Thursday, 18 December 2008

Daizy is now a laydeeee!


awww daiz is having her 1st season!!Terra is also in, the 2 i dont want to come in, very typical! still waiting on meg, but hopefully the other girls will bring her in!!

Wednesday, 17 December 2008



some of the pics from the walk on 14th december :

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

not alot really.....

not much happened really this last week, daizy is understanding paw now, and we have had some successfull recalls when out without most of the other dogs, when on a group walk she is kept on the longline/flexi ( whichever i remember to take with me!) and we are rewarding her for coming back, occasionally i still have to reel her in, so as yet, she is spending more time on lead that off when out with all the other 6. She did however have a run off lead at the weekend with lollys 3, karen & quest, and claire and her 3 ( pics when i get them from steve!!! BIG HINT steve)

Thursday, 11 December 2008



Big well done to Claire and Wren on passing your silver test last night!!!

...much better than your rubbish little sis who still hasn't managed the bronze!!

Monday, 8 December 2008

kamikaze fish!!



well i've had a looong weekend this week, had thursday off for an op i would of loved to put off, but couldn't!! so friday was lazy day to recover, although i still went to the barn for the last night of training before crimbo.
saturday, we took the dogs to the beach with steve, to take some pics, they werent bad, but daizy was a nightmare and would not come back, she kept circling at a disntance, ignoring her didnt make a difference, so in the end we put them all away in the van, and she followed them in, not ideal, but it got the toad back!! we then went on to the estuary ground, for a few group pics, as the beach was filling up, and they were more and more distracted, daizy was restricted to the flexi lead though, wasnt letting her be bad twice in a row!! photos are on the main site, link from the photos page....

sunday we had a nice big runabout on the common and met up with wren and quest, who i haven't seen in ages!! both girls are so big now, and angels compared to my monster!!

oooh the title about the fish... well when we got home yesterday from the walk, i noticed some of the water from the small tank was spilling over as the dino bubbled up, so ithought i would scoop a little out to stop it, well i did, but as i did a fish jumped out! not only did it flop onto the coffee table, but it then fell into the open xmas tree box! nightmare! so had to tip it all out to try and find it before it died! luckily i shook the tree, it fell out, i scooped up and put her back in the tank, where she sat for a minute, stunned i expect....and then has carried on like nothing happened!
oh and the hillstream loach died this weekend too, the tank wasnt the ideal set up for it, buit i couldnt find anywhere else for it to go, so did the best we could :-(

Monday, 1 December 2008

terra finally doing full height...



well little and often seems to be working with terra, she seems to prefer only a 2 jump lead out, but she is getting there, james has learnt a lot too, and is getting his timing a lot better too

bobby was good too, more videos from my phone, so not great quality, are on my youtube page

Monday, 24 November 2008

more fish...


well we have some newbie fish...2 dalmation mollies in the big tank, the female is pregnant, and a big sailfin boy with a few orange speckles aswell, the others are some gupies, mainly femails to go with the boys, we arent fussed about them breeding, but it would be nice, we shall see! 2 of the girls appear pregnant, so wether or not they will survive we have to wait and see... we have the breeding box cleaned and ready...

exmouth juniors had another thrashing this weekend, 11-2 i think it ended up as!

the boys were warming up for a good half an hour, unfortunatley they got ready too early! .....and got a touch mucky!!


Tuesday, 18 November 2008

poor kipper!




well kipper came home on friday with his ear held to the side, and blood over his head....vet trip to be ckleaned and anti biotics, he was collarless too, and i had heard some cat fight noises a little while before, but as a normally placid boy i was surprised it was him part of it!!
he didnt seem too bad, had the stuff from the vets, came home, been cleaning it etc....but yesterday he came in about tea time, with goo everywhere, his ear was like a cauliflower! the small nicks are 4 tooth holes, had to take him back to vets as was 10 times worse, i cleaned the most of it off before hand as was shaking his head and sending blood and yuck everywhere, he majorly protests about going in the box, im now sporting some lovely scratches!

the pic on the left was saturday morning, looking much better

he's had to have his ear shaved, there was a nother hole further down by his head also he is hating us right now, but still came up for a sneaky cuddle last night

looks really grim, the vet thinks it may be deformed now too...
this is how it looked after the vet clipped it...he wasnt a happy boy....

