Monday, 5 December 2011

Happy 5th Birthday to Meme



She was spoilt with salmon on her breakfast, earlier in the year she got her present of a new Hurtta pro winter coat from http://www.camddwrcanine.co.uk for when it turns cold.


Happy Birthday to all her brothers and sister. xx


Friday, 2 December 2011

R.I.P. Chi



Can not believe Chi has lost his life so young, he would have been five on the 5th December. Diagnosed with tumour which was removed but they found another that was unable to be operated on, he was given rest at the vets. Margaret and David are in my thoughts at this very sad time. You gave him such a wonderful life. He is now at rainbow bridge, probably still doing agility at 100mph, his mother Dollar watching from the sidelines with friends.

Sleep tight Chi xx

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Dec: reverse into his house


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I love teaching new tricks, Dec's latest is to reverse into his crate. Bless him such an intelligent boy. :-)

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Dec in yer house


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thanks Nancy for the video

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Brilliant weekend




Sunrise October walk in Norfolk xx







My K9s in the park Sept 2011


Need to do photo shop and put Kane's, Inca's and Meme's ears on as they are waiting for the release word. LOL


Meme 2nd place G5 jumping at Norfolk Oct 2011.

Thanks Alex & Grace for the video


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Saturday, 15 October 2011

Dec 5 months


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

Happy 10th Birthday to Kane


10/10/01

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Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Meme wins grade 5 agility




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 courses Stour Valley Sept 2011

I really enjoyed my judging, I always get so nervous about putting courses together, I like to see them flow but test the partnership of handler and dog, without all the twisting up their own backside! Maybe because I run big Belgians. I did not want to keep rebuilding course's, as you can see nothing moved apart from the numbers, until the trio team I moved a few things including the timing gate and took out the weaves as it was a fun class for all.
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




Sorry name escapes me,



1st Med Toni Dawkins

Small sorry escaped me again :-(



1st Sue Culmers team with 3x clears.

2nd Alan Lewell team with 3 x clears

Black number went first, then the large dog, then the last black number dog.







latest news.

This is my puppy Dec he is now 4 months. Lovely boy, very keen to play, bags of energy, a pleasure to share our house with. Great temperment with people, dogs and children. Doing very well at his trick and obedience training. Picture taken by Alan Score




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

Mega congrats to Sian and Quest

Only in my last post about them winning into grade 5, have now won into grade 6 with an agility and jumping win. Very proud of you both xx

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Huge congrats


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

How long since I blogged whoooops. :-)

An evening walk after the Packington show with friends.











Where would you rather be?





Above = Newbury or below Norfolk picture taken on the same day, Newbury was sent to me by friends on FB after I sent them this picture, what a difference a few miles make lol.








Axstane after the thunder storm.












Cruz







Meme

















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Thank you to Roy & Jill Mathews for the videos. Thank you Charlee Macneil for the pictures












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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

Eastbourne DTC




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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.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Well done Ian

Another place wahooo :-)

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Easter @ WBSDs











Caroline and I set off on Thursday, We arrived after lunch and set up our camping area with a nice size garden for the dogs. Helped set up the rings and then put out Caroline's course for the Friday.


FRIDAY: It was really strange to not start till the afternoon, we got up in the morning fed the dogs, had showers, breakfast and then walked the dogs, put the numbers on her course went to a lovely sit down buffet lunch for the judge, ring manger (me) and scrime sue. Walked the dogs again just before the show was up and running, downside of starting late was to get through


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



Onto Sunday:





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.






Result summary:



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

Spring news.

Firstly Happy 15th Birthday to Sunniday agility club, the two fabulous cakes were made by Phillipa and Lin. Lin and her team put on a club show, followed by club presentations for the 2010 season. I helped in the morning and got to run Kane, Meme and Cruz in the steeple chase in the afternoon. Kane came 1st and Meme 3rd not far off her dads time :-)

The sun was out, the day was just brilliant.

Human cake

Doggie cake.


I was reduced to tears when Lin called Inca's name for best grade 5-6 dog, his last rosette.... More tears with Wish winning the best small dog.

The following weekend it was my first camping KC show Spring @ Shuttleworth, hosted by the BSDA of GB, as a member of the BSDA Caroline and I arrived on Thursday to help with behind the scenes, not sure people realize how much work goes into these shows for their blast around a course with their pooches.

