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December 10, 2007

62nd MKA Obedience Trials

This was my 2nd time joining an OB trial after one & a half years. The last time I joined, I was only 6 mths old. I did terribly at my 1st trial coz I was still young & clearly was not ready yet.

It was definitely a very tiring day for us all yesterday even though it was done
indoors. We were there since 8.30 a.m. till 5 in the afternoon. I actually joined Intermediate level but the committee members there said I cannot becoz I did not qualify for Pre-Novice & Novice yet. So, I didn't do Intermediate but I did join the other two. Faith also joined Pre-Novice & Chloe joined both Pre-Novice & Novice too.

All the shops were still closed inside at 9 a.m.

Here's us waiting. The manager of the shopping mall doesn't like doggies to be inside so if it was not our turn yet, we had to be crated outside. Sheesh, then why do it here in the first place?
Here's the ring. It's biiiiiiiiig!

Pre-Novice started first. When it was Faith's turn, she did well! But when it was Chloe's turn, she didn't do too well becoz while in the middle of heeling, she barked at a lady wearing a scarf on her head. She also lagged quite a bit & during her recall, she sat sideways in front of my hooman M. Ooops! When it was my turn, I did soooperb! Mommy was surprised that I did not lag like I always do...Didn't I do well? Hehehehe... Click here to watch Faith & Chloe in action.

When everyone was done, they announced the results. Okay, this is gonn
a be shocking to you. 4th place is, FAITH!!! Wooow, we didn't expect her to get a placing. This was her lucky day! 3rd placing went to a trainer from Penang & 2nd place went to, ME!!! Wahhhhhhhhh! Me soooo happee! Mommy was sooo proud of me! 1st place went to my Schnauzer friend, Venus. She did very well, like a pro!

We all four got ribbons, certs & trophies. The ribbons are really nice... I will show you guys later. Puparazzis took pictures of us & after we went off the stage, more puparazzis surrounded me & my sistas. There were also two people who interviewed my mommy. I also got to show off some of my dance moves. They all L.O.V.E.D it! We're sooo famous now! Oh, I forgot to tell ya, Chloe also passed & she got 6th place. She only got a cert. But I think that's good enuf!

Okay after that, we all took a break & went through some exercises outside the mall. We waited for a looooong time until it was our turn for Novice. Everyone was having a lunch break first & we waited till in the afternoon.

Waiting the whole day is sooo tiring & boooring too!

See, we were sooo pooped already just from doing nothing the whole day!

When it was time for Novice, we both were in the middle of our sleep & were like still half a sleep & blurr. Our on-leash heeling was good but when during off-leash, we did bad! Chloe was like doing her own thing while I lagged alot. In the end, we both were NOT QUALIFIED! Awwww... I failed becoz during recall, I did not come when called & when my mommy called me the 2nd time, I walked towards her. I could have gotten 20 marks & would be in 2nd placing. What a waste but it's okay, there's always next time right?

Chloe during down stay. She got full marks for sit & down stay.

Me during sit stay. See that little Shih Tzu beside me? Well, he has this thing with females. He likes girls & always breaks his stay when there's a female beside him. He broke his sit & down stay to say hello to me. I was not interested at all & just stayed put. Aren't I a good girl?

That poor little doggie failed. And do you know what's the funny? The funny thing is that non of the MKA trainers' dogs made it to any of the four placings for Pre-Novice & Novice. That sure is sad... That little doggie's handler is one of the trainers of MKA.

In case you guys are interested to see the marks for Novice, here it is. Chloe is contestant number 11 & I was number 10. You can see that both of us did not qualify for it. 1st placing went to a very very good Golden Retriever from Penang. She 's sooo damn good that it made my mommy jealous! No, me no jealous at all. I have my own limits & I don't think I can ever be good as her...

The trials was not over yet as there was still Intermediate & Open levels. We were too tired to watch anymore so we went home after that. We went home proud becoz we passed Pre-Novice & as well as disappointed becoz we did miserably for Novice.

This was how we were when we reached home... But then my mommy woke us up to take some photos with our ribbons, certs & trophies. Ready to see?

Aren't the ribbons nice?! Me got 2nd & Faith got 4th...

Chloe got a cert for passing.

I'm still sooo tired today so I will be continuing my beauty sleep after this. Oh yeah btw, I've received 9 more cards today & a pressie from Ricky & his siblings! I have 25 cards in total now. Thank you soo much guys! I really like them all. Those who have not received ours yet, I hope you do soon before X'mas. Have a great day every pups!


Ben_Benjamin said...

Congrat gals !! You gals are super!!

By the way, I got your card too. TQTQ.

wally said...

Congrats to you AND Faith for doing such a good job! I'm impressed.

And I like your new banner at the top. You look quite scholarly!


