Saturday, May 16, 2009



MISS AGATHA JUNIOR EARTH DOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YES SHE GOT HER E!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Let me tell you , I do not know how much more I have in me here...... I was a nervous wreck(being her coach all the pressure was ENTIRELY on me......)

I will let her take over........ Arch and I didn't sleep so well because we were a little nervous.....and we got in the back of the car and were ready to go..............(ha ha notice how my side has all the nose marks)

Arch thought PL1 was taking too much time .......

On the way PL1+2 stopped here for a quick break( you know what I mean......)ARE YOU KIDDING ME????WHY ARE YOU TAKING A PICTURE OF THIS?????

AND A PICTURE OF JOHNNY FLIPPING APPLESEED???WE HAVE TO GET GOING HERE....(as you can see our nerves were a little on edge....)

OK so we finally got here( thank goodness there were no more Johnny Appleseeds along the way) and arrived here........

Now I was getting a little nervous.....but you will never guess who came and calmed me RIGHT DOWN......Can you see who it is??????
TOFFEE AND RILEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!( Toffee is giving me REALLY good tips here....)
Her Mom taking a picture of her....... Strictly for Eric.......

Gulp.....Then I saw the table where you first go........

These people are looking very official and stern......

Archie said we better have one more going over everything before get going......

OK....I did a little quick meditating to calm myself down just like Archie taught me......

While I was doing this Archie was checking out the competition.......

Oh boy check out this kid...She started some trash talk like they do on the basketball court,but I was prepared because of Arch and let it slip off my back( MAJOR HBO WORDS HERE)

OK here is the J.E competition board......I was 105
Now Arch didn't tell me until later that now he got really worried because of the letter E on my number(look on the bottom left of the 105 ID tag...the E is really little and not fully formed...Archie thought it was a sign .....oh brother....)(um the IQ 3 is not my IQ it is introduction to quarry my warm up run .......) I am with PL2 at my warm up run waiting for my turn....I was shaking I was so excited.......PL2 said all she could think about was how was she going to get me out of that tunnel without killing herself...)

LET'S GET READY TO they say in the boxing world!!!!!
through intro to quarry and had to rush over for the Junior Earthdog competition..PL1 and Archie got a movie of us walking out...( You can hear Arch ,the excitement was almost too much for him....)

We couldn't take pictures at the actual tunnel but once again I USED THE STEALTH BOMBER technique....quiet,quiet,quiet then BLAM attack attack attack...The Judge said he didn't even know I was up there I was so quiet!!! Then the Judge said that he thought I wasn't going to get it because you have to "work the rats" as they say in the business,which really means GO CRAZY and you have to do it for a certain time period and I stopped......2 seconds to go....but he said I had been going so crazy I HAD TO CATCH MY BREATHE!!!!!!!!!!!!Here we are coming back......VICTORY!!!!! and with an E!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I THREW myself on the floor next to my coach......THIS IS EXHAUSTING!!!!!!!

AND IF THAT WAS NOT EXCITEMENT....who do you think came to see us afterwards?????? Can you see him????? Not sure who it is??????

NORWOOD AKA sometimes Mr Bezerko( a kid after our own heart)

Archie was stunned......IS THIS REALLY NORWOOD?????????

We all played the hot dog game for awhile.....what a great try to catch it in your mouth Norwood rules on this)

Then Archie saw this STUNNING wire named Bella,,she is a bit of a show dog and wins all kinds of things.......when she walked away( looking over her shoulder at him, Archie started to cry.....) Norwood came to the rescue and dragged us over to the pond for a swim.....

Ok not only did I see Toffe and Riley and play with Norwood and go swimming...BUT I GOT PRIZES!!!!!

I got this lovely glass(the Greater Boston Earth dog Club) which I am going to give to PL1+2 for being such good PL's.....

And this key chain( THAT IS THE GIRL BELLA ON THE KEY CHAIN!!!) gotta give this to Arch.......
A lovely bee stuffie which I am going to give to Archie my coach.......
This is mine all mine...A RAT STUFFIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here is Coach Archie and his assistant.....

I got my E, chased the rats, played with my DWB pals, won prizes, swam, played the hot dog game......Does life get any better than this??????

Agatha J.E.


Asta said...

You awe the BOMB!!!!
Congwatulations giwlie!!! I knew you could do it. You have the spiwit, and the will, and the bestest coach in the wowld!!!
I'm doing my supew happy dance fow you. It's an honow to have you as my fwied, and get to meet you snout to snout in a week!
I'm as excitewed as if I had won!
love you, hope you get some good west aftew all this
smoochie kisses
pee ess how cool to get to see toffeee and Wiley and meet THE NOWWOOD!

Lacy said...

w00fs Puppers, yeaaaa u gots it, c we tolded u, u cool u gots to c our friends..u and arch done good...

b safe,

pps and the PL's toooo..

Niamh said...

