I thought id use a quote seeing as i havent in a while now :) this one inparticular is for my wee man chase, who is soon to be a pair of furry plums lighter than before :( he isnt going to feel that great about it i know that!! But i feel he is definatley at the point, where the sexiness needs to have the edge taken off unfortunatley!! Plus when any of the girls are in season i feel so mean sending him off to stay with aunties, not matter how much they love him!!lol!! So next week the deed shall be done as ihave a week off :)
Now then, what to update, well im still a crap overweight handler, so my dogs arent winning, however, we are all improving so there is a little glimmer of hope far far away!!!
This week has been a little freaky actually,I was on tv, yes really!! and not for anything bad or stupid ( night cops no longer film exmouth!!lol!!) bbc spotlight rang me about being interviewed on woodbury common about ticks and my dogs and we spent about 2 hours filming for about a 30 second part, but hey ho - harv was brilliant and was quite happy to throw himself into bushes over and over to show 'a dog in undergrowth'. He was my little star :) well done harv mate!
Daizy has an injury to her tail, and had a slight infection which had healed nicely, but is now waiting for some hair to grow back! we arent sure the exact cause, but a certain small black dog does like to catch her tail when they run together ....hmmmm. I have a cold AND a bad back this week, but have still been uber busy, new classes started for tail-spin, as i had some regular 1-1 people who have new dogs and wanted a class, but no where local is very good at the moment and people arent wanting to travel as far as the better classes, so hopefully i can fill the small exmouth niche in the market there.
I also had a fab 1-1 with toni again, well for what i could manage, naarah and harry ended up with most of the lesson, BUT we did get daizy onto some full height jumps, and terra too, and worked on weaves with them both :) both are coming along nicely, terra more so, as dai still struggles with that pain in the bum thing called FOCUS! but she is getting there, when she looses focus, she will run around a jump, not awful, she doesnt leave the ring etc, but still proves she needs more before our first show soon!
Chase is nicely working medium height, and has been working on grids, turns and tunnels. He is 17 months now and i deliberatly havent rushed him as he is a very tall leggy boy, it makes me sad to know people are jumping dogs as young as they do, there is simply no need for it :( especially as majority of those people will have to retire them early later on, i feel for the dogs, not the owners, they will probably rehome them on after they have worn them into the ground.
Loki is doing more learn to earn, as at 6 months, she isnt the baby she makes out to be, she has good all round obedience, she doesnt like downs, however ! we are working on wait, and getting her working to a target, which at the moment is a big floppy frisbee which she is really enjoying ( thanks for the tip toni!!) she has had her first lesson with harry doing some foundation work, just recalling through jump wings and feeding her after putting her feet on a low dog walk too, Harry has lots of homework to play with too with her, all of which he has started, so thats good :)
Meg & Zig had a good jump training session, we have another tonight, weaves too, so im hoping it stops raining soon!!!
We met up with Graeme and Rib (2nd meg xboo litter) and claire with wren, and went for a stroll on the estuary last night which was lovely - although having your mother tell you off when you are an adult must be embaressing, so meg was true to form and told them both off for not visiting sooner :) lol, they didnt seem to mind too much tho, and all were soon bombing about having a blast ( pics on facebook)
I think the only one missing from this blog is my dear old holly, so i will mention her :) she is coming up to her 14th birthday, she isnt as fast or agilie as she used to be, but as pics on my last post show, she still enjoys life and is as fit as she can be at this age and spends best parts of the day working on the best sleeping position to be in :) Loki adores her and will snuggle up beside her, which i think holly like too :)
All my guys are so quirky and unique, i love them to bits x