Friday, April 23, 2010

Dog Crap and Dandelions

Mom, I'm sorry I rolled in mushy dog s^%& on our walk. Can you please, please, please not get the water and shampoo out?

Thanks a lot.

At least I look nice for my APDT trial this weekend now.

Marge had quite a good roll in the, er, grass yesterday. I was going to turn around and go home after she did it, but it was so nice out and she was feeling so good that we wound up walking for almost an hour. At least I had an excuse to tell people if any one tried to approach her. Thankfully, no one did, but that would have been a funny situation.. "Yeah, she's afraid of people and covered in crap. Are you sure you want to pet her?"

We had more nice, long walks today. Two, in fact. I took these pictures as Marge posed among the dandelions. I like 'em.

In about 12 hours, we'll be in the Rally ring for the first time. It's so funny how different I feel compared to my agility trials. I'm pretty relaxed about it, which I'm happy about. I guess the fact that we'll be indoors, on-leash, and in a familiar place is keeping my nerves in check. Of course, there's still that tinge of worry that Marge will be scared of the judge, though. On the bright side, Marge is only the 8th or so dog to run tomorrow and the entries are low - so, it won't be crowded and we shouldn't be there more than an hour. I'll probably update about it on Sunday, after both trials all over. Wish us luck!

(PS - we might be in the local newspaper sometime within the next month. They interviewed me regarding the AKC Canine Partners program! Keep your fingers crossed for this, too! I told them all about the fact that Marge was a fearful rescue whose life was changed by agility.)


Nellie, Yuchie, Calvert and Bailey April 23, 2010 at 9:31 PM  

Oh Marge, sounds like you had a wonderful time. So nice of mom to continue walking you even after; ahem....

We're rooting for both of you, all the best at the agility.


Sue April 23, 2010 at 9:42 PM  

He he, what fun to roll in the grass on a lovely spring day.

Good luck at the trial. We'll be thinking about you and can't wait to hear your results.

Frankie Furter and Ernie April 23, 2010 at 10:04 PM  

Wow Marge, You are soooo lucky. My mom would not only have given me a baff... BUTT she would have been Mad at me too. Good luck.

AC April 23, 2010 at 10:11 PM  

Sam, that's one of the funniest post titles I've ever seen!

You capture some perfect expressions with your bath photos.

Have fun this weekend! We're cheering you on out West!

Sam April 23, 2010 at 10:15 PM  

Yeah, she doesn't hide her emotions at all. I'm honestly surprised that she knew it was coming, because I usually don't bathe her at home. You can probably tell from the first picture, though, that she was totally stressing. She HATES it! But, alas, it had to be done..

Muttsandaklutz April 23, 2010 at 10:56 PM  

Ohhhh, that sudsy Marge doesn't look too thrilled! Hehe. Beautiful dandelion photos. Have a super time at the rally trial this weekend! I'm really looking forward to hearing all about it. Your and Marge's rally skills are awesome, seriously so you definitely should be relaxed about it.

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! April 23, 2010 at 11:03 PM  

Paws khrossed fur a good story about Marge and you!

So many good things have happened to Marge and you!

houndstooth April 23, 2010 at 11:07 PM  

Good luck to you tomorrow!

At least she took her roll at an opportune time, right before you're leaving for the trial, but not a few minutes before you're walking into the ring! Those pictures of her are gorgeous!

kissa-bull April 23, 2010 at 11:49 PM  

pawsome thing wiff the newspaper you are going to be a bonafide superstaw marge. we are furry happish that you were able to rool in the "mud" we'll have to try that. we are going to send you our good luck pibble vibes for tomorrow

pibble wiggles
the pittie pack
pee.s our condolences on the baff

Cyndi and Stumpy April 24, 2010 at 12:25 AM  

Too bad they don't put 1+1 together and figure smell roll = bath. stumpy likes the stinky stuff, too!

Good luck this weekend! We are lloking forward to hearing you blew the competition away! :ooking forward to reading your interview, too!

LauraK April 24, 2010 at 12:52 AM  

WHY do dogs feel the need to roll in stinky stuff? It's so disgusting!

