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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

MAHA Expo 2008 Part Deux

Hello!

As promised...here's the second part of Mom's trip to the MAHA thingy on her birthday! These photos are from the obedience trials that went on for almost the whole day. Like what Amber said, it was very hot, and there were too many *ahem* Malays! No offence against them, but they were not dog-friendly and always kind of feel threatened when they see us doggies, even though we can be as gentle as a hamster.

Mom said that all the doggies were too hot, most of them were not in the mood for the exercises at all....=( But then, they still managed to finish the exercises. She still had a good time though,coz she got to meet most of the participants in the trials! Which makes me jealous! I want to meet new friends too! *pouts* Oh well, I guess photos would have to do for now..


This little Chihuahua is superb! She looked just like Kenji, only with longer fur! She won 1st prize in the Pre-Novice Class trials! Mom didn't get her name though..congrats anyhow!


This is Scruffy, a good friend of Pacco's! Mom was so thrilled to see him again and see him do his thing at the trials! The last time Mom saw him, he gave a demo to us at our first day in obedience class. The other thing Mom liked about him was that he is part Schnauzer...*grins* He won 2nd place at the Novice Class! Congrats Scruffy!


And this is the lovely Ginger! She is Scruffy's sister...also another talented doggie! Mom loves petting her! She won 2nd place at the Pre-Novice Class trials! Congrats, Ginger!


Another friend that Mom met...she didn't catch his name though. =( But he was SOOO cute,according to Mom. He sat up immediately and posed for Mom when she took out her camera to snap his photo!


This is Cash, a little Poodle that Mom got to carry and give cuddles to after his trials! Mom loved his soft fur, and said that he cuddles exactly the way I do it...hey, I thought I was the ultimate in cuddles! *pouts* Cash qualified for his Pre-Novice trials!


Ooh...this doggie looks like Fenway! Mom got to see him in action, and she included the video here too! It's further down, as you scroll along...=)


What do you know? There's a fellow Schnauzer pal too! Mom didn't get the name of this cutie though, but she said she's ADORABLE!


OMG! It's Faith, Amber-Mae's sista!! Mom was SOOO happy to see her, but she said it was probably too hot, and Faith just lay there trying to cool herself! I wish I met you too, Faith! Next time, I shall meet you, Amber and Chloe together....*grins*


Teehee! Here's Cash getting a little cooling down from the fan...Mom says this fan gives out mists of water to help the cooling down more. Awesome!


This is BJ, a Belgian Shepard, of whom Mom was SOOO impressed by! During his trials, Mom said he watches his owner ALL THE WAY..never taking his eyes away from the owner's face! How cool was that? Mom asked me when can I be like that too...I told her,"I probably need more practice...and more treats!" *wink*


This is Snowy, a Labrador who is only 8 months old! I think she kind of looks like Charlie, Opy's big brother when he was younger. Hope you're doing much better, Charlie! Mom said that Snowy is SOOOO friendly! =)



Here is a video of the Open Class trials (the highest level for Obedience trials) which took place later in the afternoon. There were only 2 participants in it, a Poodle (not Cash!) and a Border Collie (the one which looks like Fenway!)...Mom was SOOO impressed by them. I'm a bit worried though...what if she expects me to behave like them too? I don't mind behaving, but I take quite some time learning new stuff! Mom needs to be patient, I say! It's a bit long, but it's really quite cool if you've got the time to view it. There was also the 'Sit Stay' and 'Down Stay' exercises, but Mom didn't get a video of them.






Very, VERY impressive, no? Mom didn't get to see the results for this class though...she left because it was almost 6pm (she was there since 11am...eep!) and Gramma and Grampa were tired. Either way, I think they're both fabulous!

