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Copper earns two “Trick Dog” titles

A few days ago, four weeks after her adoption, I realized that Copper knew nearly enough “stuff” to earn both her Novice and Intermediate Trick Dog titles from DMWYD. These titles are going to be recognized by AKC starting in May, so I thought it would be fun to apply for them. My mom witnessed… Continue reading Copper earns two “Trick Dog” titles

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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]

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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

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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

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Introducing Dash’s new skit, “Circus Story” [VIDEO]

On Dec. 2nd, Dash performed his second year-end show with Dead Man’s Carnival, the largest variety show in the Midwest. I decided to debut the skit we’re preparing for our Feb. 18, 2017 performance at Overture Center (Madison), even though I didn’t quite know how long each section would take and hadn’t finished editing the… Continue reading Introducing Dash’s new skit, “Circus Story” [VIDEO]

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Dash to perform at Dead Man’s Carnival year-end show in Milwaukee

Dash has just been invited to return for the 2016 year-end show of Dead Man’s Carnival. DMC consists of a dozen or more vaudeville, magic, acrobatic and variety acts with a rotating cast of regular and guest performers. The Magnificents band plays live roots music throughout each performance. The year-end show will be a circus-in-the-round… Continue reading Dash to perform at Dead Man’s Carnival year-end show in Milwaukee

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Backwards leg weaves and other summer fun (VIDEO)

While our friends Talia and Abdul were visiting from Rhode Island, they got some great photos and videos of Dash doing agility and tricks. Here are a few short video clips. Agility weaves: Hanging from a disc (slow motion): Backwards leg weaves at normal speed (excuse the barking!): Slow-motion with slow-motion barking:      … Continue reading Backwards leg weaves and other summer fun (VIDEO)