Sadly, in order to advance to the next level, she requires a training partner and her brother, Archie, had been place on injured reserve.
So I decided, that I, Mango, would volunteer to be her partner.
I mean, how hard can it be, right?
I managed to obtain my very own rat for training purposes, but to be honest, the little guy was so cute I didn't want to hurt him.
I had him wear a disguise to become something that looked a bit more like it needed to feel the jaws of the Mango...
That's more like it.
Now despite my most large and impressive size, I am actually quite delicate and after a few tussles with Mr. Rat I decided that I would need some gear in order to go into competition.
And here I am on the big day, ready for action!
I give you.... EARTH DOG MANGO!
Agatha was so surprised to see me at the trial grounds. I told her I was there to help her win her next ribbon.
She seemed a bit skeptical, but I assured her that due to my vigorous training that I would be a most excellent partner.
Let the games begin!
Imagine my embarrassment when I discovered that the entry point was a bit, well, confining for my large and not built for small spaces self.
I argued with the judges that this contest clearly discriminated against full sized doggies and they must find a suitable tunnel with great haste.
OK, this is more like it.
Ready to go!
Agatha is quite brave and goes into battle nekked. I put on my hoodie because I hear tunnels can get chilly. Wouldn't want to catch cold don't you know.
Once inside, I quickly lost sight of my companion. She was yelling for me to keep up, but the Mango can only go so fast.
Wait, little terrier, wait!
I was suddenly feeling terribly alone...
Agatha? Mr. Rat?
To be continued...
Mango Man! Oh yeah!