After years of meditation this dog has learned to levitate over any object.
Yet another beautiful day today, perfect for walking around the RV show especially since I didn't walk around for long.
I haven't seen the whole thing yet but the parts I have seen are rather disappointing. So far it looks like all that's happened is one of the gigantic Tucson RV dealerships and there are several, moved some of their RVs from their sales lot to here and are calling it a show. And there's little doubt in my mind that when they leave here they will take these RVs straight to Quartzsite for the big show.
I haven't seen anything different, or unique, it's mostly just gigantic class A's and humongous fifth wheels. I did see a section that I didn't get to yet that had a bunch of class B's so that's probably where I'll go next chance I get because the large vans do interest me a little bit.
I spent more time today watching the dogs do their thing than I did yesterday. Yesterday I was mostly taking pictures of the dogs and not paying much attention to what they were doing, but today I spent more time watching and took very few pictures. By paying attention and talking to people associated with this competition I now understand a little more about what's going on.
Apparently its not about how the dogs deal with the obstacles themselves, because the obstacles just aren't that difficult. It's really about the dogs ability to understand and obey signals from the trainer as to which obstacle they go to next. I could see that the trainers were giving hand and verbal commands to the dog but I thought it was just to remind the dog what to do, but actually when the dog starts running the course he has no idea where to go and is totally dependent on the trainer to tell him which obstacle to go to next.
I think some people feel that a dog is happiest when its laying in the corner asleep, but that's not the case at all, that happens to be when I'm happiest, but dogs aren't as lazy as I am, their happiest when they're with their pack, that would be you, and they're using all their senses that dogs use to hunt. It might be herding cattle, pointing to pheasants in the field, retrieving a duck, or negotiating man-made obstacles. Whatever it is its when they're running with their pack, and using their hunting senses, is when they're happiest.
I call this the escaping from prison obstacle.
full speed towards the dreaded tunnel. The dog doesn't know there's an alligator hiding in the tunnel.
since the short dogs can't jump they have to limbo under the bar.