Happy Birthday to all her brothers and sister. xx
Monday, 5 December 2011
Friday, 2 December 2011
Sunday, 6 November 2011
Wednesday, 26 October 2011
Sunday, 16 October 2011
Saturday, 15 October 2011
We are really enjoying our foundation training with Leah at http://www.anjuagility.co.uk/ we have a great group of pups, my next training day can't come quick enough.
Dec has mastered the four paws in the box to help with balance and co-ordination.
He is a very quick learner, loves to please. I am not playing tuggy as he is losing teeth, he loves treats which is great. Our other progress is he is no longer in his crate at night, although jumping on our heads a 5am needs some work lol!
Sunday, 9 October 2011
Tuesday, 27 September 2011
I am really pleased my little girl she has won into grade 6 at Suffolk Five Rivers. She seems to be back on top form. Just to prove it was not a fluke she won her last ever grade 5 agility and second in jumping at the Norfolk show :-)
Thanks Meme love ya to bits xx
Tuesday, 20 September 2011
My large 5-7 One competitor chose to jump the tunnel number 5, and another went through the weaves but was already eliminated!
Some stunning handling was great to watch. The dogs seem to love the fast and open course.
1st Laura Chudleigh
1st Wendy Fassam
My little star "Wish" came back from her breeder and has won into grade 4 then the next month won into grade 5. Here is a picture of her with her trophy in the caravan.
Action picture taken by Alan Score
Sunday, 4 September 2011
Tuesday, 2 August 2011
Quest July 2011
So proud that Quest with Sian won a jumping and an agility at Tuffley show, Chi with Margaret had an unlucky failed timing on a good jumping run at a different show, in the re-run sadly took poles. But later in the day they won a 1-7 agility taking them both into grade 5 a week apart. They really are both maturing into good partnerships. Hugs to both xx
Thursday, 23 June 2011
Axstane after the thunder storm.
Thank you to Roy & Jill Mathews for the videos. Thank you Charlee Macneil for the pictures
I have been to a show every weekend, Meme is holding her own in grade 5 even has a 3rd place trophy in jumping. Cruz has been much better with his approach to the DW but now has decided to stride the down contact!!!!!BUT i'm happy with his confidence and i'm sure with rubber surface being hired by many shows it has helped him alot. I hope it becomes a thing of the past running over gloss paint. I have now changed my blog name, I have somebody to show you all next week. :-) can't wait.
Friday, 27 May 2011
It was very strange going to Eastbourne with all my dogs, but only competing with Cruz. Meme had won into Grade 5 and missed this 1-4 show by two days. Cruz worked brilliantly, only a pole in his jumping and a see saw 5 in his agility. He went clear in this truly fun helter-skelter and ended up 4th out of 298 dogs. My husband pointed out I'm only running around in a circle! but this course was clever and did get many handlers E's. The first circle was inside the second was outside, the third was a half circle, great fun to run. I also ran a friends collie in this class who was doing stunning run until my shorts decided they would look better down at my knees, not pleasant for people lol! in between queuing the dog and holding my dignity I lost her on the last pull off over an off course jump, totally my shorts fault, hehe but dignity kept.
Tuesday, 26 April 2011
285 dogs over 3 course changes and 7 height changes, with walking allowed between. :-(
A few dogs holding up the ring choosing to use it as their toilet ahhhhh!!! also as it was so hot instead of starting to get ready for the line while the dog in front is on the course, they waited, walked into the ring, take off their sun glasses, dogs cooler coat, lead, all while the poor judge is standing waiting? bring in a whistle with a time ltd hehe...We were all very tired that night.
My little dogs did me proud Meme 4th in agility and 3rd in jumping, Cruz 4th in jumping.
Saturday: I was seeing in Car's for the day parking. Well done to most who stuck to 5mph. Come on you offenders 5 mph is for safety reasons, can't believe a caravan was faster than poor Michelle on her bike who was having a job to keep up with him, (he clearly did not see her) she told him to slow down and that she had a job to catch him, get this... his answer to her was your on a bike??????? 5MPH is WALKING SPEED!!!!!!! moan over....
