Thursday, 19 July 2012

Rain Hail and a Little Bit of Sun....

The weather recently has been just awful causing havoc with all sorts , lots of flash floods ,  roads blocked ,  shows cancelled .....
This was a hail storm that started  20 minutes before we were due to go training needless to say it was cancelled that night   :(

video


The hail stones were huge.









Yesterday was Ailish's sports day ata school , she had a fantastic day coming 4th in the 100m sprint , she won both the 400m and the 100m team relay and her house came 2nd overall, well done to Ailish and all her team mates .





The sun shone today so we went out for a lovely long walk.Tippex still manages to join us most days , I just walk a bit slower and we have a few stops along the way.







Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Crufts here we come.....

I say we I really mean Ryan and Fizzle and Ink, I will be there of course but so far as a groom to Ryan !! The pressure is on for me to qualify aswell :)

Big big congratulations to Ryan, so far he has qualified

Ink - YKC jumping and agility - at Darford and Keston
Fizzle - YKC agility- at Dartford and Keston
Fizzle - small teams - at Lansdown



Many thanks and congratulations to the rest of the team Suzanne and Keanne, Hazel and Puzzle and Peggy and Zoe.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Ears

Wasn't sure for a long time what Swayze's ears wanted to do,  up, down , one up one down
 but they do seem to have settled at last and I love them.


                   My handsome little man,aged nearly 8 months .





Ink is still out of action as far as agility is concerned but can now come out on long walks with us but on the flexi as she does not know the meaning of a quiet walk off lead !! I have let her play a little in the garden with the others and so far so good.






Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Fizzle wins Grade 6 Agility

Easter Celebration show this weekend was nice and close and all the family came to watch which was even better as Ryan and little Fizzle won the grade 6 agility !! Only one more agility win needed now to make them grade 7 - won't be long I'm sure.Well done Ryan very well deserved. :)


Sadly Ink was out of action due to slicing her ear in half needing 10 stitches. I still have no idea how she managed to do it we were all walking along enjoying our walk, there was no yelp squeak nothing just lots of blood.Thankfully it won't be long before she 's back to normal.






Easter Celebration

Saturday, 31 March 2012

Crufts

Crufts was a few weeks ago and was even more amazing than ever for me as I was to compete in the main ring with my Ink. Obviously last year was  something quite special as my first time competing at Crufts was with Ryan's little Fizzle winning the team event, but I so wanted to be there with Ink. We made it and I cannot describe how nervous I was ! The jumping was up first and I could hardly believe the moment had finally come.To my delight we were clear, with small handler errors once or twice producing wide turns we finished in 2nd place behind the super fast Spanish dog.

Below is the jumping run , I am at 9.06 if you don't want to watch the whole clip.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lthjLU53ePA

The afternoon was the agility . I was slightly more relaxed after the jumping but when we went out to walk the course the arena was packed and the atmosphere was really buzzing and nerves  kicked in again. Just 5 on the a frame but we finished in 3rd  and to my amazement that put us in 2nd overall !!
A very long day,early start  late finish, exhausting with all the walking back and forth to the car so Ink could get some rest as she couldn't relax on the benching, but so so worth it and it's made me more determined to get back there again next year.Well done to my little super star.

Again below is the link for the agility run and I am at 6.56.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVOku_1EnKoufts

I just love the expression on Ink's face







Fizzle and Ryan had also qualified again for Crufts this year and what more Ryan has qualified  Fizzle every year since they began competing together quite an achievment on its on I think ! Sadly this was not to be their year as although they started brilliantly Fizzle slipped on the carpet and was faulted in the weave but otherwise a perfect round. Never mind I'm sure they will return .

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Tippex

A very happy 15th birthday to my special birthday boy .I am pleased to report he is doing very well, enjoying his walks and life in general albeit at a slower pace. Thank you to Lian for this lovely photo which was taken on a walk recently.

Friday, 16 March 2012

Swayze

Swayze came to us at six weeks old back in October. His mum is a working sheepdog and dad is a patterdale on a farm in Devon. He was unplanned and unwanted.I have to say he is full of fun and mischief and we all love him to bits.I am absolutely enjoying every minute with him , he makes me smile and laugh every day.