Monday, May 26, 2008
Earthdog Fun Day!
Yesterday Ingrid and Tyler took me to an "Earthdog Fun Day" at a farm out in New Jersey somewhere. It sure was Fun with a capital "F"!
There were lots of other dogs there, mostly Border Terriers like me! The games had funny sounding names like "Fox in a Box," "Chuck and Pull," "Rat in a Can," "Manhattan Ratting Party," Ratting for Ratings" and "Jersey Junkyard-something or other." Surprise, surprise, they all involved hunting RATS! Well, except for Fox in the Box and Chuck and Pull, but hey, what are woodchucks and foxes anyway but overgrown rats? Even though I had never done anything like this (outside of cornering our neighbors cats!)I did great at all the events, which is no surprise to me; I was born and bred to this!
The event I liked best was the "Chuck and Pull." I wasn't sure what to do at first, since like I said, I never did this before and Ingrid and Tyler get upset when I go after squirrels here in the city. I got the hang of it soon enough, as you can see in this picture!
Here's some more pix of me doing what an Earthdog like me does, hey, Terrier means "Earth!"
Check it out, I was in FIRST PLACE at this Junkyard game, till some bitch got a better time than me. I can say that cause I'm a dog. It was fun while it lasted.
Here's me going after a rat in "Ratting for Ratings." I picked up the scent ok, but kept getting fooled by the tubes that smelled like rats but didn't have a rat inside. At one of the stations, I was so determined to get to the rat that I started chewing at a large stick that was in my way. The humans all thought that was cool.
Check out videos of me in action on Flickr. (Scroll down, they're at the bottom with the little video symbol in the corner.)
I hope we get to go to another one of these soon, this was a REAL "fun day."