Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Doggie dancing

This weekend, we took the kids to a doggie dancing display at 4 Seasons Pets, one of New Zealand’s biggest pet stores.
Our friend Hsin-Yi and her gorgeous Great Dane Honey were performing there, and we didn’t want to miss out.
All the dogs and their owners were awesome, but we liked Honey’s routine the most (though we might be a bit biased)!
Usually, only agility and working dogs like collies are suited to doggie dancing (or canine freestyle as the experts call it). So it’s amazing that Hsin-Yi has managed to teach her lovable but lazy Dane to dance. And not only that, they are New Zealand champions in their category.
Afterwards, the dog handlers were kind enough to spend time with the kids, teaching them how to get the dogs to do tricks. They had a ball.
H. didn’t even mind being slobbered on by an affectionate Honey. (Danes are very drooly).
Somehow, we managed to escape without buying a turtle, rabbit, guinea pig, mouse, birds or fish (much to the kids’ disappointment).
On the way home, we stopped at The Fish Pot at Mission Bay for some excellent terahiki, chips and salad. Terahiki is a Kiwi fish, a bit like snapper but a bit cheaper. Delicious.

C. and Skye

H., Honey and Hsin-Yi

Honey sneaks in a slobbery kiss!

Honey and Hsin-Yi in action

Honey puts her best paw forward

Designer dog toys at 4 Seasons Pets

Lunch at Mission Bay


Juli Ryan said...

I never thought of terakihi being like snapper. Yum.

Honey the Great Dane said...

Hello Human Pups!

It was great to see you last weekend and I hope we can meet up again soon...maybe you would like to play football with me? I can tell you - I am NOT lazy when I'm chasing a ball! Hee! Hee!

Thanks again to your Daddy for some great photos!

Honey the Great Dane

Melanie said...

My two Aussies love dancing. They think it is the most fun thing to do. That and chasing balls. Check out our blog to see them dance. http://doggiedancing.blogspot.com