Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Quick update (whilst Mum's having a snooze)

Start with Mindy - At the weekend I went away which I think did her the world of good, forced resting at home with Ian watching the six nations!

It was great seeing Elaine again, we managed to cram a huge amount of agility/dog talk in and even a little bit of training, she dragged out her folder of G7 champ courses and forced me to sit down and go through them as if I was running them.
I couldn't train Harry as I thought he might be too flat for Sunday, but I recon we might have a go the next time I'm up staying with them.....Bless Bethany she invited me out for her birthday meal with Elaine, Andy and her Tom her Hunk!....I'm sure Elaine's telling me porkies she cant possible be 17 years old all ready, she was only running Red yesterday! Driving lessons soon.....

Chippenham Mini/Midi show, Harry's first Championship show, I only entered the champ and one other class as we all know how tired Harry gets!
It was great meeting everyone after the winter break and actually meeting in person all the "Blogger's" well some of them! I wish Mindy had been with us, but in a way, I was glad she wasn't, so I could watch some of the championship dogs and chat.....

Anyway, Harry did great, considering how nervous I was, how silly is that, but he coped and worked well, it was just ME, I couldn't work out how to make the jumping course part work smooth and actually I only saw one person that made it look smooth and easy and that was Bernadette in the medium class with Zen, there may have been more I just didn't see them! a few people had their dogs spinning in circles before jumps, even just to get the weave entry and I personally was really surprised they weren't faulted for that, as it was a champ class!....anyway we where e'd in the jumping and I remember Dawn saying to me a while ago, to try and find a nice flowy way home, once you'd been e'd, but I couldn't even do that I was so nervous!
anyway the agility was much better although yet again lots of errors on my part and some scary detours! but we managed a clear round....unfortunately I couldn't watch the final as my other run with Harry was up and ready for walking and starting, but I did manage to see where it went and really fancied ago at that.......
Harry's 3rd run was another agility one, and as I had run the contact in the Champ agility I thought I had better train this one, so did......So home I trundled at 1pm and was home before 4pm.

Mindy looked sound, which was great news, but when I walked her on the lead on the Monday, I could still see a slight nod, when on uneven ground....But you know what it's like, you watch and watch and sometimes see things that aren't there! but hey, plenty of time and lots of shows booked, ready for when she's ready.

Mum drove from Dorset down for a few days break, she's staying at the B&B in the village, she arrived earlier than I thought having driven all over Cornwall by the sounds of it, not that she knew where she went!....after having a walk around the garden, she helped me train Harry with his seesaw, after the weekend he scared himself with the heavy seesaw and wanted to bail out, so we are experimenting with trying to over come his fear of it. I'll let you know if it works.......
Anyway today I took Mum to the Eden project we had a fun 4 hours there, we only managed one of the biome thingys, so we will leave that till the next time.....

Here's Mum's Lemon for her GIN!

I think Mum has enjoyed herself so far!

She has taken what I'd call as lots of photos with two of her posh camera's, but I loved this picture the best with my £69.00 one!

Tomorrow if she's up for it, I'm taking her for a walk on a beach with the dogs, I keep forgetting she's 75 ish!

Lets hope it's not raining like it has been today.

I had planned to take her to see Jaimie in his Castle, well it's not really his, he's "just"!!!!! the "Head gardener" there, but that will have to wait until next time.

Oh and here's what to do with your left over "Cats!"

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