Friday, 12 December 2008

weekend co- ordination and balance

Well that was for Todd not for me, I have discovered over the last few months that he is far more co-ordinated and balanced that I will ever be !! no seriously though, I took Todd on Hannah's course on Saturday and it was brilliant, I did a fair amount of things with him when he was a pup, i.e the elephant trick and tricks on the wobble board to help build his confidence with things that moved and to help him with his balance and have not done much of this recently, but he remembered all the things that I taught him and also we did some things that he had not done, stepping over the little cavalletti style poles was really good for him, I could really see him using both front and back legs so carefully so that he wouldn't knock one down, he also had a go on a pill shaped exercise ball and he made me chuckle as the one at home is large and round and he loves to jump on it, well he did the same to the pill shaped one and promptly fell off it............perhaps I will have to get one of those and teach him the difference! anyway this was a really fun and interactive way to spend my Saturday afternoon and the course comes highly recommended.

Nancy came back to stay at my house, (which I might add that I spent the week cleaning !! ) with Zeki and Niamh, who were really well behaved, Zeki and Todd were so cute they played really nicely, and Hannah came over and we all had Chinese and watched strictly........ sorry Hannah the Sunday outcome was not good was it...................I suppose Tom will have to win now then ? :0)

On Sunday, feeling a little worse for wear, nothing to do with the small amount of Red Wine that I had on Saturday night ! Jess was on Dennis's training day, which was really enjoyable. This went down as a really good fun weekend, lots to do and good company.

Monday my little van went down to Dorset to have its cages done and dear Polly followed me down there and brought me back, we stopped just outside Salisbury on the way back and gave the dogs a lovely walk, then had a late lunch at Bluebeckers which was yummy !
I will not get my van back till this Monday, and cannot wait to have it back all caged.

Friday Polly picked me and my dogs up (yet again thank you !!) and we met up with Amanda and had a walk at Holmbury st Mary, wow what a beautiful place this is, it is just outside Cranleigh, and it goes for miles and the view from the top of the look out is spectacular, here are a couple of piccys of the walk, Corrie really makes me laugh every time there is a wall or a log and I get out my camera she hops on what ever it is and just sits there posing, I didn't have my camera today buy Amanda did and as soon as she saw it she did the same for her too, after the walk we went back and had a really tasty lunch, then back home.

Sparkie, is continuing to do really well, and I have changed his exercise plan at the moment to 2 shorter walks per day, and this seems to be suiting him more.

I am looking forward to Sunday as Todd has a small group training with Toni and I cant wait to meet Rosie's' new pup Fozzie.


Hudsondoglets said...

That walk looks great! Haha, did you have to spend the week cleaning the house before or after I visited!!!

Karen said...

ha ha ha mmmmmmm before !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!