Monday, April 27, 2015

What We Do, And The Next Disc Dog Event? (Sat, May 2, 2015)

So you've seen the pictures and heard the hype, but we finally have some video snapped of Team Vader while we were performing our freestyle demonstration at UC Davis Picnic Days! (A big thanks to Steve Teer for the video!)


But what's next on our agenda? That's easy...  This upcoming Saturday we will be competing at the first Disc Dogs of the Golden Gate tournament being held at Memorial Park, Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon, CA..

The event is scheduled with sign ins at 9am and competition starts at 10am and all competition levels are welcomed.  If you are in the area and do come out, the field it to the right of the driveway as you are pulling in. Just head up the hill or steps and we'll be at the top, just past or to the right of the far end of the dog park. You can't miss us or our banners!

I remember the first time I showed up, with nary a clue and we were welcomed with open arms and lots of guidance.  LOTS of guidance.

See ya there!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Vader's World Visits UC Davis Picnic Days

Last weekend Team Vader was at UC Davis for their 101st Picnic Days event and it was fun. It is always fun to play with Vader in front of a crowd, but this is the biggest crowd of the year and to be honest, the best part about it is seeing the smiles in the background... this is Team Vader having fun playing around for the crowds.

There are more pics from the event out on Flickr, Facebook and/or Google+.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Vader's Upcoming Davis Demonstration on 4-18

Barring any unforeseen schedule changes,

If you are in the area of U.C. Davis, and of the mind, you should come on by the Hutchison Field this Saturday, the 18th. The demonstrations are quick and you have to be on top of your game with your camera.

Our demonstration starts at 12:340pm.

More about the event:

This upcoming weekend is the 101st annual UC Davis Picnic Day. They have "Animal Events," "Special Events," "Exhibits," and the "SOF," or Student Organization Fair.

Under Animal Events, the flyer says

"Animal Events has over 40 events involving various animals including dogs, cats, birds, horses, goats, cows, rats and more! Come learn about horse anatomy at our painted horse event at the Cole Facility, meet an adoptable Great Pyrenees at Hutchison Field, or watch the races at Doxie Derby in the Pavilion"

Amongst the fun there will be a Doxie Derby, Cockroach Races, Police K9 Show, Various rescue organizations looking to find a home for some of their animals in need, and the like. We will be sharing our part of the field with:

  • American Brittany Rescue,
  • Canine Companions for Independence - Volunteer and Program Information,
  • Meet the Birds and Volunteers of Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue,
  • New Foundland Dog Info,
  • NorCal Sheltie Rescue,
  • Northern California Weimaraner Rescue,
  • PAWS,
  • Yolo Canine Academy and Rotts of Friends,
  • Golden Gate Basset Rescue,
  • Kiss-A-Bull Pit Bull Education and Kissing Booth,
  • Labs 2 Love Rescue,
  • NorCal Boxer Rescue,
  • Palomacy Pigeon & Dove Adoptions,
  • Yolo County Animal Shelter ,
  • Performance Dogs in Action (10:30AM-1:30PM),
  • Canine Medicine Club Frisbee Dog Contest (11:00AM-2:00PM).
  • Disc Dogs of the Golden Gate Demonstration, starting at 12:30PM.


The schedule with a few more details is on page 9 of the PDF file linked below. If I am not mistaken, the Performance Dogs in Action will be, like last year, sheep herding, and dang, IS THAT IMPRESSIVE to watch. No, Vader does not herd sheep all that well. He ends up with wool floss after trying.

But the Frisbee Dog Contest that runs from 11am to 2pm, is a toss and fetch contest for any who are interested, BUT YOU HAD TO PRE-REGISTER, so all you can do is watch if you haven't signed up yet.

It is still fun to watch folks compete in the toss and fetch.

So if you come on out, our tent setup will be inside the performers field, just yell for us, Bruce, Vader or "Hey Vader's World" and we'll come on over and say hi!  Unless we're frazzled corralling the rest of Team Vader or helping out with the event in some way. BUT I DO TRY TO COME OVER and say hi!