PJpupp: As always, we’ve kept busy since our last blog. This time we are celebrating lots of FIRSTS for LC pie.
LC: I was in my first REAL dog show!
Gigi: We were very proud of you, LC pie. You did awesome.
LC: I got my first dog show ribbons! FIRST PLACE, just like you and Rickie Roo! I’m trying to be a champion just like you, Gigi!
Gigi: Don’t forget that there are lots of agility champions on our team, including PJpupp, Magi, Perry and Beau. I’m not the only one.
LC: I know that, but you are the sweetest one, so I want to be fast and accurate on the course but sweet like you off the course. Mom says I have a long way to go to be as nice as you.
Rickie Roo: Did you know you earned three titles at your very first trial?
LC: I did? WOW! I’m super cool now! Three titles at my very first real dog show!
Rickie Roo: Yep – Now your fancy name is ARIS Legacy Up Up and Away, CGC, CL1-H, CL1-S, CL1-F. But we will still just call you LC, LC pie or even pie pie.
LC: I had fun! I tried to run and jump just as fast as you do, Rickie Roo.
PJpupp: The most important part of being at an agility trial is having fun, LC.
Gigi: Yeah, mom says that all the time.
Rickie Roo: But it’s not fun if you don’t go fast and WIN.
Gigi: You might be right about that.
LC: I was so happy you came out of retirement at that show, PJpupp! You really showed me how to have fun at a show.
PJpupp: I had a great time. I’m 13, so I only did one run a day, while you did five runs a day.
LC: I was just barely old enough to compete. I had to be 15 months old, and I was 15 months and 9 days old! We got lots and lots of ribbons – how many do you think we had?
PJpupp: Mommy stopped counting at 125.
LC: I got my first official dog show photographs too!
Gigi: The nice people at photography by M let us post some of the photos they took here in our blog – isn’t that awesome?
Rickie Roo: If people want to see all the different dogs in the trial, they can go to that website and look up WLAOTC CPE in the Gallery. They will see us all over the place!
LC: HEY, did you remember I had another first? I was on the NEWS!
PJpupp: Yes you were! Earlene invited us all for pupilates class, and the news was there.
LC: Here’s the link where you can see us on TV – we are on the Dog Pilates, Massage and Hot Pool Therapy, Dock Dog Training and Dog Swimming Lessons segments.
PJpupp: Don’t forget that you had your first calendar photo shoot at the Poppy Preserve, too!
LC: I’ve had photo shoots before, but this was my first time at the Poppies. That was fun!
Rickie Roo: Hey, did you remember that you and I tried tracking for the first time? Mau Mau, our 24-year-old house kitty, snuck out of the house during the bad rainstorm, and mommy was so worried. She looked and looked and looked for him and then finally someone suggested using us dogs to track him. Since we don’t know any of that stuff, our friend Bogey showed us how it’s done. Following the scent of Mau Mau’s bed that Mommy showed to Bogey, he took us all around our neighborhood and finally found Mau Mau! You and I were there to help him.
LC: That was cold and yucky. I don’t know if I liked that “first.”
Rickie Roo: Well, you liked your first-ever agility seminar!
LC: Yes, I did! I got to do agility all day long and I learned lots of stuff from Elicia Calhoun. I even got to do half of your class the next day! It was super fun.
Rickie Roo: We did a demo for Redondo Beach’s Paws in the Park, too… but I think you might have done demos before.
LC: Are you kidding? I’ve been doing demos since I was a little puppy. I’m a big dog now!
Gigi: If you call 13 inches tall and 11 pounds “big,” I suppose you are a big dog, LC.
LC: One day I’ll be as big as you – you just had a birthday and you are 9 years old now!
Gigi: I had a first – a birthday duck! He was rubbery and squeaky.
LC: I like your duck a lot.
Gigi: Don’t forget you did your first live interview as a doggie diamond model, and they chose YOU to wear the $3 million Amour, Amour collar by ilovedogsdiamonds.com!
LC: You and Rickie got to be in the interview, too! You guys looked so pretty in the diamonds.
Gigi: It’s the diamonds that look good. Wait until you get a real professional photo shoot in them – it’s super fun and you earn LOTS of cookies!
PJpupp: Can you think of any other firsts you’ve had lately LC?
LC: Nope. I might be able to, but first, I need to take a nap.
PJpupp: Sure thing, LC. Sweet dreams.
ACTION PHOTOS: Photography by M