Ok onto the rest of our day. We went into Raleigh for dinner and went to the girls favorite park. Fun, fun, fun. Then we went to the National Police Dog Field Trials. I was expecting to see some of the same things we have seen at other events over the years. I couldn't have been more wrong!!! They had the dogs demonstrate their agility and obedience to their handlers. Then they did some bite work. What total fun! They set up a few situations, like a cop searching a suspect, or the silliest being this cop dressed up as a women, and they had his dog in a baby stroller. He had this big purse and was walking along. Along comes a bad guy who steals his purse and the dog took after him faster than you can say, GO! It was really funny. Then the grand finale. We were a bit bummed that we had gotten there just a few minutes before they began as all the bleachers next to the agility equipment were taken. Well it turns out we had the best seats in the house for the grand finale. The announcer says that he was sorry that we would have to wait a few minutes for the program to continue as it seemed that a few of the officers were called away for some reason. The whole program was to demonstrate the dogs abilities and to have some fun. So he had already "tricked" us with a few other situations and we knew this was no exception. So a minute later he tells us that he had been informed that the officers were called away to a chase. Well no sooner than he says that I see a helicopter not far away. I thought, NO WAY they have a copter coming in here! But then we hear a bunch of police car sirens. They get louder and louder. In comes a car onto the track (we were at a high school football/track field) being "chased" by the police. So our attention was averted to the scene in front of us, when out of the corner I see and hear something....the helicopter!!! OH! If you could have all seen Jedidiah's look on his face!!!PRICELESS. But the poor little guy was not only shocked in amazement but fear as well. He was actually shaking! The helicopter landed about 100 feet away from us! Our bleacher was the closest! Jedidiah's eyes just stayed bugged out for the longest time. Afterwards Jeremiah took him up to it but he wouldn't touch it! Although as we were leaving he did wave goodbye to the helicopter. We got home at their bedtime and it was nighty night for all.
We have another long evening tonight as we were invited over to some friends house for dinner. They live a ways off (almost an hour). So we'll be home late again. We are planning for next week to be a bit more on the quiet side. Poor Jonah breaks down at 7 pm. He is ready for bed at that time and makes no bones about telling EVERYONE in a miles radius about it!! :-) I am going to go now to make a montage of all our pictures I took today (chickens, park, police dogs....). I hope everyone has a blessed day!
My Montage 9/19/08