You Never Know What You’ll Find in a Quonset Hut

The furchildren found a playground!

There were two more dogs at agility class today, plus Bear, who came last week. Plus another dog on the sidelines working on desensitizing. Plus the trainer’s move-modeling dog. Plus another of the trainer’s dogs, who liked wandering through the tunnel to look for abandoned tidbits.

 Unsurprisingly, it took a good half hour before Cai started paying me any mind at all. Kiddo, you and I have some homework this week!

Anyway, with the extra students, I found a free moment to get the camera out.

Here’s the instructor, smiling because Bear has gone through the tunnel. Bear is much braver about enclosed spaces than he was last week; his daddy is very proud of him.

Behind the instructor is a blue and yellow chicken-walk. It’s part of a thing called an A-frame. Veteran hikers Cai and Fergus had no problem trotting along this shaky piece of plywood and jumping the 50 cm to the ground.

Then we tried the real A-frame.

There it is, on the right. Five and-a-half feet high. Cai got up nearly to the top with a bit of help from me, but I ran out of armlength to get him up and over. Then E.g. and Fergus approached, and Fergus went Whee! right up the thing and down the other side. So Cai tried again — and did it! My Woo-hoo resounded off the corrugated walls.

Fergus was a little less sure about that tunnel, especially once it was bent into a J-shape. E.g. would bring him to the entrance, race for the other end, and Fergus would back out and run around it, beating her to the exit every time.

Look!  Here he comes now, wondering whether there’s a light at the end of that tunnel. Ready, set…you can do this…c’mon…

Whew! And look — even better than a light — it’s Mummy!

7 Responses to You Never Know What You’ll Find in a Quonset Hut

  1. Shelley says:

    Good boy Fergus!!

    You guys look like you are having a good time!!

    Two weekends from now Dolly and Dragoon get to meet SHEEP!

  2. Jayne says:

    Yay on the tunnel conquering!

  3. Agility in a Quonset hut is too cool!

  4. eyegillian says:

    It’s fun watching the dogs learning new games. But I can’t help thinking there is something slightly askew here… After all, we’ve put all this effort into trying to keep them from going over the wall and under the fence, and here we are teaching them to jump barriers, scrambling over a-frames and run through tunnels!

  5. S. Le says:

    Good use for a Quonset! Husband has stored a car in his Uncle’s quonset. The car got mice in it over the winter.

  6. Wheee! Action shots! I’m so proud for the pups and their mothers.

  7. lavenderbay says:

    I envy Dolly and Dragoon, Shelley! I’m sure Fergus would love to tell a few baa-baas who’s boss.

    It’s great to watch the furpods overcoming their fears, Jayne!

    Isn’t that brilliant, James? No worries about rain or snow for these pupsters.

    I know, E.g., it’s one step forward, two steps back…

    Ow, S. Le, I feel for that poor car! Stripped wiring, torn cushions, woo…

    Thanks, Barefootheart! I’m glad to have been able to deliver.

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