Tuesday, 17 February 2015


wow, not very good at this blogging thing am i!! proper slacker!!! 
OK how to fit a year into one post!

Lets see, new additions! 

Unfortunately we didn't see the arrival of any puppies from daizy and troy, fingers crossed for this year for her, i have decided to use Troy's dad however this time, and see if they like each other ;-) details for the 2 dogs are on the harrjak.co.uk page under planned litters :-)

Introducing Echo to the blog! She is a little rescue pup from 'The Border Collie Spot' a little sable girl, that will hopefully be able to play in agility later on, that future is uncertain as she has a shoulder deformity and the joint isn't formed properly. The specialist surgeon we saw says with good muscle build up and exercise there should be no reason not to work with her, whether she will cope if measuring into large, I'm not sure, at the moment she is still a good 2 inches below daizy at the shoulder, so I'm hopeful that at 8 months she has stopped growing and may just squeeze into medium.... but we will see, agility life for her, and me, isn't the be all and end all, just an added perk! 

My boys are now 14 years and almost 2 years, they are both brilliant boys, I'm a very lucky mum!! 

I've unfortunately no where to currently train on my own, my lovely little field is destined to house static caravans being repaired :-( so i am looking for somewhere local to be able to train, I'm joining in some local classes with caz, liza & fern, with Loki, Daizy & Chase, and occasionally echo too

The worst loss for us all this year was our beautiful boy Kipper, he is missed SO much its unreal! :-(
I still pull up at the house and expect him to appear, meowing, telling me how id abandoned him all day and how starving hungry he was... such an amazing cat, i miss him dearly, he sadly had a large tumour on his spine, that took over in the end, he was a good boy and purred the whole time, even as we had to say goodbye when his legs had been affected :-(

Kipper cat July 2004 - 30th October 2014


Monday, 17 February 2014

Just a quick HELLO!!!!

Well i cant train, its too wet, so i thought id update stuff! 

We havent yet been washed away, luckily the area im in isnt prone to flooding, the lower level and beach areas havent been so lucky! each storm batters our town quite hard! 

Anyways - quickly updating, Jacob is a fab baby, not clicker trained yet though ;-) 

The dogs are all good, we are all good bar the usual winter yuck and colds! 

I updated my planned litter page, as ive decided my heart lies with the old waggerland lines, so im using Laura's Troy, who will take me back to those rather nicely :) 
Daizy above, Troy below :) 

Now we just need her to come into season! 

To finish, a couple of pics of my young man, now 10 months old! 

Saturday, 6 July 2013

its been a long time....

Wow , such a long time since i updated!
SO much has happened since November, i cant believe i haven't updated my website or the blog since then!

So most of the time my time is being taken up with the adorable Jacob Michael Seabrook, Born on 5th April at 1.25pm, with a little pulling he arrived at a whopping 9lb 7oz :)
The dogs are great with him, he is used to their barking at random times, and only occasionally jumps!!
He likes meg the best, and will smile when she comes over to say hi, she likes to sit at the bottom of his chair so he can rub his feet against her :)

Daizy as predicted came into season right at the wrong time, it would of meant we would have had puppies and baby due right at the same time, and as we didn't know if i was going to have to have another c section we played it safe and held off, it does mean that the litter will go ahead on her next season, any time in July/August all being well :)

Agility wise, we haven't done alot this year, I have started training my guys again now, my hips ( SPD) comes  and goes so I've started to do more and more, I am running classes also at my field which is fun, ideally id like to make this my job!! I have another thing lined up, but will take a couple of years for me to be qualified to practice, so i have to wait for that one to start happening first!
We have competed in 2 UKA shows only so far this season, Meg has had a 2nd and a 1st :) so she isnt retiring just yet as she is still so up for it and is jumping well :) Dai, Chase and loki have some ring skills to learn still and daizy still isnt 100% focused :(

We have had a re-home dog here to stay, muffin, who we named Mabel, she has just left to live with a family in Cornwall with the hope of doing agility, she was a sweetie crossbreed, but an absolute nutter!!!!
Karrider Catch Me If You Can
13/03/2002 - 02/05/2013

The biggest change, is unfortunately the worst one...Ziggy, my gorgeous red head, went into heart failure and we had to say good bye :( the whole such a small wiggly dog could leave is immense, i miss her more than i could ever imagine, she was my one in a million, my baby girl, and my princess, she was everything i could ever want in a dog, i was very lucky to have had the time i did with her, but i miss her, every second of every day, writing this even months on, is harder than i thought it would be as i'm sat with tears and snot :(

Love & miss you zigs x x x

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

still cooking!

