Hello, I am the little brother of Guinness. I am also a Labrador Retriever and I am yellow (not gold) in colour. My first Mum gave me the official name of “Simballoch Ambassador” and I am a real snob. I like nothing more than to sit up straight with my nose in the air.
My grandma gave me the name of “Quigley”. You may think it is a little bit of a strange name, but who cares. I think that it suits me. (Did you see “Ballykissangel” on the TV? Well, Brian Quigley was a rogue of a character, a bit like a labrador puppy.) I do however get called a lot of other things, with the most frequent being “Squiggly Wiggly” because I can never sit still (except when I have my nose in the air!).
I went to my first flyball competition at the age of 10 weeks. After a 10 hour drive in the car, I watched Guinness and the other Croydon Rockets have a lot of fun.
I don’t play flyball yet, as I am still a baby (I was born on 10 September 1999) and can’t concentrate. I spot a friend on the oval and I am off to say “hello” and catch up on the news. It is at this time that I develop deafness and my Mum has to come and get me and then I think that flyball isn’t nearly as much fun and don’t want to play anymore.
I also frustrate Eric (the big Flyball boss) as I really am not interested in the ball in the box. I will chase the ball and I will bring it back and I LOVE the jumps, but I can’t seem to cotton on to the rest of the game. Eric puts the ball in the box and I run up to him and say hello and want a cuddle. They all say that I will learn, but I am not so sure.
I was hoping that they could change the rules so that I could do all the running and jumping, and my brother Guinness can get the ball out of the box (that would save him running on his gammy leg). I think that would be a much better game.
The other problem that I have is the permanent risk of being dog-napped
by Richard and Kirstie. I wouldn’t mind playing with Taffie
for a while, but if I am ever missing my Mum will know where to look first.
Mind you, I am not sure why they want me. It is not because I can
play Flyball!! It must be because I am so handsome.