Monday, October 4, 2010

Freestyle Demos

In one month Barbara and I will compete in a Canine Freestyle Federation trial. We have a new routine, to Celtic music, that I enjoy performing because it has my favorite jumps in it as well as turns and spins which I also like to do. We have been practicing a lot to get ready for the trial.

Last Saturday we went to Yanceyville to perform our routine at the Caswell Animal Protection Society's Bark Fest. I had a good time but of course Barbara forgot to take pictures of me. A lady from the Caswell Messenger took my picture so maybe I will be in the newspaper.

A few weeks ago we went to the Woof-A-Palooza to support Chatham Animal Rescue and Education (CARE). There were many vendors selling dog treats and toys. We had a booth with lots of training information. I was on my best behavior so people could see what a good trainer Barbara is and they will sign their dogs up for her classes. We did not bring Ambrose because I know he would have disgraced us with some crazy adolescent antic.

We performed our freestyle routine for the crowd.

The audience was very impressed with my jumping abilities.

CARE raised lots of money at the Woof-A-Palooza which will help them foster and find homes for lots more dogs and cats.

Here is a movie of Barbara and I rehearsing our routine last month. We still have some work to do to polish up our performance and of course it would help if she was not so clumsy. I am always graceful but Barbara has two left feet. Well, I have two left feet as well, but I am supposed to have them.


Maggie and Mitch said...

We loved your video, Niamh! You are such a beautiful and graceful girl in motion and you and Barbara move so well together!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Hound Girl said...

Awesome video! Yall are great together!

Agatha and Archie said...

Wow you are sooo gracefulll.. Archie said you look like a ballerina... Love A+A

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

You are such a talented girl, Niamh, and you jump beautifully! We just loved the Celtic music for your routine!

Tommy (and the Gang)

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

We love the video.. You are doing such a great job...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Lorenza said...

Pawesome, Niamh!
Your jumping skills amaze me!
Kisses and hugs

Ludo van Doggy said...

Nice work Niamh! Make sure Barbara tapes the real thing too!

Amber-Mae said...

That was a very nice & simple routine Niamh! Really enjoyed it!

Terrorzinhos said...

Love the photos and video!
Love your blog!
Big kiss and pawshakes from Portugal!