Amber said...

Congrats Amber-mae and your sistas !! I wish I was there to see you guys. What mall is that btw? Whoa, nice trophies!! You've received a lot of cards.

Druiel said...

So very well done!!!
Thanks for your kind words and loved your blog which is on our list now!!

Will return over and over again!


Harry said...

Well done girls, fabulous! I am not like Oscar, I never had much training at my old house but I am trying to learn. See, you can teach an old dog new tricks!

I loved watching the video, I am in awe!

Toodle pip,
Harry x

parlance said...

Congratulations to you and to your sisters! You are all a credit to the hard work your mum puts in to makes you so well-trained!

Maggie & Mitch said...

Congratulations,Amber and to your sisters! Your awards are just beautiful! We know how hard you worked and your video was so much fun to watch! We're so happy for all of you! GREAT job!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Snowball said...

Congratulations for the outstanding performance during the trial. I believe you will do well when you get the chance to do the Novice again.


ilovepearly said...

Nice ribbon!!
You pups are so good at this!

ROSSI said...

OMG!.. i missed so much!.. u guys are so great.. and i got to say this.. u are so pretty after the spa.. i love u with those flower ribbon!.. u look so lovely!..


Verdi y Gaucho tibetano en Madrid said...

congratulations.. amber...
your are grate... in the video...
a big hug

Clive's World said...

Congratultions Amber on your big win! You did a great job. I could never do anything like that. Congrats to your sisters too -- I'm sure it was a very long day. Your spa treatment must have helped you feel confident! Hope you have a good rest today and enjoy your win.

Hugs & licks, Clive

Pacco de Mongrel said...

congratulation to amber n faith..

u guys shld definately join d penang's trial as well

ur cert had been framed up so fast!

4xBs said...

wow wow wow! you guys did great. we are proud of you. you look fantastic with your ribbons and certs. Benson wants to do that too, so we'll let you know how it goes.

we don't have your card yet, but we're checking our mail every day. it will probably show up soon. we can't wait to see it and put it in it's place of honor.


Ricky Pepper said...

fun and good job on all of your winning!
i am glad your pressie finally came!


Tofu Burger said...

ohhhh Great jOb! Amber!!!

You 3 are the cutest! and that spa looks pretty amazing... but it's prolly a girl thang. I don't think I would like sitting in the tubs :)


Clover said...

Hi Amber!
Thanks for sharing with us about your day at the trials. It does look very tiring!
Congratulations to you, and both of your sisters, you all did really well! I am proud of you!
Love Clover xo

Lenny said...

Congratulations to all three of you! Very very impressive.

Your friend, Lenny

Furkids in Hong Kong said...

Most impressive and congrats on all of you!

Lagging is Cream's No.1 problem too :p

Very impressed with the vids and no doubt you'll all do good in the future.

And tiring it surely is! Especially for the humans mentally. Can be quite stressful.

Thanks for sharing your good news!

Crikit, Sparky & Ginger said...

Ya'll we're Pawsome! How proud ya'll made your mommy. We think the long day made ya'll not feel in the spirit but we knows ya'll will do reat next time.

Congrats on allthe awatds!

waggin TX tails barking loud jus for ya'll!

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

Woo Hoo! We are proud of all of the awards!!! That is awesome.

Loved the video!


Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS to all of you on your pre-novice work - that's awesome!!

Human Mum made me sit and watch your video very closely Amber because my first trial is in 2 weeks time - you were sooooo good!! HM wishes our stand for exam was more like yours where the person just walks around instead of them having to pat down my back - I just don't like some people!!

Oh yeah and don't feel too bad about novice - I think working that well in one class is a fantastic job in itself!

Thanks so much for your card too - we received it today and we love it you all look great on it.


Sharon said...

Amber, you did great and your sistas too. What beautiful ladies. I enjoyed reading about your show. This is Rusty from Chashing Squirrels With Rusty. My moms name will be on this comment.

Sparky said...

Wow, 2nd place! Congratulations Amber Mae! I think you totally deserved it, you did great! Congratulations to Faith and Chloe, too. I'm glad you all passed!


sharkgila said...

Hi Amber,

Congrats to you and your sistahs! You girls did really well ya. There's next time for that other levels.


Lorenza said...

Hi, Amber
Good job! As always! Sure you all finished your day very tired!
More ribbons and certs for your collection!!
Have a good night

Joe Stains said...

You guys did GREAT if you ask me! I would never be able to do any of that stuff. Congrats, you earned your nap time!

Scruffy & Lacie said...

Oh Amber...I can't even imagine having to be THAT good...I mean as long as our bottoms hit the ground, Mumsie is amazed that we actually did somefing that she said to do, like sit!

