September 30, 2008

Champion Charlie!

Well, not quite a champion, but she is on her way! Charlie did really well at her first ever Teacup Dog Agility trial. She came home with nine ribbons, even a first place!

This was our first agility trial too. Hubby ran Charlie around the ring and did a fantastic job of keeping her focused. I was the official family photographer. Hubby did really well for only having two lessons prior to the trial. Charlie did a great job showing her daddy how to run around. Charlie's Grandma is her normal agility trainer.

Grandma had surgery at the beginning of September so she asked her son, Hubby, to run Charlie for her. Grandma says Charlie has a gift for agility. :o) Grandma has been taking Charlie to weekly agility lessons for about six months or so. G'ma has two dogs of her own that are very good at agility. Annie, a westie and Archie, a bichon. They are very cute and much better trained than any of our little pack. Annie can push Archie in a little doll carriage. G'ma puts squeezy cheese on the handle and Annie stands up and walks forward, Archie sits in the carriage with a baby hat on, he also has cheese. It's really funny and cute.

Anyway...G'ma has trained Charlie really well and we owe all the ribbons to her. G'ma is a fantastic woman, always on the go. I sure got lucky!! Hubby was a great substitute, but we were really the beginners at the trial.

Here's a cute movie of Charlie and Hubby running around, the judge is who you hear calling numbers and scoring info. I am a jiggly photographer so please forgive the shaky filming...let's call it hip and arty.


  1. I can't wait to see the movie! Also please try to get a pic or movie of Charlie in the carriage, I have to see that!

  2. Hey little pug! Nice to meet ya. Yes, I do look very dapper in my hats. Thanks for offering to send me a cool hat, but momma says I can only use email and not snail mail. Sorry...


  3. Oh I forgot, Congratulations Charlie!

  4. You must be so proud of your Charlie - what a smart puggy. We lost our little puggy girl, Winnie Wiggles, to encephalitis in January. Thank you for sharing Daisy's story and giving her such a loving home. I am so glad to find your blog.
    from friends in Texas....

  5. Hi Sandra, it's Grandma's dogs that push the carriage, I don't think Charlie would sit still long enough...she's a busy girl!

  6. Way to go, Charlie! You ran that maze super-well!

    I would be too busy trying to say "HI!" to the other humans. I's kinda ADD.

  7. yay charlie!
    we love your video!
    m & e

  8. Congratulations, Charlie! I am very proud of you!

    ps: the story about Daisy was very touching.

  9. Congrats Charlie and good job to your Daddy he did a good job running with you(my daddy would never do that!) I think your Mommy did a great job as the camera lady!
    Hugs & Snugs
    Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

  10. Congrad's on your ribbons. Charlie is a good puppy..

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  11. Congrats, that is sooooo cool. Charlie did a great job. So did Daddy. We hope G'ma gets better. We can't wait to see more.

    Roxy & Lucky


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