Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Bomb Shelter Update and a S

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?????? WE HAVE NOT POSTED IN TWO WEEKS???? Which also means we are a MILLION LIGHT YEARS BEHIND IN OUR READING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO do that we will( catch up on your lives) and we will quickly catch you up on ours....... SO it rained and rained and rained and rained..and we were a teensy weensy bit bored( imagine two wire fox terriers SHUT IN....oooohhh it was not pretty...but the first non rain day we had we went for a 34 hour walk( PL2 said it was to burn off a little energy or something....)And we don't really know why she kept cleaning the floor all the time..something about mud and stuff...So I took to heart all that you my friends had to say about sharing my bomb shelter....I thought and thought and thought... and came up with this ( very very temporary ) solution........

ARE YOU HAPPY???????????? But please note in the next picture that there happens to be someones toy in there and my bed is kind of half way back in there...hee heee he will never figure this out......

Now on to another serious matter..You may remember I worked extremely hard last year with my own personal trainer/brother to obtain my J.E.( Junior Eathdog) title.....Whew it was HARD WORK and he is a very difficult trainer...
So PL2 and I had a little talk and she asked me if I wanted to try to get MY SENIOR EARTHDOG TITLE!!!! Only this was is ALOT harder...You have to go through a longer tunnel with more curves in it and a false spot and the hardest part of all is that you have to come out by your self( your PL doesn't pick you up out of the tunnel) Now I don't know about you but I an not the best with recall without a rat there...put a rat into the situation??? hmmmmmmmm.... let's think about this.. But PL2 said we could get some training and maybe learn how to do this..... I went to the Fox Terrier Network.com page and got this picture..That is the rat in the cage at the end if the tunnel............

Now this has put Arch into a tizzy and he has to change his whole training program..... PL2 happened to find this little pad of paper that he had been jotting notes on and then ripped up in frustration

"Most of the training, which really isn't much, that you will need for Earthdog you can do at home. You can make tunnels of cardboard and borrow a rat to train with. It isn't quite the same as what you will encounter at a test, but it's a good start. And lots of fun for the dog! There probably isn't any other time you will actually be encouraging your fox terrier to bark and carry on! Heaven, from the dog's point of view! "
HOOOOOO BOY!!! WE ARE GOING TO GET A RAT FOR THE HOUSE FOR ME TO PRACTICE WITH!!!!!!( PL2 here.... uhhhmmmm I don't think so Aggie.....)
And so ladies and gentle men,I begin a new summer and new EXTREMELY difficult challenge with my brother at my side and my PL's behind me( wait maybe it should be the other way around....) in the obtainment of my..........

So while he figures out my training plan I will just soak up the glorious rays.......



Hi guys,

Glad the sun is out again and things are returning to normal. We luuuv your bom shelter! Too cool!

Riley and Star.

Sally Ann and Andy said...

Wow, Agatha, I have taken the senior earth dog test once, and I haven't gotten a leg yet. But, I had a grand time. My problem is coming out of the false exit, or going in the false exit. Could you ask your Mommy to send any training tips to my Mommy because she seems concerned about me doing it properly. I'm just having fun, but it is a hard course. If you and your human parents ever come to a tournament closer to the south, we might get to meet. I love your bomb shelter, it looks amazing.
Sally Ann

Gus said...

wow...we are glad that you have some sunshine, and best wishes on the earthdog thing. Me and Teka think we would be excellent. Muzzer says.."eeeuw, rats!"


Lorenza said...

Hi, Agatha and Archie!
Glad to know the issue about the bomb shelter goes... more or less well!
I know you can do everything you want, Agatha! Go! Go!
Kisses and hugs

Niamh said...

Your own rat! How exciting! We know you will do a great job training for your senior earthdog title. Glad you guys are getting some walks now that the weather is better.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

Dewey Dewster said...

Ah......Aggie....my Mom needs one more senior test passed fer her title....she is TERRIBLE on recall....won't come back outta the tunnel fer nothin'....she needs lots of work 'n we won't be home in time fer the trainin' either.....she may just not get that title this year either....

But we sure hope ya do fine...that false exit is a real trickster...it can throw ya fer a loop....

Reflect on it in yer bomb shelter...ya can figure it all out...

We've been gone fer almost 2 months....lots of blogs ta catch up on....

Dewey Dewster here....

Asta said...

