Stars of Hope Always in Love to Lupin - Ben

I hope you enjoy browsing my site, and I hope Ben makes you laugh as much as he makes me. Ben was born on June 5, 2008, in a litter of four puppies. He spent his puppyhood with his breeder Anita, whom I would like to thank here for all the love and caring you gave to Ben and for the tears in your eyes when I decided Ben is coming home with me. I couldn't imagine a better breeder for my little Ben!

My greatest and only wish when I decided to have a dog was for him to accompany me 24/7 (which was also the reason why I preferred to take a small dog over a long-wished big one). However, I soon realized my puppy was an energetic bomb who resembled more a monkey than a dog. Long walks and hikes were never tiring enough. That's why we decided to use the brains and started to learn tons of tricks and to take agility classes to make some use of this extra energy.

torek, 11. maj 2010

rainy days...

Ben and I are a little bored in this creepy weather. We've been learning some new tricks lately (quite a few of them), but they're most of them still in progress. Ben finds one or two of them extremely difficult, but I can already see a light of success :) and that's basicaly it - tricks, cuddling and some short walks, that's all we can afford in this pouring rain, which hasn't stopped for two weeks now.

However, a new period has begun for us - since we started to go to agility competitions our lives have changed and Saturdays are always long expected! Competition is a place where we can do what we both love best: run agility, do tricks, meet new people (or dogs! :)), meet old friends, cuddle, play, take a walk, enjoy the nature or simply observe other people and their agility runs... It's not at all like competing against others like people usually think... It's more like giving it all to your own performance and whenever I get that wild attitude out of Ben, when I can hardly run the course without losing him, I feel like winning. And this Saturday for sure was a big win for us! I sometimes joke me and Ben will only start to compete (like tigers!) against others if the organizers change the winning cups for toys, we sure need new toys, never enough of them :) :D But as long as the winner gets a cup, no fear for us starting to be competitive :) Ok, so Saturday competition definitely turned out to be a big win for us! You could tell Ben enjoyed the run and he even took me by surprise by jumping into my arms at the end of the course, without telling him to do so, so I could hardly catch him. No, we didn't win officially, we went off-course on both runs thanks to my handling... But that's not the point, the point is I've never been so proud of my little Ben before, running so bravely in such a distracting enviroment, not even getting scared of a completely new dogwalk and A-frame with an extremely rough surface and even his FIRST see-saw was perfectly done! And this time, he WAS running fast! He did get scared of one tunnel though, but well, it's so dark in there! :D

2 komentarja:

  1. just to know. There are some competitions where the winner gets a toy beside cup... :)

  2. really? which ones? let me know so that we can prepare to fight!!! :D