Monday, 17 November 2008

south devon match




well hontion won!!! bit of a surprise, didnt think we would!! we seemed a touch out numbered, but held our own! loads of fab places for people new and experienced!

meg was my biggest surprise, hopefully the first of many clears!! my first official clear with meggie since i started training her 2 years ago 9 ok so its been on and off!!) but we came 3rd in 5-7 jumping! a fraction off of james pill's time, but im pleased as he can run!!

terra also had a nice surprise, the first few runs were a bit pants.... but then she came away with a 5r on a jump and a 5th place in the beginners class!

very good day,we both came away feeling very positive that training is benefitting us in the little we manage to fit in....or afford!

got some new batteries for the camera....so heres a daizy fix


1st harrjak litter...

turn 6 today,

very proud of my babies!!
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=losywt3PPG8

Monday, 10 November 2008

this weekend

well i had a good one for a change!
had training at buckland with lee gibson on saturday avo, meg was a plonker and all the wait training we have done, didnt work!! so we have lots to work on with her still, on lee's suggestion we are also going to get out the training weaves and work on her finding entries from all angles, as she is hit or miss at the moment, how tim trained her ( or lack of training) is finally being forgotten and she is working really well for me. i will try and get some video of her training too and put something together.

we had dartmoor show on sunday, i went up with claire in her van, with just the 3 competing dogs, harv was surprisingly only given 5f for refusal!! i think he should of had a few more tho as he had a few runs back to bark at me!! meg was my biggest acheivement though, she had a lovely run in the agility, we almost appeared to know what we were doing! she picked up a 5 on jump 5, then wrong end of the tunnel ( 11) resulted in an E, but its the best run i would say we have had in a show so far, big thanks to clive for a lovely course!

honiton club did very well, past and present members! rob and maddy had lots, and won g4 agility, sam and jazz won agility also, selena and zoe, again a win in agility, sarah and jess another win, jumping for them lots of places for everyone else too, fab day all round!

Monday, 3 November 2008

awwwww puppies!!!



heres a video i knocked up of the gunran puppies i went with lols to drool over at the weekend!

...i have my favourite, apart from flynn of course lols! one of the black and white girls is gorgeous!!!

never mind...cant have any more for now!!!! 7 is plenty!!!

hope you enjoy the video!

not a lot happened here over the wekend, halloween was fun, i took harry out with lydia trick or treating ( pic to follow!) and holly was a fairy, harry made some wings especially for her to come!

all but meg and terra had the d & v bug, but that all seems to have passed...hooray! my mop died thru over use i think!!!

Monday, 27 October 2008

other tns results


unfortunately both Java ( from megs 1st litter) and Wren ( from 2nd litter) have tested carriers for tns... very gutted :-(

i have emailed all owners with the news re meg's status, aswell as prospective owners.

I have advised all owners of Meg realatives that are to be bred from or that have been bred form to have the dna test done to confirm their status. The stats on anadune point more towards the waggerland side of megs pedigree, but without testing it cant be confirmed. look on www.bordercolliehealth.com to find out more about tns and testing available.

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

our tns result emails

here are the results:

Dear James Seabrook

We have completed testing of some of the samples you submitted for TNS
testing.

Terra
UNSW_ID BC4432
Dogs Name ROSMARINUS RAINCASCADE

DOB 25 Feb 2005
Sex F
Result not TNS
Date Tested 15/10/2008

This test is for inheritance of the TNS mutation. ROSMARINUS RAINCASCADE
did NOT inherit the TNS mutation from one of its parents, ROSMARINUS THE
RAINMAKER or ROSMARINUS DEMERARA.

This animal does NOT carry the known TNS mutation.

Alan Wilton
Head of Canine Research
UNIVERSITY OF NSW




***************************************************************************

Dear Michelle Townsend

We have completed testing of some of the samples you submitted for TNS
testing.

Megan
UNSW_ID BC4433
Dogs Name HARRJAK FULL SPEED

DOB 17 Nov 2002
Sex F
Result TNS carrier
Date Tested 15/10/2008

This test is for inheritance of the TNS mutation. HARRJAK FULL SPEED
did inherit the TNS mutation from one of its parents, LYDEARDLEA THE JAZZ
SINGER or WAGGERLAND JOSIE.

