Dewey usually does the posts but he is resting up after a very tiring weekend and I am at the keyboard for a change.......
I guess my little boy child, Dewey, told you that we were really hoping for our own EarthDog tunnel. And what did we get? Nothing, but a new retaining wall. I was really bummed out over it all. I mean we were thinking we could practice our earthdog skills more often and even more important than that, “Get Those Rats!”
Sunday morning I was really down…I didn’t even want to get out of bed….I could hardly lift my head off the pillow….and when my Mom called me, I just rolled my eyes and looked sad and kept resting.
( if you click on any of the pictures, you can see a larger version)
Everyone got up for breakfast but me…..oh; I did come downstairs…but not all the way. I lay on the steps and sulked some more. I mean, I felt really bad…like my whole world just fell apart….oh woe is me….woe is me…..I know Dewey used that a while back but if it works well why can’t I use it again?
Now Mom and Dad never said we were going anywhere special but they got the car ready and put us all in. I love to go for a car ride no matter where we are going so I was excited just for that.
But we ended up at the WPA EarthDog Club’s practice field, Woodside, in Donegal, Pa again…….and I got excited. Now if you remember the last time, my little boy child left me standing in the dust because he went in the Junior EarthDog tunnel (at least halfway) and I wouldn’t go in at all. Oh, I wanted the rats OK but I think it was all the mud and the thought that Mom would be mad if I got dirty that kept me out.
Well, I was watching all the other dogs go in and I saw those rats in the cage again and I knew I had to try and try I did.
This is what earthdogs looks like after they get all muddy in the tunnel. And there was a bunch of mud there again this time. We both went in the Junior EarthDog tunnel this time all the way. I mean those rats were toast because we worked them and worked them good.
Here's me...doesn't that mud just look delicious?
And my little boy child Dewey...doesn't he look happy?
Mom and Dad didn’t get any other pictures there because they were busy working with us in the tunnels and the mud was everywhere. We had to ride home in the car all muddy and when we got home, Mom and Dad got out the pool to help us get some of the mud off.
I kind of liked the feel of that mud on my face and legs, but the pool is a lot of fun.
I just love the water and just love playing ball and that’s what we did. Here’s some tandem ball playing…just me and Dewey.
But of course, Dewey always has to be a ball hog and there he is in the pool showing off.
All in all it was a great day. We got some Ratitude, a dip in the pool and we played some ball. What more can you ask for? Life is good!!!!! And even though we didn't get our own tunnel, we got to practice earthdog anyway. And we are going back again next month and in August to practice again. The test is in August too and if we keep performing well, we will take the test. We are really getting excited thinking that we may actually be real earthdogs.
So, how was your day?
Asta Marie, WFT