Saturday, April 26, 2008

MAY 10th IT IS OFFICIAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


If you are not a terrier you may not know what this is.........For us terriers this is the greatest thing on earth,what we were made for...this is not for the weak hearted......it is the tunnel in an EARTHDOG TRIAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And at the end of that tunnel ,is...............

Only one of our greatest arch enemies in the world........and...I just found out that I Agatha the great safari hunter, urban huntress,skunk catcher and defender of the free world HAVE BEEN ENTERED IN AN EARTHDOG TRIAL ON MAY 10Th!!!!!! This year I am going to try the entry level AND THE JUNIOR LEVEL!!!!! Now last Friday PL2 asked Archies chiropractor if she thought Archie's back was ready to do the tunnel,and she said that although Arch is doing fabulously she didn't want to risk anything especially as he has come this far...so he is going to sit this one out.He is actually ok with this because he likes it but not LOVES it like I do.So...I am going to have to get ready and start practicing around the house(I will try to squeeze myself into very small places very very quietly so no one will know I am coming and then I will POUNCE out...........
This is me last year when I first met the rat(when I was just starting out in this profession)



After that(and ever since) I WANTED HIM BADLY.................


I have to go and start training for this event....................I will start by POUNCING on Archie as he is sleeping ..............

36 comments:

Gus said...

Oh YYYEEEEAAAAHHHH! Go get that mousie..I will sit with Arch and cheer you on from the sidelines. I don't think I will fit in the tunnel, or you know I would be followin' right behind, right?

kisses

gussie

Lorenza said...

Hi, Agatha!
I am sure you will do great at that trial!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Maggie & Mitch said...

Great idea to pounce on Archie while he's sleeping! Practice makes perfect, ya know! hehehehe

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Jackson said...

Oooo, how exciting. It's a shame Archie can't help you out, but I'm sure he'll be cheering you on from the sidelines! J x

Mango said...

Oh boy! Mommma wants to know if the trials are someplace close by in Master Chew Sits. Maybe she is thinking of entering me.

Mango

Toffee said...

OMdog! That looks so coool. Maybe Riley and I will come cheer you on! Where is your trial?

Maya and Kena said...

WOW!!! HOW FUN!! WE WISH WE COULD GO!! Just hearing the word "RAT" makes us go crazy!!
Good luck Agatha!! Go get 'im!
Wags and licks,
Maya and Kena

4xBs said...

that is a real event? how exciting for you Agatha! you get to tunnel in that narrow box and at the end you get a prize rat? would we do it! it sounds cool! we love to chase stuff, especially live stuff. Brody killed a rat one time. it was pawsome. mom wasn't as thrilled as the rest of us, but it was definitely an event to remember. we hope you catch your rat too. you must post pictures of this event!

woofs.

Noah the Airedale said...

Good luck with the Earthdog trials Agatha. We know you'll do well.
Best leave poor Archie along though, don't want to agrevate his back.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Eric said...

Wow, just looking at that makes me quiver with excitment, you get to chase a real live Mr Rat? Wish I was going with you Agatha. Make sure you post lots of photos so I can see what you do. I'm sure you should be in the senior class being the great brave huntress you are. I'll bark you on, listen for them over the big pee. Glad to hear Archies back is getting better.
Wiry wags, Eric x

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erin said...

Oh, you're so lucky, Agatha! I wish I could do earthdog. My girl even asked them and they said no, that irish terriers are too big. What a bummer! I just know I'd be good at it.
Woof,
Keeley

Toffee said...

Oooh. We figured out where the trial is. My mom and dad2b may go check it out - hopefully we can come too! Hope you had a good weekend.

Archie I am glad that your back is better - will you be Agatha's coach? (kinda like how Rocky had his coach in the Rocky movie(s))?

woof

Joe Stains said...

omdog that is not a lot of time to train!!! good luck omdog!! I think you will need to lay off the mcdonalds so you don't get stuck in the hole!

Toby Tibet said...

Oh Agatha....this is Toby makin' the rounds for Dewey since he is under the weather right now. I know Dewey and Asta would love to go to earthdog..they tried it out at Doggie Fun Day last year and were wild about it....That rat would have been history if not for the cage....you will have a great time...me I just like eating right now....I don't sniff much of anything else...just food.

Waggie tails,
Toby

Asta said...

Agatha
Go get him!!!!!You awe my hewoinne..when you pounce on Archie in pwactice, tell him to be bwavew wif Lacie..she has been cwying all day cause all he said was he liked hew lipstick, and ignowed hew in chat and didn't acknowledge theiw bootiful kiss
smoochie kisses
Asta

Amber-Mae said...

