Sunday, November 6, 2011

in which there is much excitement

Many exciting things have happened lately. Sparrow earned some new titles. Stanley learned how to weave. Reuben decided that he actually does still like to run at agility trials, if those trials occur in his favorite building, especially on a Friday night, with or without a full moon.

The most exciting thing of all, however, was the fortuitous discovery of THE BEST TOY INVENTED EVER IN THE HISTORY OF BORDER COLLIES.

Ok, deep breath. Ahhhhh. But, apparently, if you are a Border Collie, JW Pet Megalast Balls are better than truffles, better than Turkish Delight, better than Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, even better than squirrels (gasp).

If you are any type of dog other than a Border Collie, these toys are so boring, they might as well be invisible.

But if you are Sparrow or Stanley, megalast = best. thing. ever.

In other excitement, Sparrow earned NAJ and OA. Yay! We finally managed to run clean in jumpers for the final leg, and she kicked it in 18.45 sec. Whee! Also, she went 3 for 3 in Open Standard. That's my girl!

Stanley learned how to weave. Thanks 2x2's and Megalast Ball!

Reuben earned another leg each for NA and NAJ. One more leg to go for each! And, last Friday, he pretty much rocked it out coonhound style in two runs of CPE. He even did the dreaded teeter with no issues, two runs in a row. Go hound!

I have video of some of the runs, but they are still sitting in the camera. In the meantime, here is a video of Stanley learning running contacts. Running contacts is Stanley's new most favorite game, naturally, since it involves the best toy on the planet.

Also, Sparrow plays agility with the most favorite green ball. Don't tell Stanley.