Up, all you couch potatoes.
Now's the time to build that special bond with Rover and get some exercise too.
On Saturday, pooches of every breed will participate in the 1991 Come 'N' Get It Canine Frisbee Championships in Pasadena. The event is one of six regional competitions leading up to national finals in Washington.
The nationwide competition is also known as the Ashley Whippet Invitational in honor of a three-time champion dog.
"All dogs are gifted and athletic," says Eldon McIntire, national coordinator for the event. "Having a contest to share with your dog is a special dimension. It's a wonderful way to show what your dog can do, and you both stay in shape
and keep active. It's definitely a sharing situation."
The first national canine Frisbee championship was held in the Rose Bowl in 1975, and continued there annually until 1982, McIntire says.