Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Mid downs and Easter

Mid downs was my 1st show since September last year, and for the first time in a long time I actually felt quite sick on the start line with Jess in the 1st class that we did, I usually get a bit nervous but not this bad yukkk, any way she true to form did a lovely start line wait and we were doing a lovely round right until the sea saw and she just carried on going upwards, I was really shocked as she crunched to the ground she looked a bit shocked too, so I put her back onto it and stroked her thanked Pete Catt and went out of the ring, not sure why she did it perhaps I gave a wrong command but I think she thought it was the dog walk, bless, we went into her next class which was the Burgess supa dog class and she came 10th and I made sure she did a really nice sea saw in that class. Corrie came 6th in the jumping outside so all in all a pretty good 1st show.

At the show Leah gave me picture that she had done of Tinkerbell my naughty little tortie cat and it is gorgeous, I am chuffed to bits with it, thanks Leah x

This weekend I went to the Easter celebration show ha ha ha should have been the Christmas show, I was meant to camp but unlike Lisa wimped out lol. We were very lucky that the organisers had put so much work into the show and moved the show indoors so all the agility was indoors and the jumping rings were outside.

On Saturday Jess did the best Chum run she has ever done, just at the end she ended up jumping the tunnel but I was so pleased with her, she is turning so well and her contacts have really speeded up over the winter and for the 1st time she actually did a near on perfect pull through, I will also just say thank you very much to Nancy for all her help this winter with sharpening up Jessie's turns and also to Natasha for teaching me to do a pull through with Jess which I could just could not master for ages with her :0) mm and after that I came right back down to earth with my jumping run as I forgot where I was going ha ha

Sunday, I was doing ring party and we were on the outside ring, blimey it sleeted for about 2 hours and I was calling, and I was thinking to myself mm just do the ring party bit and go home its horrid, but right at the end of the jumping the weather was not so bad and I decided to run Jess in it, I had not walked it and was in the que just watching a few dogs in front of me I ran Jess in it and she came 3rd so yipee I got my Easter egg yum, Jess also came 2nd in the agility and won me another egg what a star !!

I have over the winter been working really hard on Corries dog walk and I ran her in her 1st agility since August after doing all this work and she jumped off it, obviously she is really discriminating between competition and training so I was a bit disappointed and the next agility was the olympia qualifier and she ran to the end of the dog walk and I found it hard to get her off of it and she came 5th in it and I came away feeling a lot happier, so all in all my 1st couple of shows have been really good, which means things can only go down hill from here on........... :0)))

Sunday, 16 March 2008

Friday and Todds Birthday walk !!

I know it was a lot later than we had intended, but Friday March 14th was Todds birthday walk which for one reason or another just got delayed, just a shame that Nancy and Lian couldnt be there.

I set off at nine oclock to go to the beach and it was raining, typical all the nice days we have had and it had to be raining for our beach walk, but just as I got into the car park it stopped and it didnt rain again till the journey home.

All in all we had 16 dogs and they had a great time, we walked for about an hour, the tide was out and we had the beach to ourselves which was lovely, all the dogs got on really well and were brilliantly behaved but gosh all those shelties together what a racket !!!! they could probably be heard in the little village which is why we had the beach to ourselves lol lol.

Then we had a really nice lunch and Lisa made Todd a really delicious liver cake which was decorated with cheese as icing and a T made out of cat treats mmmmmmm very yummy the Dogs loved it !! thank you Lisa !

Thursday, 13 March 2008

shakey !!!

I just love these pictures, they speak for themselves !!

Wednesday, 12 March 2008

This week in a nutshell

This week has been really busy, up to crufts on Saturday to shop and support a particularly clever brown doglet ha ha and then back up on Sunday to shop and support another particularly clever brown doglet and a couple of particularly clever barky pointy things :0)
I trained Todd on Tuesday night at Northdowns, and he was really good he even negotiated going straight up an A frame with a tunnel either side of it and I was really shocked he didn't even look at the tunnel, hmmmmm sorted ! then, just a small lull into a false sense of security I am sure !!
That brings us to today, now most of my friends are aware of my VAN SAGA and the SAGA I thought had ended when £2500.00 lighter I thought that all its little problems were fixed but hey no......................... today driving back from homebase the f..............g exhaust fell off ohhh bloody marvelous, it is a twin catalytic if that's how you even spell it converter and the little boxy thing cost me £450.00 ffs not funny, and the very nice man even told me that is has a diesel leak too how pleasant, just in time for it to pop back to the garage, just as the show season starts any way I could moan for a lot longer but wont, but I do feel better for my moan.......... so hopefully it will get me to mid downs and then go back to the garage next week.... to be continued !

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Good Luck

Good Luck to all my friends competing at crufts this year especially

and Lorna (as reserve with Cadas )