We love the way you guys hold stuff in your mouths when they tell u too....not Scruff and me...Nope...don't think these terriers will ever be doin' things like that...u guys are 'mazing!!!


Agatha and Archie said...

Congratulations!! WooHoo!!!!!! You are soo smart! We could NEVER do that!!!!!!! Love A+A

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

Congratulations! We can do stuff like that.

Boy n Baby

CoCo said...

Amber Mae, you are so talented! Congratulations on all your ribbons!

Huskee Boy said...

Congrats! Cert. or no cert., You all are winners in my eyes anyway..

Luc & Remy said...

You girls are awesome! And may we say you looked very pretty with those ribbons and certifications . . .

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh well done you three. Your mum must be so proud of you. It must have been such a tiring day for you all but it was all worth it in the end. Good stuff!!!!!!

Congratulations from your friends
Noah, Willow, Tess & Lucy

Anonymous said...

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3 Furballs said...

Congrats!! You're all so talented!! Lovely prizes!!:D

Ferndoggle said...

We're always so impressed with your skillz Amber. Don't worry about'll get 'em next time.

Sherman, Penny & Lola

Druiel said...

Hi Amber,

Saw your comment on my blog, you don´´t need to know how to read Portuguese, on the blog page, the right navigation bar has a Babel Translation icon ... its not the best translation, but you can have an ideia of our stories.
Let me know what you would like to read about the Weims and I will do a post just for you!!!!!

Ricky Pepper said...

I tagged your mommy!

Check it out :) Sorry if you did this one already...


Tatum Tot said...

Congrats on the ribbons! Going out all day an be stressful even when you sleep for a lot of it. The Mum at our house said that Levi once slept before his herding trial, and he was so tired that he didn't do much but follow her around!

Helios said...

Congratoolations on getting the nice ribbon! Maybe you can tie that to yout ear instead of the spa one? I don't think I can be as good as you, coz my M says she's lazy to train me.

It is tiring going to dog show right? I was knocked out after my show too, even tho I only have to prance around the ring and not do difficult things like you.

TH said...

Amber, Chloe and Faith!
Congratulations! You are so talent!

Love and licks

chiyo said...

wow you guys did great for pre-novice!! :) all of you got placings and certs! :) don't worry about the novice part, i think you guys were all tired out from the trials before this. so next time i'm sure you all will win all the titles!


Girl Girl Hamster said...

Woh congrates to you gals. You all did very well. :)

~ Girl girl

the Corgi Girls said...

Congratz, we are so so impressed, we could never do that! You go girl, we're so proud of you!

Xsara ... said...

Congrats! You did really well, I bet your HM is very proud of you. But you really shouldn't think you will never get as good as another dog. You will do your best and you will continue improving, with all the hard work you do I'm sure you'll be very successfull. I don't doubt it at all and you shouldn't eather.
Love from Barby&Xsara

Comet and BLU said...

You both did such a good job. Congratulations. You look cute with your ribbons.
Comet and BLU

Gus and Louie said...

Wow those are some awesome awards. I don't think Louie and I would do well we are way to hyper from what Mom says. We are working on stay and wait.. Of course I have to learn sign language since that Louie can't hear.. He is so lucky he never gets yelled at and if he does he doesn't hear it anyway.... keep up the good work....Gus and Louie

Kirby said...

You guys did so good! I'm so jealous. I could never have done that good, and I love your ribbons and trophies. You need your own trophy cabinet! Keep up the good work!!

Your pal,

COL. Sam ASTA-fari Joe H. Pinkerton Peabody, Esq said...

Wow you guys did GREAT! WE could never do that. We like to go see what everyone else is doing. Mom promised that she would get some video of us doing agility so you can see.

Congratulations on your certs and awards. woo hooo!! wags to you

Lacy said...

woofies Amber-Mae and Sistas!!! u girls wuz pawsome...heehee me can c me doing wood b all over da cant hear to good and even when me hears mama and daddy me kinda acts likie me dont...

b safe,

pp's congratulashuns on all of ur awarwds girls...u wuz pawtastic....

Isis said...

awwww that was great and fun! thanks for visiting my bloggy, i hope we can be friends!

Putter said...

OMG! Amber!

You guys are amazingest ever! Congrats! ME and Mom are so very impressed by all that you guys do in your OB trials! :))))))

Your Friend,

Putter ...:)

Hercules said...

Geez! What big ribbons! How impressive...I don't listen all that well. Mom has to give me her "I really mean it this time Herc" tone sometimes...

You had to be crated outside because of the mall manager? I agree, why do it there if the manager doesn't like dogs inside?!



shushu, momo & kero said...

wow! congratulations! You gals must have made your mommy very proud. The ribbons look gorgeous!

Abby and Jack said...

Congratulations you guys! You did amazing!