Thursday, March 28, 2013

Flyball

Thank you for all your comments. Lady is feeling much better and is now trying to catch up on the life she missed while sick. Today is also the last day Emma is here without Uncle Chris. He is back and coming over for Easter tonight. We are sure we will miss her.

Ok, now to our post.

The Lady got this bright idea that it would be nice to be in an activity for the end of winter. Looking at her schedule and the school schedule, she decided to put us (Lee and Phod) in flyball. Well, really she thought Phod would love this and Lee could go along so she wouldn't destroy the house when home alone.

As you regular readers will know, we missed the first class because someone had kennel cough.  The next obstacle was getting Phody into the car. He is taking a pill called Cerenia to help with his motion sickness. He hasn't thrown up the 2 times he has tried it but either it or the stress of the car is giving him diarrhea (once in the car, the other time not in the car). However, he is happier to go in the car and doesn't have to be forced.

Our Lady didn't blog about our first class because she was too embarrassed with our behaviour. We were too excited to really focus. We really wanted to play with the other dogs, but the teacher won't let us. She says in competitions you can't play, so in her class you can't play. Our Lady wonders if this is a little strict for an introductory class where most won't go on to compete, but she tries to keep us away from potential friends.

Lady says we were much better the second class, but both need to work on waiting.   She is very impressed with how well we both due when it is our turn to go. We can both be very focused then. Here is Phod showing off his mad skills working on turning.

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Our biggest challenges which we will be working on over the weekend are when the ball is introduced. Zaphod loves the ball and doesn't want to drop it and Hailey will chase the ball, but doesn't care to pick it up.  Practice will hopefully help!


 Our Lady's favourite part about our class - how tired we are after.

Have a good one



16 comments:

  1. That sure sounds like a lot of fun! We've never seen fly ball so I hope that you can get a video of it sometime.

    We're glad that Phod is getting in the car. Car rides are so much fun (most of the time.) Could the new medicine be giving him the poops?

    We can't wait to see more.

    Hugs,
    Lily Belle & Muffin

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  2. Humans just don't understand how exciting it is to meet other dogs!!! Anyway, sounds like you'll have to play by the rules.....it'll be fun still.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

    Good news about Phod and the car.

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  3. This sounds like tons of fun. The discipline part will probably be a good thing in the end. Not that we know anything about discipline in our house...but, it sounds like a good idea. Hoping that Phod continues to have success in the car.

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  4. What a great idea. That sounds like it will be so much fun and as you said if H&Z are happily tired Lady can get a brake. Nice one! Look forward to more videos. Have a terrific Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  5. Fly ball, wooo hooo. Your going to have a great great time. Wonderful idea.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  6. Flyball, Hey Bites says he is in on that, you guys would have a blast with his 25 tennis balls!

    Your Pals
    The Mad Scots

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  7. The class sounds fun. Great job doing better this time!

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  8. this looks like so much fun! Wonder if Dakota would like it?

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  9. Hmm doggies and car sickness just don't go together!!! Grrr

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  10. Heh. A tired dog is a good dog. I hope you get the motion sickness completely taken care of soon. Ugh. Poor baby.

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  11. Just to let you know, we have been by and we have missed a few post's..Computer blew up, we will read all the stories we have missed tomorrow..hugs xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  12. We are not familiar with this but if there's a ball count me in!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  13. Sure sounds fun but who invented rules
    Benny & Lily

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  14. Shoot. A class where you can't play and they keep you away from doggies who want to be your friends? Bah. Sounds worse than my Human's school! At least the kids get to have fun!!! You need to spark a doggie rebellion, my furiends.

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  15. There is a Flyball school not far from us but they take it so seriously, competitions and all.. I would love to take Mollie but we are such jokers, I think we may be asked to leave..LOL Will check it out in the summer :) xx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  16. Looks like great fun! Mummy and daddy keep talking about signing me up for agility but haven't got their acts together yet

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