Congratulations Agatha!! You are an inspiration to us all, finishing your title after coming off an injury!! You go girl! Glad you got a great load of prizes to celebrate your big accomplishment.

Archie, you did a great job of coaching and keeping Agatha focused.

Great job!

Your friend,

Joe Stains said...

WOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOO!! We are so excited!! We have been thinking about you all day and we are so stinkin happy you got your E! And toys! and to see toffee and riley. Talk about the BEST DAY EVER!!

TwoSpecialWires said...

WOW-WEEEEEEEEEEEEE! Are we ever happy for you and PROUD of you! No lame leg could get you down! You did it, girl! We knew you could and would all along, but now it's time to celebrate!

We'll be telling all our friends Agatha's got her E!

(Archie ... you were obviously a GREAT coach!)

Jake and Fergi

Lorenza said...

Hi, Agatha!
I am so happy for you!
You did a pawesome job!
Sure it was a complete day getting your E, having fun with our friends, getting presents, having a splash time!
Congratulations again!
Kisses and hugs

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Oh Aggie! Well done girl, you rock!
And how very cool that Toffee and Riley came to support you....Norwood too, that's just so cool :D
Congratulations sweetie!
Slobbers xx

Gus said...

wwwoooooooohoooooooo Agatha (and Archie too! Congratultions to all of you. We are wirey bounce dancing here for ya!


Kess And Her Mama said...

Well done Agatha (and Archie, the coach of course)! Great job. Looks like you'll need lots of ZZZs to catch up on. So, come over and check out what I've tagged you for!

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

Oh Agatha!!!!! We're on our way!!! I want to try a new therapy on you case you got a bit of a strain today with those RATS....first Scruffy is going to do a sport's massage and then we're gonna play poker...I've heard it can do amazing things for your joints. Now tell Archie that I've seen pix of that Miss Bella chick and they've been in the zine, National Tattler etc. Also I was in the bathroom at the park with Mumsie one day and it said right on the wall of the stall, "For a good time, call Bella." I'm sure that it's the same dog.

I'm not sure he should even use the could easily corrupt his high moral values.

If you could toss a couple of lobster stuffies in the pot or even open a can of soup and let the lobsters play poker, I'm sure we can make do...Stanny's starving...he always is....he can have a piece of toast with peanut butter if that's ok....


Love and kisses...Lac

Sally said...

Congratulations! We knew you could do it - those Rats don't stand a chance. You had a great coach too - sounds like a fantabulous day!

And you got to meet Toffee, Riley and Norwood!

We can barely contain our excitement - I may go chase a squirrel in your honour.

Lots of licks
Sally and Paddy

Meryl said...

Congratulations Agatha! That's awesome!

--Moe the Welshie

Faya said...

I knew it ! You are the greates ! You are the best Agatha ! Congratulations ! I hope you will have a party to celebrate ....
Kisses, Faya

Poopsie aka Blue said...

Congratulations Agatha!
Didn't you do well.

Love, pats & pets

Eric said...

YEEEEEEEEEEEES!!! TWINNIEEEEEEEE!Boy oh Boy, we was super excited for you all yesterday. Even more excited for you now. Can't bark enough how proud I am of you - Step too!!! All that hard work and training. You deserved all those prizes and more!!!Mke sure you have a good hunk of cheesey treats and a good long sleep under the bomb shelter.Woof you Miss Agatha J E!

Lovies and kissies Eric xxxxx

Dexter said...

AGATHA! That is so exciting! You must be beat. I wicked bad wanted to go but momma made me choose between agilities and watching you and, well, the thought of the A-Frame won out. Maybe next time.

Good coaching is important. I could hear Archie giving you pointers.


p.s. your dad said Ahhh-chie (hee hee). Nice to hear somebody who pronounces his name correctly.

Noah the Airedale said...

Junior Earth Dog!!!! wow what a gal. You're a champion Agatha, well done from all of us.
That's pretty exciting that you got to meet up with Norwood too. You had a great day. Atchie mate, good coaching!!

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

tula monstah said...

Hey A & A!
A big ole WOO WOO to the super duperity quick Earthgirl, Aggie! How exciting--i am a little jelly for missing out on the fun times. Norwood yapped all about it. he woofed meeting the DWB crew and playing the hot dog game in the water. Don't worry he gets alot ALOT of practice.

oh, my training is being amped up... thinking about switching coaches. Arch? can u make me into a rockstar too?

Go celebrate & of course, relax today!


Asta said...

Hi Aggie and Awchie

Have you wested up fwom all youw celebwating? ow did you stay up playing pokew all night wif Lacie and the lobstews, hehehe

Thank you fow the complement on my teef..I bwush them evewy night..insist on it,( I adooowe the toofpaste I use..could eat the whole toob)

smoochie kisses

Molly the Airedale said...

whooooooooooohoooooooooooo - we are so very proud of you Agatha! Congratulations to you! Awesome job!
And we are so thrilled that you had Toffee and Riley and Norwood cheerleading for you!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Toffee said...

