Sunday, July 13, 2008

Freestyle Practice

This week I got a chance to practice Rally and some Tracking. This morning we got together with some of our friends to practice our Canine Freestyle routines.



I had a bath yesterday (UGH!!) so I am looking particularly shiny today. I am waiting for my turn to go in the ring. We are finishing up the choreography for my routine and we've added a zig zag where I switch back and forth from heeling on the left side to heeling on the right side. It is not that hard to do and I get lots of string cheese while I practice, so I enjoy it. Unfortunately, Barbara forgot to give her camera to someone to take photos, so there are no pictures of me working!



This is my new friend Rhiannon. She is a 2 year old Chesapeake Bay Retriever and is just starting freestyle. She and her person are heeling around the ring while we all try to figure out what would be the best music for her performance.



I like freestyle because I get to show of how well I move and get to do some fun tricks too. Once the routine is finished, and I've practiced it, we will post a video.

14 comments:

Hero said...

Your coat is so beautiful and glossy!! I'm can't wait to see the video of your routine.

Stanislaw said...

Can't wait to see your dancing video!
Isn't string cheese the best? I will actually sit AND stay for that stuff. It's like an obedience drug, and I'm addicted.
You look fabulously shiny!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Niamh!
I can see your shiny coat!
I am sure you do a pawesome routine! I will be waiting for the video!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

You do look very shiny! We can't wait to see your video!

Aire-hugs,
Poppy, Penny & Patches

Fenway said...

Hi Niamh—

You are more gorgeous than ever!

We didn\'t see the Evil Cat From Hell on this morning\'s run. Mom was ready for another Smackdown. I\'m a tad ashamed I just stood and watched the whole incident, but I\'m really geared up and feeling ferocious. It\'s about time I protected her back!

Maggie & Mitch said...

Your coat is so beautifully shiny, Niamh! We can't wait to see your video!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Agatha and Archie said...

Oh boy!! We can not WAIT to see a movie of you doing this!!! Love A+A

Samantha said...

We would like to see a video of you in action too. Our person loves watching freestyle dancing doggies.

Woofs & Waggles,
Holly & Zac

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

You look so beautiful after your bath. You must have some good shampoo to be so shiny..
We had an awesome time with Suzanne and her girls.. She makes some awesome treats too..


Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Chef said...

Niahm, I can't wait to see you on video. I love watching a handsome dog concentrating and moving beautifully.... you must look absolutely awesome doing your choreography. Hurry and do the video!!


xxo
Chef

Toffee said...

oooh! you DO look shiny! Cannot wait to see your video! Does your mom have to wear sunglasses to protect her eyes from your sheen?? hee hee

Kirby said...

Hi Niamh,

You do the coolest things. I'm still trying to master my agility course. And look how well you wait your turn. Mom says I'm like a hyperactive toddler waiting for my turn at the agility course! BTW: your coat looks GREAT post bath!!

Your pal,
Kirby

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Ohhhhh that bath made your hair look so soft and shiny! I bet you smell like crap though! Can you find a puddle of mud or maybe some dirt or lake water so clean up in?

Slurp!
Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Mango said...

Freestyle is so much fun. I have some moves of my own but am only just learning how to do more than one in a sequence. Makes my brain explode!

Slobbers,
Mango

P.S. You sure look shiny!