Monday, November 17, 2008

This is Tweed

This is Tweed.

This is Tweed now that he's REALLY MAD!

"???"

Good question! I'm glad you asked!

On Sunday, My Special Little Guy got his third and final Masters Standard Q to successfully complete the requirements for the title of Masters Agility Dog of Canada!

This is, dear viewers, nothing short of a miracle. For starters, Tweed's performance is usually severely retarded by his handler, who has all the skill of a coma victim who lost all her limbs in an unfortunate sledding accident.

Secondly, keeping this deficit in mind, Tweed likes to average one Titling Q per year. He got one in September of 2007, and then blessed us with another surprise Q in September 2008. So we consider this second Titling Q in a two month span as The Food Lady's Christmas Bonus.

Traditionally, Tweed has brilliant performances when no one has a video camera handy. I have loads of really really super shitty runs recorded for posterity. And while this may not have been his (or my) finest moment, it's definitely one of my proudest!

The sound on this video is off by a second or two, and I can't get rid of it, but you can hear the barn erupt in cheers, if a bit prematurely. We've been chasing this title for an awfully long time!



So ... congratulations Tweird!

In other perfectly lovely news, we are celebrating birthdays tomorrow at Casa de Food Lady. It's my birthday, and it's also the imaginary birthday I gave to both Piper and Mr. Woo since both have pasts shrouded in mystery, but birthdates sometimes around November.

Miss P is a ripe old 6 years of age.

And the family clown, Mr. Woo, reaches a milestone of a whole 3 years.

Happy Birthday Monsters!




38 comments:

Cavewoman said...

Yay for Tweed! Happy Birthday to Food Lady. And Piper. And Mr. Woo. I hope you have a lot of cake. Let's hope Tweed's Q on Sunday was really an early birthday present and he still has something up his sleeve for x-mas.

riosmom said...

Congratulations to Tweed AND his person and birthday greetings to you, Piper, and Woo. I trust you will have a "damn party in the parlor" - a line from Ellen Terry.

dp said...

Congrats on a great run! The sound discrepancy is both amusing and discombobulating.

(And unless you are making money off those shitty videos I think you mean "posterity")

AKDD said...

WOOT! Go, Tweed! Go, Food Lady! Not bad for an amputee sled-accident victim! :D

Many happy returns to Piper, Woo, and the prodigiously talented Food Lady, who takes fab-o pics - especially considering that whole "coma" thing!

Cait said...

Happy birthday to Monsters (and Mr. Woo, too! He couldn't possibly be monstrous!)

I remember when Piper was a wee little fluffy thing on Acmepet!

MaskedMan said...

Niiiice!
:-)
Happy birthdays to all!

So, is the second title properly a holiday bonus, or a birthday present?

saratogajean said...

Awesome job, Tweed! I'm jealous of his awesome contacts. My dog flies off the teeter and the dog walk like his tail's on fire, grinning the whole time.

Happy Birthday(s)!

Allie Oop said...

Sounds like party-time at your house! Congrats to the handsome red guy and best wishes and a Happy B-Day to you, Piper and Woo.

Dawn said...

Happy Birthdays! that was a very nice run, I bet your still smiling! Big congrats on the run and the title.

Molly said...

Congrats to Tweed! He deserves it. And happy birthday to you, Piper, and Woo, and may you all have another lovely year!

GeeRome said...

Congratulations on the MAD!!! What an accomplishment.

Happy birthday to you all.

manymuddypaws said...

Congrats on Tweeds MAD!!!

Winterdark said...

Mom and I would like to send our congratulations to Mr. Tweed and best birthday wishes to everyone else. We'd also like to let you know that we really enjoy your blog.
Bolo
http://peiinthelife.blogspot.com/

Biggie-Z said...

Yowee wowie!!!! Congratulations to humans and dogs on all your achievements and birthdays. Especially Tweed for overcoming his handler's handicaps. :)

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Who knew your voice is so girlish? :-) Not the v.oice I imagined from your blog at all.

rosalie(ta) said...

Just a simple: Happy Birthdays!

Anonymous said...

Woot! Nicely done there Mr. Tweird (and of course Food Lady!)

