Daring dogs: High-flying border collies soar at library event

Jul 20, 2021

MARION — The dog days of summer are here!

A crowd formed around Elizabeth Taber Library on Tuesday, July 20 as Mike Piazza’s high-flying border collies snatched speeding frisbees from the air for all to see.

Piazza brought with him two dogs, Mojo and Chaos, who entertained the crowd with terrific tricks, sensational spurts of speed, and of course fantastic frisbee fetching.

Piazza also teased a third dog which he said he just picked up from the airport but should be ready for next summer’s shows. During the performance he asked the audience what he should name it, and settled on Oreo.

Seven-year-old Andrew Voci of Marion said his favorite dog was Chaos “because he was really fast.”

Piazza told the audience during the show that Chaos could run at 35 miles per hour, much quicker than the 20-25 miles per hour he said was normal for a border collie.

Alaina Petitme, 4, of Marion said that Chaos was her favorite dog that was there that day but liked Oreo the best because she had suggested the winning name during the show.