Thursday, July 30, 2009

IN TRAINING

Well,per usual we are way behind in our reading and will catch up with all of your gossip as soon as possible. We have a pressing issue here at house of A+A. PL2 reminded me of something. August 8th is a very big day. Why you ask??? EARTHDOG!! YIPPEE!!!!! Now my next level would be senior earthdog.That is like going to Harvard for your Masters(your PhD would be Master Earthdog..PL2 says I will never make the Masters because you have to go into the tunnels PAIRED up with another dog..and that will NEVER happen...unless it was Archie but I don't think your coach is eligible)Now Senior Earthdog is the same length tunnel but there are some tricks to it, and I have never practiced in that kind....so.... PL2 said maybe I should just do my J.E. tunnel(which as you all know is quite challenging enough.)That's great PL I am WICKED excited!!!
UNTIL I realized it was in A WEEK and I have not been practicing AT ALL. and we have uhhhmmm been eating ice cream and stuff....so Archie said Lets go.........we have to cram in 2 months of practice into a week(but the pressure is off because I am no working for my E...just doing it for fun..Next year I will try for my S but that will be another story all together.....

So off we went to our training grounds......








So Archie started out by checking out all available digging sites....





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I tried to help but he was screaming something like I AM THE COACH HERE AGATHA.......
OK here I go at my first dig.....concentrating... thinking of my little friend at the other end......



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Next stop? The next site my coach thinks is a good training place.......



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OK stop digging for one minute coach said...run around this section doing crazy zoomies




Next in my training triathlon,the swimming event....I as your coach will monitor from above.......( he hates to get his feet wet really..)




Here he HAD to come into the water because he said I wasn't doing it right. I don't know what he is talking about really because I was taking a break a playing this little game I made up which is pat the water with you paws and watch the water come spurting up....





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OK he said ENOUGH OF THIS BACK TO THE DIGGING..I will show you how it is done......




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And this, he said, is how you should look....




Ha... check out my black tongue.....



Wait is that a coyote I hear????



Well I can assure you I WAS POOPED but I think I am in shape( but no ice cream for me until after the event...) Here I am practicing next years winning speech after I get my S and my E( for Senior Earthdog) PL2 said she is not really sure but thinks to get your SE you have to go through the tunnel about 4500 times or something like that.... so we'll see.....)


22 comments:

TwoSpecialWires said...

You are an inspiration! I watch in awe! To think this is all in the wft genes.

I think you'll be proud... at least I know, now, that the lizards around here are fun to watch and chase. (I'm such a softie.)

Your sweet pal,
Jake (and Fergi)

Niamh said...

Of course you will be able to get your senior hunter title Aggie. Abstaining from ice cream will make you a lean, mean, rat chasing, terrier machine! Good luck with you training.

Your friend,
Niamh

Joe Stains said...

You are lucky to have such great training facilities close by! I can see how Archie is the coach of the year, he is a slave driver! BUT I think you probably like it. Good luck on the 8th!

Poopsie aka Blue said...

Looked like you had a fine training session there Agatha.
Lots of luck and fun on the 8th.

Love, pats & pets
Blue

Maggie and Mitch said...

We can see how very hard you are training but what do you mean no more ice cream until afterwards? You need ice cream to keep up your strength, Agatha!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Huskee and Hershey said...

Great digging skills!! Thanks for sharing...

By the way we LOVE your new header..

Autumn the maltese said...

Nice training!
too bad I can't really went out for digging n playing like you.. mom for sure gonna scold me -.-'

Just to inform that I'm back for after so long <33

With love,
Autumn

Mango said...

You are very serious about your workouts, no doubt about it.

I would be your partner if you like. Although I would prefer it if they put a hot mastiff gal in the tunnel for me to chase.

Slobbers,
Mango

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

We know you'll do great!! And we can hardly wait to hear about it all.

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Gus said...

OOOH...Me and Teka have started digging in the back yard to get in touc.h with our inner terrier

It seems we are getting a lot more baths lately too.

Is it related, do ya think?

gussie

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

I love your header, what a great shot, what a beautiful view of you two!

tula said...

Yeah more EARTHDOG trials~ go Aggie. Coach Arch runs a hard program. whooo, he knows his stuff. i think the addition of water footwork with really push you by the competition too:) a rubdown is definitely needed-- i recommend the hot stones with lavender & a hot doggie smoothie. gotta have your protein Aggie!

uggh. the rain. AGAIN!!
make it stop!

big kisses,
tula

Lorenza said...

Hi, Agatha and Archie!
I can see you have been training very hard!
I am sure you are going to do a pawesome job, Agatha!
Good luck!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Hero said...

Archie is really serious about your training. You're lucky that he's so dedicated to the cause. Keep training hard and I'm sure you'll do great at the trials and maybe get some ice cream for all the effort.

Asta said...

Agatha and Awchie
I'm so glad you wemembewed.the time has gone so fast. Thank dog Awchie is such a dedicated coach and you,my sweet Aggie awe a natoowal talent. I'm suwe you awe mowe than weady fow the challenge! I'll be wooting!!!
smoochie kisses
ASTA

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

Hmm...

OK..so you get ur nails dirty...go and wash them off and then get them really FILTHY????

I dunno, Aggie...I love this whole Earthdoggie thing, but it's heck on the whole self maintenance program....ruins the pedicures, ha??

Plus, everytime I get in that diggie position I have to endure negative comments on my butt size...

Scuffy loves the whole Pat the Paws in the Water Game...he could do it for hours...I only do it in our water bowl...makes such a mess!

Whoopsie...had to interupt myself here so the boyz and me could go and chase a deer in our yardie...of course Stan stepped on me flyin' outta the door...sheesch...

Bark bark bark...

Laciegirlie

Kisses to Archie!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

You certainly had a great training day. Such a beautiful place to train. We know you will have a great time at the competition..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

the 4 Bs said...

you are very dedicated to your earthdog pursuits. that's some good training that the two of you are doing. we especially like your digging. that's pawsome.

woofs.

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Oh dear Aggie. You are such an A personality! We are proud of your vigor and determination...and that fab coach is a great asset too. We're pullin' for ya!!
XxOo,
BabyRD & Hootie

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

Hi A and A
I remember those digging moves quite well. Fast quick fastidious! That's right.. no rat can get away now. Nice coaching archie. But Agatha, if I were training you, you know hot dogs would be involved. Nice time call me.

norwood

Dewey Dewster said...

Wow Agatha and Archie...

Ya look like ya were havin' as much fun as we had......except....

ta da.....drum roll, please....

Pap caught us real mice....live ones too and then let 'em loose so we could catch 'em......

I must reluctantly admit.....we exterminated 'em.....don't tell PETA, will ya......cause we're gonna do it again and again......

Our earthdog tests are the 15th and 16th of August......gee, I sure hope I actually perform this time......we get ta practice next Sunday....we shall see....

Good luck ta ya......

Dewey Dewster here.....

Jenny said...

Hope you had a great time in the river. I'm taking my dog and the dog I'm watching to go swim in the water...one is a retriever, so I know she will have fun!

Jenny
http://www.poochieheaven.com