Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Fun at a Dogs' Day Out

Penny was exhausted after her day at the Animal Aid Dogs' Day Out on 6th April at Lilydale Showgrounds.

She loves lure coursing so much that she usually tries to tear down the fencing as she waits.

We did keep a good grip on her but she embarrassed us by knocking down the gate and rushing in to join the dog who was having a turn before her.

It was great to know that any money we paid goes to saving the lives of homeless or abandoned pets, so we were happy to let Penny have as many runs as she could manage.

In between all her racing around she had a chance to take part in a demonstration of our usual dog training sessions, so that people could see whether they would like to bring their dogs along to a class. A highlight was watching the teachers performing tricks and routines with their own dogs.

When the public was invited in to try out some tricks, Penny took part, but not with her usual trainer - she worked with another member of her human family. It was great to see that she could follow instructions and learn new things with this new trainer.

Then it was back outside to have fun on the agility equipment.

It wasn't a particularly hot day, but all that exercise meant that a nice dip in a pool was much appreciated.

Once she was cool, it was time to round off a great day with a few more attempts to catch that pesky plastic bag that tantalised her by racing around the lure coursing area.


Slavenka said...

It is great when you can have so fun day and do something good for others.

chasingsquirrelswithrusty said...

Penny is so cute! I love that next to last picture of her!


Amber-Mae said...

Wow, what a soooper fun day you & Penny had! I think Faith will be able to catch up with that fake electronic wabbit, heehee!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

parlance said...

Slavenka, you're right. I don't like paying for things but it's okay when the money is going to help others.

parlance said...

Rusty, I loved that picture, too. I think it was the happy grin that made me feel good.

parlance said...

Amber-Mae, I think Faith could catch anything she chased!

Johann The Dog said...

Wow, what a great day! Lure coursing, I think I would like that...look like so much fun. Woofs, Johann

Sparky said...

Oh wow, it looks like you had a blast, Penny! I like the picture of you cooling off in the pool, hee hee.


Noah the Airedale said...

What a great day out and such a good cause too. Penny looks like she had a loads of fun.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

parlance said...

Johann, Sparky and Noah, I can assure you that it was indeed an action-packed and fun day!!