When Penny and I competed in the Australia Day flyball competition last Tuesday, some other members of the club took photos, and they've been kind enough to let me post them here.
Here we are waiting with our team.
Well, I was ready and raring to go, but Penny decided to have a sit down and a rest.
She obligingly set off over the jumps when I pointed out there was a tennis ball at the other end. But once she got down there she visited a few people in the crowd to see whether they had something for her in the way of pats or treats. After a while she noticed I was at the other end screaming and going red in the face, so she wandered back the long way, around the jumps.
I guess we're never going to be flyball champions. Luckily, we joined a club whose motto is, 'We run for fun'.
But later she did amble over the jumps and saunter back over them with the ball. At least it was a clean run, as they say, even if not fast.