12th March 2012

We had a lovely walk this morning. I took a foootball out with us and all the dogs love playing with it.

Well actually Lilly would prefer it if the Bostons would find something else to play with as they keep trying to take the ball.

Two onto one is not really fair

Spice reigns triumphant!


29th January 2012

I was out for my normal walk yesterday morning. I had Lily, Daisy, Pippa and Spice with me. We were walking along minding our own business when up ahead I saw a woman with a smallish brown terrier on a lead coming towards us.

As soon as he saw my dogs the Terrier started barking and lunging at the end of his lead. As they got closer to us I could see the lady was struggling to hold him and was being pulled along by him even though he was quite a small dog. In the interests of avoiding any trouble I decided the best thing to do was to move off the footpath and stood in a driveway to let them both pass.

My dogs were very good, they just stood with me and waited while the lady and her ferocious hound passed. They did look fairly incredulous at the amount of noise the other dog was making but they didn't bark back.

As she drew level with us, the lady stopped, looked at me and my dogs just standing there and said to me "four dogs?!!. Gosh, you have got your hands full with those, haven't you!!. Then proceeded to drag her  dog off away from us. He was now hanging back still trying to get at my dogs and still barking his head off. It was a real struggle for the woman to pull him away. Once they were safely gone we carried on with our walk. All four walking nicely on the lead.


16th January 2012

While the weather is so cold and wet we have to
make do with playing ball in the house. Which is fine except that sometimes the ball lands in the wrong place.

Poor Daisy desperately wants to get her ball but won't walk on the wooden surface to get it. She insists on keeping 2 feet safely on the arm of the settee and stretches as far as she can to try to reach the ball. To make sure I am aware of the fact that her ball has landed on the table she makes the most horrendous shrieks and howls and pathetic sounding wails until I come and rescue the ball.

I just wish I could get her 2o2o contacts as good on the a-frame as they are on the settee!


14th January 2012

So many people have comented on the fact that I have not updated my blog for such a long time and asked when I would start it again that I thought I had better start updating it more regularly.

We have had a very good year competing at agility. We won into Grade three at the beginning of the season .

Lily has only been competing for a year but is doing very well. Regularly getting placed which is quite an acheivement considering the large grade 3 classes usually have nearly 200 dogs in them.

The photo is Lily with the rosettes and trophy she won at Wilmslow show last weekend where she won a 3rd and 4th in agility and a 14th in jumping

Milo also started competing last year and has had several places in grade 3. Daisy is also doing well with several places in grade three culminating in winning into grade 4 at the end of the season last year.

Ruby has now retired from agility due to having a fall from the dog walk which reawakened her fear of the contact equipment. I am finding running 3 dogs is plenty, Running 4 was getting to be hard work.