We set out early this morning to attend the Hyperflite Skyhoundz Disc Dog World Championships. This was an event new to our city, but we're hoping they'll return each year. It was amazing seeing all these dogs that jumped, flew and snatched the discs that their partners threw. Here are a few pics that I snapped of the action.
Here's the family & I. The girls were less than enthused to be here, until the action began. And even then, they lost interest pretty quickly. Hopefully that will change in a couple of years.
This was the first competitor of the day. He was from Florida (I think). This Border Collie was AMAZING!
Here's another of his tricks. He was balancing on his partner's feet. Awesome!
This dog was from Houston. He had some pretty cool tricks with his female partner. It was nice to see a lot of female handlers out here in a sport that I thought was male dominated.
This dog & handler team was from Antwerp, Belgium. See, it really was a WORLD championship. We're pretty sure this was a Belgion Malinois dog and she was extremely fast and sharp. A real joy to watch.
One last shot of the Belgian contenders.
So, after the dog show, we hopped on a bus and headed to the County Fair. This is a huge event here each year and now that the girls are getting older, it's so much fun to attend. Both girls were adamant about riding the ponies, so we headed there first. Here's Big A with all smiles.
One of the cool things about the fair is being able to see lots of different farm animals that we don't get to see very often. The duck tent had ducklings that were 8 days old. Too cute! Big A wanted to bring this one home I think.
After checking out lots of livestock, we ate a yummy lunch. Little A is a more adventurous eater than Big A, so she was all about trying some of the things that hubby & I were enjoying. She now thoroughly enjoys sweet tea and fresh squeezed lemonade. Here she is scamming some of my drink.
After lunch, we headed to the "Pickin' Porch" where local talent takes the stage. There's a variety of acts that perform here. You can hear everything from folk, country, bluegrass and rock. This was Big A's favorite thing. I think we have a budding musician (or music snob) in the works. Here's Daddy and the A's enjoying the sounds from the stage. After taking a little train ride around the park, we went back to the car and drove home, all very tired, but marking this day a success!