Arbor-Gility

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Yesterday we turned another Mission Impossible into a Mission Possible. We organized our first ever Arbor-Gility event. A little over a month ago, I was asked to show my Dogtoring, R.E.A.D.ing, and agility skills by the organizer of Arbor Day in my neck of the woods. I’m pretty experienced with Arbor Day as I started handing out trees for the first time when I was only 4 months old but organizing and competing in Arbor-gility was a first for me and maybe a first in the whole wide kingdom.

 

Instead of me running around like crazy and doing it all by myself, I thought it would be way more fun to invite my Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) and Animal Therapy furriends. As it turned out, 26 agility dogs, 5 Dogtors, and 2 service dogs in training showed up. Isn’t that amazing?! With the Arbor-gility event, we raised lots of ūüć™ūüć™ūü晬†for a local non-profit animal rescue group.

 

Sky had to stay home to practice Zuluism. He will be able to join us on one of our Mission Possibles as soon as he has received all his booster vaccines.

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I had fun and can’t wait till the next event,

Benji

 

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A New Project: Phase I

I am in between gigs so I thought that I would find myself a new project. I can’t sit idle for too long and the squirrels¬†are not much fun these days. Not sure why but they are getting too slow to chase. Maybe they need to eat more. Anyhowls, several trees in my neck of the woods fell down after hurricane¬†Hermine (Sept 16). One¬†of them didn’t want to let go and was leaning¬†sideways for a long time. One of the higher authorities in our household, I won’t mention any names but she might be the highest, looked worried at the tree each day because it was thought that it could hurt the furry ones (yes that’s Ms. Zulu and me!) once said tree would come down completely.

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Sept 2016: Surveying the job

When we got back from our vacation the problem seemed resolved as the tree had hit the ground. Unfortunately,¬†it had not hit the ground¬†running because it was still in our backyard. The tree was cut in smaller pieces by another authority. I guess that is the advantage of being the highest authority; you don’t have to do the heavy lifting. Since the tree’s¬†rootball was still anchored¬†to the ground this part could not be removed easily. And here I come in. I thought I would help out by digging around the roots. This is phase¬†I of my project. I asked Ms. Zulu if she could assist me, but she said that her digging days were behind her. She has too much napping to do these days. Either way, it shouldn’t take me long. Once the tree is lifted out of our backyard and we are hoping that this magically will happen very soon (well at least one of the higher authorities is hoping), I am going to start phase II. But that story is for another day.

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Feb 2017: Ms. Zulu enjoys being on the job in between naps

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Feb 2017: Showing good progress already

Happy digging; just don’t dig your own grave,

Benji

Then and Now: 3

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2017: In the car

It’s Arbor Day again, well at least in our state! Last year, when I was four months old, was my first year. I made sure that everyone left with a free tree. There were long lines. Some people even thought they could take me home. Mom made sure that didn’t happen and kept a close eye on me.

This year I helped transport the trees from the nursery to the site where they are handed out on Arbor Day.  These outings are always fun as I am bound to meet interesting new friends like Sunny.

Have fun, Benji