14 October 2009

Narra Narra Narra

Why is it always about Narra?! This fall has definitely been all about her. Now, we've even driven all the way out to Ohio for her. You see, we've been attending the German Shepherd Dog Club of America National Specialty for the last five days. The "national" is an annual event where German Shepherd Dogs from all over the country get together to compete in performance events (herding, agility, obedience, rally) and conformation. Of course, sistah is all about performing... She started the week off great in herding--even though one judge thought she was channeling "the wolf" too much--and earned her first title in it. Agility hasn't gone so well, but she has another day of that. Plus, she has rally to do, too!

What about US?! Yeah, we, Tuchuck and Theo, are along for the ride, and that's kinda fun, but we want to do cool stuff, too! We don't get to run around and play enough while waiting for sistah to take care of her bizness. Finally, today, we got to go running for a change. In honor of the boys of summer (Go, Phillies!), we went to Wiggley Field, a local off-leash dog park! Falls colors were looking awesome, and Theo enjoyed his first evuh dog park. We had the whole place to ourselves, for the most part. A couple GSDs from the trial eventually showed up, but we didn't really play with them--Tuchuck was even mean to them because he thought one was being mean to Theo! Anyway, we got our yayas out, so that was quite a relief. Weather hasn't been great (super cold and wet!), but we don't mind--just need to run!

Of course, we like hotels, too. Little Theo's earned his van legs and has become a roadtrip pro (the human even bought him a fancy new crate pad). If we didn't miss Jackson, Rousseau, Angel, and Tanner so much, we'd probably be good driving on for a bit more. The human for sure doesn't want to go back to work. But his work's not as fun as ours![herding photo by Dick Clark Photo]


Bruce said...

Dogs on the road...I like the sound of that! Looks like you had a fantastic trip!
your cat pal,

wally said...

I'm a bit of a homebody myself but that looks like fun. I'm glad you guys are representing for the other herding dogs. The GSDs might have the flash but we've got the panache!

wally t.

Sophie Brador said...

Mom envies you guys so much. She would love to spend all her time on the road, hanging out with doggie wogs. Narra totally rocks! And we think it is really sweet that Tuchuck was protecting Theo.