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Byrd
May 22nd, 2007, 06:31 PM
We have been trying and trying to do a vault, but she just couldn't get it. Well, suddenly on Saturday she started doing it. I tried to get some pics, but it's really hard without a photographer and using the timer. It's not the prettiest vault in the world, but it's a start.

I think my face prooves just how painful it is, my back is all scratched up.

(Yes, Erikah, I AM wearing Crocs.... :p )

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"Willow! What are you barking at?"

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"Don't worry Mommy, I'll protect you from the monster!"

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ACK! A monster!!!

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Prin
May 22nd, 2007, 06:33 PM
lol monster.. :laughing: I think you need a leather jacket for that.... Or suede- it's more grippy. :D Good job though! :) :highfive:

Byrd
May 22nd, 2007, 06:37 PM
Willow does a flip:

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"I love playing frisbee, I'm sooo happy."

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trippincherri
May 22nd, 2007, 06:38 PM
Yeah I'd be putting some booties or something on her feet for that,ouch!
I totally understand Willow.....REMAX is a scary monster. :p

Skryker
May 22nd, 2007, 06:42 PM
Eeep! It's probably better in the long run for your back if you pay a professional to give you a massage, Byrd. :laughing:

She really seems to love the athletics. Good for her (and you're a good dog mommy, giving her the shirt and skin off your back. :D )!:thumbs up

Byrd
May 22nd, 2007, 06:43 PM
"My mommy says I'm a pretty girl, so I need to live up to that."

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THE END!

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K9Friend
May 22nd, 2007, 06:45 PM
Love her smile! :D

Byrd
May 22nd, 2007, 06:50 PM
:laughing: You gals are funny. Actually, my trainer has an old diving vest she wears for vaulting, I think if I'm going to do it 'professionally' I will get a leather vest, or at least a thick vest.

I love her smile too. :lovestruck:

First encounter with a hot air balloon, the sound is what set her off, it was too perfect cuz normally I don't have the camera with me.

Mocha's mum
May 22nd, 2007, 07:41 PM
Hey, I like your shoes....:laughing: I have the same ones!!

Those pics remind me of my basic training, and learning different shooting positions....except I had a machine gun on my back. I think I'd prefer a doggy....

I would love to teach Mocha to do stuff like that....I think he's content catching some rays by the patio though....:laughing:

Byrd
May 22nd, 2007, 08:10 PM
Yeah, I think I prefer the doggy too.

:laughing: Did you notice the "I Dont care How Comfortable Crocs Are, You Look Like A Dumbass" group at Facebook. That's why I put that message to Erykah in there. :laughing:

TeriM
May 22nd, 2007, 09:52 PM
Very cool pics. Willow is such a pretty girl :cloud9: .

Byrd
May 22nd, 2007, 09:58 PM
She says "Thanks" :D

Bam Bam
May 22nd, 2007, 09:59 PM
Wonderful looking dog. Are you training for something in particular or just tricks?

Byrd
May 22nd, 2007, 10:13 PM
That's for freestyle frisbee. Vaulting is a big part and it took a long time for her to get the idea because it took a long time for her to get the idea not to jump on mommy, then I go and reverse that. :rolleyes: Mean mom.

Maya
May 23rd, 2007, 12:01 AM
She's really pretty.:)

trippincherri
May 23rd, 2007, 12:34 AM
Crocs rock! I have several pairs...love them all lol. So comfortable and easy to clean.

angeldogs
May 23rd, 2007, 04:02 AM
Willow has such a pretty face.

Scott_B
May 23rd, 2007, 04:48 AM
She looks very happy!

