Run for glory

About 6 months ago a local agility group offered a special run for our communities' retired agility dogs at their regular agility trial. No requirements, just for fun, whatever jump height the handler wanted. So I "entered" Digital the brindlewonderkid. Each dog got a huge rosette with all their AKC titles. You can see all the runs (edited for time) here:

Obviously the dogs are having a wonderful time. Diggie is about 1/2 way through around 4:00 minutes. He was about 13.5 years old and jumping 12 inches and looking GREAT! You can tell he was definately having a blast. This is the agility community's answer to the veteran's class. Of course I can't watch it without having a kleenix handy, so if you're a sop for those old dogs, be warned.
ENJOY

What a lovely video 🙂

Diggie sure still loves the agility. It is lovely to see the oldies enjoying themselves.

Is it OK for me to copy this post for FB? I'm sure my local agility club would love to see it. 🙂

This was a joy to watch - it's good that the older dogs are recognized for their value and celebrated for past glories. To me, they are still glorious. And yes, Kleenex in hand.

@Benkura:

What a lovely video 🙂

Diggie sure still loves the agility. It is lovely to see the oldies enjoying themselves.

Is it OK for me to copy this post for FB? I'm sure my local agility club would love to see it. 🙂

It's not mine to say yea or nay, but it is out there in public, so i don't see a problem with it, especially if it causes more clubs to do a Run for Glory and honor our golden oldie friends.

Glad everyone has enjoyed it as much as I have.

Houston

I love it…he was amazing Kim...so cool. Thanks for sharing, brought a tear to my eye...

One kleenex wasn't enough.

Thanks for sharing!

wow, that was heartwarming. Something very special about older dogs working so hard in events. Pass the kleenex, please.

I'm glad to learn everyone else is as emotional about the old pups as I am. I have recently learned that Inga the first dog, a Sheltie, and Clova, the b/w border collie near the start, have since passed. I think the owners are very touched to get to see this footage.

@Kipawa:

wow, that was heartwarming. Something very special about older dogs working so hard in events. Pass the kleenex, please.

Uhm actually, the footage with me and Diggie you will notice he is gliding and I'm having to work to keep up with him. 😉 I remember that run so well. I took him up the the start line and he took off like a rocket, sooo happy to be back in the agility ring. I hope they do this again in 2011.

That was really cool to watch, thanks for sharing. Diggie was definitely sailing through that course. You'd never know he was 13.5 years old.

What a great video! Lovely to see the oldies!

Oh wow, is someone cutting an onion in here???
What really got me was the way each of them look at their handlers after the run… "Did I do okay?!"
I love the way the older guys flew over the teeny little fences proud as peaches.
Your Digital is a beautiful boy. Lovely video, thanks for sharing!

It was so fun to watch.

I hope my Basenji will like it to.

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