Happy Birthday all!

Barbara & the Bedlams Pack

Hunde Haus said...

Congrats!

And BIG Happy Birthdays all around!!

Matt And Maggie said...

Congratulations Tweerd'o!
And happy Happy birthday to "The Wonderful Woo" "priceless Piper" and of course "the Fabulous Food Lady"
All The Best From Matt and Maggie(the insane bc) From England.

Sheri said...

Wishing you, Piper and Mr. Woo very happy birthdays! Here's hoping for birthday party photos...hats and all, you know. :)

Jean said...

Congrats Tweed!!
And happy birthdays Sheena and Woo and Piper - I hope you have a great day.
Jean

Hey Woo an' Piper an' Tweed, Happy Birfdays. We thinks you shuds have a P A R T Y out here so we can all join in! An' Food Lady, we gotz a new sheltie bruver, 14 year old Oliver, who needs his pickchure takens tooooo!
Luvs, Charley, Sadie, Belle and the piggies.

Insane Dog Owner said...

Congrats Mr. T-Wonderful and Amputee/Coma victim! Nice job!

I didn't think your voice would be high either. Go figure...

Don't burn down the lovely new digs tomorrow kay?

insanedogowner
who is still apparently sending bad gogle requests...I don't know how or why but that's what it says...

Anonymous said...

Congrats to Tweed, and Happy B'day to Food Lady, Piper and Woo too. Have one helluva party with lotsa cakes

Just started my Border in agility and I am definitely her handicap. She moves faster than I think...

Tatyana said...

major congrats for Tweed, what a great run!

And happy communal birthdays!

Sweet~Ceana said...

Happy Birthday to all and congratulations to "Master Tweed!"

mips said...

Congrats and Happy Birthday

Emily said...

Super big congrats on the title! That's brilliant!!! It's GREAT to see some agility footage on this blog :)

Do you think Tweird feels a little left out, what with the ONLY one not sharing your birthday...?? Poor Tweed!!

Happy Birthday to you, Piper, and the Wonderful Mr. Woo!!

Em & the girlie girls
www.emdogs.com

Black Jack's Carol said...

Happy Birthdays to all. I hope you, Piper and Woo celebrated big time. With Tweed on his win high, I would think he found a way to join the party too. Thanks for posting that video. It was great fun watching it. As several have said, pretty damn impressive for a coma/amputee victim. As for the winning photograph in the last entry - holy, mo-o-ly! Talent and hard work paid off big time on two fronts this week. Good for you!

Hornblower said...

Hurray & happy birthday to all!

I need orange said...

WOOOOHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

Another MAD dog!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And, oh yeah, Happy Birthday. :-)

ACB said...

Congrats to Tweed! So is that like dog Special Olympics? :)

Sending lots of birthday wishes to you and the pooches! Cake for everyone!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!

Guess Tweed decided you needed an extra special b-day gift... and with the economy the way it is... this is what he could afford.

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

I am just catching up with your blog. Congratulations Tweed, he looked great on the video. Well done to both of you.

Belated birthday wishes to you, Piper and Mr Woo. :-))

Companion Animal Solutions said...

Haaapppy birthday to you, happy birthday, to you, happy birthday Food Lady and fur kids, happy birthday to you... and congratulations on Qs!!

Fenway said...

Sweet Caroline!

So much congrats to go around for so many milestones. I know B'days are special, but Tweedy-Weedy gets the biggest hurrahs.

Damn the world wide economy...it's an abundance of riches at Casa de Food Senorita!

Your pal,
Fenway

cruznk9 said...

Congratulations to Tweed and Happy Birthday to all. Although it wasn't the best time to offer it, I adored Tweed's cute bunny hop after the teeter whilst his tail went around like a propellor. That's something definitely worth putting on cue.

Carol said...

Tweed, congrats, you scoundrel! Next time the FL dresses you up in a hat, you'll be the MAD hatter.

Happy birthday (belated) to the coma victim, Piper, and Woo!

Jenny said...

So glad I ofund your site! I love this post and Tweed is beautiful. I really love his chocolat-iness!

Congratulations!