Monday, January 14, 2008

Penang Day 3 - Finale

Day 3 (6 January 2008, Sunday)

8.30am – Checked-out and departed from Aurora Court to Silver Jubilee Hall
9.00 – Agility Trial commenced
12pm – Lunch break
1pm – Agility Trial resume
2pm – Fancy dressing contest
3pm – Prize giving ceremony
3.30pm – Journey back to KL with Groovy commenced
8.30pm – Arrived home finally

The humans reluctantly woke up at 7.30am to pack their luggage. Everyone was still in their sleepy mood and morning coffee was anticipated. Me too, felt extremely tired and didn’t manage to recover to my full energy from yesterday hard work. While the humans keep themselves busy with the packing, Bank and I was wandering about the living hall.

As I was patrolling around, something at the main door caught my noticed. Sniff. Sniff. I stared for some time, and then Ms. Owner came over to check it out. She peeped over and saw Groovy boy standing solitary outside our apartment door. We then found out he came all the way from the 4th floor through the staircase to check out on me. Bravo!

On my 2nd day trial, I did not manage a 'clean run' for my Basic Jumper, thus this cost me to settle for a 2nd placing.

~ The ever-serious Mr. Archer ~

During the Elementary and Novice courses, I performed some ‘agility-freestyle’ that one could never imagine. Wandering about the course, running off the field, barking at the stewardess, taking the wrong obstacles were some of the stunt that I did. For sure I manage to make an impact during my debut appearance in Penang and made my name ‘Pacco de Mongrel’ unforgettable to the crowd.

After successfully driving Ms. Owner mad and causing her head near explosion, I got a decent punishment from her. She madly threw the leash towards my direction, and that time I realized I had push things to far, she had finally reached beyond her patience. I got 10 minutes detention, staying solitary under the tree, while curious spectators even take the opportunity to snap photo of me. That’s absolutely annoying. Grrr....

While waiting for the next run to begin, I did some 'high jump' to stretch my muscle. These photo are courtesy from a professional photographer, new2mac, as per his watermark.

~ Too bad, there aren't 'high jump' included in the trial ~

Groovy was a major attraction with his on-focus ball chasing ability and some tricks display.

When the next run began, I tried my best not to misbehave again, and finally I manage to complete all the obstacles, eventhough the whistle was blown to indicate elimination after I made 3 faults even before I completed half the course. As for the Gambler class, Ms. Owner said is time to do some freestyle, I could jump whichever obstacles I choose to, when the whistle was blown to indicate the start of Gambler course, I manage to complete 3 out of 5 gambler obstacles, missing out the tyre and table, which indicate a good start for us. Our motto ‘Just Do It’ regardless what others might think.

~ The session I love most, 'Treat-time with Groovy". Slurp. ~

~ Even Groovy de 'Energizer-bunny' can fall asleep ~
~ So it will be alright if Archer and me also take a short nap. We won't feel guilty at all. ~

On this 2nd day trial, Archer did not manage to get ‘clean run’, thus the 1st placing was handed to Groovy this time. Even though by the end of the day, I only manage to win in a Basic Jumper class, but completing our Novice run was our major success.

~ Erm, why my bag of food prize is so small? ~

We are yet again, one step closer to achieve our goal. May we both work hand-in-paw to make our dreams realize. Impossible is nothing. Woof!

Result for Day 2 Trial

Agility Basic Jumper – 2nd place – Pacco
Agility Basic Jumper – 3rd place - Scruffy
Agility Elementary – 2nd place – Archer
Agility Novice – 1st place – Groovy
Agility Novice – 2nd place – Archer


Scruffy & Lacie said...

Holy Moly, Pacco...and I thought I could jump high!!!! Ur high jumps are absolutely amazing, Man!!!! I bet you go wild in the kitchen...this is taking counter surfing to new levels, pawdon the pun!!!!!


Harry said...

You really must have springs in your heels Pacco!

Toodle pip,
Harry x

4xBs said...

hi Pacco, that was an interesting competition. we think that your friend, Archer, is very handsome. we're glad that you came away with your prize. that competition must be very difficult. your agility freestlye sounds very funny, but we're sorry that your Ms. Owner was not amused. that's a bummer, but it sounds like everyone had fun.


Crikit, Sparky & Ginger said...

OMD congratulations!! I Crikit jus love your picture with your ball you look like familee to me and wow wee you jump high our Sparky does too. Mommy said when we get money we will do some agility. You so lucky and talented woohoo congrats!

