Friday, November 4, 2011

Come On

We'll be hitting the road this weekend for yet another agility trial - this time in Edinboro, PA.  Several of you asked questions about agility & how we got started.  We here at Team Frenchie are SO happy to think that our posts have inspired some of you to try their hands (um, paws) at agility!  We'll try to answer your questions in a post very soon.  

But for now, speaking of dog competitions....

You may have already seen this video - but if so you'll know it is worth yet another watch!  Recently, Will Young (a British pop star, discovered by one of the earliest versions of what eventually became American Idol), released his 6th album "Echoes".  One of the tracks, "Come On" was also released as a video with a most interesting setting - dog competition.  It's kind of an odd take on the dog world; no combined event like this exists (he combines the breed ring with agility & musical freestyle), and no one runs agility in a skirt, pantyhose & heels LOL.  Picky details aside - it's a very tender, moving story about the journey of a man and his dog.

It's actually Will Young doing some of the performance stuff in the video, but the camera angles make me think they probably used a body double for the more technical parts.  Still, how cool that Will himself did some of the handling!!  What a heartwarming tale he tells though, and I really like the song as well as it's message.  It's worth a few minutes for a look/listen - you might even need a Kleenex :)  

Did you notice that all the handlers kind of looked like their dogs (either their hair or their clothes)?  Funny, that actually happens accidentally more often than you'd think - people start to look like their dogs.  Hope I don't end up bearing much resemblance to my Frenchies, even as cute as they are!!

Have a great weekend everyone - we'll be back next week with a report on our latest agility adventures!


Two French Bulldogs said...

if Team Frenchie ever competes in CA let us know.
Benny & Lily
Good Luck

houndstooth said...

Good luck and have a lot of fun!


Brutus, Ellie, Pippa and Otto said...

Good luck this weekend!!

We loved the video :)

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda, Brutus & Ellie

Molly the Airedale said...

Good luck, guys, and thank you for the tissue alert. Yup, mom needed it!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Dexter said...

I don't know why videos like that make me cry. Bah to human emotions because it was so uplifting.

You will need to post frequent photos of you and the dogs so that your fans can let you know if you start looking like them. Of course that wouldn't be such a bad thing, right?

Mango Momma

P.S. Good luck at the trial and let us know if you are ever competing in MA.

Brandon - The dog with a blog said...

Furry good luck!!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see what you have to tell about your view on agility. We're firm believers in that every dog deserves to do some sort of training around here, so we understand your passion very well!

Ane and The WriggleButts

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Hope both of you did well in your agility trials. We get such a kick out of watching you.
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRD & Hootie