Sunday, April 24, 2005

I'm back

Originally uploaded by Pippin Noodle.

It's true, it's been a while. My person, who I'm dependent on to keep up with my blog since I don't type very well, has been "busy" with whatever it is she does. I try not to make a fuss, but really, it's pretty unfair that she chooses other things over keeping my fans up-dated on what's been going on in my flyball life.

That picture up there is a picture of me with my sister Hazel at the Davisburg flyball tournament in February. She's a cutie, isn't she. Pretty different looking than me--first off, she's a lot smaller and doesn't have quite the fringe that I do (you can sort of tell if you look closely at my tail). She also had a much shorter nose and bigger, rounder eyes. I don't like to talk about it too much, but she also has ears that both do the same thing--stand up.

Originally uploaded by Pippin Noodle.

In that picture, I'm saying hi in my usual way, which is to show that I'm not trying to be anybody's boss. Hazel was a little surprised--I don't think she's used to having someone lower on the totem pole than her. We were both a little wary and didn't really play much.

Hazel's already competing on her flyball team. I'm not yet, but I have learned some new tricks. I'm going down over all the jumps, hitting the box and coming back with no trouble (I've had about 3 weeks off, but I didn't forget anything). Yesterday at practice, we added the ball in. Not sure about that--I thought it was pretty good to just stop at the box and pull the ball out gently and gracefully. No need for all that racousness and banging and loud noises when you can just pull it out. I heard them whispering that that's not really allowed, but to let me go ahead and explore. I hope that I heard them wrong, but I'm a little worried because today at home, my people were having me stand at our box while they popped the ball out. Still not so sure about it all, but I liked grabbing the ball!

So, what have I learned in the last six weeks?
As usual, patience is a virtue