Boxer bantering in the back room of the local watering hole*
I don't want you to think that I've abandoned my fans. It's just that Mom was in Florida for 10 days, so I was without an editor to review my ramblings before posting for the entire world to criticize. Additionally, we have been busy getting ready for the 15th Annual Pawsabilities to be held this Saturday and Sunday, March 12-13 at the Farm Show Expo Center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
The the two-day fundraising event, which benefits Susquehanna Service Dogs, will feature numerous Olympic games, the Great Biscuit Bite-Off, where SSD dogs will judge homemade treats, costume contests (ahem!), and a host of other events and activities. Like last year, the event will include performances by the Ultimate Air Dogs, one of the premier dock jumping organizations in the country. If you've never seen a dock diving competition, it's well worth your time. With their short, little legs, I don't think that Roger and Thelma would be contenders in the diving competition and will stick to entering the costume contest.
New for PawsAbilities 2011 is the Gambler's Choice Obstacle Course which will be run by none other than my very own Dog Scout Troop 161. The course contains obstacles that range from easy to difficult, such as going through a tunnel or jumping over a hay bale to retrieving a rubber ducky and scooping up piles of play poop. Each obstacle has a certain point value based on difficulty. You choose which obstacles you and your dog want to complete – but choose wisely! You only have two minutes to rack up as many points as possible.
Do you go for the difficult obstacle worth a lot of points? Or do you complete a bunch of easier obstacles? It's the gambler's choice! As the Gambler says, "You've got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em. Know when to walk away and know when to run ( with your tail between your legs!)
* Photo compliments of GCh. Amity Hall's All About Me, RN, CGC, TT "CJ" and his son, Prizms Tazmanian Devilfire, CGC, RN, NAJ, NA "Taz"