


We're gonna run right over to FB and make friends with your Mom right now.

Chester & Mom ;0=)

Martha Basset said...

Good luck guys! We know you will be brilliant.
We loved the new trailer and we will wave if we ever happen to see you on the road!
Remember to take the camera.
Tell your mom Martha had never lived in a house either and pee'd and pooped anywhere!
She is loads better now but not perfect......
We will try and connect with your mom on Facebook but although we joined we struggle with it.
We now have more people offering us cows, sheep and pigs than we would ever know what to do with!!!!
Martha & Bailey xxxxx

barb said...

That looks spectacular!! Y'all are like rock stars. Good luck and make me have to write a BIG check for your jump-a-thon. Go Sally and Spud!

Lindsay said...

Good luck at the Nationals!! We hope you guys kick some serious tail! And wow, that trailer is AWESOME!! Especially with the pictures on it!

Miley said...

Great blog and I lover your trailer, how cool is that?!?! Good luck and have a great time!!!

lotsa licks,