Monday, 24 December 2007

Happy Christmas

Been soooo busy here! I will try and cover each bit at a time!

Blue the foster dog is still looking for a home - sadly his new home did not work out :(

Kaiser is coming along lovely - he is cute and cheeky all rolled into one!

Went to watch at Olympia on Senior (6/7) day - Amanda and I go each year to watch/shop! I just don't tire of the excitement of watching the agility there and have loved watching all the videos back of the agility that night and also the small/Medium/ABC and Novice ones too - so thanks to everyone for the links! To those who did well - yay! To those who would have liked to have done better - well done for being there and I am sure you will all be out there trying to qualify again!

Nigel and Donna's 15 year old lurcher Bear went missing last week and it must have been such an awful time for them - after being missing for quite a few days today she was thankfully found and was ok - we went searching on Sunday and I kept willing her to appear on the horizon (sadly she didn't) but with lots of people out searching and putting up posters and spreading the word I am sure it all helped for her to be found today - I stood in the corridor at work on the phone to Donna in tears when she rang to say Bear had been found and she is not even my dog!

Here she is having a well earned snooze tonight at Claudine and Carlo's house - it was so lovely to be able to see her when I dropped their Christmas pressies round.

Further down our road is a house locally famous for its Christmas lights - I stopped on the way home today to try and take some photos - the photos are not that good as they are on my phone and in the dark but you get the idea! They raise money for charity and last year they were runners up in a nationwide competition for people who decorate their houses!

I would like to wish everyone we know - humans and canines a Very Happy Christmas and a Fab New Year Lorna x

Friday, 14 December 2007

Kaiser :)

Well its been a few days now and Kaiser is just fab. Of course all puppies involve lots of work for watching them so they don't get into trouble and for housetraining and plus there is lots of playing to be done so it's an exciting but tiring time!

The other dogs are getting used to him and Kaiser and Cadbury have had some great playing sessions.

He had two trips to training both for our last nights of term with end of of term jovialities - he gots lots of hugs from people and seemed to be taking everything in.

The garden has been frozen solid so at first he looked a bit like "eeek I don't want to get my feet cold" but once he got used to it he was fine.

(that sock has a tennis ball in - its not that I have left my socks lying about honest!)

He went to the Vets to have his first jab today and that went ok - the Vet said he thought he was lovely and they do have one other Kelpie on their books but am not sure who that one belongs to.

Kaiser is cute and cheeky all rolled into one, he is a very bold puppy which is lovely so Mark and Marie have done a good job before he came home to us.

He has such a cute puppy sit!

And ooops only had him a few days and lost his head!!!!!

I must take some photos outside (with the digi camera rather than my phone!) but it has just been sooooo cold!

Sunday, 9 December 2007

Newton Heath, Wyre, Foster dog, Rugby and Kaiser!

Phew thats a lot of subjects to cover!

Ok Newton Heath first - a nice but very hectic show, just two runs for Mediums but Cads bless him wanted three! So we had a run-off chuckle! He had a run-off for 3rd and 4th in Medium Combined 4-5 Jumping and won the run-off. Also he came 2nd in Medium Graded 4-5 Agiliy. Bless him little Jaf came 6th in Combined 4-5 Jumping. No clears for the rest of the dogs but they all did some nice bits.

Wyre - just me at Wyre as Roger stayed home to look after Josie (who is fine now thank goodness!) The only place was Cads got 2nd in Medium Combined 3-5 Agility, he was going lovely in the KC Olympia 1-7 and then with 3 things to go went back up the a-frame - he was in good company as quite a few did that and his jumping course was 4-5 but set at about grade 8 - so we had fun but an E. No clears from JaiJai or Fleet - best runs being a lovely run each with just 5 faults. JaiJai is such fun to run but boy do you have to think quickly!

Yayyyyyyy Blue the Foster Dog has a new home - Cathy and Steve who train at North Downs with us now have Blue living with them - its a lovely place for him to be so fingers crossed things work out ok.

Rugby for me is the start of the festive season - the car park had tarmac wow! This does not sound much but normally it had a foot of mud and you take most of it home in the van! Cads runs were 1-7 and he did a messy clear in the jumping, in the agility I nearly ran into a jump! Cads was still clear despite me and only just out of the places. The course was in the shape of an M so rather up and down. Roger was still resting Josie so stayed home and I ran JaiJai - he was a bit mad in his agility and was doing fab in the jumping with just one pole down then I got out of position doh! Fleets agility was an interesting course and he worked it well but....I nearly went up the a-frame!! I did a reverse just before the a-frame and then as I turned I had not quite gone wide enough so had to put my hands out and onto the a-frame to stop myself running into it!! Fleet got 12th in one of the parts of 1-7 Jumping so I was pleased about that in that kind of company - he is Grade 5 and there were good Grade 7 and 6 dogs called out before they got to his name :)

Today I picked Kaiser up - I am typing this quickly while he had a quick nap! He is adorable - I promise to take some photos as soon as I get a a chance. He has been introduced to the rest of our mob - Cadbury really likes him and they have been playing - Josie and Rip are the ones that have to be kept away from pups - funny that they are both Rogers dogs!!

So an exciting and busy time ahead - I don't have a show for over a month now and it will be nice to chill out with the dogs and get them all used to Kaiser and get him used to loads of things while he is growing up.

I hope all the blog readers are well and having fun with their dogs.