Performing and videos

Dash wows the crowds at Madison’ Overture Center [VIDEO]

Last Saturday, Feb. 18 2017, Dash performed as one of the opening acts for the silent film series at Madison’s $200 million Overture Center. This film series, called “Duck Soup,” has been running for about forty years and features three films a year with live organ accompaniment on their 1928 Barton pipe organ. Sometimes, they… Continue reading Dash wows the crowds at Madison’ Overture Center [VIDEO]

Dog sports

Dash ends 2016 as #8 fastest Papillon in his AKC jump height

Just 9 months after Dash’s hip dislocation and 5 months after my knee replacement, we resumed agility in late October, 2016. We had not done a single competition in about a year. We qualified that day in both runs with 3rd places, for Dash’s #12 double-qualifier (QQ) toward his Master Agility Championship (MACH) title. After… Continue reading Dash ends 2016 as #8 fastest Papillon in his AKC jump height

Animal act reviews

Jonathan Offi’s workshop, “The Art of Canine Frisbee”

This was a disc dog workshop I attended over the weekend. It wasn’t technically an “animal act,” but it did include a demo, so I’m going to blog it anyway. I reviewed Jonathan’s disc dog show at the Wisconsin State Fair last summer, and eagerly awaited his disc dogging workshop. Though Jonathan lives in the… Continue reading Jonathan Offi’s workshop, “The Art of Canine Frisbee”

Performing and videos

Dash’s E.D. Locke Library performance in the news

There was a nice story about Dash today in the McFarland Thistle newspaper. Reporter Amber Gerber did a terrific job. She came to our home to record an interview, and then came to the library performance for Martin Luther King Jr. Day a few days later to see Dash in action and get the cute… Continue reading Dash’s E.D. Locke Library performance in the news

Performing and videos

Our new business cards

Today we had a fun lunchtime visit from a McFarland Thistle newspaper about Dash’s career as a library performer. She’s also going to come take some pictures of his  performance at the E.D. Locke Public Library next week. Just before she came, our new batch of business cards arrived. And after work today, we braved… Continue reading Our new business cards

Animal act reviews

The greatest dog trick trainer you have never heard of: Ray Nicholus & his dog, Jackie

I’m a fan of dog trick videos from the past and present and have watched over a thousand of them, including many vintage clips from the early 1900s. I always get teary to see footage of vintage dogs doing amazing tricks where neither dog nor trainer is credited–now totally lost to history. I’m going to… Continue reading The greatest dog trick trainer you have never heard of: Ray Nicholus & his dog, Jackie