EarthDog Trial sounds like fun! Just learned about this dog sport last month,. I think I'll make a good Earthdog too but don't think I'll dare to hurt that little critter or not.

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Patience-please said...

Oh we are SOOOOO excited for you! We know just exactly how you feel. We feel like that when we see the lure at coursing and racing trials! Oooohhh we go completely bonkers!

Good for you good for you good for you!!!

happy wags from the whippets

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Oh man! Agatha! I'm so jealous that you get to go after the evil varmit! I'm more jealous that you get to practice until May 10th! You are one lucky dog!

Pouncing on Archie sounds like a fabulous idea!

Slurp!
Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Deetz said...

lol....you go girl!!! I am so excited for you Agatha. I cannot wait to hear how the event goes. I just know you will catch that rat this time and you will be a winner.
Deetz

Penny & Poppy said...

Agatha, we're sure that rat will be shaking all over just knowing that you are on his trail! Good luck! We can't do the EarthDog thing since we are way too big.

Aire-hugs,
Poppy & Penny

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Whoa Aggie....

That is like the coolest thing I've ever seen!!!!

Practice attackin' things in ur bomb shelter...that oughta do it!!!

I love to go to the pet store and check out the rodent section...actually I like the bird section alot too....

But to be able to dig in real dirt and all the fun of the tunnel...WOOT!!

Poor Arch havin' to wait this one out!

Scruffy

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Uh, you're going to go into the tunnel and kill a rat?

Maya and Kena said...

Hi Agatha and Archie!
Thanks fur the comments you left!
And the hunting was fun, but unluckily we didn't catch anything... :( They kept fooling us! When we were near them they would run up the tree and when we went away they'd come back down!! Those little cheaters!
Wags and licks,
Maya and Kena

Koobuss said...

Boy, that looks like fun!! How far do you have to go in the tunnel? The looks awfully small though. Maybe it's not fun after all. I like the part where you get to pounce and that you also get dirty. So, it probably is fun!!

Good luck in your training. Archie might not be very cooperative in letting you use him for pouncing practice.

Hehehe

Koobuss Kisses,
Koobie

Girl Girl Hamster said...

You'll be a pawsome hunter Agatha.

~ Girl girl

Molly and Taffy said...

Hi Agatha.

Now that looks like it is going to be a god day out on 10th May. We are very jealous as we love to hunt.
Excellent news about Archie's back we are extremely pleased all the treatment has been working.

Molly and Taffy

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Have you caught any varmit yet? And have you shaken it around like a dead chew toy?

Slurp!
Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Charlie said...

Archie & I will hang out at the races and make bets. I'm definitely going to bet on YOU, Agatha!
- Charlie

p.s. We think they should hold Earthdog day on Earth Day next year!

Blue said...

Crickey!
I'm not sure I aprove of what you're doing on my birthday!
I planned a pawty...

Pats & pets
Blue

William Tell said...

Woo-Hoo!!! Go Agatha!!! Looks like awesome fun to me!

Happy Tails,
William Tell

Deetz said...

Has your mum found any scary eye photos for you yet....they can be scary, or freaky, or sad, or crazy or anything at all....
Deetz

Gus and Louie said...

Ya we are sure you will do such a good job as long as you keep practicing... You better get busy.


Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Toffee said...

Sadly (and happily) it was time for the PetCab poster to come down as it was very wintery! Mom made a donation to M.A.L. so that she can take the poster home. We still drive by & admire the new poster - it is my mom's friend Gigi.
re: diarrhea - a lot of my friends (at least 8) have come down with either vomiting or diarrhea in the last week. Riley and I have been fine but we do not frequent the Arb. Someone postulated that it may be the Lime/lyme pellets that were put down but I don't know about that.

Toffee said...

...just be careful if you go to the Arb...some people think it's funny but it is really kind of runny...

woof.
your pal,
toffee
(I forgot to sign my last post)

COL. Sam ASTA-fari Joe H. Pinkerton Peabody, Esq said...

OMD OMD OMD OMD OMD OMD OMD OMD. Get Mr. RAT. Oh Agatha, you must tell me every detail after the trial!! Please. Mother finally found one for me in June. I cannot wait. She said we could go. She just has to get my AKC number, as I am not AKC registered.

But.. oMD OMD OMD OMD.

Sorry Arch, that you cannot join in this time. :(

Toffee said...

my c-box is void.

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