Dexter here, reporting on a special weekend edition of WTF Wednesday.
I was unexpectedly transported to agilities school on Friday night. No worries, right? Agilities rocks any day of the week.
But when we arrived there was NO agilities equipment.
Instead, the ring had these giant jelly beans all over the place.
I wasn't too worried until all of a sudden this little Miss Asta look alike leapt up onto one of the jelly beans.
WTF, little WFT! That looks dangerous!
Then she started doing all these weird things like stand on two leggies. Heck, I can't even do that on level ground, let alone on top of a big blue jelly bean.
There must be strings attached someplace. Maybe this was a doggie magic show.
Then a bunch of black and white doggies all came out and started doing gravity defying moves.
Is this some kind of a joke? Where is the dog walk? The tunnel? The (gasp) weave poles? Has the DOH gone completely mad?
This was starting to look a bit ominous to me.
I spotted another labradog in the crowd and he certainly was NOT engaging in any death defying foolishness, so I felt safe until I saw THIS!
End of days! End of days!
Ruh roh. This is looking bad for yours truly.
To my horror, I saw the DOH raising her hand and heard her shout out the ominous words, "Dexter wants to go next!"
My friends, I most certainly did NOT want to go next. I wanted to go to the nearest exit, but then momma brought out the foodables bag and I am ashamed to admit that I gave in to my baser instincts and suddenly found myself in the following precarious position.
And before I knew it, I was entirely upon the jelly bean.
I used all my mighty labramuscles to steady myself and in between nommy cookies I overheard trainer lady (who also happens to be one of my favorite vet ladies) talking about how this is good exercise and will improve the condition of my already well muscled bottom.
Back on level ground, I was ready to go home and I will share that I was strangely exhausted after just a few minutes atop the jelly bean.
You can watch the movie I made of my adventure here.
What next? I am not sure it is an experience I would like to repeat and I found it very disturbing when trainer lady told momma that the jelly bean would be good for the Relentlessly Not Moving and Afraid of Large Objects too.
P. S. From Momma...
The class was full of hard core training people (unlike me), several of whom had already introduced their dogs to the therapy ball. We learned that this kind of work uses different muscles than running and jumping and is quite good for overall structural well being. Everybody also commented on how just five minutes on the ball is exhausting for the dog. Hmmm....
Dexter was actually quite game about the whole thing. He put his front end on without any coaching and was very stable (although a bit nervous) with his whole body on. I have no doubt that he could become quite adept at it.
Will I buy one for Dex? Probably. Will I put Mango on it? Doubtful. Stay tuned.
Here is a movie I took on the way home just because I always kind of like it when we have to wait for the train. Something both soothing and exciting about watching a train go by. Hope it views OK. Blogger made it look funny and shrunken.