Monday, 30 January 2012

"MIndy" - Real agility training 28th Jan 2012

Here's my fighter!
I am trying hard not to watch and leave that to the video camera! but it is hard, I have just started, well Saturday in putting a course up and doing little bits slightly more complicated to what she or I are used too, but I am still finding my self watching her sail over the wrong jump, but hell, it's not surprising, hopefully we will get the "all clear" on Thursday that we can start entering some any size classes at Micro height.

"Mindy" weaves 28th Jan 2012

Oh she can weave too, so it seems, she learnt with the 2 x 2 method.

What an amazing little dog to think 7 months ago today around the same time as this posting going live she was injured, paralysed on three legs and screaming, what a journey we have been on over the last 7 months and do you know what, I have learnt to accept that I could have done nothing, it was meant to happen this was our journey, it wasn't my fault etc. I don't regret what has happened, yes I am sad at times, but boy I have learnt such a lot about myself, let alone physio exercises along the way, I have met some amazing people, too many to name names and all of you have touched our hearts in ways you will never know, but thank god for you all.

If I could bottle up what ever is driving Mindy forward I would be rich finianically, but boy she has made us rich in so many other ways...LOVE you Miss Manic Mindy

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Love this picture!

Sues having her last chemo today, whoop whoop, what a star she's been, Sue popped in for a cup of tea yesterday and Dear Miss Mindy surprised us all by jumping on Sue's lap, Mindy doesn't do cuddles or strokes as a lot of you know from experience, you don't invade her space and you aren't allowed to stroke unless she invites you too! But here she is enjoying Sue's company.....But I recon she's just after the tea bag!!

Tea bag, smells nice on plate...hummmmm

I so love Sue's hat, you cant see from the photo but it has flowers made of the same material up the side, hope Sue continues to wear them after her hair comes back, she looks good in hats, I love hats, but very rarely wear idea why! Not sure whether this is one handmade here in Cornwall, St Agnes way, must ask her. Right off to walk Sues girls with Sennen.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

"Mindy" having fun

Mindy looking good, she has come on in leaps and bounds, she is over her phantom now and wants so much to work with me, bless her, she has so much drive. She really wants to come out on a Wednesday evenings now, when I take Sennen to club and I have been feeling really sad leaving her behind, so Nikki Mindy's massage lady! has really pushed me by saying she wants to come and watch her indoors, so we have set a date 1st Feb and now I'm very nervous, excited, panicky, why?
I suppose because that takes us one more step nearer before filling in entries to anysize (Micro height) Nikki always set us homework, but never a date.....

So we can do more agility, including the warm up, over the cone poles, figure of 8 and toy throwing before we start, that all takes longer than actually doing the agility! but do we care?

"Sennen" Weaving

I asked Ian to video, just so I could see how she was doing, great IMO!

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Random again!!

New year, new eating habits need to be addressed! not a diet, but less processed fast, food, well that's the plan. Ian only likes fish when it's battered, but we had some M and S voucher left over last year so bought some Salmon to try, well what actually happened was Ian saw the advert for a nice Brie and Salmon lattice puff pastry thing, so we went in to buy that and it had sold out so we got some salmon and brie and I asked the question on FB what I should do with it, end result no fuss, stick on on top of salmon and make a parcel, so in the theme of Cornwall, it's a puff pastie! it was a bit dry and ideally if I do it again we will make a sauce of some sort to go with mash pots and peas but the good news was Ian ate it and we had a non processed fast meal, whoop whoop....
Mindy and Harry get cold during the day, as I have really clipped them (well used the kitchen scissors again) and are now really short coated, Val will kill me when she see's them again, just cant afford to take them every two months...look closely as Harry is there too!
Even the Lurcher likes to be warm and is very bad and remakes our bed and gets under the covers with her muddy paws, talking of beds...
we bought a 6 foot "super kingsize" it arrived Monday, Ian - trying it out with Sennen, he doesn't usually go to bed with his woolly hat on..just need to buy a head board and save up for some decent duvet covers these are cheap ebay ones and we tend to slid around, but wow what a good night sleep I've had, cant wait to get back there tonight.

Agility classes have started back up now, I'm busy as long as the ground can hold out, not good for large dogs here...Sennen starts back tonight at club, she has done her first full height AFrame (at 15 months old, thought it was time) this week - running...yes running, using Dawn Weavers method, you will just have to go and and join in with her on line lessons, would take me too long to teach you how, but when Ian's free I'll get him to video the end result, I'm pleased and Sennen is happy, so that's the main thing.
I am still shocked to see people doing so much with their young dogs (agility wise), but I suppose time will tell whether they are still competing at 10 years olds, yes I teach lots of tricks, but not everyday and I do play with toys and teach them to tug, they also do spend a lot of time being dogs, walking and playing with each other and me, I was so very shocked to see a video of one 5 or was it 7 month old collie doing not only a number of small height jumps along with a running AFrame.....Just youtube running Aframes and he will come up!

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Here we go again!

New Years Day, on Hawkers Cove Beach, Funny how you can walk down here on this beach all year around and only meet the odd dog walker, but NYD every dog and man appears, Harry's on the lead as he had told a rude lab off for trying to steal the toy and join in with "His" pack..

You can see Rock across the water (sea)

Happy New Year everyone, may all your dreams and hopes for 2012 come true...