Given that momma is too lazy to drive me all the way to agilities school, I have had to make due recently with a funballs class where we do rally, tricks, agility, dancing, and other action packed stuff.
I was juiced when training lady said we were going to learn flyball. Hey! Running, jumping, tennis balls, that sure sounds like my kind of sport.
But it was not meant to be. I, Dexter, am a flyball drop out, a failure, a loser, a wanna be. Sob.
Due to the DOH being totally consumed by trying to keep up with me during school, there are no photos of my fateful journey into the sport of flyball, but I have created some very realistic reenactment pictures.
First thing we had to learn was to stomp our feet on the flyball box. This was a piece of cake for a clever dude like me who has done plenty of shaping exercises. I got it spit spot.
But then, trouble! Trainer lady stuck an ACTUAL TENNIS BALL into the flyball contraption and hit the top and the tennis ball, I kid you not, FLEW OUT into the air! Oh boy! I want some of that.
Next she sat down behind the box and had secretly removed the tennis ball from the launcher. Her idea was that she would toss the ball when I once again put my feet on the box. Are you kidding me? After just one demo, I KNEW that tennis balls lived in that hole in the box and subsequently dove my snooter into the hole every time I got close. I mean, I saw a tennis ball come out of there, so there should be more, right?
The fact that not only were there no more tennis balls, combined with not getting any cookies and being told to "try again" drove me into a labrafrenzy.
Next time up at bat, I just bypassed the whole launch box and went right for trainer lady's tennis ball. Like to knock her down I did. Foolish woman. Trying to trick me.
So perhaps flyball is not my sport after all, but I might try again next week if the opportunity presents itself.
In the meantime, I am in total envy of my buddy, Dennis, who has his very own flyball team and is super good at competition. Look at him!
He even hosted a flyball match during Mango Minster 2010 and if you missed it you can read about it here.
If you want to see how flyball is supposed to work, check out this movie. WARNING! It is LOUD!