Our advice is that you can still breed from TNS carriers. If you do, it
should be with a dog known to be clear of TNS and the pups should be
tested. In this way you can continue the line without having cases of TNS.

Alan Wilton
Head of Canine Research

***************************************************************************

Dear Michelle Townsend

We have completed testing of some of the samples you submitted for TNS
testing.

Daizy
UNSW_ID BC4434
Dogs Name HARRJAK DRIVE ME DAIZY

DOB 20 Feb 2008
Sex F
Result not TNS
Date Tested 15/10/2008

This test is for inheritance of the TNS mutation. HARRJAK DRIVE ME DAIZY
did NOT inherit the TNS mutation from one of its parents, FOREST TRAIL or
HARRJAK FULL SPEED.

This animal does NOT carry the known TNS mutation.

Alan Wilton
Head of Canine Research
UNIVERSITY OF NSW

Monday, 20 October 2008

another weekend passed....

well another weekend has been and gone, with not a lot to tell!
watched harry play football.....and lose 8-1 :-( they'll get there one day - just wish they had a constant coach who would TRAIN them AND turn up to coach at matches!!
poor olly does a fab job bless him, but he's only a young'un himself!! oh well, anotehr match down, only a few more hammerings to go...still at least this match they actually had a goal back!! 1st one this season for the juniors i beleive!

oh we have had a death too.... our siamese fighting fish died on friday - he's been poorly arfter being nibbled by the danios in his tank - danios have been taken back to escot, and exchanged for platys and 3 guppies too, i love platys, and james picked the guppies, they are stunning! hopefully the remaining female fighters will be happier without the danios

onto the dogs, daizy had her visit from alison the behaviourist....ooo we have so much to work on! i was very pleased with her, she did really well on the exercises we did, and is picking up clicker work very quickly, will update as we progress!

Friday, 10 October 2008

oldies at the beach







took the oldies to the beach yesterday as i had the day off for a hospital appt, tehy loved it, jak barked loads, and had no meggie tell him off! i sat at one end, holly just swam and swam, and barked!!!



took the 3 girlies daizy, terra and meg for blood taking for their tns testing too, much more expensive than i was quoted but hey ho, has to be done!

Thursday, 9 October 2008

tigs pups are here!!!


big congrats to tigger and becky on the arrival of 7 healthy pups, 3 red boys, 3 black grils and a black boy!!! had my 1st text just before midnight, i think the last pup was born in the early hours of the morning

Monday, 6 October 2008

The weekend

well it looks as thought the weekend show is cancelled, properly this time, i cant see it being rescheduled as the weather is getting wetter and colder!

still this weekend was good, took the dogs to woodbury for walks as well as to budleigh beach, was windy there but fun! daizy's being blown away here!!!


I have spoken to a behaviourist about daizy and her naughtyness, i have a 1-1 session booked with her, where she is coming to me so hopefully we will sort a few of her problems out, and see whats happening and why.

we went to the wedding fayre, and had a laugh at some of the 'chavs' as loll so politley put it!! but we came away with a few ideas, lots of freebees. the chocolate fountain was lurvley, and cake sampling was fun too!!! ooo the apple cider one with toffee sauce was lush!

Monday, 29 September 2008

Muddy pups!




Went on the common with claire and all 10 dogs, didnt meet another person, it was lovely! they played in the stream in the middle, then dried off a bit on the way back in the long grass!

Dress weekend!!!

done and almost dusted, dress chosen and booked!I love it and am looking forwards to the day even more than i was already!!!.. If that is possible!!
Lollys dress is also chosen, colours and all, so all is now falling into place for next year!!!!

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

back to Escot

had another visit to lucy kennaway last night over at escot house, to ask a few more questions, and run a few ideas past her, it seemed to go well and we got all of our questions answered! One thing i have to think about is how soon to send invites! im hoping i may purchase some kits to make my own, as the ideas i've had so far, havent yet panned out!
Lolly met us out there to have a look around adn i think she also booked a fish, well a bristlenose ancistrus like mine i think!!!
going to have athink about table decorations, and speak to the florist who has done a few weddings at escot, and see how her prices compare to the one we have spoken to here in exmouth

going dress shopping on sayruday in exeter, hopefully will either find one at last, or at least get an idea of what shape etc i like!

