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Monday, May 24, 2010

My Pit Bull did better than your Retriever

Ok, I will start this by saying I have nothing against any breed with the word Retriever in the name (or any breed at all). We started Mesa in Dock Diving. We do SplashDogs (click the link to learn more) and decided to try distance. In short, you throw a toy and the dog jumps off a dock with a two foot drop into a pool. They measure where the base of the tail hits the water.

Anyways, a couple weeks back we drove to Bass Pro Shops so Mesa could try it out. She loved it. But, there was a guy there who was so rude to me and made comments about "real dock diving dogs." He cut in front of me in line "so his real dog could go" and if he ended up behind me he didn't let me get my two runs in since he got on the dock as soon as I released the toy the first time. The others there (both fellow owners, and officials) told him to stop but it was a lost cause.

Anyways, Mesa did so well in practice that we entered a wave (a round). Mr. Bad Guy was in the wave before us and was bragging how his first timer jumped over 5 feet which is really good for a first time. In our round Mesa went and guess what? She jumped 6'10" HA! Take that! And every dog that placed lower than her (and there were more than 10) had retriever in their name.

I really wanted to rub it in his face but alas we went on our merry way, picked up a treat in the store and then started the long drive home.

Here are some pics of Mesa at practice a few weeks later.

First she forgot what she was supposed to do:

Then she remembered:

She did much better when I threw the toy far enough. When I didn't she would change direction mid air:

34 comments:

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Some humans have no class and no manners. Congrats to Mesa from all of us.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Frankie Furter said...

Holy Gwalk A Moley Mesa you are one FANTASTIC diver!!! No two legger could EVER doubt it now!!!
Bass Pro Shop//// LOVE THAT PLACE!!!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

There are some peoples out there that are just bad. Good manners goes way over their heads. Congratulations on the diving!! That is terrific!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Two Pitties in the City said...

Somehow I knew Mesa would do amazing in this type of competition; she looks just like a Puma in those pictures. I think people don't realize that pitties are multi-talented.

Benny and Lily said...

Some humans nned to go dock diving without water. BOL
Benny & Lily
You show'em Mesa

Shauna (Fido and Wino) said...

Those are *great* shots! You should have got that guy in a head lock and then given him a wedgy... What? Oh right... we're adults now... k... ;)

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Heehee! Even though we've (sort of) got 'retriever' in our names, you could seriously out-jump us into a pool, no question! Awesome pictures? And as for the guy with a 'real' dog, erm, what did he think you were? A cat in disguise? *sheesh*

*kissey face*
-Fiona (and Abby, I guess)

kissa-bull said...

oh we are just SOOOOOOO furry much proud of you mesa. and proud of your human too for not stooping to that yucky guys level. our hearts just fill will the pride at our fellow pibble. congrats!!

pibble wiggles and lotsa sugars
the pittie pack

Sapphire said...

woohoohoo!they must be having a great time. great captures!

Khyra, Khousin Merdie, And Sometimes Her Mom said...

GREAT job Mesa!!!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra & Khousin Merdie

IrishBelle318 said...

Yay Moose! You little leap-frog you! :D

Teddy Bear said...

That is SO pawesome. Way to go, Mesa!!! Some humans can be SO rude.

Love,
Teddy Bear

Scout 'n Freyja said...

You look just like an Olympic champion, yes, you sure do!

Rescued Pittie Family said...

Those are amazing shots! What a proud mommy you must be!

Dory and the Mama said...

GO Mesa!!!!

Smileys & Snuggles!
Dory, Jacob and Bilbo

mayziegal said...

Yay, Mesa! Way to show 'em! You just haves to let your actions do the talking and leave 'em in the dust...er...wake. I am very very much proud of you and I know your mom is, too!

(I don't go in the water cuz of the danger of my brindle furs washing away and all.)

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

Pibble said...

What great pictures! Mesa's a champ, I just know it!

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

That looks really fun! Mesa has such determined focus on her face. How exciting that Mesa did so well--and kudos to you, Kari, for not punching that guy in the mouth--or any other part of his loathsome anatomy.

Life With Dogs said...

Hey, good to see you back! I had no idea Mesa had such big springs. Competition time! How much fun would it be to show them all up and bag a trophy? :)

Sam said...

Yup, just let your accomplishments speak for themselves. Any one who would say a comment as rude as that is not deserving of your time!

GO MESA! Just more proof that the Pit Bull is probably the most versatile breed out there..

BRUTUS said...

Awesome photos! Hey, I finally got your blog to show up in my reader, so maybe I'll actually be able to keep track of you now!

Snorts-
Brutus the Frenchie

PoochesForPeace said...

Not to be harsh but, screw that a**!!! Ur pooch is amazing. I think you should go next time in some badrap.org or villalobos gear - maybe a hoodie, bag, coffee cup, etc lol. just to rub in how good your dog is no matter the breed!!

Bijou said...

Yay Mesa! You did good and had fun too. Good for you! I love fetching balls but if my mom tossed one in the water she better be ready to dive in after it!

Waggles,
Bijou

Together We Save said...

wow - that is great!!

Mary said...

I love seeing pictures of dogs dock diving, especially when they're pit bulls. And even more when they're pit bulls who outshine those "perfect" retriever dogs! Go, Mesa! You are awesome!

pam said...

Good Girl! Who's a good girl? You're a Good Girl! Great pictures to momma.

Bobo and Meja

Joe Stains said...

Too bad that guy was a jerk, I wish you had his address I would have mailed him a box of poop!! I am glad to see Mesa doing so well, she can fly!!

Ruby and Penny said...

Mesa, you are fabulous.
Love Ruby & Penny

Mango said...

Mesa! Those retriever dogs are a crock. My idiot brother won't even dive at all, but slithers in like some big old snake. You are a true champion diver. I love your action photos.

Slobbers,
Mango

Lorenza said...

Haaaa!
I'd love to see his face when Mesa did it!
Congratulations!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

Wow! Those are pawsome action shots!
--JB

1000 Goldens said...

Hooray for Mesa!! People are amazing - I'm so glad Mesa put that genius in his place :)

Dozer and Coop said...

Great action shots!

ocmist said...

HOW AWESOME!!! We went to Bakersfield when the Splashdogs were there and watched them. Gimli and I got to go and it was a lot of fun. We didn't have the money to be able to try it out ourselves, but it was fun watching all those other dogs!

Mesa, You are a GREAT diver! So glad that you showed up that rude person! Pippin

P.S. I've got a Pippin Puzzle up that is open until Wednesday at Midnight Pacific Time if you'd be interested...