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Old 06-05-2008, 12:36 PM   #8991
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cat rodeo?
Actually, cat juggling!
They are for novices, so the cats can't run off when they hit the ground
The things you make me say
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Old 06-05-2008, 12:41 PM   #8992
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Way to go, BT! (cat rodeo???)

Flyball is a relay race team sport for dogs invented back in 70's. 4 hurdles spaced 10 feet apart and a box at the end with a tennis ball in it. Each dog (4/team) runs the course, gets the ball, runs back and next dog goes, etc. Fastest team wins!

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Old 06-05-2008, 12:42 PM   #8993
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You're all around it plumies, so it's yours. You win! Yaaaay

They are slip leads for lure coursing. You loop the long end of the leash so it slips through the extra ring. That allows you to release your dog while it slips out of the slip lead, leaving you holding everything. They have a wide band to be easier on the neck when the dog is straining.

They can also be used as a temporary leash as shown, but they aren't the best for that.
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Old 06-05-2008, 12:43 PM   #8994
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oh, geez. i thought it was from a dog beauty competition. ya know, "fly", or nice looking...

(ok, so it's only interesting to us dogs...)
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Old 06-05-2008, 12:45 PM   #8995
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And I would add, they just don't get the ball for flyball, they pounce on a release where the ball is located and have to catch it in midair as it hurls at them. Pretty neat stuff. I'm sure youtube has vids
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Old 06-05-2008, 12:50 PM   #8996
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Oh yeah, youtube has all sorts of flyball videos. Just do a search and you'll get all kinds of hits. A flyball tourny is one of the noisiest things I've ever been to. My Cardigan Welsh Corgi trained for it until she was diagnosed with hip and elbow dysplasia but it didn't curb her ball enthusiasm! Now I'm hoping my new Aussie puppy has the agility drive. (Oh yeah, that reminds me I have to post some pics of him to the forum.)

Okay, try this on for size. What's this?
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Old 06-05-2008, 12:54 PM   #8997
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Is it used to put metal rings around cats for the cat rodeo?
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Old 06-05-2008, 12:59 PM   #8998
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How did you know?? I'm just kidding but "rodeo" could be a clue.

Edit: Forget the rodeo clue for now. Might confuse ya'. (I have a nack for that.)
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Old 06-05-2008, 03:44 PM   #8999
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Hmmm, no takers yet. How about a hint.

You use it to cut something.
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Actually, cat juggling!

I need to see you out behind the woodshed.
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