I'm so excited to hear about your rally trial, I'm sure you gals will do great :) I've thought about doing rally with Riley and maybe even Homer, because he REALLY needs a job, and it probably wouldn't be too bad for his knees, especially if we keep him doing the hydrotherapy.

That's awesome about being in the paper (maybe)! You two are so inspirational and more people deserve to read about what a wonderful job you've done with Marge. Have a great time at your trial this weekend!

Martha April 24, 2010 at 3:08 AM  

Gorgeous pics of Marge, there is nothing like a good roll is crap to make a girl feel good!
We are sorry your were washed Marge - some humans don't appreciate the finer things in life.
Good luck with your rally trial - we know you will do well cos you are a star.
Martha & bailey xxx

Sara April 24, 2010 at 5:58 AM  

Poor Marge. Misty loves to roll in crap too. Must be a girl thing.

Good luck at your trial!

How cool that you might be in the paper. You two are certainly print worthy!

Dexter April 24, 2010 at 6:29 AM  

Poopy Marge. Oh dear. You labs are funny. Like being wet, hate getting a bath.


P.S. Good luck!

Chris and Ricky April 24, 2010 at 6:51 AM  

Rolling in crap? Definitely must be a girl thing because I would never even consider it! :)

Good luck today and tomorrow in your Rally trial! How awesome to have a small trial in a familiar location! I am sure it will be a great experience and I look forward to hearing all about it!

Ruby and Penny April 24, 2010 at 7:24 AM  

Good luck today!!!
Love Ruby & Penny

tula monstah April 24, 2010 at 7:57 AM  

paws up on your new stay away training strategy- don't pet me I'm covered in poop! pawfect!

Good vibes to ya on your trials this weekend. pretend your invisible & covered in poop.. hehee


Deborah April 24, 2010 at 8:55 AM  

Hi Marge! How much fun is that, rolling in ____! LOL Good luck this weekend! We will also keep our paws crossed that your in the newspaper! More fun!!!

Dawn April 24, 2010 at 9:23 AM  

I bet you are already at your Rally Trial...Katie and I wish you lots of luck and even better, lots of FUN!

Later on you can celebrate by going and rolling in!

KB April 24, 2010 at 10:03 AM  

I love the shampoo look that Marge gave you. I've seen that look before!!

I love the dandelion photos. Marge looks dashing in front of such bright colors!

Good luck this weekend!

Anonymous April 24, 2010 at 12:35 PM  

Firstly, I hopes that your trial is going really really super good!

Secondly, I thinks that from now on if anybody tries to pet Marge on your walks, you should just tell them that she rolled in poop - even if she didn't.

Thirdly - me and my mom never gets tired of looking at Marge's most beautiful face!

Wiggles & WAgs,

Gus, Louie and Callie April 24, 2010 at 4:42 PM  

Hey Marge, we can relate. We got to play in sheep poop today, well herd sheep but there was a lot of poop. Dad said the truck smelt kind of ripe on the way home.
Good luck in your Rally tomorrow.. We will be cheering for you...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

The Army of Four April 24, 2010 at 6:13 PM  

Well, Ammy was going to leave a comment, but she went and hid after seeing the shampoo picture. Ha woo.
Good luck with the trial - remember to have fun; everything else will work out!
Tail wags,

BRUTUS April 24, 2010 at 7:16 PM  

LOVED this post - too funny! Hope day one at the trial went well for you. Our CPE trial was really odd, got a few (much needed) Q's but were far from issue-free. Hoping for a more inspiring tomorrow. Good luck to you at day 2 of rally, we'll be looking forward to the update!


Lorenza April 24, 2010 at 11:13 PM  

That rolling on.... your know... well worth the bath, right?
Good luck in your Rally!
Kisses and hugs

River April 25, 2010 at 1:56 PM  

It does look like it was a nice day. Poop is a good perfume altho I might prefer to wear my own. Good luck with the Rally ring!

love & wags,

Maureen April 25, 2010 at 4:38 PM  

I guess I am lucky our dogs never rolled in it. That was the blessing of living in the mountains -- the lack of grass. But then again, there was always the dreaded poo-poo paws. There never seemed to be a shortage of that!

Kari in Alaska April 28, 2010 at 8:19 PM  

I never understood the whole rolling in poop thing

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