Tuesday, July 31, 2012

My [Finking] Skool Night

Skool Night
iss one ob my berry mose fabe oritt
nights ob the week.
I dream ob the day
when I can star in
my berry own reality teebee show...
The Real Finking Boy Steudents ob Houston
or sum such name like that...
butt I deu naught yet haff a film creu.

Whee haff been berry busy
and when naught busy...
the Tybist habbs been berry tired.
So I need teu catch Yeu ub on
The Lass Teu Weeks ob Finking
It whill naught take long,
I promise.

July 17f, 2012
What habbs be come yeusual...
are our abternoon storms.
The Mom tooken these pickshers
on her whay home from the facktory.
These pickshers are looking norf.
And whee libbs teu the norf west ob here...
or slightly teu the lebt and be yond.
And now she habbs turned west
on teu a nodder freeway...
and whee libbs teu the right,
furst ecksit.
Now those pickshers were tooken
juss be fore 5pm.
Whee did haff funder.
Whee did haff lightning.
And whee did haff rains.
It did clear, though...
And here iss me in
The Business Yard
Whee did breeze bast
The Chair Lady
wheu whas training her dog
in the barking lot
so I cood check my messages.
Faxes and Copies.
Check this "Post It".
Hee Hee...
And here iss me
looking like I am leabing my
feetsy brints in the concrete...
butt I amb naught really.
These are juss feetsy brints from the wets...
and are naught eben mine.
Thiss iss me getting ready.
The flash iss naught in tended teu be on.
Here I amb in
A Sit Stay.
My Obedience Instructor iss not here teunight
so my Agility Instructor iss filling in fur her.
Whee did lots ob ecksersizes
and many games.
And the mainest fing I did whas...
I learned teu deu
The Broad Jumb.
The Trainer did say
teu the Substiteute Instructor...
"I don't know if he can deu this"
And the Substiteute Instructor
what iss My Agility Instructor said...
"Reufus iss an Agility Dog. He can deu this."
And guess what...
I did deu it.
I did clear all ob the broad jumb widfs
laid out be fore me.

And here iss what whee saw on our whay home.
And then one week later,
what whas lass week...
July 24f, 2012
A gain wif the abter noon storms
moobing a cross the skies
and teu the west.
Whee haff be come sky watchers
ass the skies haff be come
And there iss the Sun
as she sets.
Now ubon our arribal,
whee did encounter
The Chair Lady
in the barking lot,
training her dog
and she did call out to greet us.

And now here I amb in a slightly dryer
The Business Yard.
Can Yeu tail
that My tail
whas blow dried???
Yes Yes
I whill say Chee
Haffing caught my self ub on
all the current reborts...
I paws fur a picksher obborteunity.
Now what habbens neckst
iss naught teu be beliebed...
Be fore class,
 The Chair Lady came in
and said teu the Trainer...
"You have a very nice golden there." 
[funny, be cause the Trainer looked at me 
teu make sure I whas still the one on the leash]
The Chair Lady
then asked the Trainer her name...
then asked the Trainer... MY name.
And then abter double ober laughing said...
"A perfect name for him. I love it."
There whas a lot ob chatter be fore class
a bout The Reliant Park World Series ob Dog Shows...
Lots ob steudents scored legs and achiebed titles
and ass conbersations continyeued...
whee heard all manner ob dog show brags,
dams, sires, litter mates and odder such heritages...
And then at one point,
ebbery one looked at me eckspecktantly...
and the Trainer quickly said...
"Reufus is a Rescue."
[Huge sigh ob relief from me on a counta I fought she whas going
teu share wif them sum random indescretion I haff done]
Whell... I amb proud ob wheu I amb.
Now less get this party started.
My Instructor iss back from Montana.
And Class whas BIG fun.
Whee did play games.
And I deu lubbs teu play them.
I all so did really really good...
wif all butt one.
It whas a game where I whas teu...
Chase a treat lebt. Chase a treat right.
Come and drob/freeze...
and stay until release.

The Instructor said I whas a sborting breed
a mongst herders.
Switching gears whas naught my fortay.
Boy O Boy whas she right.
Whee haff been working on it.
butt I amb still naught a great switcher...
And ass wif all lessons,
I whill keeb trying real hard.

Fank Yeu fur Finking wif me.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Beginning Agility Graduation and Let's Start Agillity II

Lass Monday,
I did
Graduate from Beginning Agility.
I deu fink I haff imp proofed...
And I whill be building on my skills in
Agility II
butt furst, I whill catch Yeu ub on
the lass teu weeks
what we join in progress...