Monday, 22 September 2008

more fish pics

some better pics of the residents of the small tank!



the ancistrus - aka 'slurp'

we added 2 corys and 3 female betta's on saturday too, and the plant setup with 2 bits of bogwood and the dino harry wanted back in!

Friday, 19 September 2008

terra - update

well she came home earlier, still without having a poo, i have been told to ring and update them in the morning, they also gave me the emergency number for tonight...just incase, they have alo printedme off everything they have done today.

luckily, i stopped off to let her out in the football field ont he way home ( on the flexi) but after 20 mins of a gentle plod about she did it!! the only time i think ive ever been so happy to witness a runny poo!!!

she isnt allowed to eat tonight ( the nurse said she even tried to eat some fluff on the floor she is that hungry!) and to take the liquid parrafin tonight an again in the morning, then ring them with details from overnight

she is snuggled up on the end of my bed right now as i type, very relieved to be home!! thanks for all the get well wishes!! x

poorly terra-ble :-(

terra wasnt quite right this morning, ate a little bit, then started vomiting, her sides blew up and she was pacing and crying, very unlike her, so i took her straight to the vet after my experience with harveys torsion last year.

vets have agreed its possible, she has done several burps ( in terras style!) and her sides have gone down alot, but she was stil hard to touch, and so far no more being sick, they are keeping her in for a few hours, and will look at x-raying in a little while if there is no more improvement

so fingers crossed for my big girlie! she may be stoopid, but she is lovely! :wub:



Update: they have managed to pass a tube and release gas, she is much more comfortable now, i will find out after lunch if they are wanting to x-ray her still, i have been cheeky and asked if they can x ray her hips while she is under. so far all is lookin good for her though! the lady i rang said she is resting with nurses checking her as they are enjoying the cuddles!

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

sad sad me!!

i'm officially sad, i have a wedding website!!

http://jamesnchelwedding.webs.com

Monday, 15 September 2008

New additions

we have some new tank additions!
2 dwarf gouramis, i think 2 males, im not sure yet!

2 danios to add to the shoal after 2 disappeared! - no pics!
an ancistrus too....dont think i have caught a pic of him yet, hes only teeny still but very active!!

The one thing James wanted, (bar crabs!!)
An armoured shrimp - its scarey but wierd!!!




tanks are looking good at the mo, all the levels are right too!
the small juwel looks bare


but i have some air stones to sort, and a background, plus a few plants before the fighter can move in, so far though, water is good, and the sand isnt as hard to keep as i thought it might be!!

the big tank:



not bad progress so far....

well i took devil dog to her new class on friday, it went really well!!! we were early and the trainer had her two dogs wandering loose in the hall, daizy charges in and guns blazing as she does, and suddenly though oooo crap!!!! after a min of gobbing she decides they are ok after all...they loooked at her as if she was something possessed! once inside and intro's over with we had 10 mins before teh class, so she said to let her off the lead with her 7 month old and 13 year old collies and daizy was actually 'good'! she played, came whe i called her away, then was allowed back to play a few times, which she was enjoying, and built her confidence ina new big scary hall ( i actually think i was more nervous than her!!)

Down to training, well they work towards the good citizens, we have done puppy but failed our bronze in another class, however as cost plays an issue in classes i can go to, i cant afford the previous classes any more, and i dont feel daizy was socialised enough when we were there, hence finding a new class and trying different things, so far this one is looking good ! we worked on heel work, i have been asked if i would like to work towards competition obedience or just general, as she will get me doing exercises slightly differently, so i have decided i will for now, and see how it goes!!!

so far we did getting into position for heelwork and sitting to the side, daizy has a baaad habit of sitting in front of me, so i have done 2 nights worth of 'close' and so far so good, will try and games james using my camera to take pics of us training at home to show her progress. her 'wait' wasnt up to much in the hall, but i didn't push it as it was our first night there! we also did road crossings, sits, and 'leaves' in different situations, as well as the general socialising.

