The Dock Dogs competition was at Riverfest today. I've never seen that before, and it was great fun. The dog owners throw something in the pool for the dogs to retrieve. The rules state that the object must float, be none edible and be retrievable. The dogs had all kinds of interesting toys to fit the bill. Some of the dogs had done this before, and knew the routine. Others had never done it before, and thought twice about going off the edge of the platform. That made things interesting as then the owners had to find a way to get the dog to jump into the water, without actually pushing or pulling them off the dock. Only one dog flat out refused. But later in the day, even that one figured out he was missing out on the fun, and jumped off the dock with no hesitation during the second round. There was a competition to see how far they could jump, another to see how high they could jump, and a third to see how fast they could retrieve something from the far end of the pool. A good time was had by all.....especially the dogs!
Other things we saw today were a karate demonstration put on by the Brockville Karate Club, various musical performances, and the Wildcat II, a boat that takes people for a wild and speedy ride....but it had some kind of problem and had to come back to shore. Too bad too as I really wanted to see how fast that thing could go.