July 16f, 2012
Teu Weeks Ago:
Bad Weffer & The Trib Teu Class

Class whas cancelled free weeks a go
on a counta terrible storms...
and it all mose happened a gain teu weeks a go..
Whee had torrent chull rains
late in the abter noon.
And here is the sky on the way teu class.
The traffick whas all so berry bad
on a counta bad weffer ub a head.
Pickshers deu naught
adequately bortray the drama...
butt Yeu get the idea.
Whee are heading west on the free way
and so are the storms...
Whee haff had so many stormy days in a row,
so whee lubbs these little glimpses
be yond the gloom...
butt they are a litle scary
furr sum reason.
Yeu know how Yeu can see sum storms
abbroach from whay a cross town?
Whell whee haff had lots
what bob ub outta no where
and all ob a sudden.
Whee were habby teu find safe conditions at
The Agility Field
and whee were frilled wif the cooler tempyteurs.
Whee arribed in blenty ob time teu take a walk...
The pabement is wet
and all so much cooler on my feetsies.
I fink yeu know where whee are going...
Yes Yes...
Ober there, be yond the pond iss...
The Business Yard
The Trainer habbs teu flib this fing ub...
and swing that fing oben...
'Flib and Swing'.
I said
Here whee are in
The Land ob Letters and Faxes,
Reborts and Pmails.
It whas berry wet,
so whee pretty quickly
went back teu
The Agility Field.
Thiss field whas berry wet, teu.
It whas berry slibbery,
and many peoples did fall down.
Forechewnuttly, the Trainer did naught...
butt she all so did naught take many pickshers.
What whee did deu whas
start learning the weabe poles.
I all so did
eats sammon off ob the teeter.
And I did run some A-Frames... 
Thiss iss Fellow Steudent, Jury... on the A-Frame.
and a cross sum
butt I did naught jumb frew any tires.

Teu ward the end ob class,
I all so did hobs on
The Table
I deu lubbs
The Table.
Ob course, I deu lubbs all ob
Agility Class
In cleuding the a ssignment ob the home work
at the end.
Yes Yes...
makes me berry habby.
And I fink it makes the skies habby teu.
July 16. On our way home from Agility
July 23f, 2012One Week Ago:

Bad Weffer & The Trib Teu Class

A gain, whee did haff big rain showers
in the late abternoon...
And a gain,
these showers did moob off teu the west.
In this picksher, Yeu whill see... L teu R: The Trainer and Me
Whee haff naught seen much ob it lately,
but whee did haff quite a bit
ob sun teu shine in teu the trolley.
And I did need teu skwint
juss a little.
Yes Yes.
There she is.
The Sun.
Whee did haff a berry fast and fun class.
Whee did work berry hard.
And I did drinks lots ob waters.
This here iss my head in
my waters cooler.
The Trainer deus fill it ub wif
a gallon and a haff ob sbring waters...
fur me teu drink.
Here iss all so sum odder fings
what whee take teu class.
Right there, leaning ub a gainst the fence
in Number 2 Pencil Yellow
iss my contack plank.
And in that chair
iss a bag wif
my toys and treats,
my trolley water bottle and
the Trainer's training note book.
In thiss class,
whee did work
the contack plank...
And whee did work
the weabe poles.
I all so did run frew sum

And then whee did settle in fur
The Gradyeuation Ceremony...

Whee were nerbous wif the worry
butt our ank sigh-itease were reliebed when...
 whas the name called furst.

I did it. I did it.
And on the way home,
I did ask the Trainer teu show me again...
My Dibloma.
 Juss read the pride in my face
ass whee stob fur a reward...
Ice waters fur me and
a coke ober ice fur the Trainer...
Biggify this picksher teu see the noteworfy new FBI Building. It iss be yond and looks like it habbs a # on it.
 I whas still ecksited when I got home,
and here iss me wif my Dibloma.
 I amb boaf tired and all so wound ub...
so I amb still banting a bit.
This Dibloma whill make a good snack...
 iff the Mom and/or Trainer
deus naught moob it whay ub high...
Juss a fought.

Fank Yeu so much fur coming a long wif me
these pass six weeks ob 
Beginning Agility Classes.
I hobes Yeu whill come wif...
and whish me luck teunight 
ass I start
Agility Teu.