 These are from my most recent scan :) so far everything is looking all ok, still not past the point of knowing for sure, I have another scan at 22 weeks ( these were taken at 20 weeks) 

The date is getting closer and as i'm at risk of having to have another c section, we have decided IF Daizy comes into season from this point onwards, we will have to wait until the next one to mate her.  The waiting list has changed alot recently, as people have found other litters, so i am going to keep taking names for the waiting list for now :)
Tigger has a gorgeous new litter, sadly not enough girls for me :(  but a nice litter of 4, all going to agility homes via Lauren at Devondogs, mum is freebie, Laetare Curtain Call, a nice black tri, pups are 2 black & white black tri and a red & white, 2 boys and 2 girls :)

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

What a washout!

Quite literally, Exmouth has been hit with rain upon rain upon yet more rain :(  It really gets you down getting drenched on every walk, soaked dogs even with coats on! and mud! oh non glorious MUD! its everywhere, my van, my house, my clothes (....anyone remind me why i have dogs again???!! )

So no canine updates really, no season for daizymay STILL, no training for a month now, and been out to find some non muddy walks ( not easy!)  my field resembles a bog, but it does now contain an A-frame! 

I figure i will try and keep the blog running and up to date as much as possible, and combine a bit of pregnancy stuff aswell now as its starting to get obvious ! So this week im 16 weeks, i have felt the odd flutters of movement, either that or some very odd gas bubbles lol!At 14 weeks, i had some really bad crampy pains, the midwife called me in for a heartbeat check, very surreal when you hear it!
As always with me, nothing is ever simple! To explain a little more my sister has a rare x-linked chromosome disorder meaning she has a high risk of having boys with severe hydracephalous, both boys she has carried so far only made to 20 & 22 weeks before having to be terminated due to this.  I've been to the genetics clinic a few times lately but they still arent sure if im at risk of carrying the same genetic marker, so its a 1 in 8 chance i may not get to 20 weeks just yet. but as its getting more noticable, its had to be made public, we are trying our best not to worry too much!!
Obviously i've had harry,which was my point i tried to make at the genetics clinic, but that could mean he has my good 'x' with tim's good 'y', hopefully new baby will also carry my good gene (if there is a defective one) and james' good one too, but until the next few scans we cannot find out more :( at the moment, i have scans at 17 and 20 weeks, and then a specialist MRI in Bristol to confirm if they suspect a problem, which hopefully they wont!! I have a very straight talking consultant im dealing with, so if any doubts im sure he will let me know!!

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

12 weeks...

12 weeks & 4 days

Well who'd have thought i'd be doing a scan pic for me not for daizy!! 
It turns out i can still get pregnant after all the doctors telling me how unlikely it would ever be!
The plan for a litter are still there, i've done it all before, so to put any rumours to bed that it wont be happening, it WILL, when she finally comes into season! the wait is the hardest part! I have such a nice puppy list of people that are still waiting very patiently for this to happen!

The dogs will all have a little bit of adjusting to do, along with all of us, but not too much i hope! I have had the usual questions from non doggy family saying oh i suppose you cant keep the dogs....erm yes i certainly can thankyou!! It brings me nicely onto my latest frustration, people selling their dogs on for sale pages on facebook, daily adverts for staffies, and even lately a person advertising they are wanting a staff or pit puppy?? Seriously these people need a reality check on the whole 'pit' thing, they seem to think they are legal in the uk, even with many people posting links to government websites with full information, they even went on to add they HAVE a pitbull x staffy already?? With BSL going mad at the moment, I cant believe these people know nothing about it all?? Are they really that oblivious? How do you even start to educate this kind of person?