Daizy did decide to get her gobby head on again at one point, and be bigger than her boots with a westie she had played with earlier in the evening, so on the trainers say so i dropped her lead and walked away, which stopped her initially, later on same thing, ( we couldnt decide if its me, or food or being on the lead that sparks her off) so did the same thing again, this time she got told off back by the westie, which did make her rethink being so bossy as he is older and she backed down.
There were only 6 dogs in the class, so ideal, and 2 trainers, 3 young pups went in the other room to the side of the hall with one trainer and the 3 older ones ( me included ) stayed in the hall with the other trainer.

im going in with lotsa positive thinking about how this class will pan out! so fingers crossed in a few weeks we'll pass our bronze with flying colours!!!

oh and ive asked already about the test....if they think your dog is distracted by another during the wait, you are allowed to re-take after the exercise is finished!!! yay!

Friday, 12 September 2008

pitter patter of tiny paws...


well in october anyway!!! i shall be a granny again ( of sorts!!) Tiggers mating went really well and 4 pups were seen on the scan!!!! He will be due his cigar around middle of october, mum to be is Pat Partridges Becky (Waggerland Widget), of Gunran Border collies in Cornwall.

will post piccies and update as i hear news! x

I officially have the puppy from hell!!!!


not that you would know it to look at her, but really she has horns growin im sure of it!!

we had a good start to the week but it has gone downhill! the show we were supposed to go to was cancelled due to the flooded veue, so we opted to still go away in the wind and rain in the caravan as it was our first outing! we stayed with my future inlaws on the driveway, the dogs are well behaved here, which is good, even daizy didnt do anything awful! while we were there we needed to buy a new front door mat...daizy said ours didnt taste very nice!!


later in the week, ooo monday. went to training james and harry came too, although they didnt really want to! daizy was awful when i got her out to say hello and look around the barn, she barked her little head off at everything, then decided to get selenas attnetio....by nipping her leg!!! i was mortified!! luckily selena was ok about it ( albeit in pain!!) has made me have to do a drastic rethink of her training, and how i have been far too easy on her....no more mrs nice mummy!!!

tuesday....i had a letter complaining about the dogs barking when we leave them!!! arrrgh, im glad they let me know, as now i can do something about it !when james 1st moved in it was lovely as he worked at 2pm i was home at either 3 or 5, so they wernt left for very long in one hit, but at the moment is is working 9-5 or 6.30 - 2.30 so they are being left for longer in the mornings, this apparantly is when they are at their worst!!
as an easy solution this week they have all been coming in to work in the van!! they get a 15 min ball throw and pee in the park on the way into work, then i walk them and eat lunch on my lunch hour, before dropping them back home! have made a few alterations to how they are left too, daiz in her pen with her bed and toys, so she isnt constantly annoying meg, the oldies have had the chair pulled away from the window as they would use that to stand on and bark, they also have tv on and curtains shut!! the man who sent the lette has agreed to keep tabs so i know if its helping or not changing, so that we can try an alternative!!!

......hmmm i wonder if de-barking is expensive??!!!!;-p

blimmin dogs...who'd av em!!!!!!!



....me!

im taking the moo bag puppy to a new class tonight....wonder if we'll be allowed back??!

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

training and stuff

ok will get the wedding bit outta the way first!! havent yet picked a dress after all! i took lots of opinions with me!! claire, lolly, pauline, gran mum and lydia!!
...and it was only a teeny shop! we decided to have a look at a fair few before deciding, so we will make a day to go to exeter , bristol and maybe taunton too.

anyway back to the dog stuff! we now have our contact trainer, the dogs are having great fun using it, meg and daizy screech at the door when any of the others are working though which is a pain!
took meg to training on monday evening at the barn for the new class for competing dogs, she wasnt too bad actually, and we worked on tight pull throughs and snakes, then snakes onto weaves, which after a few attmepts we got!!! we did a few waits aswell and throwing the toy behind, which she got the hang of not bothering to move if she want going over the jump! so we have progress!

terra has done some contacts at home so hopefully james will be able to put them into practice in the class tomorrow, in time for the weekend. i will hopefully have ziggy out for harry to do a small bit aswell.

tonights job is to sort out the caravan ready for the weekend, just needs a good hoover and we're ready to load it up!

Big well dones for tigger and lols this weekend coming 1st in grade 5 agility, making them grade 6 now!!

I had the walk from hell on sunday ( i didnt go to the show) and have decided to walk them only as a whole group on weekends, and weekdays they will go in 2 lots, Daiz barked at every dog we saw, she was a nightmare!! and i think the oldies didnt enjoy it either as i was changing direction to get her back all the time!

