Saturday, March 19, 2011

Annual Meeting

Thursday evening it was time for the annual dinner meeting of The Springfield Dog Training Club. I've been a member for nine years now, since Samba and I took our first class.
A few years ago, as a fund raiser, the club sold bricks. We bought one and had Bentley's name put on it, since he was our first PWD and is the reason I'm so involved with the breed.
Inside we checked out the agility board.....
and the obedience  and rally board.
Then we looked at the title board. This lists the titles earned by club members and it's listed by breed.
Look at this! The first ever Portuguese Water Dog to earn a title for the club is non other than Fudge. The pictures are generic ones supplied by the AKC, but Fudge and I have our name at the top of the PWD list and with any luck, we'll add a few more Legacy dogs to the list
Then it was time for dinner, but Rob was busy making friends with this little girl. She's a long haired Chihuahua and was feeling a little overwhelmed. When Rob picked her up, she snuggled into his arms and went to sleep.
Then after dinner, it was my turn. This is a Papillon pup who wasn't a bit sleepy. She was in licking mode and as we passed her from table to table, she happily kissed us and chewed on ears and fingers.
We had to leave before the meeting was over because Samba can't wait more than two or three hours to go out. We arrived home and found no accidents. So it was a good night.


knittinwolf said...

ahhh love the snuggle chihuahua!:)

btw you can even clicker train pigs. I just don't care for using clicker training. For pigs training is all about the food. You have to use their natural behaviors to train like put food behind a ball it looks like they are pushing the ball when in reality they are just hunting for the food. lol It's been very interesting because they are sooooo pig headed and have their own agendas. FOOD!!!:)

Cherie K. Miller said...

Dropping by today on the dog blog hop. Love to hear about the agility training and obedience training. It's wonderful for the dogs and their owners! Drop by my blog and leave some comment love today!

Nichole said...

Oh what fun!

Nicki said...

Yeah for Fudge and PWDs!

Channon said...

Congrats to you and Fudge! Love the snuggle pictures. Gretchen is quite the licker too.

Benny and Lily said...

what fun!! Fudge is a star
Benny & Lily

Tracy said...

Awww, what a great meeting and how fun to see your names up on the board.
that little bundle who sunngled up in your arms is precious :)

scotsmad said...

Well done, Fudge and you, too. We're sure you'll add another PWD to that list.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

What a fun day and I love the brick!! What a nice tribute and remembrance for Bentley and congrats to Fudge!!

Mango said...

Wow! You have been busy. Happy Birthday to Samba! Woo hoo!

And happy blogaversary! Yuh, first posts look funny, huh?

What a wonderful way to remember Bentley.


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

It sounds like it was a fun time for both of you. You each sure did find a cute little one to snuggle.

Congrats to Fudge too.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Stella said...

What a cute picture of Rob and his little rescue pup! Your little Pappy looked adorable too. Now thats my idea of a party, where you could just play with the puppies while you were there! It seems that some people never grow up and I own up to that!

cheers and hugs,

blogdog said...

What great memories you have -- and you can be reminded of those feelings every time you go to the club. Our awards banquet doesn't take place until June, but I'm already looking forward to fried clams and a chance to make a lot of noise in honor of all our friends and classmates.

Zona said...

What a fun night! Did Fudge get a doggie bag??


soggibottom said...

It looked a great night. Wish Ames and I could have been there Sue.
Don't you just love pups :-) xxx

gMarie said...

What cute puppies. Will they let you swap out a photo of my boy? I'm so proud of him being up there? g

Marjie said...

Your new little friends are cute! It's nice to see Bentley's brick; you must feel happy every time you see it.

And I'm glad to see Fudge's name on the Wonder-Dog board, even though he evidently thought, from your Mango-Minster entry, that he was entered in Dancing With The Dogs!

LizzieJane said...

Those two little pups are so darling. Are you sure you didn't smuggle them home with you? Very well done Fudge! You must be so proud of him!

Vivian said...

It's so nice to have a community like this. We are still looking for something Rascal can fit in.