Back to the Splash Spring Fling at Shipps Corner, Virginia Beach, VA

Now THIS was a fun event! Cello and Hooch participated in Shipps Corner’s Back to the Splash Spring Fling.

This National event was an 80’s theme, and everyone was encouraged to dress and decorate in the 80’s fashion.

Hooch immediately flaunted his swag:

Our team canopy was decorated with 80’s bling:

Hooch had himself an 80’s boom box:

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There was an 80’s playlist jamming all weekend long, and the dock was also decorated 80’s style:

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They used 80’s style bracelets in place of the regular Handlers’ bracelets:

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Besides this event being an absolute blast, Limoncello and Hooch each ROCKED the dock!  Check out the results below!

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Extreme Vertical:

5’4″

Big Air :

21’0″     21’0″      Second Place Master Division

21’1″     20’1″     First Place Master Division

21’2″     20’3″     Third Place Master Division

21’5″     21’5″     First Place Master Division

BIG AIR SEMI-PRO FINALS:

21’3″     19’11”   First Place Semi Pro Division

Speed Retrieve:

8.378     8.052     First Place Express Division

Iron Dog:

2789.90     First Place Warrior

HOOCH

Big Air:

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10’4″     14’5″     First Place Junior Division

9’5″       10’6″

10’5″     16’1”     NEW PERSONAL BEST!

10’0″     14’7″     First Place Junior Division

8’7″        12’5″

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Speed Retrieve (first time EVER!!!)

Brian held Hooch so that he could see the other dogs performing Speed Retrieve:

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Although he hesitated at the end of the dock, which made his score very low, he  did jump off and retrieve the bumper at the end of the pool – so we are extremely proud of Hooch for catching on to this “new game” so quickly!

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We all had a great 80’s weekend!

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TurboPUP Ambassadors

As some of you may have noticed, we now have a TurboPUP badge on the home page of our blog.

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Limoncello and Hooch are VERY proud to announce that they have been chosen to be ambassadors for TurboPUP (as seen on Shark Tank!!) 

Click HERE to see Shark Tank episode – start at the 21:30 mark.

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TurboPUP was founded by Kristina Guerrero (who’s nicknamed “Turbo”). In 2011, Kristina was on a back-country ski trip, and found her self without sufficient food for herself, and her rescued pup, Dunkan.  Kristina created a complete meal bar for dogs, packed with nutritious calories from 100% American sourced, grain free, all natural, human grade ingredients.  Some ingredients are organic as well! Check out TurboPUP’s products and place your order by clicking HERE  or click HERE to see a list of retailers that already carry TurboPUP!

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Not only are these meal bars packed with quality ingredients and calories for your pup, but 5% of the profits are donated to causes in support of dogs and Veterans!

Cello and Hooch are now a part of the TurboPup team, representing TurboPUP , and promoting the company’s products during all of their dock diving, camping, and hiking adventures!  They will soon be on TurboPUPs website, and will be featured periodically on TurboPUP’s Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!

Cello and Hooch were featured along with TurboPUP in the GSP Rescue of NJ’s newsletter, as well as on Barking from the Bayou’s BFTB NETWoof News!

GSP Rescue of NJ Newsletter:  

Click HERE to read the entire newsletter.

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…and click HERE to see Cello and Hooch featured in the Sports section of Barking From the Bayou’s Monday news post!

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 If you like to go on adventures with your four-legged family members like we do, TurboPUP is an easy, compact, and healthy way to fuel your on-the-go pup!

Find out more HERE!

2013 Easton Waterfowl Festival, Easton, MD, Hosted by Delmarva Dock Dogs

November 8-10, 2013

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VERY exciting news…Cello won her first First Place Ribbon ever! She won a total of 1 Senior Division medal, and 2 in the Masters Division! She qualified for finals and won FIRST PLACE in the Masters Division Finals!!!!!! We were FLOORED!  She won a big First Place ribbon, and gift basket, $50, and a $25 gift certificate to Cabela’s! WOOO HOOOOOOO!

We were very excited for this event!  We were told at the last event (Decoy Show) that this is event has a big turn-out.  We camped at Holiday Park Campground in Greensboro, MD. What a fun weekend we had!  Although we did not get to see the “heart” of the Waterfowl festival, we got to visit St. Michael’s… and stopped at St. Michael’s Crab House for a celebratory beverage.  Cello bellied-up to the bar and earned a free “drink” (water) from the bartender after giving lots of kisses! We also discovered a wonderful dog-friendly place called  Ava’s Pizzeria and Wine Bar (also in St. Michael’s)… where they had a special menu just for dogs! (Hammy’s Dog Menu!)  We were able to sit outside in the heated patio area with Cello, where we enjoyed a fresh Pizza, and Cello delighted in her Beef Stew.

We learned several lessons at the last 2 events: These events are long – bring a chair! …and Cello has such a thin coat, that she was cold in between jumps.  We met another GSP dock diving contestant at the Decoy show (Bailey)…and Bailey’s “mom,” Annie, introduced me to an awesome dog coat that Bailey wears.  (By the way – Annie’s blog (the little GSP) also inspired me to start this blog for Cell0… thanks, Annie!!) We bought a whole “set-up” to camp out at by the dive pool, and purchased Cello a coat like Bailey’s from Trover Coats overseas!  We were prepared for this event!

Brian is happy with our new set-up for dock diving events…and Cello is nice and toasty in her new “Bone Dry” coat made by Trover Coats!  …much better than standing around all day!

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This event had the long dock set up, and Cello jumped in 4 waves.  Here are Cello’s results:

  • 20’6″
  • 18’7″
  • Third Place Masters Division Medal
  • 19’10’
  • 19’4″
  • First Place Senior Division Medal
  • 20’6″
  • 21’3″
  • First Place Masters Division Medal
  • 22’3″
  • 22’6″
  • First Place Masters Division Medal

FINALS RESULTS:

  • 22’4″
  • 20’1″
  • First Place Masters Division Finals! ribbon, gift basket, $50, and $25 Cabela’s gift certificate!

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Photo courtesy of Brandi

Cello’s Grandparents, Jan and Jim, and Friends, Brandi, Stan, and Payton all were there to cheer Cello to victory…thanks, guys!