Saturday, 13 June 2009





PHOTOGRAPHY:- SQUARE MOM (complaining how darn difficult it is to get three zooming dogs in one shot)

Thanks for tuning in everybloggie. We're here for the first ever Doggie Derby!!! Being held at Home Park, situated behind Hampton Court Palace. It's three kilometers of wide open beautiful green space. Perfect for the race, even includes a golf course with right of way for a bit of a diversion.

Take your seats for a grandstand view cos the competitors are already here looking lickety spit and lively. Despite King Simba and Princess Jazzi arriving via their Royal Liner down the River Thames. While Eric Square walked his wig wag here from Square house. What?!! Was that wise before the big race??? Want a looksee at the competitors form bloggies before placing your bet on the poll on the sidebar?

NO 1. King Simba. Owned and trained by NSF Daddy and Mommy. Three year old. A fine Lhasa Apso. Regal. Steady and calm. But slightly wobbly legged from the boat ride.

No 2. Princess Jazzi. Owned and trained by Simba's Man Servants. A Jug. Pug/Jack Russell Cross. 6 months old. Untried runner. Unpredictable. Excitable. Recovering from a dose of Dye Your Ears. Lively. Long leggededs.

No 3. Eric Square Dog. Wiley Fox Terrier. 3 year old. Going on 6 months. Loopy. The jealous type. Loves being chased. Always on the look out for a free lunch.

The competitors are assembled in the parade ground strutting their stuffies. Look at this...

King Simba's on a Royal walkabout!!!! Inspecting Eric. From Port to Starboard.

Then. Stem to Stern.

Next up. The cheeky Royal pair....

try the old intimidation routine on Eric. " Nah nah na nah na. Can't catch me eee.Tee.He.Hee". Uh oh. Here comes the Royal trainer NSF Daddy....

pointing out last minute tactics to the RH's. Don't forget. Place your bets everybloggie before the race begins. And remember to visit Simba and Jazzi's bloggie for further coverage. Right. They're at the starting post. Okey dokey doggies? Ready? Steady. Go!!! And they're OFF!!!

Eric positions himself in the outside lane for a quick getaway. Showing us a clean pair of heels from his bath the day before. While brother and sister stick together. Hurtling down to Long Grass Pass, it's Eric in the lead and oooo ......

Simba and Jazzi both seem to be up to their Royal necks in it!!!! These doggies are the tricky Sandy Bunker Turn at the halfway mark. Go! Go! Go! Clock that Eric...

Xecuting a pawfect turn. Jazzi right on his tail. Nooooo!!!! Eric's barking "chase me" while zooming up and down the bunker....

and Simba's trying out his blocking tactic as per NSF Daddy's instruction. Made Jazzi's tail curl just watching. Before she ....

sprinted off. Eric's catching her...Simba's flyin'. Them dogs are HOT TO TROT!!! Into the home run and it's Eric!!! Eric's in the lead!!! Chased by Jazzi while Simba....

seems to closing in. What a great finish this is going to be. Those competitors are SMOKIN'!!!HOT HOT.HOT. Who's your money on bloggies? Could be a photo finish.

It is!!! Eric's first over by a head!!! Simba's close behind. Piping his sister past the post!!! Woohoooo!!! What a fine finish eh everybloggie???!!!! What a race. You can tell those dogs were loving every minute. Had the bestest time. As the competitors slowly make their way back to the local watering bowl we can see...

Jazzi, peed off by the constant puparrazi attention, giving them a rude gesture. Later over drinks at the watering bowl, the trainers and owners discuss a rematch. And Simba

smug as a Pug. Or a Jug (like his blister) sits on Square Mommy's lap. Getting right Royal attention. Phew. Lucky jealous Eric was asleep. Looks like Simba's the winner after all!!! Know what Big Eric told me later though? He had a fab time with the Royals and their leggededs. Thought Jazzi and Simba rocked. And King Simba rules.


Martha Basset said...

Hi Eric
How cool to meet up with the right royal Simba and the beautiful princess Jazzi!
The pictures of the three of your were great although some were a bit too up close and personal for us aunties!
We cannot believe how much Jazzi has grown - she certainly gave you and Simba a run for your money!
It is great when bloggie buddies meet up for real and fantastic when they get along so well.
Next thing you know Eric you will be invited aboard the HMS doggie boat and be sailing the ocean wide!!!
Of couse you will have to wear you dashing sailor outfit for that.
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxx

Noah the Airedale said...

OMG Eric, that was so darn exciting. We were chewing our nails the whole time.
Must have been so cool catching up with Simba & Jazzi.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

umekotyan said...

Good evening eric
The derby ..under fine weather.. is the highest enjoyment.
Exactly, a calm action of simba is suitable for king.
The strategy of it and eric is also good.
A wonderful weekend while feeling friendship. :)

from loved ume tyan

Bruce said...

Wow, what an exciting race! My kibble was on you Eric and you did it! Congratulations!! Looks like you had a fun time with Simba & Jazzi too:)

Gus said...

Hey Eric..I was bettin on the wirey fellow, though that JRT cross was probably a streaker. Congratulations. And it looked like such a fine time that we will say "many happy returns


tula said...

Yep, i'm a gamblin' kinda girl and put big dollas on you, E! couldn't decide if it was the fabby turns or the length of your snooter that won it! Simba does have a disadvantaged snooter, but hey! a winnah's a winnah!

was this the first of the triple crown circuit?

great fun 4 all!
toodles, tula

Simba and Jazzi said...

What a great post lol. Eric was indeed a worthy winner. Simba and Jazzi demand a rematch! Not sure the golfers would be too keen mind!

Simba and Jazzi xx

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a fun race! We love the shot of your fuzzbutts and pawpads the best!
How neat that you got to hang out with Simba and Jazzi, Eric!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Lorenza said...

Hi, Eric!
Sure you all had a pawesome time!
Meeting Simba, Jazzi and their parents was great, right?
Thanks for sharing the pictures!
Kisses and hugs

Momo and Pinot said...

Hello and happy very belated barkday, Eric!!! Thank you very much for coming by our blog! We've seen your cute picture all over and since you're our friend Toffee's sweetie we should have come here & say wooof much ealier!!! You and Toffee really look cute together!

Ahhh what a fun race! Looks like you had a very nice visit just like ours from Boston! :) We love all these picures!

Can we add your name to our friends' list? :)

Momo & Pinot


You stallion. I put $10 on you. I was a bit nervous with Simba taking the lead but your WRT clean paddlers went into an after burn. Way to go.


Agatha and Archie said...

Whewwwwwwwwwwwwwww...We gotta tell ya..we were biting our nails there...You see you know how Norwood said he placed a bet on you? We went to the same bookie and ARCHIE placed his NEW blue KIBBLE GAME on YOU! I begged and pleaded with him not to place THAT ( his new favorite toy) but he said he had the UTMOST faith in his pal...If you didn't win?? I can guarantee he would be sobbing in the corner......Thanks litle buddy .....Love A+A I will admit I was a wee bit nervous but knew you would od it)

AppleDebbie said...

GO ERIC GO!!! Wait a minute... what do you mean Simba won? Where's the referee? I demand a rematch! My money will always be on you Eric! Thanks for sharing the wonderful race photos... it looks like you all had a great time!

Your Pal,

Toffee said...

what fun you all had! I especially liked the photo that featured Erics tushie...tee hee! So cute!

Tell your two legged that she did a fab job catching all of the action! Splendid! Although I would have preferred more tushie shots of Eric!




Thanks for the gift tips. Your right.. need to be proactive in case that snapper fish takes to life.

I thought I'd swing by to see your fuzzbutt in a sprint again. Got me pondering? Does your tail ever go down or is it always erect like a flag pole? Maybe you could do that flag waving stuff again but with your tail. Norwood

Dughallmor Beagles said...

How cool that you got to race against royalty Eric....and you won too! Our bets were on you anyway :D So will you be accompanying them to SW19?? Maybe Ascot? In the Royal Box??
Great action shots and what a fun's so cool to meet other bloggies eh?
Slobbers xx
Pee-ess...three weeks til you're an Unk!

Bae Bae said...

That is so fun that you got to meet with Simba & Jazzy.
I hope you 3 get to meet up again soon

~ Bae

Dewey Dewster said...

I tell ya Eric....ya get ta be off-leash way too often....'n yer havin' fun, fun, fun too......that was some race but I can see why ya won.....ya have longer legs than yer competitors....'n yer a terrier too....unfair advantage but works fer about you ?????

Dewey Dewster here....

Sophie Brador said...

ERic! I wonder what would have happened had I been there, since I technically (and according to my blog title) rule the world.

Good thing I looooove little dogs. tee hee heeeeee


Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

oh I am just worn out looking at this race!

Thank you for sharing, you all looked like you had a brilliant time!

I am late commenting, otherwise I would have placed a bet!

Lotsaluv Marvin xxxxxxxxxxx

Stanley said...

Yo, Eric!!

Happy happy belated birthday, buddy! We have one of those chill pills around here for Stella. She destroyed it, though.

LOVE Love LOVE the photos of you and Royal Simba & Jazzi! Looks like you were maniac chasin' fools, you were. Wish I could have joined in on that race. I'm sure I'd never beat any of you, but would have been fun to run around with all of you!

I've got to head to Simba & Jazzi's blog to see what they have to say!

Goober love,

Tee said...

Ohh, must be exciting to have met up with the royals - Simba and Jazzi.

We love the photos of your zooming races. Was kept on the edge of our paws reading your exciting running commentary on race!

Licks and Wags

Tuffy and the Dog WOods Pack

Eric and Flynn said...

Well done Eric. Our money was on you. We knew you could do it.

Fenway said...

You made a ripping good showing, Eric!!! I would have loved to traverse your royal lands.

Your pal,

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

What a wonderful meeting with the Royal family then compete neck to neck with the King and the Princess!
I did bet that you win, Eric.
I'm so sorry that I missed your barkday, it is unforgivable!
Happy Belated Barkday Eric!
Please email me your addie at, thanks pal!

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

You got to meet Simba and Jazzi???? And ya ran all the way up to St. Andrew's golfie course in Scotland??? Oh guys were moving!!!!!!!!!!!!

I could tell you had a bath Eric...your fur looks all fluffy like Scruffy's does when he's clean...which isn't very often!!!

Did ur mommy make flight reservations??????? Let Mumsie know so she can too!!!!!

Love ya lots sweet boy....


the 4 Bs said...

what a fun play date! you pups were having a great time, with all of your romping and frolicking. you are so lucky that you got to meet Simba and Jazzi! they are FAMOUS! well, so are you FAMOUS too, Eric. this is so cool!


Joe Stains said...

Well look at that, what a day at the races! did the humans wear big stupid hats?? I sure wish I could have participated!! Simba really is the king tho, what a guy!

TwoSpecialWires said...

So, we're thinking.... do the math. Who has the longest legs? Who is most motivated to get the the treats at the end? Is there any relationship to the winner?

Jake and Fergs


Hi Eric
I wonder if you too plan to join the military forces such as both princes now. Your more handsome than both.... but harry may have you on the bad boy stuff.

how could you tell it was mr. b just from the eyeball? it's that evident?


Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

You guys looked like you had a fab time together! We noticed that the royalty didn't wear their crowns while romping in the grass with you. Did you get to try on Simba's crown?? Such fun!
XXOO-BabyRD & Hootie