My moan over, training with my guys is going well, i have a few regular 1-1's now at the field, a new piece of vital equipment hopefully arriving this week, an A Frame!! :) 

I have picked back up working towards the kcai, i have a canine behaviour day on saturday at Devon Dogs, and Sunday a Canine Law Seminar in Exeter, so another few bits to add towards it :) The agility and sports dog massage course in November im organising is now full, and will also count towards my training for the kcai.
My work hours have just been reduced, and some redundancies have been made, so im starting to think about things i want to do with my life, and i really hope training is part of it as its what i really enjoy :) 
A few pics from recent times:
 Harry & Loki at Bicton Gardens
 Kipper makes a lovely pillow!
 Ziggys first clear after her first veterans show
Bicton by the pond

Friday, 7 September 2012

All we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about

Loki is coming along nicely, unfortunately her ring experience isn't going to plan as she isn't jumping!!! She will do all of the other equipment, weaves, see saw even the tyre, but not any jumps!  So.....back to training!

Here she is last night running with Lydia, which she rarely does as harry is usually the one training and running, but he was at sea cadets so here you go :) this is micro height on the feet of our jumps, small is the cup above, so quite a distance!!

Dogs in need was lovely as always, judging on the Friday went really well :) The drive was ever so long!!!
8 hours, but was worth it both ways :)

Daizy is still not in season!!! Really looking forward to repeating the Lenny litter, and she isn't playing ball lol :) oh well, what will be will be! we have lots of lovely homes lined up, so its a wait with lots of anticipation!!
She will be running this weekend in a local UKA, she hasn't run most of this season, as i was expecting her season early July, so she has been training a fair bit, her jumping is coming along nicely, her weaves are still very hit and miss, so will just be trying some steeplechase runs for the rest of this year with her!

Meg, Zig & Terra will all be running this week too, also we have Blackdown the following week, so providing I feel better I will be going to both! Meg is now Senior Steeplechase, so now classes for M & Z are the same, Novice performance still , both very close to getting out, zig needs some agility points to move, and megs some games and general points, she has 12 for agility so sorted on that part!

Chase is improving with regular work too, his weaves are still getting there, his contacts are too, he isn't ring ready yet, but will have a go in some steeplechase classes too this week and see how that goes!  He is focused on working, but he does have a loony streak where he rushes and gets SUPER excited, so i have to work hard to remind him he is jumping not racing!!

The Harrjaks have had some great results streaming in to me, i try and post on the Harrjak facebook page to congratulate you all, im sorry if i miss anyone off!  Maid ( daizy & Lenny) went grade 4 recently, Quest ( boo & Meg) has been getting some nice places too, Dish ( Meg & Reef) has made his way up to grade 7 already on his first season competing! Phaze ( Dai x Lenny) has flown up through the grades also, mickey marmite is getting a steady stream of rossettes too and really coming together, as is Tatty from the same litter :) Tarn is doing well, Jackie's foot is on the mend, but its still hard work to run!! Rave is doing well, winning lots! Wren & Claire are also now Grade 6!! We were able to watch Trinity run in the champ at Dogs in need, and popi & missie too, was lovely 3 Harrjaks all up there! :)

Not a lot really for such a long time off! Ive spent time with my family, which includes the human 2 as well the the dogs! Ive taken a break from Honiton Club over the summer, so has given me time to do more training with my own, which has been nice! However we will be resuming winter training at the barn soon, We being myself and Selena, the plan is not to hold an evening group, but weekend training instead, plus workshops for all levels :)  Looking forward to it!!

Last week we learned of the tragic loss of young Riot, owned and loved by Matt & Lauren, he was from Popi's first litter, and a very handsome young man with lots of promise :( sadly taken very quickly, so sad for these things to happen, especially when its an accident. A sad loss of a grand puppy x

Hopefully by the time I blog again I can talk about 'other' news I have but cant say about just yet! 

....that'll give the 'gossipers' something to wonder about now wont it!!