While they were heading down to the tram stop, Mom heard a loud crowd near the tram stop....what did they see? RODEO MALAYSIA!!! o.O" Mom said she have never seen a real-live rodeo show before, so she asked Gramma and Grampa to take a detour to watch it for a while! Technically,it's not really RODEO MALAYSIA, coz the participants in the show were from Australia...haha! But then, they were really nice to call it Rodeo Malaysia...and Mom was so excited watching it! It looked very dangerous though, and I don't know how these cowboys go through it day in and day out. Big respect to them..





There were some more events there, like Team Roping and Steer Wrestling, Saddle Bronc and Bareback Riding, but Mom's camera died from all the photos and video taking non stop for the whole day...meh! She said the bareback riding was the scariest....gosh,I wish I'd seen it too!


Well, that's it for the MAHA Expo thingy...I'll be back with more current news of my misadventures soon...*grins* Till then, I'll leave you with this...




Before Mom left for the tram stop, she took a photo of this tree....whoa! Can you see the people standing under it? It's ginormous!



xoxo,
Scottie

16 paws to this post!:

Lorenza said...

Hi, Scottie!
Thanks for sharing Part 2!
Your mom met lots of nice doggie friends!
that sit-stay thing is not for me! I am a wild girl!
The Rodeo is pawesome too! That is something we have here!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Pacco de Mongrel said...

hey, thanks for the recap and photos...

i wish i could be there...

Georgeous said...

Hey Scottie, it must have been pretty exciting - BJ looks like he's pretty excited - LOL.
I would have been far too hot for shure if all those little buddies were feeling the heat.
Get your little trickster nose over to my blog - there's been something there for days for you but you keep missing it everytime you come over.
http://www.georgeous.us/blog/?p=121#more-121
Love George

billiejean said...

Scottie,

Wow, Malaysia has many interesting activities for doggies! You are very lucky! You even got to see rodeo! How exciting!

B J

Snowy & Crystal said...

Scottie -

The second part was also fun to read about...

what adorable and smart doggies your mommy met :)

we never saw rodeo before except on T.V ... we bet that it was exciting to watch

Maltese Paws

Latte said...

Hi Scottie, your mum takes such nice photos :) We enjoy them lots.

Stanislaw said...

Those puppies are SO GOOD. And to think... I'm just a beast!

Susan Sehi-Smith said...

Hi Scottie,
MAHA looks like a great place to meet dogs and people. How come you couldn't go? I bet you would have had alot of fun. Just imagine napping under that huge tree!

from Siku

Noah the Airedale said...

Your mum sure met lots of dogs and they're sooo clever. Love the videos. Thanks for sharing them with us.

tailwags
Noah Willow Tess Lucy

George the Pup said...

Wow, what a cool thing! Your mom met so many cool dogs!

Thanks for visiting my bloggie today!

Lacy said...

w00f's Scottie, its sooo nice to meeted u, me glad u comed to visit me bloggy...ur mama meeted sum cool pups..while her wuz gone...mayb u can go next time..

b safe,
~rocky~

Petra said...

Are you sure that's a tree? It looks like some kind of house!

Those doggies are all beautiful!

Maggie and Mitch said...

This looks like a lot of fun, especially the rodeo! Mom can't get over the size of that tree!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Dewey Dewster said...

Scottie..

Thought I'd stop by and say hello...you sure have a swell family and the trip was great...isn't it nice to meet other doggies? Gram used ta have a miniature schnauzer and her name was Muffin....she went ta the Bridge years ago...good luck in yer trials...sit...stay...

Dewey Dewster here....

Isis said...

Wow that tree IS huge! and cool!

And what cool friends your mom made!

That trip must've been very rewarding for your mom! Sister says she LOVES meeting new doggies, and watching them do tricks.


She really likes the dog park too, and watching all the happy dogs play and run together. I can't go because i don't do well with other dogs.

But sailor used to go all the time and thats how sister went.

Amber-Mae said...

Oh, you got to see Faith there! Hehe, she always look sooo sad. That's her! She was like a corpse that day. Haha! Anyway, that Rodeo show was kinda cool but Mommy doesn't really fancy watching them.

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer