Monday, September 14, 2009
HOLY COW! Are you ready for this one? I won first place in the Amateur Big Air Finals yesterday at the National Dock Dog Event at the Hebron Fair, in Hebron CT!!!! Me! Little old me! Bella who has been jumping consistently in the 15 foot area. At the Dutchess County Fair, Mommy said she would give me a steak for dinner if I crossed over to the 16 foot mark (I had jumped 15'11" with her one day at the fair so she knew I was close.) Well, I jumped with Daddy this weekend so Mommy could walk Godiva and help raise money for Chase Away K-9 Cancer. All of the sudden on Saturday....I wanted that steak really really bad. it must of been the smell of the Gyros across from the pool. My first jump was 16'3"....a new personal best. I've never seen Mommy and Daddy so excited to have me jump a new personal best. Little did they know what I determination I had to beat that last jump. My second jump..Daddy lifted me up off all my fours so I could see my WUBBA. My feet were moving before he put me back on the ground. I bolted down the dock and leaped with all my might. Sean, the Dock Dog announcer, screamed out 17 feet even. I heard Mommy scream and everyone was cheering for me. I had just blown my new personal best out of the water! I deserve 2 steaks now! I also have to congratulate the rest of the Hudson Valley Dock Dog gang! HVDD swept the event. 1st place Amateurs....went to Daddy & I! I do have to give a high five to a new little guy that I just met. James & his dog, Twister. They came in second in Amateurs. Twister was right on my heels! Great job James! It really was great meeting you and your Dad! Oh & Quake too!! 1st place Semi-Pros...went to Lizzy & Ralphie. Lizzy deserves huge round of applause because she worked hard all weekend to get her throw down and to get my buddy Ralphie jumping as far as he good. 1st place Pros...went to Anna & Pico. 1st place Speed Retrieve...went to Kathleen & Bodie. 1st place Extreme Vertical...went to Anna & Pico. 2nd place Extreme Vertical was also captured by Brian & Atlas! EVERYONE who participated deserves a round of applause actually! There really were some great jumps and retrieves! Ms. Dolores, Mommy wants me to thank you for the yummy apple crisp, jello shots & great laughs! Cruiser really is a character! I want to play tag with him someday. The pictures that Mommy were able to get are coming. Not as many as Dutchess because of the size of the crowd (Mommy wasn't able to take pictures without standing in someone's way). See everyone at the pool on Saturday for HVDD's final FUN JUMP of the season!!!!!