Friday, 29 August 2008

wedding plans

well our plans are well underway now, we have booked the date!! 07-08-09!! we have booked Escot House, near ottery, its a beatiful old house, the ceremony room we have chosen is the Library and is a really nice room, so much nicer than a reg.office!! the whole day will be held here, starting from about 1 with ceremony at 2pm. Due to our very limited funds however it will be small!! I have a dressing up session tomorrow, trying on yet more dresses, this time i have opinions joining me, in the form of lolly, claire, pauline and mum, gran is hoping to come along, but its a bit early on a saturday!!!We are going for a pale mint/pastel green for the boys colour theme for waistcoats etc, Harry is very pleased as it means no PINK!!!

We collect our new caravan ( well new to us!!) on saturday also, then on Sunday we have a local show (Bovey Tracy) where im not sure yet if i will be able to run, or if i have to find mugs....oops i meant 'volunteers' to run my lot!

Training this week has gone well, terra for the first time actually strung a line of jumps together!!! yay! she also went onto the contacts without being guided on....to most this isnt much of an acievment, but for Terra it really is, she cannot think for longer than 2 minutes, so group sessions are best for her as she doesnt switch off too easily. will be taking the camera out soon too to start filming her progress each week!

We now have our own contact trainer (thanx Dani,Fern & Roger) so hopefully the resident Harrjaks will have fab contacts like the non resident ones!!!lol

Here is missies fantastic week at dashin dogs!!:


Big well done to Linda, all your hard work is paying off! and with a bad knee too!

Daizys 1st video

made this while at work today:

Thursday, 21 August 2008

we're back!

home safe from dogs in need and back at work again ( groan!) James has come back to a permanent job offer which he is taking, so after a set period the agency let him go off their books and he will be working for Devon county council!

having such a pants week at dogs in need has kinda kicked my arse to get more training in, i took meg in lollys lesson slot at laurens , she was better than i thought she would be, we did some straight line work and sending on, which she needed....god i wish i had some space to train more often!!!! ( just incase anyone in exmouth area reads this, a small flat peice of land please, a ring is 35m x 35m email me harrjak@ hotmail .com without the sapces!!!!) and im off tonight to honiton barn with james so he can train terra, we are also borrowing claires guide wires to train some weaves at home!! oh and i have a contact trainer coming on monday too, so will get a small amount more done!!

more crap training news, Daizy and wren failed their bronze last night :-( both through the fault of other dogs, which is annoying!!! both failed on their 'wait' very frustrating!
harry is away for the week so im cramming in as much dog stuff as possible, he has said he would like to try and do some himself, so thats a good sign, hopefully we will get a monday evening up and running too soon at the club, which will hopefully see me back in the swing of things!!


we had bit of a meet up at din, was nice to see some of the other pups...everyone is so grown up!!

linda and missie are doing me proud, they are keeping me updated and have 4 wins this week at dashin dogs, 2 2nd places and a 5th, how good is that!
Tigs has come into his own, he is working so well for lols at the mo, won 2 jumpings now, and a 5th at the kc festival

Met up with woody while at DIN, java and bob also came to say hello, caught a few pics, java and woody are very simelar, woody maybe slightly chunkier, bob is definately shorter than those two, but is still very handsome!!
I have been to see laurens puppys, very cute, i think dark puppies always look the cutest!! popi was being a good mum, but like meg in that if anything more interesting is happening they have to go and join in!

im still looking around at dogs i like to use for our last litter from megs, i'd like a non tri ideally, good looks, good temperment, good health results, and the drive a collie should have....not much to ask is it???? well i have had my spies out and we have a main contender, but we shall have to wait and see!

Friday, 8 August 2008

arrrrrrgh!

is really the only word for it!
went to the hospital yesterday for a scan ( not a pregnancy one!!) and fell over on my way back to the van!!! i hobbled back into a&e after 15 mins sat in the van waiting for the pain to stop...but it didnt! i have a bad sprain, possibly ligament damage!! typical, just what i need a few days before dogs in need!

we go on monday in the early hours, hopefully we'll get a rosette!! well if i can run!

