Flyball

Aug. 8th, 2009 10:37 pm
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For the first time, Penny seemed interested in flyball tonight at practice. In the past, she just wanted to go home - wouldn't take treats, wouldn't play with toys or tug, nothing, even though she was a food and toy obsessed brat at home.

Tonight, she was wagging like mad while watching the other dogs. She wanted to chase any stray tennis balls. She RAN to me over the jumps! She still has miles to go before she'll be racing, but at last she's interested and having fun!

Of course, the whole time I was working with Penny, Flyer was howling in desolation in her crate. My grey-bearded old girl firmly believes that she should be the ONLY flyball dog in our household, whereas I would really like to have more.

Date: 2009-08-09 04:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaydee23.livejournal.com
YAH!!! You need another flyball dog. I feel for Flyer, though. That's her sport. Too bad Giddy doesn't catch on, too.

Date: 2009-08-09 12:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zubiemom.livejournal.com
Don't feel too sorry for Flyer. She'll keep racing until she tells me she doesn't want to do it anymore. It even looks like Flyer and I may be driving to Indianapolis at the end of September for the CanAm tournament.

Date: 2009-08-09 11:13 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] usedtobeljs
Hurrah for Penny! :-)

[hugs for you and for Flyer]

Date: 2009-08-09 12:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zubiemom.livejournal.com
Now if Penny can just keep progressing; she still has to figure out the mystery of triggering the flyball box so she can get the ball, but at least she's interested now!

Flyer happily accepts the hugs - everyone should focus their attention on HER! She started out as the second of 2 flyball dogs in my house back when the late, great Zubie was still running. Now she'll just be in the top spot.

Date: 2009-08-09 12:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] kitty-poker1.livejournal.com
Well done, Penny! If she's interested and having fun, chances are she'll end up being good. Poor Flyer will hopefully get over her jealousy and Penny can maybe pick up some 'tricks of the trade' from her.

Date: 2009-08-09 12:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zubiemom.livejournal.com
Flyer will always feel that she should get all attention, but she'll deal. I'd just love to have multiple dogs playing again!

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