Monday, 7 December 2009
romi sadly didnt work out and yesterday with great sadness we took him back to his breeder jenny. I think a home that is slower pace is needed for him, it was all a bit too much unfortunately for him, and while he's left a big hole with us, i know we have done the right thing for him, which is the main thing:(
The other news is that as some people know im a sucker for waifs and strays and helping to rehome where and when i can, well a little cantankerous shih tzu has landed here, complete with 4 pups! the pups were born on the same day as the first litter of harrjaks celbrate their birthday, and mum was in a very bad state, full of matts, poo and god knows what else! big thanks to spotless grooming in exmouth for helping me out that day too!
mia and the pups are doing well, mia is looking for ahome if anyone can pass the info about, she is only about 18 months herself, and with some 1-1 she will do really well. she is also good with other dogs ( bossy of younger dogs) and fine with the cats and rabbits. grooming is painful and she will snap if given the opportunity, but im to understand its a breed thing!
Monday, 16 November 2009
well as normal we came away with nothing, but lack of training just latley hasnt helped! after the match next weekend i'll have all winter to get meg working on the things we struggle with.... that'll be everything then!!!!
Romi is settling in well now, a few mis haps here and there still but thats to be expected! although poo-ing on my sofa wasnt appreciated!!! :( git!
still working on the rabbit obsession, but his general focus is good, unless there is really mad and fast moving tempatation ( reef playing by the ring on saturday!!) then its hard, and i have to remove him from the situation to get the attention back - but he is more focused that daizy, so hopefully we'll be able to work on this!
went for a group walk with all 8 dogs on sunday, he was very good, it was his first time in the week of having him he has been off lead! he stayed with us and recalled really nicely, tried hanging from meg, but she soon sorted that out...now if only she would with daizy!!!
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
little zigwig also managed a 2nd...although it wasnt clear! i was still very please as she kept herself together for a whole run! her agility was nice, and she made the weaves without skipping the middle! so very good day for her! Meg was a bit hyper and is being silly at the mo, she decided to launch off the seesaw, both times ....i put her back over properly thanked the judge and took her out via the last jump...her jumping was much better, i think we took a tunnel by mistake, but i had forgotten where i was going by then! by the time steeplechase was running she was off her trolley and was pinging here there and everywhere!!!
ah well dartmoor next week!!
Monday, 2 November 2009
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
Wednesday, 14 October 2009
Monday, 12 October 2009
then there was kipper, he managed to have his ear ripped and a tooth hole in his head on thursday morning, so off to a more local ( and far more expensive) vet here in exmouth, £70 later he's back out on his puppy harness...we had getting in the box 'issues'
then over the weekend, Jak has managed to pick up cystitis....well we hope that is all it is, he has umpteen tablets to take at various times, but had blood in his wee and has been very uncomfortable, i just assumed he was excited as we had james' parents down for the day, he was panting and running in and out, hardly weeing each time he was lifting his leg, in the end i caught some and had a look, not good, so i spoke to sandra who advised me what to give him that evening until surgery was open the following day, he managed to go from midnight to 5am without needing to go out, but at 5 was rushing around again to go, but until then he was a lot more settled, after the vet visit and a few tablets later, he was obviously feelingbetter as he had a few sleeps in between puffing, and slept all night too, i let him out at 12, then harry was first up this morning to let him out too, i have caught some more since then and its still looking bloody, sandra said there was a lot when she catheter in yesterday too ( james took him in while i sorted the pups at laurens for her)
have to ring in with a progress report on him today. seriously having fingers crossed it isnt anything more sinister x
Saturday, 3 October 2009
pop is being a fab mum, very like meg, i didnt have any battery left on my camera, and steve had loaned his out, so heres a pic i took using laurens camera!
Thursday, 1 October 2009
Monday, 28 September 2009
For those who dont know i fell over on tuesday, and badly sprained my ankle, after tearing ligaments last august im paranoid of doing it again, i fell over at training on tuesday ( blimmin terra!) so james wouldnt let me run over the week end, luckily for me i didnt, as just the general helping was eough, ive had to ice pack it after each day!!!
meg had some lovely runs with lolly, and volunteer junior handler Ro also ran her in the 1-7 class on sat, and my sister lydia ran her in collie jumping on sun.
the rest were normal really, harv demolished most of the course, NOThING like at training right now where he is doing so well! Terra bumbled in the anysize ( only had asj on sunday so she only had one run) ziggy ran with lydia, one class was just a 5 for going under a jump, the rest was weaves mainly, so lydia set the 6 up on the patio and trained them all for 10 mins each on saturday night!
daizy was daizy, thanks joy for helping me the other day - hopefully i will look at things more differently and try and concentrate on one job at a time!!!!lol!!!
Steve came along for pic taking, so hopefully when he has a minute he'll off load them on the pc..... not a hint in the slightest....honest!
MASSIVE well dones have to go to Linda & Missie, what a little star!!! 2 wins i think it was this weekend, and a second too, fab stuff! Grade 6 now!
well done the the guys and gals who had their first shows this weekend, and good luck to quest on your first show next weekend!!!
