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Flyballers hard done by at the show?

By 2 March 2009 111

I know when I go to the show it’s the flyballers I always make a beeline for.

But it would seem the people and dogs providing that entertainment aren’t being well looked after. Here’s one blogger’s view of proceedings:

    after a while of scraping through the dirt possum started limping and then we saw that she had scraped the skin off her dew claw pad. poor baby. we taped her up but it didnt help and she ran a lot slower so we lost races we would normally win. we ended up having to pull her out so she wouldnt get hurt worse, and we finished only third when we were pretty sure of a first or second. we did one good time, but if they dont fix that surface for next year i think we wont go. the bad part of the weekend was made worse by the fact that we, the flyballers, were not given parking permits into the exhibitors part of the showground and would have had to pay show rates for parking. this didnt apply to people doing agility, or with the silly show dogs. what is it with the human race, that people always have to JUDGE someone else, and what they do, as not worthy somehow? so we parked out on the street and came back to find a window smashed and the car broken into. we lost important stuff we probly shouldnt have left in the car, and yet again i am left wondering at the complete deadshits human beings can be at times. especially canberra bogans.

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Flyballers hard done by at the show?
kms 2:30 pm
03 Mar 09
#61

ebony57 said :

It seems like a case of damned if you do, and damned if you don’t. It would be nice to think that if, as a group, you refuse to use the substandard facilities, then something might actually be done about it.

Sadly, though, this usually ends up with someone else coming in to fill the gap, so to speak.

Hope you get some sort of resolution, and that the organisers are taking this seriously. Absolutely agree that the owners/participants should provide feedback, but something productive needs to be done with this at a higher level. Not sure if possible/feasible, but maybe they (the organisers) should look to another event other than the Canberra Show to link up with.

If they can’t/won’t get anything done to improve things, then you’ve got to wonder if it’s really worth it after all. The reputation of the event won’t get any better, and if the quality competitors pull out rather than risking injury to their animals, then the event just becomes a mickey-mouse run around a park.

yes i think this is a good point, we have other comps in canberra down at the dog club training grounds and its really good there, but we do like to have an audience because we think its kind of fun to watch (and yes some of the people are completely nuts). there is this long tradition of being associated with the show, and i know that a lot of people want that to continue, so hopefully we can get a co-ordinated response to the show people after this years event that will get them to make good on some of their promises about putting in a grey watering system on that part of the showground. that would help it recover a bit from the other events they have there earlier in the year. thanks for the constructive feedback.

AngryHenry 2:30 pm
03 Mar 09
#62

Hahah! She said ‘heel’ instead of ‘heal’…

Hilarious…

Granny 2:36 pm
03 Mar 09
#63

I can’t laugh at the thought of a little dog being injured, AngryHenry. I don’t find anything hilarious about it, I’m afraid.

johnboy 2:39 pm
03 Mar 09
#64

PB, with your circular arguments and general levels of abuse and agro you’re not worth arguing in by the standards of most sane people.

That makes me question whether it’s worth continuing seeing them published here.

I’d like you to think about that before I have to give it more thought myself.

poptop 2:39 pm
03 Mar 09
#65

Different things, Granny.

Slagging poor spelling is entirely different to finding humour in an injured animal.

kms 2:40 pm
03 Mar 09
#66

Granny said :

I can’t laugh at the thought of a little dog being injured, AngryHenry. I don’t find anything hilarious about it, I’m afraid.

no there isnt anything funny about it, and its not helpful to be telling us what we should or shouldnt be doing, or how to handle the situation, or our dogs, when you werent there pommybastard and dont know what youre talking about. i give up.

AngryHenry 2:41 pm
03 Mar 09
#67

Wasn’t laughing at the fact her dog got injured Granny just the play on words. I can’t watch Bondi Vets for example because it makes me too sad.

If it’s any consolation my dog has a bad case of fishbutt and I am off to the vets to have his anal glands expunged. The stink eminating from him is toxic.

You can call tha Kharma if you like.

Granny 2:42 pm
03 Mar 09
#68

I’m not having a go at AngryHenry, poptop. I just think kms is upset enough already. I just can’t help thinking, “How would I feel?”

Granny 2:45 pm
03 Mar 09
#69

Oh, AngryHenry!

: )

I think you’d best just whip off to the vet and deal with the blessed Karma that way.

Pommy bastard 2:46 pm
03 Mar 09
#70

John if people cannot put their views, and cannot experess a differning viewpoint to yours here, then what is the purpose of RiotAct?

It’s funny that people here have experessed far more radical views than mine, but as they coincide with your own they do not get censored.

Fell free to ban me.

AngryHenry 2:48 pm
03 Mar 09
#71

Pommy bastard said :

John if people cannot put their views, and cannot experess a differning viewpoint to yours here, then what is the purpose of RiotAct?

It’s funny that people here have experessed far more radical views than mine, but as they coincide with your own they do not get censored.

Fell free to ban me.

