Monday, 18 January 2010

Ribble- a weekend of nearlys!

So I keep going with the blog here is the Ribble update: sadly no pics or vid's as i forgot the camera!

Herbie was a great boy putting 110% into everything he did. He got 6th in the Olympia qualifier (sadly it's only the top 5 who get through now!) He the went onto the win the grade 7 agility. He worked so well and did one of the best dogwalks i've ever seen him do, pity it eluded him at Olympia! he he he

Hexy was also a star. This year I want to concentrate on giving him more ring experience, he has been a little tricky, but so much fun and such a great learning curve, so all confidence boosts are great for us both. So I went with a steady clear in mind and came away with 18thin the Olympia qualifier (trained round), 5th in the 6 agility (again a trained round) and 2nd in the 6 jumping (which i was so lazy about that I cost him time!) I thought he might scrap a place in the jumping, so was very shocked at 2nd, but very proud as it is only his 2nd show at grade 6.

Linky had a run with Nat and was his normal unpredictable self, but had great fun. It is so amazing watching him work, he is now 10 and a half and i honestly don't think he has slowed up!

So loads of people have asked me how i'm doing Theory's contacts, properly is the only answer I can give, he s only 8 weeks and I really have not decided or really thought about it! But he does do quite a nice left and right...... he he he

Exciting news:

Oh and I forgot my exciting news. I now have a paddock to train from, so although I will still have the indoor school for class lessons, I now have somewhere to do privates lessons from and train my own dogs! Yippie
Once it is set up I will put some pictures on.

Sunday, 10 January 2010

No excuses!!!

I'm not even going to try and get out of the fact that I have been terribly laps in updating the blog.
All of my 9 beautiful babies have now gone to new homes, i think i'm getting soft at fostering, it igetting harder and harder to let them go. Almost feels like they take a small part of me away with them. I suppose at this point I will introduce "Theory" (much to many peoples disgust on the name! Mainly MrsHudson and my mum!! he he he). Yes another failed foster. I had 4 of them come to me at 4weeks, they were born under a shed in Ireland. They were unhandled, more wormy than any puppy I have ever seen and had very low immune systems. Sadly I lost the little girl, she was such a fighter and tried so hard! Taz has been in at the vets for over a week now, but seems to be turning a courner. Teek Nat adopted and theory is here.......
I think that he will loose his white spot on his head. This is him at 4 weeks old, the day he came.

Tosh (Rest In peace beautiful girl! x)


Teek (at 7 weeks)

Snow and snow dogs:

Just liked the gate shotShy a rare pic with her ears up!Nat looking over the snow hole!Snow ball TiaStihl

mr Slink and the others

Snow puppy-very unimpressed with the coats!

Stunning boy-Herbiea lovely walk we had a week ago with Nancy, Karen, Bernadette and Elspeth. I only took the naughtiest three as there were so many of us!

I don't have any pictures of just Hex as he oesn't sit still long enough!!!! Any way getting late.....More later x x x

Hex- 3 weeks - 19 weeks