Trick props

Dash’s new “cheer matting” and prop cabinet

Dash’s roll of cheer(leading) matting arrived today from Texas and is already set up in the basement. We got a single 6′ x 42′ roll at the very spendy price of $706.  I can cut it up and piece it together with some super wide velcro strips (included) to fit different stage areas. It’s so… Continue reading Dash’s new “cheer matting” and prop cabinet

Trick props

Our new circus trick props

While Dash (pictured today with Savvy) is officially recuperating , I’ve been making a bunch of props for performing on stage or TV. After our two recent circus performances, I realized that my “toddler toy” props were too big to haul around, and too tippy to use on-stage. My new criteria are that everything has… Continue reading Our new circus trick props

Trick props

Unveiling of our new prop: a tightrope!

Well, here is our new circus prop that was finished exactly one hour before I got the call from mom saying that Dash had dislocated his hip. A double-tightrope! I’ve been planning this for months, working on designs, and collaborating with a metal fabricator just down the road from my house. The hardest part was… Continue reading Unveiling of our new prop: a tightrope!

Dog sports · Trick props

How to make dog agility obstacles

At the request of Turkish junior agility handler, Zeynep Irmak Alpaslan, I took photos of some of my home-made regulation agility obstacles and am posting them here. Notes to FCI competitors: These obstacles are for competition in the USA (AKC & USDAA). They are usually the same as FCI measurements. But you should always look… Continue reading How to make dog agility obstacles