Sunday, September 9, 2012

Too-crowded-space, contest, hot dog thief, and my youngest person

Today my people took me to Paws for a Cause. This is where a bunch of people and Dogs attached to each other by leashes get in a really tight space and try not to bark at each other. Somehow this helps the Dogs and Cats who do not have homes.

This type of thing is called "fundraiser". I know that all Dogs and Cats should have people to love, but some are not lucky. I am RescueDog - once I did not have a home either! So my people did something called "donation" to help.

My youngest person decided we should go in a contest.

Here we are practicing.

We went away from all the white-tents and loud-noises and too-crowded-dogs. We had a Walk. We enjoyed the cool breeze. I played Tug with Leash. And we practiced.

In case you can't tell, I am doing walk-between-people-legs-backward-and-forward-exactly-like-the-people-legs.

After we had practiced, we went back into the too-crowded-space and waited for our turn.

My name came very loudly out of the big-black-too-loud-hurt-ears-box, and my youngest person took me up in front of all the people and Dogs.

Do you see what a Good Dog I am? How closely I watch my youngest person?

Let me tell you a secret. My youngest person had hot dog in her hand.

I was a Very Good Dog.

Some of the other dogs did not pay attention to their people when it was their turn up front. They ran around in the open space, or stared at the other Dogs and ignored their people. Not me. I paid very good attention to my person, and I did exactly what she wanted!

There was a boxer-dog also in the contest. He won a prize for biting at a balloon, and then he tried to steal my hot dog. When I told him please-back-off by growling he jumped on my body and we had a dog-fight.

This happened after our Trick, so I hope it's not what made the judges not pick us. I didn't start the fight, honest I didn't. I just asked him to leave my hot dog alone.

A small-black-dog won a prize for doing many fancy Tricks, and also a Dog with a curly tail like mine who did a funny woo-woo-woo noise with his mouth.

My youngest person was a little bit sad because the judges did not choose us. But not me, I wasn't sad. I was very happy. Do you know why?

Because I had so much fun with my youngest person!

I gave her all my attention, and she gave me all of hers. I felt very special. And she gave me lots of hot dog and petting and nice words.

I'm not sure I liked the tight space with all the other dogs, and I certainly did not like it when someone tried to steal my hot dog, but I would do Tricks with my youngest person again any time. I love you, youngest-person-of-mine!


Finn said...

What a good job! That hot dog really did the trick. I am gonna try this out with Finn. I bet she'll love it too, thanks for sharing!

Prancer Pie said...

We think ya'll did great! What a good woofie you are and what a sweet girl human you have! Happy Sunday, Jacobi.

Muppet said...

It sounds like you had a very good day Cobi. Well, except for the fight. I have met Boxers before, the ones I met were very nice though. Although, I did not have a hot dog.

A Day In The Life Of A Goose said...

What a wonderful day and a wonderful experience with your youngest person!! You looked very sharp to me (so, pft to those silly judges!) Congratulations on competing, even if you didn't get a prize (although I would have considered the hot dog a prize ;-p).

A Day In The Life Of A Goose said...

Eeek, I have a surprise for you...come over and see! :-D

Molly The Wally said...

We loved seeing you with your youngest person. Have a really lovely Monday.
Best wishes Molly

Cotton said...

Aw that looks like so much fun and besides, winning's not everything!!:)

Two French Bulldogs said...

Awesome and what a great little human trainer
Benny & Lily

garthriley said...

The walk-backwards-between-mommy's-legs trick is one of our favorite tricks, and mom thinks it's one of the cutest tricks. (I too require hot dogs -- mom says it's the best way to help me focus on her when there are lots of distractions like lots of other dogs and people.)

Tell your littlest human not to be sad. I bet you were fabulous!!! The bond that you two have is WAY more important than winning.

I know what you mean about crowds and lots of other dogs. Situations like that make me nervous and they really make my mommy nervous. I'm very proud of you and your littlest human for being so brave and doing tricks in front of all those people.

your pal,

Jacobi said...

Thanks to all my furry friends for your great comments. My big person is very proud of both of us, so we both feel pretty good about it!