Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Success at Crufts

3 dogs 4 competitions 2 rosettes. First up was Ink in the YKC agility dog of the year,started well but we weren't quite together on the day and sadly picked up an elimination, but Ink didn't know this and we had a great time.
Next was my little Fizzle and after our major scare last week I just wanted to enjoy running her. She was absolutely amazing and we were lying first with just the last dog to go, a fantastic grade seven dog and we came second. I was so proud of her to do this well in her first year of competing,as my first dog to train she has been a huge challenge with all her difficulties. We have learnt a lot from each other and I look forward to what lies ahead. She was also in the team which was quite a tricky course in the small space and we picked up five faults. With two clears and two eliminations we were out of the placings but I would like to thank my fellow team members I had lots of fun.

Pachesham Juniors 2

Tippex was a star as always and to my great suprise we picked up a 6th place, I was especially pleased as he is 13 next week and I didn't think we were fast enough to get a place. He also qualified for the supadogs final at Mid-downs before Crufts. So we will have to see how he is come October and see how he goes between now and then.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Crufts Here We Come

Just a quick update before we set off. Fizzle is well enough to compete , test results were good back in two weeks for a final check but my vet was very happy with her! What a relief !!The big problem now is how to stop her getting to things she shouldn't apart from permanently caging her indoors which I really don't want to do I 'm not sure whats the best way!

Anyway I wanted to wish all our friends and especially Ryan lots of luck at crufts and to remember to enjoy the experience it's an achievement to even qualify !! Hope to be able to catch up with you there.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Fizzle's back home

Just got in tonight with Fizzle.She has been driving everyone mad at the vets, pulling her drips out twice whilst wearing her lampshade !! If they put her in her cage she demanded attention ( which i think she got a lot of ) I can't thank all the team enough they have been so patient with her over the past two years and have really helped her to build a trusting relationship along the way. The difference in her confidence at the two surgeries was noticeable. Her bloods were up but she is remarkably bright and they felt she would get more rest at home ( not to mention their ears). I have to take her back Friday morning for more blood tests , but we are all very happy to have her home where she belongs.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Fizzle's grape scare

Fizz is in big trouble once again. This time she has eaten a whole bunch of grapes!!Last night at about 11 o'clock my mum went to put the dogs out for their last toilet trip and found the empty grape stalks in her bed. She immediately rang the vets and she took her to the emergency unit in Wimbledon. They induced vomiting and put her on a drip .Mum collected her this morning and transferred her to our vets and we are awaiting further news at the moment.We can only hope that she is strong enough to get through this, at the moment only time will tell.