Thursday, 24 September 2009
Tuesday, 22 September 2009
Wednesday, 16 September 2009
We have finally start daizy on 2 x2 weaves last night, all went well for our first session, i have to keep things short and sweet, we did 6 minutes before having a play and going back inside, she will have up to 10 mins again tonight, and see what she has remembered! I will try and video her so i can keep a progress diary running
We have booked in some lessons for both terra & daizy, so watch this space!
Tuesday, 15 September 2009
I had a lovely evening training with Terra with Ian out at Buckland last night, she listened and did really well, it really inspired me to think she could really be quite good! she isnt a naturally talented agility dog like some, so it will be a hard slog over the winter, but im really going to start pushing her more to get her working nicely and ready to compete next season.
Daizy also had a good session, she isnt very tug or toy orientated, so we used food and a magic pot, she was sending onto jumps nicely and onto the tunnels, so we made some good progress!
i'm holding out lots of hope for the future with these two now!
We went to gillingham show this weekend, i had to leave earlier than planned as both harv and zig had the squits, so neither ran and were confined to the camping area, ( ive just changed food from skinners to arden grange) i dont think the changover has agreed with them, so we are back onto skinners for another bag, and a more gradual changeover! We had no clears, my knee swelled up, and karen drew the short straw to run meggie for me in the agility on saturday (thank you!)
Wednesday, 9 September 2009
Tuesday, 1 September 2009
Monday, 24 August 2009
Thursday, 20 August 2009
Terra's hipscore came back as 14:9, not what i'd hoped at all, a huge disappointment, as i so badly wanted a litter from her and tigger. so its back to the drawing board really, do i look for another line pup, or do i look for a slightly older girl, that has been returned to breeder etc, ive started to put feelers out, as yet i cant decide. I will put any updates on here, as and when they are decided, for now, i think we will just go with the flow, get daizy's hip score done, and get both the girls up and running at shows again, as a month off seems like forever!
Wednesday, 5 August 2009
we also have a new addition, parsleys replacment really, he is called Boog if you have seen the film open season you'll know) so we have elliot and boog. He is a mini lop x german lop, so he should make the same size as welly, but for now he is amazingly CUTE! Harry again had the pick of 6 buns this time, the lady in the shop said the others have had no reported problems, so we think parsely was just the runt maybe, and possibly had an underlying heart problem, that caused his sudden death :( we have noticed a big difference in personality btween the 2, boog is very out going and inquisative, he hasnt sussed out that he can climb or jump over things yet though, so he is nice and easy to contain, when he is running around the living rm! daizy is fascinated by him, and both she and Dot will sit and stare at him, willing him to move!
Any way, i shant get chance to post again now until im back from honeymoon, so have a lovely week off from me!!!! x
Monday, 27 July 2009
Tuesday, 21 July 2009
We also have a new addition to the Harrjak Pack as well... Parsley, the lion-head, ( it may mean something to some, but wont to others!)
He is a lion head cross with a german lop (the same as wellybun) hopefully they will bond nicely and be nice company for one another. we couldn't help but think she was lonely, and a few rabbit people have suggested another rabbit may bring out a nicer side to the grumpy moo bag! so far so good, they have met one another daily since saturday, they had an initial footsie fight through the bars, but will now eat alongside each other through the mesh panels, so tonight i'm hoping the rain holds off to be able to let them have a run about while we are out painting our van caging ready for the weekend!
Monday, 13 July 2009
well it was on saturday night, 80's and neon were what was decided!
ended up with 16 of us dressed like proper plonkers! it was funny tho! lots of singing and drinking, and silly forefits for touching ur drink with your right hand!
James also was out with some mates for a few drinks, we spied them a few times, but they went the opposite way around the pubs instead! They also suffered alot the following day, oh and that actual evening too, us girls are obviously farrr more responsible and know our limits!.... either that or can hold our drink better than them!!! lol!
Terra had her hips x rayed on friday, sandra said they look ok from her point of view as a vet, so now we wait.... im hoping they are good and not high! she hasnt been over exercised, and didnt start agility training until late, so i cant see any problems, unless they are from any knocks etc she could of had. Any way, fingers crossed for me! She was verrrrry sleepy for the evening, and didnt take the GA very well at all, she was sick alot whiole in the vets, we collected her at half 6, and she had managed to keep a few bits of biscuit and some water down for a few hours, so they were happy to let her come home.
only 3 and a bit weeks til the wedding, just as long to our wedding pressie to ourselves too! so a few things for me to look forward too!
i went training at the weekend, i'll put a short daizy video on later...
she is FINALLY starting to play!!!! yay!
Thursday, 9 July 2009
Monday, 6 July 2009
well a busy few weeks here, so a quick summary!! harry and james' birthdays have passed with a noisy 9 year old party, and james parents and aunt coming to visit.
I've had an infection under my wisdom tooth, which has been agony, so now im in the middle of 3 appoinments to sort it out! 1 down, 2 more to go! Still, its feeling so much better!
