29 February 2008
This is our little puppy "Quin" (male, blue & tan, six weeks). The pictures are from last Sunday. It was a very nice spring day in Germany and he was going out the first time for a half hour. Now he likes it to play in the sun with our other dogs. He have no sisters or brothers. We are sad about it. But his mother, father and big sister are playing with him a lot :)
28 February 2008
Thanks to Sharon Hayes for the photo, we always love to have puppy pictures on the blog. Email me if you would like to contact Sharon for more details of the little girls still available.
The next day saw Easington & Peterlee C/S show, held at the Nissan Sports Centre near Sunderland, every time I visit this venue I promise it will be the last, but continue to go. Due to the number of entrants of this popular show, space around the rings becomes very tight, to the extent that it is unbearable, no space to even move around with your dogs, or even gain access to the rings. Anyway Sunday was definetley the last time I will enter for that venue!
It was 'M's last local open show, so had hoped to go out on a win, never mind, can't have it all ways. Congratulations to Craigs BOB. Hopefully Derek enjoyed his judging appointment & entry.
Dawn kept everyone amused with her antics, feeling & looking slightly the worse for wear, not to worry, its only your birthday once a year, you enjoy it!
Mathew had Blue at training class on Tuesday, he's growing into a handsome lurcher, with a head to die for.
All my dogs were feeling sorry for there selves after a visit to the vets for blood tests, just laid in their beds for hours, limping around in the house with their coloured stretch bandages on! They all had purple except 'D' who had a illuminous green one attached. They soon perked up when I cut them off & asked if they wanted to go out for a walk.
Bye for now, need to go help my mate Welf to finish of the fence around the decking.
Catch you soon,
27 February 2008
Thanks to Tina for the information.
Windswept Big Mo tuning in from blustery Wales
26 February 2008
Hello!!We are finally here. Everything went very well. All the dogs welcomed her, and Ken can`t leave her alone. I think it was love at first sight ;0) What a happy and well socialized little girl. Thank you so much Sandra & Norman, and also Lesley who helped us getting to know each other.Ken got a 2nd place in Jr group on Saturday; we did not win.
We are really enjoying little Anija. At last she's at sleep. I think Sandra gave her new batteries before take off !
25 February 2008
We also say hello this morning to Sarah
Sarah, Lilly & Rosie.
Good morning bloggers it is Monday so we say hello to our Junior Handler Victoria
Last Monday at obedience Jack was good until his turn was over .then he would go CRAZY trying to get at one of the four Labradors that where there. At ringcraft my Mum came for the first time (she usually goes to French classes on a Thursday). she enjoyed having a cup of tea and watching the dogs go up ad down the mats. I did some more junior handling with Naomi and Gaby (another girl into junior handling). I am in a junior handling class at the Gravesend and Medway towns canine society on the 30th march. It is a Richmond qualifier and I am not expecting anything. I hope to have a good time and to learn from it. This morning we went for a walk in the woods, Jack was picking up sticks, showing them to us and running off...one of his favourite games! Have a good time with all of your Bedlingtons and good luck on any shows. lots of love Victoria and Jack.
24 February 2008
1. Catchfraze Free N Ezzi (BPIB) Miss K Alders
2. Catchfraze Flirty Bertie Mrs L Winstanley
1. Harrisclub Flash Harry Mr & Mrs Button
1. Fallsdae Fraggle Rock (BOB) Mr & Mrs Harris
2. Cornashton Blue Willow Mr & Mrs Roberts
3. Mollora Little Rosie Mrs J Collier
Res. Ratzwell Samson Mrs L Winstanley
VHC. Lowbrook Lark of Tolpedn Mr K Bounden & Miss M Alders
1. Ratzwell Blue Ash Mrs L Winstanley
2. Ratzwell Issy May Art Mr & Mrs Harris
3. Miteymidgets Cruiser Mrs J Collier
Judge Mr T Leavers
We left before BIS hopefully someone will advise.
This week I'm pleased to introduce 2 new Bedlingtons to the blog... Ed & Ossie... here's the email from their owners Sarah and Tony...
We are Ed (Edwin) and Ossie (Oswald) aged 2. We have a lovely life in rural county Durham with Sarah and Tony. We think we might live near to Millie – as we go on some of the same walks.
Here’s a picture of us on our holidays last September – fantastic weather at the top of Haystacks. Ossie is on the left having a sit-down. Ed has to be held, as he’s keen to keep going, and hates to stop even for checking the map. We have coats since we got wet through in horizontal rain on a previous trip to the Lake District, Sarah was worried that we might get hypothermia. We only wear them when it’s very wet or cold. It also stops us trying to dry ourselves on the walls and sofa when we get back from a wet walk.
Welcome to the blog Ed & Ossie, we look forward to see more great action photos of you.
Now on to the questions....
1. Victoria asked.. Can anyone give us any tips on cutting Jacks toe nails, they are black so we can’t see the quick and they are also growing straight and not being worn down by walking?
2. Sue & Liza would like someone to explain what it means when we read, for example, “Parker wins group 4”. What is group 4? And group 2, or any other number for that matter! We like reading about the show successes, but wish we understood more about what it all means.
3. Sarah asked... Where do you find a nice double crate like Cody and Briagha’s? Ed & Ossie sleep in separate medium sized crates, but have to share one in the car. Ed likes to spread himself out and squashes Ossie. Our local shops only seem to have single crates. Does the partition come out of the double crate? Otherwise we will have to take 3 crates on holiday – 2 flat packed, for sleeping and a double for traveling.
4. Matthew asked... How do you stop your dogs pulling on the lead??? Surely mine can't be the only ones that do it!!
Bloggers it's over to you...Thanks to everyone who has contributed this week... Remember, if you've got any pet stories, photos or questions regarding feeding, grooming, health, training or anything else please email me at email@example.com. Until next week,
Since last week I was unable to send my report, I am starting early this week. All quiet here, so I will tell what is happening in my very remote part of the world. We have had very rainy weather here, much need, since we are in a severe drought. The dogs hate it though, you would think they were made out of spun sugar & melt if they got wet, with the way they act. Amelia got to sleep on the "big dog" bed with her sisters for the first night on Valentine's night. Before that she was sleeping in the crate next to the dog bed, she is such a good girl, I thought I would give her a chance to see if she could stay on the bed all night. ......and she did. If I got up during the night she stayed with the others (they are not allowed to get up after they "go to bed"), they have to wait until I get up in the morning and say "ok girls, time to start our day & go outside"...then everyone runs down the hall to the front door. Amelia did perfect, I was SO proud of her, so she has been on the "big bed" ever since. On Wednesday it was "Vet Day" at my house & she got to stay out in the living room and meet and greet people coming to see the vet with their pets. She was so good, no jumping up on anyone, she sat nicely and waited to be petted. Of course everyone loved her & had several people borrow out of my "dog training" books library, to try to see if they can get the same results.....they were very impressed that she is just 4 1/2 months old. She has 3 very good teachers though.....Greyson, Rose and Willo. Our road is still closed, so I remain isolated on this 14 miles long sandbar I call home. 15 March is the big day that the road re-opens, providing everything goes well. I personally love being cut off from everything......that is why I came here in the first place! Soon enough we will be innundated with tourists & my life will go hectic again....thats all for now from me and the girls......Toodles.
Tricia, Greyson, Rose & Willo & Amelia (My Woofs in Sheeps Clothing)
Tricia your own private island how lovely, hope the food shops had plenty in stock, that would be my only worry at being cut off from the mainland.
23 February 2008
Marie, Cody and baby Briagha in Skye.