I was very tired Friday night, the show had 11 rings to be built, I was ring manger all day on Saturday, what really gets to me is the number of people who put their name down to help to get better camping and they never show their face at the ring. So pleased for friends who was not down to help, but put in the work just to keep the ring running, u know who u are THANKS.


My results for the weekend.

Kane won the combined 1-7 BSD agility class, 4th in the ABC 1-7 agility

Meme handled by Tanya King 2nd in the BSD 1-7 jumping

Cruz 2nd grade 4 jumping, 9th G4 agility, 10th ABC 1-7 Helter skelter and 11th ABC 1-7 agility.

Kane was also presented with best BSD runner up for 2010 show.




This picture is my little princess Wish on her new elephant bed, I hope to share some exciting news with you all soon :-)

Friday, 4 March 2011

Once again my heart is broken

17/02/01 - 02/03/11
My sweet princess Dollar is now at rainbow bridge.
She started being sick on and off from about Sept last year, we were at the vets many times. She was given stomach lining fluids which seemed to help her cope with what ever was going on. I changed her diet back to raw meat to remove all wheat from her system in case it was this.
This last month she began to change in herself, not wanting to go for our usual walks, lack of appetite, her coat looked different and her breath was very bad. Back to the vets again we went, she had lost a little weight but not to much to be concerned about. We had full bloods done which mostly came back normal apart from protein which was a little low.
I thought she may have some foreign body in her stomach as she did vomit up an old latex toy/glove in August.
The vet and I decided the next stage would be to have Xrays and scans to see if anything would show up. She was supposed to come home the same night but had a very bad turn for the worse had to stay in over night, she looked so weak, what was taking the life out my little girl? this was all I could think that night.
On the Xrays and scans showed a thickening in her stomach and intestine, it was decided as she was stronger after her night on the drip my vet opened her up to see what was going on and take biopsies from four areas. She came round well from the operation, the vet called us to collect her at 7pm that night, but after we arrived and she greeted us she collapsed on my lap, again she went rapidly down hill. I thought she was gone at one point, its was awful to see her in this way, but we had to give her a chance, again she stayed in on a drip overnight.
The next morning my vet rang to say after his initial fright that she looked like she had gone, she stood up and looked for breakfast.
I collected her later that day, medicines and special high cal food. That night was very bad she kept crying out, I questioned myself, what I have put her through but then thought what if its nothing much and is found to be treatable. The vet had already said he was unable to remove this affected part as it was so low down in the stomach.
We had a five day wait for the results, bless her she had to have her back feet bandaged as she was ripping at her wound, I had to syringe food into her month as she just did not want to eat. She would go into the garden and just stare. My heart was aching so much, what do I do, do I wait, do I already really know the out come is not good, but I was hoping that I was wrong. I did struggle to watch my little princess fade before my eyes. She seemed not to have any fight for what was going on with her.
The results came on Wednesday, Gastric Carcinoma in three out of the four areas. Vet confirmed it would be days.
I needed to digest this before I could make the only decision that knew had to be made, I said I would ring that afternoon.
I removed her pink badges from her back feet, put all the dogs in the van with her and went for our last outing together. She was so weak, we only manged a little plod, but the sky was blue, the sun was shinning, the birds were singing, I knew it was time to let her find peace and be out of pain.
Having seen my sister die so slowly over several weeks, giving an animal rest always seems to give me comfort knowing that that animal is no longer suffering, it is the last kind thing I can do.
I will still questioned myself was it right what she went through, but know she is at peace now.
Love and miss you so much my gentle little princess. Run free at rainbow bridge with your friends. xx

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Happy Birthday Cruz & Dollar



Happy 6th Birthday to Cruz and his litter mates Chloe, Lily, Thunder and Taya. on the 16th Feb
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Happy 10th Birthday to mum Dollar on the 17th Feb. xx

Friday, 11 February 2011

Retired

My special little rescue boy. Hurrikane Inca

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.
He has been diagnosed with Spinal compression in his neck :-(

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

Clear eye test :-)




So pleased Meme and Cruz have again tested eye clear :-)

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Tanya & Dollar, MBCC G1-4 Agility WIN wahoo :-)




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.

Friday, 21 January 2011

Little Meme


My poor little girlie has had to have a large back tooth removed as she had fractured it right up into the gum line. She is home and none the worse for wear. Not sure what happens if I want to do Breed shows? Love her to bits x