Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Good Luck @ Olympia! & an update

To all I know going to compete, we wish you the best of luck!!
Dani with Lily, Lauren & Reef, Sarah & Cruze, Pat & Abby, Matt & Bailey & Indi, & Laura & Rodney, I hope you guys really enjoy the experience!
For those from 'down this way' a quote from a certain advert...
Big up your chest...
Represent the West...
!!! :-)
No Harrjak's there this year :( who knows what the future may bring!! ;-)

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As you can see Jak is getting better on his feet, he thinks he can play ball, but he really cant yet!
hasnt quite got the co-ordination still! but he is so much better than before!
SO a great update to be able to post, so proud of him and what he has overcome :)

Loki is settling in nicely, toilet training is coming along, not as quick as collies i have had, she would prefer to wee on a dog bed than a wee pad, so have to have eyes in my ass to see what she is up to! but poo-ing is much better, she cries if she needs to go overnight when in her crate, and will use the pad in the day, unless she is really caught short! lol, she obviously also will go outside! She realy is feeling the cold so her new equafleece arrived just in time, she still shakes for a little while, but being carried means she can snuggle up and warm herself up!
She has met loads of people so far, kids at school love seeing her, so she has easily surpassed her 100 people meets already so i hope she will be a nice out going little lady by the time she is allowed propely for walks!

Friday, 3 December 2010

Snow time!

Finally after snow being just about everywhere bar Exmouth, we had a little yesterday!
Little Loki squeaked and squirmed to be put down, so we obliged! she soon realised it wasn't all the big dogs made it out to be and came back inside my coat!!

I'm glad of a little bit of snow, really feels like winter now, this year has gone so fast, i don't know where the time has gone! I have had a wonderful fun filled year, with lots of new friends, new puppies, new experiences!

I have a winter training plan already in action, as my dogs have had numerous amounts of time outs for different reasons this year, i am having a break myself over Christmas then will be back to it with the young dogs, giving the older ones more time off to re-coup after the year.

Zig and meg i am to have better weaves with next year, contacts and jumping is coming together, and meg finally has a one jump wait! granted it isn't 100% still, more like 99% for now!

Dai and Terra are both coming together, and have had some nice training sessions lately, we have one this weekend tailored just for them, and working on some grids and striding, as both have done lots of foundation work, this should make things much easier!

Chase is starting on just about everything now, he has a good wait, he will work for toy and food, he prefers food if he has the choice! he is such a long dog, built very much like Lauren's reef, i plan on working on turns as well as straight lines, his wing wraps are lovely so I'm hoping once we get him running full speed we can keep the nice turns! lol!

Harry will be training Loki, so chase will be going back to obedience along with her, to get some good cits under his belt!!!

Ive had a bit of a break from posting on here, only a few weeks though! ;-) reading others and catching up, its hard when there are things you read that you don't agree with, or some that are outright brags, nothing worse than seeing people wittering non stop about how fantastic they are! Yes a brag if you have an achievement or something along those lines is superb, and everyone will want to say well done, but some brags now are bordering ridiculous!
Please tell me if i ever get like that! i look on the blog as a bit of a personal journey, a public diary even!! So i will share my ups and downs, i don't have many up's, so tend to post them when i do, i share some of my downs, but a recent post i had in the making has now been binned as too many people would see it as insults, and i wouldn't want that! I have decided what people do is up to them, you cant influence them into seeing what others can from outside of their bubble, they have to wait til it bursts and realise what mistakes they have made for themselves.

If people ask for advice, then do the complete opposite to what you advise, what is the point of asking it in the first place?

Following the trend of posting quotes, a couple of quotes i have seen lately seemed to shout to me:

The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer. ~Edward R. Murrow

Alice came to a fork in the road. "Which road do I take?" she asked.
"Where do you want to go?" responded the Cheshire cat.
"I don't know," Alice answered.
"Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."
~Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Meet Loki

Loki is our new little addition!

She will be harry's girl, hopefully she will be big enough for agility!
she is only 1.2kg at the moment!
Her mum is a small Jack russell terrier, and her dad is a jrt x chihauhua,
she loves to play ( see her video below!)

So far she has settled in well, she tells chase off if he gets carried away with sniffing!!
Daizy and meg are being perfect welcome dogs, as is Holly who is the one she seems most taken with, she REALLY likes her tail wagging! Terra, zig and jak are acting like she doesnt exist yet!!