Dog Days of Summer

 

It’s early August and finally we have summer. Had a cold wet spring and July was not the best, but summer is here now and we’re enjoying the warm dry weather.

Cooling off

Cooling off while fishing

Oh boy there's water down there.

Oh boy there’s water down there.

Not far from where we are camped is a great off leash area with streams and ponds where we can take Boscoe for a run or a swim. He has a grand time fishing and hunting in the bushes surrounding the water.

Costume contest

Costume contest

Going shopping

Going shopping

Getting a push.

Getting a push.

Now that's really talented. She didn't eat the pizza and allowed her trainer to take it from her. Not in one piece though.

Now that’s really talented. She didn’t eat the pizza and allowed her trainer to take it from her. Not in one piece though.

We took Boscoe to Dog Days in the Summer event at a local park. Visited all the booths, got lots of treats (Boscoe that is), watched a doggie talent show and costume contest. But the best event was an agility course where for the cost of $8 your pet could chase a plastic bag tied to a string over ramps, through tunnels, over hurdles and along the straight away.

doggie fun zone

 

Poodle goes through the tunnel.

Poodle goes through the tunnel.

Over a ramp.

Over a ramp. See the string?

Boscoe is a hunter at heart, he’s death on squirrels, chipmunks and bunnies and he’s done an admirable job keeping the Canada Geese away from our campsite.  We thought he’d be good at this so we paid the fee and let him have a try. Wellll!  He looked at that bag and then at us as if to ask “You want me to chase that?” . Then he meandered around the course sort of chasing the lure just to humor us.

Boscoe jumps through the hoops.

Boscoe jumps through the course hoops.

The second time around he ran down the straight run at the beginning of the course and when he was supposed to turn the corner he went over the fence and kept going, barking gleefully as he ran around from booth to booth begging for treats and doing all his tricks for an appreciative audience. That’s the terrier in him; maybe if a toy rabbit or squirrel were tied to the string he might have gone after it; but a plastic bag? That’s no fun. He’d rather meet and greet at a social event. He’s not stupid ya know.

A drink before doing the course.

A drink before doing the course.

Some greyhound owners entered their dogs and you’d think they could do this standing on their heads but every one of them was so disinterested you could almost hear them saying “I’m retired and you can’t make me do this”.

This guy was so eager to chase the bag his owner could barely hold him.

This guy was so eager to chase the bag his owner could barely hold him.

Border collies and labs would have done it all day if you let them. They were chasing fools.

 

Now this is his idea of fun.

Now this is his idea of fun.

Advertisements

6 comments on “Dog Days of Summer”

  1. Thanks for my morning smile 🙂

  2. Enjoyed this post. Sounds like it was a great afternoon for you and Boscoe

  3. Hahaha! Funny! What self-respecting dog is going to chase a plastic bag? Go Boscoe!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: