Moe Speaks: A Most Wonderful Saturday Surprise

IMG_4613 Completely out of the blue Saturday morning, Mom put my leash on and we got in the car.  We didn't go very far, but when we got to where we were going I was so excited!  Little white dogs...the faint smell of rats...we were going to do some earthdoggin'!  

(Note from Mom: This weekend was the Heartland Jack Russell Club's spring trial, which is held each year here in Lawrence.  Although it's primarily for Jack Russell's, they usually have a few unofficial "colored terrier" classes in which Moe and I sometimes go play.)
First, I got to do the "barn hunt".  Mom took me to this place that looked like a barn and told me to "find the rats".  Oh. My. Goodness.  I couldn't even contain myself.  I could smell them, I could smell those little beady eyed rats right away!  But finding them was a bit trickier--the smell was just everywhere!  Finally, I tracked them down--too late for Mom's liking I think, but she still let me bark and bite at them for a minute, so that was fun.  

(Mom: Scatterbrains!  He would do very well if he could just calm down and think.)

Then we went inside and did the actual go-to-ground with tunnels.  If I do say so myself, I'm kind of a rockstar at go-to-ground.  It took me about two tries to figure out the game the first time I did it, but I've been blowing through the tunnels ever since.  Saturday's time was about 7 seconds flat--admittedly not as good as some of the Jack Russells, but not bad considering that they're short enough to almost run through the tunnels and I have to shimmy through on my belly.

Mom said I won first place of the "colored terriers", and I got this pretty blue collar that I can wear in the shower even!

(Mom: Not sure yet how many "colored terriers" were actually entered but I think he did better than at least two or three others.  And I so love it when they do practical prizes instead of silly ribbons!)