What a glowious way to think about that fantastic twaining plan..you get a weal wat of youw own??
youwPLs awe the best..so devotee, nevew thinking of themselves just youw happiness..i know Awchie will be an excellent coach again,so i think letting him into the bomb sheltew occasionally even though he is a BOY is OK.
That Big cewtificate is waiting wif youw name on it!!!
smoochie kisses

The Musketeers said...

Yeap ! you guys have not post fur that long, and we miss you fur that long ! BOL.
Glad that you guys have sunshine ;)

Angus said...

That final photo is priceless.

Molly the Airedale said...

We think you'll have no problem achieving that senior earth dog title, Agatha! You are one smart girl!
That last picture is the best!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Dexter said...

Oh do let us know when the big competition is. Momma will try and get to it.

That bomb shelter "solution" does not look optimal. I think you are going to need a force field.


Noah the Airedale said...

Oh my, you'll be an Earthdog expert with your own rat to train with.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Bobby said...

We do not have this Earth dog test,
It sounds good to me, you are forming a good plan. I don't know how you have time to worry about your bomb shelter. Take in the rays while you can.

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

WE want a rat!! Maybe Mom should let us train.

Happy St. Pat's
The Rocky Creek Scotties

William Tell said...

Well, we checked with all our friends and no one seems to have any spare rats (or spare parts thereof) laying around that we can borrow, or we'd sure as shootin' join you on that earth dog training thing. Shucks. It sounds like so much fun, too. But we do want to wish you the best of luck on your training. We know you can do it, Agatha!

Happy Tails,
William Tell

Anonymous said...

how do u do?

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


Oh, Aggie...I just hope Arch can deal with this...does S stand for STRESS?

He's gonna get all worried...you saw he's already shredding paper? (Does s stand for shredding?) And he'll probably find you a RAT stuffie...Does S stand for Stuffie? Or PL2 SCREAMING?

I mean it doesn't stand for senior like OLD does it? Do ya need some cold cream?

Now I know your bloggin' busy being behind and all...BUT ya hafta stop back (YES, I KNOW YOU WERE JUST THERE...) to our blog and read what happened to Mumsie yesterday...it's a good giggle...

Kisses and I'm so IN on that Bomb Shelter...!!!


Go to Butchy's bloggie and see the pups!

Joe Stains said...

Are you really sure you need a rat? I mean, I could send Tanner there and you could stuff him into a tiny box and then you have the perfect bait. er I mean, target. or um. can I just send him there PLEASE??

Eric said...

HEY!!! Where have my Twinnie and Step gone? WHO replaced them with those lookielike stuffies stuffied under the bed??? Lying in the same postion. Even with the calming bands on them stuffies. Haaaa! Very funny. But. Doesn't fool me. At all. Thank dog you haven't got wheels.

Guess the real A's are off in Secret training for the S letter. Well Stuffies. Tell my Sibby's this S Stuff Sound Serious. Better get a Schedule Sorted. (We have one of those. Preparing for an important visitor.) And you need to prepare for your visitor Mr.Rat.Will he bring Mr Toad too?

Wiry loves and a million kisses Eric xxx

Koobuss said...

Now you've got it, Aggie! That last photo is the answer to all your problems. Hang on to that spot and all your troubles will go away. Works for me.

Forget about the rats and just concentrate on roaching in the sun.

Love and Koobuss Kisses,

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi guys,
Glad that you are seeing some sunshine now! (Love that last photo!!)
Best wishes on attaining your 'S'!!

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

Now Aggie...it's time for you to get that stoopid snow off your header...ya don't wanna tempt those stoopid plows comin' round again, do ya?

That totally stinks ya had to work today...I only hope I put enuff sunscreen that I didn't sunburn my little nosie...yes, yes, we were outside like all day...diggin',chasin', had to take a BATH after it all...Mumsie managed NOT to slam Stan's footie in the door this time...

You guys got to see SOPHIE?? Oh, I am so jelly...she is such a DIVA...a legend...does she shed?

Kisses have a good day at work tomorrow....did ya get your scrubs starched?

Did ya see that pic that Mango did of me in that um totally adorable nurse's uniform? Did ya see he had photoshopped my face on each knee? I told him I could look up my own skirt!!!!!




Kess And Her Mama said...

Looks like busy months ahead - soak up the rays while you still can Agatha, before Archie puts you to work!

Bocci said...

Love that last picture, my two friends-you are hilarious!
Miss ya!
Your buddy,

Princess Patches said...

OMD! You can actually BORROW a rat? What happens if he escapes and you can't return him? Do the rat police come to your house?

But, seriously, good luck, Agatha! We know you have a great trainer!

Penny & Patches