Love Licks & waggin TX tails

Mack said...

Hi Paco!
mom says you are just the cutest thing ever. I need to come play with you - I can jump high too! Mom says I have springs in my butt!
Cool bloggy, btw,


Lenny said...

Wow, Pacco, you should find a high jump contest! Can dogs compete in the Olympics?

I like your freestyle antics.

Your friend, Lenny

Orable & Charlie said...

Hey Pacco, what a great job- congratulations! You have the most fantastic adventures with your humans! What sort of mischief do you get up to when they're out?


Gus and Louie said...

Jumping is so much fun. Louie is such a pill when it comes to that. He is always jumping on Mom and Dad's bed trying to get at those nasty cats we have...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Maggie & Mitch said...

You are just amazing! You are our hero, Pacco!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Frasier said...

Hi Pacco
You did very well,we love groovy


Oh my goodness Pacco!!

I just read your comment on my bloggie bout yous being a girlie like me. I's sorry I gots it wrong...can we bes bestest friends instead. Me and the Mommy still thinks yous beautimus but does yous gots any brudders?

The Mommy says we got confused cause one of her former fosters was name Pacco...he was a real BOY but he was my brudder for awhile so the Mommy say it weren't proper for me to have a crush on him.

Anyway can we still be friends...
Love Mona

Huskee Boy said...

Hi Pacco,
Were you wearing springs on your paw paws?? Oh my, you really can jump so high!!
I think you did extremely well.. congrats!

shushu, momo & kero said...

Hi Pacco,

Congratulation on your winning! The penang trip looks fun. The jumping photos are amazing. You can really jump very high!

Luckie Girl said...

Hey Pacco,
How on earth do you jump that HIGH?? I wish I could do that too. Imagine how much food I can get from the kitchen counter top!

duo_disaster said...


That is pawsome!

We wish we could jump that high too... Mommy loved to place our stuffs 'high above', sigh!!!


Lorenza said...

Hi, Pacco!
I love all those pictures of you jumping!
Could you please show me how to do it?
Have a good night

Joe Stains said...

congrats to you and all your friends!!

Amber-Mae said...

You're a sooooper springer Pacco! Love how you can spring in the air sooo high!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Asta said...

I am pwoudest of you no mattew who wins the pwises..I think you awe spectacoolaw!! ad bootiful and oh so talented!
smoochie kisses

Girl Girl Hamster said...

You sure can jump very high Pacco.. I like the last photo of you paw in hand. ;)

~ Girl girl

umekotyan said...

Good evening pacco.
It is early that wonderful time passes.
And, it is a wonderful jump. :)

from loved ume tyan

Amber said...

I always love to see your jump shots! You're amazing! Congrats on your winnings!

Amber :)

Murphey said...

I'm glad your owner's head didn't blow off cause you were misbehavin. We've done that to our lady too, her face gets red and she can't even talk....

Godd job on 2cd place in agility basic jumper.


Sam I Am said...

AWESOME job on 2cd place in agility basic jumper.You show them pups how to jump

Agatha and Archie said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can yoou jump!!!!!! Congrats !!!! Love A+A

Sparky said...

Hi Pacco! Sorry I haven't visited your blog for a long time. I'm back in action now, though!

Wow, I love those jumping pictures! That's one very cool think we both have in common, we're both awesome jumpers! He he.

Congratulations on your winnings!


Thor said...

Congrats on your winnings,Pacco!
You know how to jump!

Love and licks

Noah the Airedale said...

Crikey can you jump high. Those photos are great.
Well done on 2nd place too Pacco.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

ChaCha & Yuki said...

hi pacco! i love the last pic! congrats on winning basiic jumper;)


Furkids in Hong Kong said...

Full marks on both your hard work and fantastic attitude!

And I love the hand in paw photo. Very nice.

Ben_Benjamin said...

I always drop off my jaw every time I visit your blog especailly those jumping pic.....did the GOD place some spring in your body or what?

Kirby said...

Hi Pacco,

No matter how you did, you are a gold medal winner in my book! If only I could be a bit like you. Keep up all the great work and keep on jumping for the sky!

Your pal,

Stanley said...

You have one of the most bootiful vertical jumps I have ever seen! Congratulations on your Basic Jumper award!

That last photo of your with your paw in your mama's hand is very sweet! I had NO IDEA your paws were so tiny!

Goober love,

Maya and Kena said...

Now that's what we call a jump!! Pawsome Pacco, pawsome!!
Wags and licks,
Maya and Kena