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    Thumbs up The Flying Sausage Soars and Piper Man Gets Speedier!

    We had the best flyball weekend a couple weeks ago. My team hosted a tournament in La Crosse, WI, and The Flying Sausage was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G! I have been so focused on how Piper has been doing, that Peaches Wiener must have decided she needed the spotlight back. Peaches has been running for about 2.5 years now, and her best time EVER was 6.6 seconds. She has run that numerous times, but normally falls in the 6.8-7.1 range with her runs. Well, she blew that away! She started off the tournament running a 6.5 and back-to-back 6.3s. I was speechless! Then she ran a 6.2 on both Saturday and Sunday. In a sport measured to the thousandth of a second, that much of an improvement is huge! :thumbsup:

    Also, this was her first time running a 3 day tournament. Normally she only runs on Saturday and Sunday, but she also ran on Friday evening this time. On Sunday she didn’t even want to get out of bed. Then when we got to the tournament, I found out she’d be running on 2 teams. She was the height dog for 1 team, and she was Piper’s back-up on another team because he can’t run full-time yet. I thought her times would be a little slower since she had already run 2 days, but as soon as she got in the racing ring she was reenergized. She didn’t slow down at all. :holyshp: Keep in mind that she has to jump 7 inch hurdles because that is the minimum jump height, and she is only about 8 inches tall maybe. In her last race of the tournament she was still running 6.5-6.6 seconds. Some of our big dogs were slowing down, and they were jumping 7 inches just like Peaches. I don’t know what got into her, but I couldn’t be more proud!!!

    Piper Man had a pretty good weekend too! His times were all over the place, but he is improving with each tournament. He also gave me a surprise when he ran a 6.9!!! That was his first time running sub-7 seconds, and I am pretty sure I screamed when I saw his time pop up. I knew he could run that fast…now I just have to get him consistent.

    Here are some shots of the P’s on the flyball box!

    Peaches has a “swimmer’s turn” off the box. She pushes off the box like a swimmer pushes off a pool wall…think of a sausage shaped Michael Phelps! :D


    Piper doesn’t have a “swimmer’s turn”…yet. It’s something I plan to work on with him. He was afraid of the box for over 2 years, so I am just thrilled to see him hitting it. Now that he has a lot more confidence, I think we might have some success teaching the turn.
    Tanya, Peaches & Piper Man

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    YAY!!!!!!!!! What great pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Amy, Laika, Owen and Salsa

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    :wow: That sport is just amazing - I would SO love to watch it in person !!! The pics of the kids are fabulous and GOOOOOO P&P !!!!
    Barb,Owned by Rudy Brandy-Angel Toby Mary Holly

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    That is soooo cool! I love the box pictures. The expressions on their faces are priceless.

    Barb, you need to come visit this summer during the Reliant dog show. They have tons of agility and fly ball going on. It's so fun to watch.

    Plus there's lots of dog shopping
    Patrice and the Houston Crew (aka The Three Musketeers)

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    That's just amazing! CONGRATULATION P&P and Mom!
    Iris (Jack's Mom, valet and cook)

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    That is great! Peaches is amazing! Great pictures!
    Sandi ~ Lola/Red LH ~ Riesling/Cream LH ~ Dooley/Red DD Smooth
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    Awesome!




    Great pictures too. :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

    ..POGO....PIXEL.....P’NUT....PEPSI

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    Best pics EVAR! They love it so much. So if Peaches is the canine Michael Phelps, when are you posting her with her bong?

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    Those are great photos!!!

    They both look amazing, I'm glad Piper is coming around, and getting into the sport.

    ..POGO....PIXEL.....P’NUT....PEPSI

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    Those photos are amazing! You have very talented pups, and have spent a lot of time on training!

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