Another really hot day, now up to 6 rings. Had a few courses to walk. Meme came 4th in agility and clear round in jumping, Cruz 1st in the ABC 1-4 com jumping wahoo he set off like a rocket it was a very fast flowing course just what he needed, Meme was faster over the same course but had a pole down as you can see in the picture. Thank you Alan Score for the brilliant pictures
Another tiring early start, first up to run was a very tricky 4-5 jumping course, I really enjoyed the challenge of it, was really pleased as Meme came 1st she worked stunning. Cruz our bungee broke and I lost him out of the tunnel over an off course jump but really pleased with his gear shift up.
I also had our ABC Q, sadly I did not go clear but was really chuffed how all three worked, Kane I lost over a jump after getting all his contacts! Meme and Cruz have showed me more training is needed on a weave entry. The last class of the day was G 4 agility I walked the course then went and worked on score boarding on another ring, Cruz was up to run he did it really well as you know I struggle with him sometimes with a dog walk, think its really helping as again at this show was rubber contacts, he zoomed over with no hesitation into 5th place, they are now calling to the end of the class, Caroline kindly queued while I went to collect Meme, by now most of the rings were packed away which I could make use of the ground around to warm her up put still watch the course.
I knew I wanted to push Meme round and boy did she work her little legs of, we WON taking over 2 seconds of the 2nd place. My little girl is now grade 5, as strange as it sounds it still feels better winning the two to move up.
Meme 2 x 1st, 3rd, 2x 4th and 5x BEST BSD in the class.
Cruz 1st, 4th and 6th 2x BEST BSD in the class
Felt a bit like a headless chicken at this show with working, running the dogs, looking after a very pregnant Wish and trying to keep Inca fit but quiet. All in all had a fab time and well done to all my friends who did well at the show. Back home at 10pm knackered.
Thursday, 14 April 2011
Friday, 4 March 2011
Thursday, 17 February 2011
Friday, 11 February 2011
In September 2010 Inca was laying in his usual position on the sofa, up side down with his legs resting up the back of the sofa. My husband returned home from work, this is when it happened Inca spun himself over to face the right way screaming out in pain for a second. I checked him all over and thought he may have caught a toe on the back of the sofa, he had now returned to normal. Phew! I with drew him from the ABC semi final in case he was still not right as this happened on the Wednesday and the semi was that weekend.
About a month later this happened again after resting after a long walk. This time my vet was able to see him in pain. He gave him an injection with a dose rate of once a week for a month. He also had a Chirio check up/treatment.
I brought him a Back on Track coat, I used a warm wheat bag with lavender to sooth him.
Again he returned to normal. He has had the winter off from agility, no training, just being his mad self on walks.
Last week, the same thing happened after exercise which he has every day (not sure why it only happens sometimes) he stood in the middle of the room screaming in pain, my vet see him straight away, gave him pain relief, anti inflammatory, muscle relaxer. He soon calmed down, he rested comfortable in our bedroom for the night.
My vet referred him for an MRI scan, which he had on Thursday. The consultation the day before they was discussing possible tumour on the nerve endings which would result in Major surgery and possible amputation. I was so scared I felt sick in the waiting room, I would not leave the clinic I waited 5 hours for my little boy to come back to me.
The news is still not brilliant but better than they were saying.
I'm in shock as he is only 7 years of age and has shown NO symptoms whilst at agility or before the sofa episode.
Although now retired, he has given 7 great years and has taught me so much in this game. He will continue to teach me things and he will be a very happy contented pet dog, he loves camping and going to new places.
I only hope I can keep him as pain free as possible without affecting his quality of life.
I pray I have another happy 7 years with you Inca. x
Thursday, 3 February 2011
Tuesday, 25 January 2011
Huge congrats to Tanya Cooper and Dollar (pup) on their win into grade 4 :-)
Hope you enjoy watching their winning run, amazing speed with controlled contacts. Very, very proud of you both
Thank you Annette Parker for the video & picture.