Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Stars of the stage

When we lived in Columbia, the dog training club we were in held an open house every year. There were drill team performances, obedience demonstrations and obedience "games" such as musical chairs with dogs on stays, tic-tac-toe with dogs, etc. Over the years both Oreo and Zodiac participated in these but for the life of me I can't find any pictures of the year Zodiac was in the show.

Oreo and Bear doing the "double broad jump." Neither of these handsome and talented fellows are with us anymore.

Oreo's curtain call
Showing off stays during musical chairs
This is a little hard to see but it's an agility drill set to music-the dogs wore lighted collars and we decorated the equipment with lights as well.

Of course there is a hand painted set creating a backdrop of a doggie winter wonderland. All of the dogs that have participated in the show are painted on the set and when they cross the Rainbow Bridge a halo is painted over them. While I was in Columbia this weekend I visited the old dog school and since the set was up in preparation for the show I was able to get pictures of the boys' portraits.

Oreo was painted on the teeter since it took him a year to learn to do it on his own!

Zodiac is in the UKC hoop tunnel even though we
never compete in UKC.


Boondocks Love Shack Pack said...

What an awesome display to memorialize wonderful dogs!!!

Boondocks & The Love Shack Pack

Sue said...

How neat! I'm glad you got a chance to get back and take the photos.

Brianne said...

What amazing paintings. I love that.