Shame on you if you came here expecting to find anything other than Frenetic Random Acts of Play in this blog. Ahem.
It’s not meant to be a FRAP video at all. It’s meant to be a video of one of Dart’s weekend practice runs. I try to watch these as whenever I can get my hands on them, because I learn from them–how to support Dart better, and how to handle better in general.
Also, I learned how dorky it looks to run in riding sneakers, but I pretty much already knew that. The footing at this particular practice venue is a weird sand that gets in everything, though, so…riding sneakers it is.
But back to the FRAP. There’s a certain look to FRAPping that any dog owner knows…a certain tail posture, a little bit of a hump in the back…it often looks as though the dog is scooting away.
Lately, Dart’s been picking up a little speed during practice, and what I saw in Saturday’s video explains why. It’s a stealth FRAP. Not quite random, because…hey, he’s going where I tell him to go! (Including the moment when he goes where the course doesn’t…ahem.)
But check out that tail. Check out the moments he’s slingshotting out of the tunnel, or scooting around on a turn. You’ll see it. There’s a FRAP lurking there. The baby boy is figuring out just how fun this agility thing can be…
That business where he takes a sharp turn from the tunnel to the weaves? That was a stupendous weave entrance for a baby dog. However, it set us up very badly for the jump-jump-tunnel sequence afterward, because I should have done a front cross before the weaves; the two errors he made after that were caused entirely because I didn’t. Which I knew might happen, but I wasn’t sure Dart was up to it. Retrospective wisdom: should have tried. But that’s why he’s getting praise for doing it wrong (and then louder praise for doing it right).
Anyway, I love watching that video. To me it speaks of a lot of fun to come…
And now, I leave you with a Dose of Dogloo Dogs:
Love the shirt. Dogloo dogs sending you some serious mind reading. Dart is having so much fun in the vid.
Glad to hear Connery is feeling better too!
The inhaler is definitely helping Connery. Unfortunately, the systemic steroid side effects have been profound; he’s happy enough, but as of last week, was too weak to do so much as jump in the car (I haven’t asked him since then…it kinda broke my heart). We’re taking the dose down as fast as we can without too much risk of bringing back the headsplosions…
I do enjoy watching Dart in that video! I definitely had to move right along to match his pace. 8)
Silly little boy dog. ;>
Dart levitates. That is the only explanation for that picture. XD
He tends to! 8)