We have done a fish swap with my cousin sarah, she has the goldies and i have her angel fish, and an as yet un-identified catfish/loach, i havent caught a decent photo of it yet, when i do i will post it! In the meantime, here is bob and bob jr, as named by harry .... imaginiative hey!
Daizy has done a little training, but not a lot, she is much better with other dogs,a lthough her body language is still very dominant, she needs to learn not ALL dogs like to play rough with her!Zig n meg had nice runs at the weekend, but still no kc clears for either! ...one day! my next show is south devon on the 26th july, so we shall see!!
Oh and a last minute plea to anyone thinking about sponsoring me for the race for life! if i dont see you in person, please use the online page - it really isnt that hard! i promise!
Lots of wedding stuff done and dusted, caked ordered, my dress fitting has been done, all my make up and perfume is also bought, and my shoes at last too!
Lolly and Lydia have their fittings on wednesday too
My hen night is on the 11th july, so next saturday, I have most of the bits i need for 80's style! should be a giggle!
32 days now i think??!!
Tuesday, 23 June 2009
hate being ill!
apart from that... daizy was good at training on friday, she had a quick blast with lydia, then with me, we had a nice new white gsd joining the class, so i opted to leave daizy out seeing her obsession of barking at white dogs!
wren is doing well with her 2 x 2 weave training, so im hoping to start daizy using this method, as its hoped to teach good entries from early on....watch this space!
wedding is now only 6 and half weeks away!! spent the day after training in exeter getting some clothes for my 80's theme hen night, we also had a makeover, was very pleased with mine, lols wasnt as happy with hers, but thats sorted now! think the mistake we made was not using the same woman to do it! lols dress has arrived, its a little big, so will have to make alterations soon, my first fitting is due on 2nd july, i havent lost anywhere near as much weight as i had hoped to :( pretty disappointing, but hey ho!
finally mid way through sorting the invites! the fun job of finding addresses! most of mine will be hand delivered i decided!
was working out a few dates last night planning weekends of things to get done, makes it seem like not a lot when i think about it!
26th, james birthday, 29th harrys bithday, 5th july - midcornwall show, 11th july - hen night, 19th july - race for life ( or waddle in my case!) 26th south devon show ( ive entered late...oops!)
that kinda see's me up until the week before wedding!!!!! arrrgh!
oooh we went to see transformers2 at the weekend, fab film, loved it, would of been far better without the tummy bug to accompany me tho!
Tuesday, 16 June 2009
meg had some nice runs, some hard courses that really were tricky, esp for us being new to G6 still!
Monday, 8 June 2009
zig was a little floaty for me yesterday, harry had a nice run in the steeplechase with her on sat, and i had one in the s/c yesterday aswell, she missed the last but one jump, so we picked up a 5, plus a longer time! meg tho was lovely to run, her 1st run on sat was very scrappy and poles were flying! but her agility, she got every contact, i so wish i'd taken a toy as i had a feeling she wouldnt get the weave entry, we still struggle with weaves, mainly me unfortunatley, and alot of it i put down to her rushed training as a youngster. we seem to be working well at the moment, lets hope we dont embaress ourselves at thames next week with her babies there!
we came home with 2 x 4th places over the weekend, very pleased with them! my aim for the weekend was to get them both staying in 12 weaves, meg did just that after beign taken back on both courses with missed entries! and zig did it after missing them completely! my other aim was for getting contacts, meggie is 4 on floor - its too hard for her to stop physically ON the contact!!
we still havent managed a 'kc show' clear yet, so we still have an aim for the season!
vid to follow this avo from after the show...
Wednesday, 3 June 2009
Tuesday, 26 May 2009
james jas harry and lydia all enjoyed their day and want to do another!
The rest of the weekend was lovely sunshine, so we got alot done around the house and tidying the garden, even had bar b q tea on sat and sun!!
Jak is very hobbly at the moment, hi back end it seems to be, his appetite is a little better than last week now terra has finished her season, so i think it was down to that he was off his food a little...
pics to follow when i offload the camera from the weekend
Thursday, 21 May 2009
Monday, 11 May 2009
here are the 4 youngsters at training, this weekend and last, they are coming along soooo well! really pleased with daizy, she focused on working for a while longer this weekend, as there were only the 2 of us, she had less distraction and realsied what she was doing i reckon !!
i have 2 workshops with her in wrens place while she's off for the big op on tuesday, so fingers crossed we arent sat in the corner with a big D on our heads the whole time!!!
Had lovely weather for the show yesterday, still a bit red today in my face, james and harry moaned about being bored all day - so i think thats the end of show going for them!!
No clears for me, but friends did well! lolly had lovely couple of waits with mr tigs, claire had a lovely clear with kai, and dooley and pat had really nice run in the G 1 jumping. Julian and Jack won Grade 5 thought - making them into 6!!!! go guys!!! Specks and selena had a 2nd in a very tricky g6 jumping - caught some very good dogs out, i kinda remembered the 2 courses, but got completely lost on the agility! ahh well, meg was her normal happy full on self, hasnt had any training in a few weeks because of her season, it wasnt fair on the boys in the group to bring her in even after they had finished, so after a 3 week break she is back as mad as ever!