What can I say wErE fabluous!! WE arE so vEry proud of you!! In fact mom was a littlE tEary EyEd whEn you camE out of thE tunnEl.

RilEy would likE to try his nosE at some rat working - is your coach taking on any nEw cliEnts?


The Black and Tans. said...

WEll done Agatha. We are proud of you.

Archie all your coaching really paid off, great stuff.

Molly and Taffy

the many Bs said...

OMD! we are sooooooo excited for you, Agatha. YOU RULE! we are very proud. YIPPEE! you are JE! we have never known a real JE before. wow! maybe we should have your pawtograph!

you ROCK!

and lucky you to get to see Toffee and Riley and Norwood! oh, he's a real cutie and excellent at that hot dog game. you should take lessons from him.

Archie was a great coach and support team. that was really sweet of you to give him one of your prizes. congratulations! we are proud of you!


Amber-Mae said...

Agatha! Congratulations! OMD! That must have been so much fun crawling in the dirt & going crazy after stinky rats! You did well my friend & I'm so proud of you.

Solid Gold Dancer + Puppies

Sophie Brador said...

Good work Ags! I never doubted you for a second.


Jans Funny Farm said...

What an exciting day! Congratulstions, Agatha.

Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

YAYYYY!!! CONGRATS on getting your E, Agatha! I knew you could do it! Great job! And congrats to Archie too for being a great coach...*grins* The pressies and meeting with Toffee, Riley and Norwood...SOOOO cool! Congrats again!


Huskee and Hershey said...

Hey Agatha,
Congrats on getting your 'E'!! We are real happy and proud of your achievement!! Wooohooo!!

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Soooo happy for you Aggie! We are in a hotel in Billings,Montana tonight and Mommy just pulled out her computer to see how you did. We are all so happy for you and knew you would do well. And in addition to your big win with cool prizes, you even got to play with Toffee, Riley and Norwood too. Upsome great day all around!! COngrats again. Smooches, BabyRocketDog & Hootie


Stanislaw said...

Did someone do a weeble in the lake water? Big Pupi LOVES to do that!

CONGRATS Miss EAgaEthaEEEE. Isn't that how you spell your name now? Your humans must be so proud. And after all that hard work... you DESERVE it!!

Now will you come take care of Mr. Ratbutt and all his kids in my territory? He needs a stern terrier-style talking to.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh Agatha we are so proud of you.. You are expert now..
It must have really been nice to meet Norwood. He is one of our bestest Blueman buds..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Hero said...

Congratulations, Agatha! Fantastic job! Sounds like you two had an amazing day. Archie should could his own official title for being the best coach.

Dewey Dewster said...

Wow Agatha....

Ya tracked the rats 'n got yer "E" that's a great achievement 'n I have ta say Whoopee !!!!!

Bet those rats didn't know what ta expect when ya was barkin' at ' Mom gets all worked up when she sees 'em....

Hopefully I will keep my mind on that task at hand this year 'n get mine too.

Congratulations !!!!

Dewey Dewster here...
Asta Marie too
and Toby

Unknown said...

Hey A and A
Thanks for the furry face off vote! That movie was great. It felt like I was watching Rocky!


Kasha said...

They look pretty cute in the car! Great pics! Congrats Agatha on EARTHDOG! That is awesome!
Kasha and AFrica

Bae Bae said...

That sure is pawsome.
Congrates to you Agatha. ;)

~ Bae

Unknown said...

Hey A and A
You should've stuck with me. I had a great time on Mt Wachusetts. We were both super tired afterwards but it was a really nice hike.

Archie the trick to the pose is to keep the tip of your toe on the ground. And.. of course I only do it for hot dogs.

Jake of Florida said...

Agatha JE!!!!! We are so so proud of you!!! What an amazing day -- as you said, DWB pals, a rat, a title, prizes, sibling togetherness, you had it all, girl!!

And in the midst of all that, you still found time to think of breaking us out from camp.

What a girl!! Wahoo, let's hear it for the Agster!!!

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

Unknown said...

Hahhaaha Archie! WAH WAH WAH WACHUSEtts!
I noticed you've been walking around with your ski goggles on too.

I guess it's better than singing Bernie and Phylssssss!

William Tell said...

Congratulations, Agatha! We're so proud of you. I like your motto, Saving the World One Rat at a Time. hee hee

You and Archie really need to come visit us here in the country and go possum hunting some night. I think you're well qualified to give them a run. :)

Happy Tails,
William Tell

Tee said...

Wow! Congratulations!

Licks and Wags

The Dog WOods Pack

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Agatha and Archie -

Congratulations, Agatha! The day you posted this was Mama and Papa's 28th wedding anniversary.

Archie, you are an exceptional coach. Have fun this weekend with Asta, Sophie Brador and Stan. We wish we could be there with you.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci