Monday, 10 November 2008

North Downs and Nancy's training day

This weekend I went to North Downs show on Saturday, I did ring party which was really good fun, I really enjoyed the show the venue is superb, it was nice to see lots of people that I hadn't seen for a while and Jess was in 3 classes, I managed to get Ed in the jumping and missed a weave entry in one of the agility's but came 6th in the other one, I am really pleased with Jess's contacts at the moment they are definitely our weakest link, but she came to me with a lot of confrontational issues and it has taken me a long time to get her over this and this year I really feel that she is totally relaxed and is accepting my presence at the end of the contact which is 1st prize to me in itself.

Saturday night would have been a lovely night in watching strictly and Merlin my favourites !! but at exactly 11.00 pm my lovely (not) neighbours decided that it was the perfect time to let off 1 and a 1/2 hours of the loudest fireworks I think that I have ever heard, Sassie bless her has gone deaf so for the first time in nearly 13 years she did not worry about them, Corrie was a little anxious but poor Todd was absolutely petrified, he had been given anxiety and the DAP had been going for a week and I put his coat on like a tea shirt, but he was so scared it made me cry I have never seen this little guy frightened of anything he was behind my neck like a stole and he was shaking, it makes me so angry why do we have to put up with fireworks for 3 weeks + every year and they just about stop and then start again for new year aghghg

Sunday was Nancy's training day which I was looking forward to, I love the way Nancy trains she is always so clear in what she requires of you, she keeps the group moving and is very inuative about dog and handler, I have put a little video together of a couple of excises that we did, I think that it shows the bit that I threw my ball over the finish line and manged to throw it directly at poor Dagmar !! I had a yummy baked potatoe and beans and cheese for lunch courtesy of Polly ( thank you for that Polly !) then came home and had someone come to see my cages that were out of the Vito which were brought, so I now have some money towards my new ones :0)

Today has just been a total washout I took the dogs out for an hour and a half and I am afraid that was all they got as it took me nearly that long to clear them up again. I am looking forward to some nice cold DRY weather so that I can clear up my leaves in the garden :0)

1 comment:

Lian said...

So sorry to hear Toddie was petrified by the fireworks. There was one landed in front of Sizzle when he went to toilet a couple of weeks ago and that's it, he will never go to the garden when it turns dark!