Mini: So, on February 4th we headed to Petco for the show. We left early so we would have time to practice before the show. On the way there we stopped at a local restaurant to practice on their outdoor stage. After about 15 minutes, we continued on our way to Petco.
Barbarella: We got to our Petco early and it’s a good thing we did because we found out that they had cancelled the show there! They were very nice and apologetic so all was okay. The best part was that we got to meet Misty! Misty was a beagle, and a very nice one I might add. We showed each other some of our tricks and had a bit of fun.
Mini: Jess and I even got to demonstrate to Misty’s owner how to teach “shake”! Misty and her owner were there for the show too but since it was cancelled, Misty and our humans talked some while everything was sorted out. While all the boring talk was going on I attracted some attention. A girl walked in the store and immediately awwed over me and asked if she could pet me. Jess picked me up so the girl could pet me and gave her a treat to give me and it was yummy, only I can’t understand why Jess didn’t just give me the treat herself. She said something about getting to like strangers better or something like that.
Barbarella: We still had some time left before the show was over so we headed to a different Petco to see if we could perform there. We got there around ten minutes before the event was going to be over. We went inside and talked to some people about the event and it turns out this Petco only had one other dog show up. Nobody else showed up at the time the other dog was performing so that dog won first place.
Mini: Barbarella and I were the second and third dogs to show up for the event so we talked to the people and they decided that Barbarella and I should have a trick-off! Barbarella and I know a lot of tricks, so we took turns showing them to everyone.
Barbarella: We had to perform in the front of the store, near the adoption dogs who were barking at us and other things. Amanda and Jess said we did perfect considering there were a bunch of strange dogs near us making noise and being in a Petco we had never been in before with a lot of strangers watching us.
Mini: We showed off most of our tricks and as we were doing them, the people laughed and awwed.
Barbarella: At the end of the trick-off, the lady with the ribbons had a tough time deciding who should get what place because we both did so well. Then, she came to a decision… I got second place and Mini got third place! She said we made all of them happy and thanked us for showing up and we thanked them for letting us perform.
Some pics inside the store. They were cut out of a video so they are low quality.
Mini: She even said we might have gotten first place if we had been there when the other dog was! We are perfectly happy with 2nd and 3rd place though. They said the other dog was a rescue and had only been in training for about 2 1/2 weeks, so I think she deserved to get 1st place anyway.
Barbarella: We had a lot of fun and hope they have the event next year. And hopefully, more dogs will show up!
Mini: We were on our best behavior that day and didn’t bark at anyone. Well, I didn’t bark at anyone in the Petco stores but when we were at TSC picking up some horsy treats, I did bark some. But hey, Jess was so distracted on picking horse treats that I had to let her know that someone was standing over there. We ended up talking to the lady, who adored me ;)
Mini & Barbarella: And here are the spoils of victory!