Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Check out this video of Tucker from the Midwest Dog Agility Championships.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Something called Nationals

Last weekend we got to do lots of agility. I had a lot of fun, and my mom seemed really happy. She was very excited that I can now go to something called the Nationals. I am not sure what that means, but I hope it more agility. Mom said we had our best weekend ever getting 2 QQs. Not sure what those are, except that I get lots of chicken.

Yesterday after agility mom took Milo and me to Sue and Pam's house to visit with the really fast border collies, Elan and Flash, and Thunder the golden. They also have a puppy named Neo. Fergus, Ryder and Jamison, also goldens, were there too with Katie and Andy. Flash was trying to get something invisible out of the small pool. I couldn't stop watching her jump up and down in the water. I am still not sure what she was doing. Later I followed the goldens up to the big pool. They all kept jumping in the water! It looked like lot of fun, but I wasn't sure if it was safe for a poodle to jump in. Maybe next time I will try to jump in. I surprised my mom by playing a little with Neo. Milo even played with me a little (although I had to really bug him a lot first). Pam gave me a special airplane toy in honor of my name. After all the agility then playing and investigating, I was pooped!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Dock Dogs at the DuPage County Fair

Tucker here. Today we went to see Dock Dogs at the DuPage County Fair. Milo and I had to hang out in our crates so we didn't get to see the rest of the fair. Several of our friends got to jump off the dock.

Here is Bindi. She is getting the hang of it.

This is Rumor. He can jump really high.

Fergus loves Dock Dogs, and I think he must be very good at it. Everyone cheered really loud for him and the Food Man.

And this is Nathan. I got to meet him today and thought he was very nice. He even pet me and let me lick his face. He has lots of dogs at home, including my favorite red dog, Sheff. It looks like he might be a Sox fan!

Mom says I might get to try Dock Dogs someday, but first I have to try swimming. That would be more fun than sitting in my crate, especially if everyone would cheer for me.

Friday, June 13, 2008


Hey there! I am Tucker. My mom is finally giving me a chance to say hi. She says I am a silly dog, and wasn’t sure I could do this. About 5 1/2 years ago when I was 8 weeks old my mom came to take me away. It was no big deal to me, but she seemed really surprised when I slept through the night and never cried. I also met my big brother, Milo. He didn't seem to like me too much at first, but I just kept at him until he finally accepted me.

The first thing you need to know is that I love to run! My mom and I do lots of agility, which is great because I can jump and run really fast. I also like doing all the obstacles although sometimes at trials I get so excited I cannot stop myself at the end like in practice. The only thing I don’t like is the thing she calls the table. It is really boring. Sometimes I just stand on it so I can watch mom do all sorts of funny things to get me to lie down. But she has gotten wise to me lately and just stands there, which is no fun. My first trial was at the Aussie Nationals at Purina Farms with my idol, Sheffield. Sheff is a big red Aussie, and I hope to be as good as he is someday. He got a big title called a MACh last year. I am not sure what it is, but everyone was really happy so I want to get one too. My mom says we have to practice a lot so she can get better telling me where to go. That is fine by me since I get to run and eat lots of yummy treats. She says I am a crazy red dog but doesn’t seem too upset about it.

There are other running games I like such as lure coursing. Sure it is just a plastic bag, but boy does that bag move fast! In the end it always gets too tired to run away from me and stops so I can rip it apart. Flyball is also great fun even if I have to bring the ball back to get a treat. We also play tug and mom throws a tennis balls for me. I am not so sure about bringing the ball back. After all I just ran to get it. Why should I give it up? It would be so much more fun if my mom would chase me to get the ball. Chase is a great game!

I love my big brother Milo. He has taught me many important things like barking at other dogs when we take walks, protecting our home against invisible enemies, warning everyone to stay away from the car, pulling all the stuffing out of toys, and taking up as much room as possible on the bed. We used to run together and he would chase me, but he doesn’t want to play as much anymore. Milo owns all the toys in our home, but he will let me play with them. Sometimes I grab the toy away from him when he isn’t looking to try to get him to chase me.

My mom said I cannot write a regular diary like the big dogs, Fergus and Nayland. But maybe if I am really good she will let me talk to you again.