Friday, 24 December 2010

Happy Christmas to you all.


Chloe's email from New Zealand



She is still the princess of our household and loving her to pieces.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas.

Best wishes
Samantha & Andy

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Wish wins 1-3 jumping today at Valgrays show


She ran amazing today, I let her down in the agility (sorry Liz).
Her trophy is a beautiful photo frame :-)
Picture taken By Grace or Alex this year.
Wish playing hide behind the dandelion stem lol

Email from Tanya & Dollar




Hi Lisa

Hope you and the dogs are all well.
I can not believe dollar
is 4!!! I remember the day I came to look at the litter, and ended up
going home with this beautiful bundle of fluff.
He is such a crazy dog and makes me laugh every day.
Definitely a one off i think!!

Dollar is really well at the moment, and I really want next year to be our year.
He has improved so much, but still has a lot of those mad moments as
you know and have seen!!

He weaves are still amazing to watch, and I
don't know another dog that can go so fast in them. Mind you he does
nearly kill himself when he hits them so fast!.

Also you may have seen
the TOP DOLLAR DESIGN, range of cards inspired by Dollar of course.
So he now has his own brand.
I hope you,
Neil and dogs have a fab Christmas and New year
See you at next shows
love Tanya, Paul, Dollar and Ebby xx


Check out Top Dollar Design Cards at

http://www.acagility.com/wordpress/?page_id=99

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Hubby to the rescue

With all our local shops running out of bread due to the recent snow, panic buying?? Neil dusted of our bread maker, a few hours later, yummy warm fresh bread.

Happy 4th Birthday to the Lucky litter.

Meme

Wilf

Cash



Quest



Jasmine
Ian Chi
Dollar

Thursday, 2 December 2010

.............RIP little Harry...............



I can't believe my little great nephew has been taken so young, tender age of 2.
He was my late sister's first grandson. Two very special angels are now together.
Always in my heart forever xx

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

1st December 2010 lots of snow :-)


Our walk today across the Valley.

Pretty Wish making her own snow balls.



Kane is standing.


All with thier coats on.


Meme loves putting her nose in the snow :-)

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Lovely walk in Lullingstone park

Caroline rang me in the morning to see if we could meet for a walk with the dogs, I have never been to Lullingstone before but Caroline has a while back. On the way up Caroline collected her daughters four collies, our walk would have 6 collies, 7 Belgians and a noisy sheltie. I was late as I drove past the venue thinking it was a building site until I see Caroline at the entrance. You pay to park in the car park £1.20 I think. We put our dogs on leads for the first narrow path which then opened out onto a huge field, they could all let of steam GREAT :-) we walk up through the field into the woods, they all found this soooo exciting, you then go over one of the golf clubs fairways.
Caroline is in the distance putting the waste into the bin provided, all her dogs were in a down stay to respect the golfers that were playing on the green, then all of a sudden they broke lol I bet they needed the dog bin after this lot ran towards them lol. They were not upset as they could see they were very well controlled really! honest! hehe
The final part of our walk drops down through more woods and fields, with the Castle in the distance. We arrived back to the vans, gave the dogs a drink and left them to settle while we went into the visitors centre for Jacket potato lunch and a pot of tea. Loved it, great walk, great company, really good day :-)
























Friday, 29 October 2010

View from my bedroom window


This was the sky I looked out onto Tuesday morning, there is an old saying Red sky in the morning shepherds warning! Boy did I get wet that afternoon at work, I have since been out and brought new waterproof walking boots, new over trousers and have a new hat, the only thing with a leak now is my bank account :-(

Friday, 22 October 2010

October 2010

Caroline, Sue and I headed off to Norfolk very early hours Saturday morning. This show has the first ABC qualifier for 2011, well done Grace and Kiah for winning. Inca sadly had a pole time would have been good enough :-(. Sue with her two Belgian Tervs, Jag and Jinx both did fab runs to finish up 6th & 7th. Then Jinx went onto win grade 4 jumping. :-)

Meme sadly has gone very hormonal again, but now has thankfully had her season she is on Agnus Castus, Raspberry leaf and Evening Primrose, I want my mad girlie back. I'll help her any way I can, I also brought her a Back on Track coat which she seems to like. Bitches!
Talking of Bitches little Wish has lost her weaving ability? not sure why, her entries are spot on but then she seems to lose her rhythm and pops out or will miss a pole, I have seen indoors huge holes either side of the weaves and wondered if this may not be helping. More training needed back to basics for a while.
Cruz has become very consistent again getting many top places, really pleased with how he is performing.
Saturday night we had booked a lovely Bunk house to stay, which was only about 20 minutes from the venue. What was really great is that it was very close to a closed air field which is where we walked the dogs that evening and Sunday morning before breakfast. Back to the show on Sunday the weather was very kind to us right up till just after lunch when it started to rain and get very windy, Cruz and Meme got a few more place's.

Big breakfast

The Air field walk went for miles, not a house in site :-)

September 2010

All my dogs love to help themselfs to Blackberries, they will spend ages going in and out the hedges sniffing out the nice ripe ones. Meme could not reach her find so she rested her front legs on Kane's back. Wish is very clever she has the fallen ones that they drop. They have now taught my friends 10 year poodle how to eat them lol.




video

So out of date sorry!




Where to start: We had great success at the Burnham show, the ABC agility was won by Wilf, 2nd Inca, 3rd Kane and 4th was Cruz. Stour Valley: We had decided not to camp, Caroline kindly allowed me to stay at hers, we met up on the Friday and took all the dogs to the beach for a good couple of hours, they had amazing fun running in and out of the waves, we walked over the top of the sea wall to go back along the marshes where they could dry off.

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Ian & Pam


Mega congrats to Ian and Pam getting many top ten places over the last few shows. That win will be very soon. Xx
Thank you Alan Score for the great action picture.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

ABC Semi 2010

Wilf
at the semi final doing a lovely clear, it was wrong end of the tunnel after a straight line, just took to much power off to get the correct end costing him the all important time.
Cruz
found the DW contact to hot to touch!
I was chuffed to have two in the semi's Inca and Cruz. On the Thursday before Inca was lying in his usual position sleeping upside down on the sofa, when he then rolled over to his side and screamed out? I thought he caught a leg in the back, but no, when he got off he seemed to be favouring his neck, I have a very good chiro who kindly offered to see him straight away and again on Friday morning, he is now wearing a magnetic collar and a Back on Track coat. I was gutted to pull him out, these things happen. I would never run any of my dogs knowingly unfit. He does seem alot better, I have a brilliant healer friend working on him and when he lays still I do my Reiki on him which he loves. I just want him back fit and happy :-)
Well done to all who got through, good luck.
Thanks Alan Score for the pictures.

Friday, 3 September 2010

Wilf



Congrats to Wilf & Di winning grade 6 agility. Xx

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Cash



Got this picture from Denise today, Cash has inherited his families addiction to wild Blackberries amazingly the same as mine only eating the ripe ones. Last week mine were having a good old belly full and when I looked round Meme had her front paws on Kanes back to reach the high ones. My old Springer taught my Belgians how to do this, but the pups, must be genetic! lol

New edition





A caravan: we had our first show at DINAS in our new edition, I was very nervous at towing this at first but now ok. I love the shower it has and the added bonus of a motor mover. Its seems a shame two more camps then away for storage.