Friday, 25 July 2008

ahhh puppies

well im a kinda gran again, popi ( megs sister, josies daughter) had pups this week, 2 boys and 4 girls! same as meg and josie have both had, how funny!!! they look very sweet and well marked too (popi's blog is in my links to see pics - they are all spoken for!!)

it's all got me thinking about which dog to use for megs last litter, i love boo and my boo babies so far, but i think i want to try something different this time, so im liasing with a lovely lady with a very handsome and powerful black and white boy, who's pedigrees compliment each other and is from a nice line ive looked at for some time! im not going to mention his name just yet incase things change!!

Daizy went along to the puppy bronze good citz class on weds, she did ok bar the recall bit, she kinda rathered sit with the nice lady who had liver cake..my schmako's wernt good enough!!! traitor!
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She is sooo simelar to meg, you wouldnt of expected it as a tiny pup, but now, crikey, its gets hard to know which ones nicked your sock!
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we have a show at the weekend, my aim is to get both meg and zig through weaves, dont care about anything else!!
my contact trainer is coming next week, the weaves are also out ont eh patio, so hopefully i will get a clear round this year at some blimmin point!
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Monday, 21 July 2008

have had a rather eventful weekend! 1st we went on saturday to torquay to get some danios and harlequins for the big tank, as well as some backgrounds for both of them.
on the way home, the car died!!!! right on the edge of sowton estate, we managed to push it into the bus lane for the park and ride, lolly had luckily not parked far away, so she got her car, james used it to tow us back home, neither me or lols had towed or been towed before so wasnt much fun!!! had a nice tea in the farmhouse to make up for it though!!! yummy orange choc chip sponge!!!

had an extra early start to sunday! we had to meet for harrys football tournament at 8.30, which was early enough, but he woke up at 5.30, went to lay back down and banged his head good and proper! right on the side of the bed, was a huge long bump, and i could well understand the amount of tears! so i got to have a nice long dozy snuggle with him til it was time to get up, we were all knackered ( still are!) poor exmouth juniors lost every game!! all 6 unfortunatley! never mind, they played well and are being really good about losing, they always have fun and try their best!
Daizy came along for the day - she is football obsessed! she loved it, had loads of fuss, and someones sarnie, oh and bits of bacon from peoples rolls!

Monday, 14 July 2008

This weekend

we havent really stopped this week, everything is really hectic! ....and im not sure why!
ive been a bit ill so i think that has added to amounts of stress! we took Harry and his friend aaron to watch kung fu panda on thursday, that was good!!! over the weekend it was his dad's turn to have him, so we wwent and watched his grading, then went off to sort fish tanks! We have bought claires huge 240 litre tank from her, and out fish have moved in already! also we set up the goldfish tank too!!

been busy!
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Tuesday, 8 July 2008

washout of a weekend!

all 3 of us, plus my mutley crew, headed for rc showground on saturday avo, for a small 1 day show on sunday - weather was awful though!

after struggling with the wind, we managed to eventually get the tent up and sit in the dry for a while whilst eating our chinese takeaway! the dogs didnt think much to it really either!

the next day was a lot nicer, the tent dried out nicely to be packed up and the dogs all behaved, had a nice run with ziggy ( just those pesky weaves again!) and i got comploetely lost running megs jumping course!

never mind, was all good fun and was an enjoyable weekend despite the weather!

next show isnt til the end of the month now - so will be weave training alot!

we get our new fish tank this weekend! cant wait!!!!

Monday, 30 June 2008

awww


my lovely girlies posing in phear park, well ok, so wren isnt mine, but is meggies baby so kinda counts!! wren, meg, and daizy, sooo pretty!

went to Lansdown show at the weekend, nothing to report, zig ran nicely and was happy, no nerves, so that was good, but we fluffed weaves, so they are coming out again at home! meg was the same, here there and everywhere! listening now though, so we have that advantage! again, weaves were rubbish so gonna be working on entries from odd angles this week! Terra ran in anysize, surprisingly well! she missed a few, but i expected that as james rushed her slightly, they havent done very much int he way of whole courses, just a few smaller exercises so it wasnt a bad effort really! harv ran with selena, james also ran jak and holly in anysize and they had a blast!!
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big well dones to tigger and lolly for winning grade 5 jumping on saturday! fancy blubbing and starting everyone else off! was worth keeping it to ourselves to see your reaction! and very very well deserved
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Harry was 8 yesterday - time is flying!!!
he had a great day and a nice game of footy with some of his team mates
here is a pic of him last weekend at corfe castle!