Hunter's_owner
May 23rd, 2007, 06:55 AM
Great shots!!! Willow is such a pretty girl:lovestruck:
The picture of the Remax balloon made me laugh:laughing:

Lukka'sma
May 23rd, 2007, 10:59 AM
Very nice pictures. I especially like how you levitate your dog in the last one:thumbs up

Crestedcrazy
May 23rd, 2007, 12:05 PM
Good job :thumbs up

Byrd
May 23rd, 2007, 05:46 PM
Very nice pictures. I especially like how you levitate your dog in the last one:thumbs up

Ah, yes, well, I did tell ya I was Wiccan didn't I? :p

Smiley14
May 23rd, 2007, 07:44 PM
Oh, those are really COOL! Can't believe you captured those by using the timer! Nice! :) And LOL, love the Remax balloon. :laughing:

Byrd
May 23rd, 2007, 07:54 PM
Yup, I'd wait until the countdown went down to one second and the light would blink and then I'd call her "hup!" Like I said, it's hard using the timer, maybe I'll get some better ones if I can get a photographer.

The balloon was too funny, she was barking her head off at it and trying to stand on her hind legs to reach for it. It was too much!!! :laughing:

mummummum
May 24th, 2007, 01:56 PM
Great shots Byrd ~ Willow is looking exceptionally happy and athletic these days ! I think she needs a good roll in a stinky muddy crik !! :laughing:

Gypsyhick
May 24th, 2007, 02:50 PM
Great action shots!

I love that Willow is protecting you from a monster. Mine protected me the other day from the evil fire hydrant that jumped out from the darkness on our night walk!

I love dog fun - looks like she's a natural athlete. :)

Byrd
May 24th, 2007, 05:04 PM
She definitely is an athletic girl and sure loves her sports.

technodoll
May 24th, 2007, 05:56 PM
oooo! those are GREAT action shots, byrd! and all by yourself with a timer? :eek: you a pro! :thumbs up you two make a great team and willow is one gorgeous covergirl, fer shure - love her happy face!

Stacer
May 24th, 2007, 06:18 PM
Aww, Willow's such a good girl. So pretty and talented and popular, if she were a teenage girl and we were in high school I would hate her:laughing:

~michelle~
May 25th, 2007, 08:22 AM
lovely photos of willow!!! i had no idea she was so multi-talented!!!

Byrd
May 25th, 2007, 06:39 PM
Yup, miss multitalented is her name! :p

Yeah, if she were human and we were in highschool she'd be the cheerleader! Um... no strike that, she'd be in soccer, baseball, basketball, lacross, etc... she's too butch for cheerleader.

Frenchy
May 25th, 2007, 08:18 PM
I just saw the pics , wow , what an athlete ! :thumbs up she looks good :lovestruck:

Byrd
May 25th, 2007, 08:45 PM
Thanks, and our trainer was working with her and giving me some tips on how to improve upon it as well. We are taking a freestyle disc seminar at the end of July and I wanted her to be vaulting by then so that we weren't too far behind the others in the class. I don't even know how she learned it, I was trying and trying and all I'd get were front paws on my back, then suddenly out of the blue she figured out what I wanted. She's so smart, and we've been working really hard with her flyball problems too and she is doing well and will be hopefully be competing by autumn, we also get back to agility in July and are currently taking SuperDog Games and during the last class one of the producers of The SuperDogs comes out and it's basically an open audition.... not sure if I want it or not though, it would be cool if she got famous, but it's a lot of work.

luckypenny
May 25th, 2007, 08:48 PM
Beautiful photos and a beautiful dog! It's nice to see you both enjoy this so much.

Frenchy
May 25th, 2007, 09:00 PM
I was trying and trying and all I'd get were front paws on my back,

hummm, nope, I won't try that with my 100 lbs Sam. :eek:

Byrd
May 25th, 2007, 09:03 PM
hummm, nope, I won't try that with my 100 lbs Sam. :eek:

:laughing: Yeah 40 lbs is plenty!

rainbow
May 27th, 2007, 09:41 PM
Awesome :highfive: ....and, I love the second to the last pic. :cloud9:

brandynva
May 27th, 2007, 10:02 PM
Those are great and you two look like you are having so much fun! She's such a beautiful dog. :cloud9:

Byrd
May 27th, 2007, 10:05 PM
Thanks, I was trying to get a nice portrait to maybe blow up. Yes, we were having tonnes of fun, I find going out and having fun actually seems to please her more than going for a walk. :shrug: