Thursday, February 19, 2009

A Winner, A Gility (lol), A Video

Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music. ~William Stafford

First off... no one got the answer to DD's riddle, so she drew a name from the people who guessed, and DRU (!!) won her choice of book from the LASR Library Thing. Dru, take a look, choose your book and send me an email with your choice and address.

Now -- the moment you've all been waiting for: THE ANSWER. I know, I know, you've lain awake at night wondering what could possibly be gray and stuck to an evelope.

A SEAL! Yanno... a play on words, right? A seal (sticky gummy thing) and a seal: I thought it was clever.


We went to agility last night. I was exhausted when I got there, but this class is SO MUCH MORE FUN than the beginning class, I perked right up. There was no one there from our first class, though that may have been because it was snowing and they come from pretty far away. I'm only about 2 miles from the place (and, yes, I was still a nervous wreck driving in the stuff).

Anyway, I was really impressed with Dd. She did GREAT! Especially when you consider that every other person (save one: A little Yorkie named Miller) has been attending the Agility II class for a while and Dakota only has six weeks in the beginner class. In fact, the instructor said that Dakota has real skill and if we can just get her to run straight (you'll see what she means when you watch the video, below), and get over her fear of the see-saw, she could actually become an agility competitor.

Unfortunately, DD didn't take video of the one really, really good run we had -- I thought she did--but this video (with the possible exception of my rump in your face at the end) isn't bad. And you can see how much Dakota enjoys the class -- she just bounces through the course.


So, yeah, it snowed last night. But it wasn't TOO bad, only a few inches and it stopped around 2 a.m. (yes, I was up to know this), so the roads will be clear once the sun is up. As snow storms go, it was quite mild. Thank heavens. I'm really done with winter. Note: That doesn't mean I don't have to clear the driveway.



MomJane said...

I think Dd did just great. Looks like you are getting a lot of exercise too. Dakota does look like she really enjoys herself.

Are you going to the Barking Dog?

Tori Lennox said...

Your daughter's riddle is great!!!

And Dakota rocked!!!

Amy said...

So glad you like the new class! It looks like a workout for you, too!

Brandy said...

Awww, Dakota is so cute and I see what you mean about not running straight. *G*
I hope your snow in the driveway melted!

Dru said...

That is a great riddle with the answer.

Thanks! I'll email you the book and my addy.

I had so much fun watching the video of you and Dakota. IT does sound like fun and Dakota look so cute performing her runs.

Melissa said...

Cool riddle and congrats to Dru! Dakota is doing awesome!!!!

groovyoldlady said...

"seal" is WAY better than "bugger"!

Your doggie looks brilliant. I need to take up agility training; It looks like GREAT exercise for the dog owner!