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Day One, Friday: so happy to be back in the ring and eating liver again after so long ... saw Mama taking videos from behind a potted plant ... almost bolted the ring to go kiss her ... Emily yanked me away ... regained my composure ... didn't jump ... stayed focused ... Collin's Boxer, King, was right in front of me ...I was in trouble - Collin's dogs always win, although I beat King once ... wanted to bite King's nose but was far too busy concentrating ... King won. Bah.
Day Two, Saturday: did better today ... didn't have my usual speed and grace but hey, I'm just getting back to this ... saw Mama behind the plant again ... wanted to run right out of the ring to kiss her but didn't ... judge had me and King do a second walk - it was a toss-up but King won ... come on, Mr. judge!
I could see Mama behind the plant as plain as day. Who's she trying to kid?
Still, I had a fun weekend. I went on nice long walks, we visited a park, a nature reserve next to Lake Erie, and I played with some very nice dogs at the motel:
A Viszlagirl who smelled so good.
Two Beaglegirls who were vying for my affections.
And Chester who filled me in on all the news from the Bulldog ring.
There was a big boydog skirmish in the lobby at walk time Saturday night. I had no idea why they were all barking but I started barking too. There was a huge commotion going on. I thought the lady behind the desk was going to pass right out. Then all the fathers broke up the brawl and us hooligans headed back to our rooms. Our bellies were practically dragging on the floor, sorry that we'd been bad boys.
Anyway, at the nature reserve we watched some beautiful Tundra Swans, which are really geese, flying north in formation. Geez, if only I could fly - I'd have tailed those geese all the way to the Arctic.
I also got to bark at a couple of llamas at the park. One of them spit at me and I tried to take down the fence. Then I tried to burrow under it but Papa wouldn't let me do either.
Oh yeah, I broke open the mini-bar but there were no dog treats in there whatsoever. It must have been a rumour. But I did get lots of free goodies from Purina like these pretty cookies.
We also found out that the Canadian Purina National isn't televised afterall. We were misinformed. Next time I'll check out my sources.
They have great weather in Tillsonburg. It was sunny and warm all weekend so I got to stick my head out the window. I could smell spring all over the place which made me dream so much of stick-hunting that I had spit bubbles and drooled all over the truck.
I have some great videos to show you. They were here this morning but Moco told me that they were marked private. Then Blogger ate up my entire post everytime I tried to reload them. Is anyone else having this problem? I'll try to upload them again in a future post. I'm also going to go and visit your blogs very soon.
Happy St. Patty's Day!
Hope you're all having a great week.