I think someone else needs their anal glands expunged. I can recommend a good vet.

johnboy 2:49 pm
03 Mar 09
#72

It’s not the views, it’s the way you argue them which is consistently offensive.

Now email me if you want to debate this further.

Pommy bastard 2:49 pm
03 Mar 09
#73

Who, me or John? ; )

Pommy bastard 2:50 pm
03 Mar 09
#74

johnboy said :

It’s not the views, it’s the way you argue then which are consistently offensive.

Now email me if you want to debate this further.

I’ll email you though another account John, as I’m at work.

johnboy 2:50 pm
03 Mar 09
#75

Back on topic or into mod, everyone’s warned.

Granny 2:56 pm
03 Mar 09
#76

I wonder if there are any local Canberra readers of RiotACT who experienced similar issues with their dogs on the weekend?

Jim Jones 3:06 pm
03 Mar 09
#77

Blogger complains about her dog getting hurt at a hosted event, then gets attacked on an internet forum, called stupid and is accused of animal abuse.

I’d be pissed off.

FC 3:07 pm
03 Mar 09
#78

My dog was very naughty this weekend. When I got home on Saturday night I had found that he had snuck into the bathroom and had removed the conditioner container from the floor of the bathroom and taken it outside to chew on it.

FC 3:08 pm
03 Mar 09
#79

oh – it was about issues with their dogs and the showgrounds.
never mind….

kms 3:20 pm
03 Mar 09
#80

FC said :

oh – it was about issues with their dogs and the showgrounds.
never mind….

now thats funny….(sorry about the shampoo tho)

Gobbo 3:24 pm
03 Mar 09
#81

Jim Jones said :

Blogger complains about her dog getting hurt at a hosted event, then gets attacked on an internet forum, called stupid and is accused of animal abuse.

I’d be pissed off.

But would you do about the issue Jim?

Jim Jones 3:25 pm
03 Mar 09
#82

FC said :

My dog was very naughty this weekend. When I got home on Saturday night I had found that he had snuck into the bathroom and had removed the conditioner container from the floor of the bathroom and taken it outside to chew on it.

I had a mate who left his dog and a friend’s dog (both Golden Retriever/Labrador crosses) in his backyard during the day. He got home in the afternoon and discovered that the two buggers had eaten an entire bag of blood and bone fertiliser. They were both really crook, and they farted particular nasty sulphorous emissions for about a fortnight.

Gobbo 3:28 pm
03 Mar 09
#83

My dog ran through a bindy patch and I had to spend an hour to pick all the prickles out.

But I still don’t see how these personal anecdotes will improve the flyballing location at the Canberra Show.

If the Dog Club can’t convince the RNCAS to provide a better surface, what can be done?

Granny 3:31 pm
03 Mar 09
#84

*hehe*

Sounds like your friend and AngryHenry need to start a support group for Owners Of Pets Smelling Yucky a.k.a. O.O.P.S.Y.

AngryHenry 3:32 pm
03 Mar 09
#85

On topic I reckon you were hard done by. And they should take a look at the level of care across the board for any animals that are at the show.

Especially those carneys, the mangiest of animals there and who are proably more suspect of breaking into your car than a Canberra bogan.

I said before flyball guys are nuts, but very entertaining. I actually think that the fact they are is beneficial to their dogs because I’ve never seen people play up to the energy level of dogs as much as they do(although I do question as to wether some of the participants obsession with the sport is all that health, maybe a little human interraction once in a while may assist with their perspective).

Funny thing about dogs is that most of the people I know who own them have different ideas as to how to best bring up that dog but they all do a pretty good job with their pets regardless of their methods.

FC 3:32 pm
03 Mar 09
#86

bahaha.
The Retriever/labradors will eat anything I have found!
My dog is a fussy eater, but loves to chew up my things if I stay out too late! (no joke)
either he gets anxious or its punishment for me staying out late. But it only ever happen’s if I stay out after midnight!

johnboy 3:34 pm
03 Mar 09
#87

protest behaviour.. i know it well.

Gobbo 3:36 pm
03 Mar 09
#88

I agree Angry Henry. When it comes to who broke into the car, the Carney’s are a likely suspect.

I guess that part got up my nose the most from the original blog. The automatic assumption, when there were so many people from interstate, that it was a Canberran bogan who did the break and enter.

AngryHenry 3:41 pm
03 Mar 09
#89

Gobbo said :

I agree Angry Henry. When it comes to who broke into the car, the Carney’s are a likely suspect.

I guess that part got up my nose the most from the original blog. The automatic assumption, when there were so many people from interstate, that it was a Canberran bogan who did the break and enter.

Haha because if there is one thing a Canberra Bogan isn’t is a theif!

She’s just venting, we can’t bridge cultural divides without at least trying to understand where she’s coming from.

I’ve already forgiven her.

FC 3:42 pm
03 Mar 09
#90

johnboy said :

protest behaviour.. i know it well.

does your dog behave similarly?

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