Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Back again ...

Hi I am back again after quite a while but as you can see I am still the same !


Tuppence has grown up a bit since I last posted on the blog but is still skinny ...


Chip is still the same  :-)



This is him with 'the boss' just before a Flyball race .

Dare is still enjoying himself.  


And Breeze is also trying to out do everyone else in the eyebrow department !


Some unkind person gave her a bath just before this photo was taken ...

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

A busy weekend!

We had a really busy weekend this weekend as on Sunday we had our first Flyball tournament of the year in Maidstone, Kent .

Back to front because at the end of the Tournament I was awarded my latest British Flyball Award, the Platinum milestone Award for gaining 25,000 points racing to make me the English Shepherd with the most ever points and the first one to get this award  (I have just overtaken my Dad!) 


The racing also went really well my team raced in Division 2 and we got the fastest race time in that division and we came fourth which was quite good as well. This is me racing with the boss (not sure about his tea-shirt colour however .


Chip also raced this week as he is the height dog in our Clubs fastest team and they were in Division 1 in this Tournament. He is actually quite small even for a height dog which brings the jump height down to their minimum height of 7" for his team ( the jumps are measured against the smallest dogs  in your team that are actually racing and the jump height can go up to 14" for dogs my size.) This is Chip with the boss before racing.


And getting ready to race.


His team won every race in division 1 and also got the fastest time of the day to win the Division and the Tournament . So very well done to him and his whole team as well.



So not a bad weekend all round!



Monday, 13 January 2014

Tuppence turns

We have had a very busy weekend. Saturday me, Chip and Tuppence all had flyball training me and Chip were fine tuning ourselves for next weeks indoor tournament in Maidstone  (Kent).

Tuppence who is learning flyball had her first go on a flyball box after only practicing on a shute so far. As you can see from this photo she did really realy well for a 1st attempt.

    
No pictures of me and Chip this post but Dare and Auntie Breeze got to go over the park instead.


 
They both enjoyed themselves apparently. Auntie Breeze liked the view from the path of the river



And Dare had a big grin on his face ...




Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Having a splashing time

Its been very wet and windy in the UK recently and although that's been very bad for some its made the local Parks quite fun.

For splashing in puddles.


Launch yourself out of.



Drinking



Dashing about in


Or even just standing still in...


Tuppence look a bit like a German Shepherd in this photo but she is pure bred English Shepherd, honest!

Monday, 30 December 2013

Long legs


If Tuppences legs get any longer she will be able to step over our stairgate   ...

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Its been a while

We have not posted on the blog for a while but we are still around. So before the year came to an end I thought we better update things!

This is me a few weeks ago having my photo taken outside the house. I still look the almost same...

 
This is Chip who as you can see is still finding all the best spots to sit and not fussed what he uses!



Tuppence has changed the most from a little puppy to a lanky teenager.


This is not her best photo (but I chose it!) This is a bit better one of her with me in the background .



Dare looks exactly the same (you couldn't tell if he is getting any greyer...)


And Breeze is still Breeze :-) This is her protesting after being taken for a walk in the rain recently...



Will try to update you on all the 2013 developments in the next few days .

Thursday, 15 August 2013

British Flyball Championships

We are off to the 2013 British Flyball Championships tomorrow. Both me and Chip are racing on Sunday. There are a total of 45 divisions across the 3 days and most divisions have 6 teams in them so thats about 270 teams competing!

I am racing in Division 14 and this is me with my Ice Blue Moon Flyball milestone award that I got in June.

  

But clever  Chip is actually racing in Division 2 in the 9th fastest seeded team in Britain.  This is him with the Pearl Flyball Award that he also got in June. Chip is the 1st ever Patterdale to get this Fyball Award.   


Wish us both luck with our teams over the weekend!


Wednesday, 14 August 2013

She has grown a bit

Tuppence is nearly 15 weeks old now and she is growing fast.



She is into everything at the moment and never seems to sit still for long.




Unless its time for bed ... !