Monday, May 17, 2010


Hello everyone!  Hope you all had a great weekend.  I was chasing around my little goblin again at an AKC agility trial the past few days.  This time the little goblin (AKA Brutus) really was a star!

We had 6 runs over the course of two days.  Four of those were fanstastic, earning us qualifying scores and winning the 12" Novice division.  We got two "legs" (qualifying scores) towards our FAST title, and eared our 3rd leg in JWW, which gives Brutus his very first AKC agility title: Novice Agility Jumpers (NAJ)!!  Hooray Team Frenchie!!

We've still got a LONG way to go, but seeing Brutus improve so much recently really makes me feel like we're on the right track.  I think that our runs will either be great (like the four I mentioned) or we'll go down in flames - no in-between!  Brutus showed me that he is still not above running out of the ring (which he did during our last run of the weekend, ugh), but it's just a stress reaction that I hope will fade over time.  He's not even 2 years old yet, and everyone reassures me he'll mature into a really strong competitor once his brain catches up to his body. 

For those of you with the capability to watch movies, I'm including two here.  They are both Jumpers runs, the two final legs towards our title

So that's it for agility for a while.  We ended our string of trials on a really strong note, getting that first titled. Will still be training, but lots of other things in store for us in the next month.  We'll be back in the ring in July, but until it's back to our more mundane (yet still interesting) everday life.  Sorry if I bore anyone with all the agility talk, but this time I think we were really "entitiled" (LOL) to brag!


The WriggleButts said...

Well done, buddy! And congrats on your new fancy title!


Maxmom said...

Poetry in motion!!!
Congratulations on an amazing achievement! You have worked so hard and truly deserve it! Well done Brutus buddy!
Lotsalicks from your friend,

Puglette said...

woohoo! way to go, brutus!! you looks so cute with all of your ribbons. maybe someday we will meet at an akc event!

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding??? I NEVER gets tired of your agilitys talk! I just luvs following Brutus on his adventures and I'm so very much proud of him (and you) for all he's accomplished in such a really short time. I have to wait until my mom gets home to watch the videos. She has parental locks on the computer. (Haha! Noooo...not really. But I can't figure out how to operates the movies without her.)

Wiggles & Wags,

Two French Bulldogs said...

Brutus we just love watching your videos. You look like such a champ and apparently you are one! Congratulations. We might as well ask you now, could we have your pawtograph? welcome mom, to FBRN
Benny & Lily

Sam said...

Big sigh, our internet is craptastic again so I can't even attempt to watch the videos. I am so happy for you both, though! He has improved in leaps and bounds. Our next AKC trial is June.. we'll be going in to the very scary Open Standard! Good luck in Open Jumpers!

Pat Wahler said...

Fantastic! Brutus is quite the competitor. Congrats on the title!


Dog Foster Mom said...

Wow that is a lot of ribbons - congratulations!!! Great job!!

Molly the Airedale said...

We are so proud of you, Brutus! Way to go!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Hey Buddy, Congratulations!! You got FIVE more ribbons. WTG

Unknown said...

Definetely entitled! Brag away! Those were great runs! I love how Brutus just sat down at the end of that first video!!! LOL


Joe Stains said...

wow you are fancy now!! Congrats buddy!!

Brutus, Ellie, Pippa and Otto said...

Way to go Brutus! Congratulations!!

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda & Brutus

Lucy-Fur, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Congratulations, Brutus! That is a most excellent collection of ribbons!!!

*kissey face*
-Fiona (and Abby, I guess, now that she's lost all her puppy teeth)

Lorenza said...

You and your mom are the best team!
Kisses and hugs

The Oceanside Animals said...

Look at you guys go -- very impressive!

Oreo said...

Oh yah Brutus,
You ARE entitled to brag. GREAT job on the runs and Congrats on the title!! Thats just way too cool and you look good wearing the ribbons!!


Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Great job!! We are so proud of you and you look stunning surrounded by all of those ribbons!

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh, Ruairi and Becky

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Congratulations Brutus, on all of your accomplishments!!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

Thanks for sharing the videos...they were grand. You did a pawsome job!

Congrats on all the pretty ribbons.

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo
& Uncle Puppy

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

We love the agility talk!! Brutus you are way cute in the ring or out!!

Smileys and Snuggles,
Dory, Jacob and Bilbo

Anonymous said...

Really impressive, Brutus and I must admit, I had forgotten how young you are. Wow!
Incidentally, I posted about you today, and since I know you're busy too, let me give you a summary: We're going to start training in SAR and go find your flat half. Kk?