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Eddie's 2-year reign as tricks champ of the Dog Jog ended today when a couple talented beagles performed a tandem rollover to perfection. It was quite an impressive trick.
The handler had them sit in unison, down in unison and roll over in unison. I have a picture of them popping up from the ground together -- and even their EARS are flopping in unison! On this day, the Yorkies bow to the beagles.
I'd planned to have Eddie do a limp trick, but he refused. He'd just finished the 1-mile walk and it was hot outside, so I can't blame him. I settled for a weave between my legs trick, but it was no match for the brilliant beagles.
Judging from the crowd reaction, Jillie was in the running when Kelly had her do the sneeze trick. She got sidetracked when a treat fell on the ground, but she did the trick OK and earned lots of smiles from the crowd.
We found some redemption in placing 1-2 in the fastest-sit contest. There must have been close to 20 dogs, and they had us compete in groups of 3 or 4 for the first two rounds. Eddie and Jillie both won their sides of the "bracket," and went head to head in the final, with Kelly handling Eddie and me Jillie.
It's entirely unfair to have Yorkies go against big dogs in a sit contest -- they only have to move a few inches to be seated. Jillie proved that (small) size matters in the final. It was no contest when Eddie got distracted.
It was a gorgeous day for the Dog Jog. The crowd didn't appear as large as past years, but the air show was going on nearby and I'm guessing a lot of people went there.
What's up with your pack?