This past weekend, Mama packed me and my harem into the Hellement and took us to Columbus. Mama said Columbus had some agility courses they needed me to run. The first day there, I spent most of the day in the Hellement with the girl dogs while Mama and Aunt Melanie and Aunt Marty were in buildings. Mama would come out of one building and drive to another building and go in. Sometimes Mama would come out and put a bag in the Hellement, but usually not. Mama called it “thrift shopping”. She says it is getting something for a very good price because another person already used it.
Pigou is confused by thrift shopping. When I try to thrift shop in Mama’s kitchen garbage, I am scolded. When girl dog Frida tries to thrift shop in the yard, Mama makes her come back in the house. Pigou thinks that maybe thrift shopping is only for humans.
Aunt Melanie found a park with a lake and we all went for a walk around the lake. Pigou liked it very much. Girl dog Frida walked with Marty and the Chihuahuas and she felt very big. Girl dog Jemma walked with her friend Liberty and the terriers. Mama says I am hard to walk, so I just walked with girl dog Addie. Pigou loves to walk with girl dog Addie. Next to Mama, she is my best friend.
Saturday, we went to the agility trial. Pigou ran fast! Mama says I have to try to do all the weave poles, even the last two, which are the pointless ones. If judges cannot see that Pigou knows how to weave by the time I do 10 poles, how are 2 more going to help them? I have not decided how hard I will try to do 12. Pigou has better things to do! Tunnels!
Sunday, my jumpers course had a beautiful yellow tunnel across the ring from the start. I tried to tell Mama I had to go over there, but she said “Wait!” in the bad voice. Silly Mama. Pigou could not wait. Pigou did not wait. I went over the first jump before Mama told me to. I came back when she called, but she still made me leave with her and go rest my brain in my crate. Beautiful yellow tunnel, bye-bye!
Girl dog Liberty has a birthday today. Mama said since Grandmere was in the hospital on my birthday, Liberty was going to share hers with me on Saturday. Merci, Liberty!! We had a party! Aunt Melanie popped popcorn and we all practiced our catching. Before Mama throws, she says “Ready ready?” and we all get ready to catch. When girl dog Liberty hears “Ready ready?” she spins around twice. It makes Pigou laugh and laugh.
Then Aunt Melanie got out a bottle with magic balls in it. When she blew through a circle the balls would come out and float through the air. They were wet and shiny. Eli liked to bite them. I tried to touch them, but they just disappeared and made my nose wet. What kind of toy disappears when Pigou touches it?
Before we left Columbus, we all had ice cream. It was cold and sweet and we all loved it. Mama said I did some things very well, and even though there were no Qs we all deserved ice cream for a lot of reasons. Mama is right this time. Maybe Pigou can try to do 12 poles sometimes. It would make Mama very happy.
This is Pigou and Mama with the trophy she says I won for being the Most Improved Pigou! Something seems odd about that award...