Suddenly realised that it's over three weeks since I made a post and if anyone is actually reading my blog the probably think I've given up or something.
I've not updated as basically it's the same old stuff happening which must get really boring to read as it normally goes......Tom's sniffing, Suzi's fast but naughty and Dudley has been biting my ankles and to be honest it's still the same and I don't want to lose anyone that still visits.
Tom is still sniffing but I've had some rounds from him where he hasn't and he has got a couple of places, a 3rd in steeplechase at UKA and a 5th this weekend in agility at Lewes show but he doesn't seem that fast and I'm getting paranoid that something isn't quite right BUT on Sunday he got his weaves in both classes which I think is because they were not completely straight entries.
Suzi has been really up for competing but unfortunatly this makes us, as a team, a but erratic as she seems to think that she knows best and that I'm just along for the ride. I've been winding her up at the start a bit by playing and as she wont play with a toy at agility I've been gently pushing her about and trying to get her to 'grrr' at me like she does at home but rough and tumble with a 7 pound dog is not easy especially when she looks round at everyone as if to say 'look how mean she is to me' :)
Sevenoaks ring partyed at Lewes on Sunday and as usual we all worked well as a team it was just a shame that the judge didn't seem as dedicated to getting the classes finished and hadn't actually read the schedule with regard to the anysize jumping class or the letter sent to them by the Secretary after they'd submitted their course plan. It did make a frustrating day for us as they kept disappearing to talk to people which is OK but not when someone is on the line and has been told to go when ready by the scrimer, who'd been given the nod by the judge, who then looked back to find the judge had gone. Oh well, we've chalked it up to experience and we did get a tin of chocolates to keep up going.
I don't mind working on the rings but, like Nancy, I find it hard to concentrate on running my dogs when I've just grabbed them out of the car and put them straight back because I feel I have to get back to the ring, even if they don't expect you to, and all three dogs have perfected the 'Oh you're leaving us again' look.
Next weekend I've got an unaffilited show on Sunday so two days to relax and the following weekend I'm at Godmanchester for my first outing in the camper this year. I've bought a new awning and the fridge has been fixed so no more warm wine.