Monday, 31 August 2009

Shooting Stars Flyball

Flyball today at the Shooting Starts tournament in Kent. Auntie Breeze and Chip were racing in different teams (same club) but in the same division. Auntie Breeze's team beat Chips team in the first race but Chips team went on to win the Division so it sort of evened itself out.

This is Chip racing today

And this is Auntie Breeze racing

Oh and Dare was doing training runs with the Clubs 1st team to give him some experience and the 1st team won their division today as well. So it was a successful day all round.

Sunday, 30 August 2009

Have you?

Have you ever had a mate that pulls a face or sticks his fingers up behind your head when you are having your picture taken?

I was looking serious for this picture today and without me noticing Chip was doing his meerkat impression again...

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Auntie Breeze's balance trick

Auntie Breeze is a clever dog (even for a Border Collie) and she does this little party trick with a tennis ball.

We managed to catch it on video.

Not sure I could balance it on my head/nose and then catch it. Or even wait...

Friday, 28 August 2009

Cool new floor

We had a new type of floor laid in the hallway this week. Gone is the carpet and instead in its place we have a lovely wood laminate floor.

I do enjoy lying on a nice cool floor.

Is it me or does Auntie Breeze look a bit scary in the background with those glowing eyes !

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Nice Award

I got a lovely blog award today From Janis :-)

Its the Kreativ Blogger award and the rules apparently are:

1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
Thank you Janis!!! I do enjoy looking at your Blog and your kind comments.

2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
Done (see below)

3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
The link is :-

4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
Like Janis I blog about myself, so, lots of this info is on my blog.

1~ I am one of the 1st English Shepherds born in England.
2~ My Mum and Dad are both from the USA and had to be 6 months old before they could come over to England.
3~ I was actually born in Cumbria with is very close to the border with Scotland
4~ I am flyball training at the moment.
5~ I live with two Border Collies and a Patterdale Terrier and some humans.
6~ When I was very small everyone thought I was a German Shepherd puppy :-(
7~ I am very good at guarding my house and family, much better that the rest on my pack ;-)

5. Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers.
I could think of loads and loads, obviously a few dog blogs amongst these few! :-

1~ Doreens Miniatures
I didn't know anything about this subject before I saw her blog, great animation and a lovely blog :-)

2~ Ludo, Ludwig van Doggy
Great dog blog about a great and talented dog, can do cool tricks.

3~ Norwood Unleashed
This dog makes me look positively laid back, got a thing about frogs as well ;-)

4~ BCxFour
Blog about 4 Border Collies (and much better pictures than my blog !)

5~ Life is like Champagne
Really interesting blog from Connecticut in the USA

6~ Life on a Southern Farm
Lovely blog from a real southern farm in America,

7~ Josh and JessiesBlog
Two Shelties from Wellington, New Zealand. They like a bath much more than I do.

6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
see above (my awards don't have to do this unless they want to :-)

7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they have been nominated. About to do this...

Sorry if I have missed anyone out I enjoy all the comments left on my blog and reading all your blogs , well the boss does ;-)

Thank you you Janis :-)

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Messy eater

Back to a bit of standard eating. As you can see I am quite a messy eater. I wolf my kibble down really, really fast and it does tend to spill out of my bowl.

Don't worry I do eat all the spilt bits as well!

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Dog treat

One of my favorite treats is licking out the used cat food pouches that our cat Tabby gets her food in.

With the line of dogs that then builds up. I don't think that I am the only one.

Oh and Congratulations to the England Cricket winning the Ashes. The Boss was listening to it on the radio (internet) and it sounded really exciting.

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Who's watching Chip?

Chip was out on the garden lawn and I spotted someone watching him...

Well it made me smile!

Actually I think I can still see him

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

British Flyball Championships 2009

As you will have seen from my last two posts we went to the 2009 British Flyball Championships over the weekend. There were 32 divisions over three days! With about 5/6 teams in each division that's alot of team racing so there were three rings running at the same time.

Chip was racing in the Grease Lightning Team (Auntie Breeze was also in this team) and they came second in their division!

Dare also had a go running back before the 1st team ran. He enjoyed himself.

The crowds were very big when the 1st Division ran. This picture will give you an idea of how many...

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Waiting in line

More pictures from the weekend. We were camping in a massive field with loads of other people and their dogs.

But there was still lots of space to run about.

This is me sitting to command and Auntie Breeze waiting in line.

This is me after having having a dash about.

We had hot weather all weekend, which was nice and loads of wasps which was not.

Monday, 17 August 2009

Me & my Dad

We all went to the British Flyball Championships over the weekend and I had a great surprise. I unexpectedly met my Dad who was racing there with the Crazy Cannons Flyball team. His name is Adam.

This is him getting ready to race.

And this is me with him. People said we look very alike.

I was really surprised as I did not know he was going to be there.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Smartest dog...

There was an article this week in the UK newspapers saying that the smartest breed of dog is the Border Collie. (The cheer of agreement you can hear is Auntie Breeze and Dare)

However I think it depends on how exactly you measure intelligence.

This is Chip and as a Terrier his breed doesn't rate very highly on the newspaper list.

However to think of lying in the shade of clothes on the garden washing line, whilst the rest of us sit in the Sun, I think is a very clever for a dog...

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Dare in the Sun

The Sun arrived in style today. This is Dare enjoying the sunshine.

Dare is deaf in one ear which means he can't actually hear which direction noises are coming from unless he is looking at you or he sees the reaction of the rest of the pack. He was very ill when he was a puppy and had to have a long course of antibiotics but he is fine now.

Dare and me also enjoyed a lay on the cool garden lawn as it was quite hot outside.

Monday, 10 August 2009

Bad night ?

Ever had a bad night sleeping or burnt the candle at both ends?

I think Dare must have been up to something last night judging by the state of him today. He sleeping in the front room on the small settee at the moment.

Oops it looks like he is awake. I hope he didn't hear me!

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Where to lay down

One of the hardest things for me to decide is where to lay down. Now on a bright sunny day like today inside was far to hot. But I had a better idea.

Out in the garden on the cool grass was much nicer.

And it was even better in the shade watching Chip.

Saturday, 8 August 2009

Out and about

Out and about today. Went for a really nice long walk in the park with Auntie Breeze.

This is us both dashing off into the distance.

Auntie Breeze has a habit of switching into Border Collie sheepdog mode. This her waiting for the (imaginary) sheep to come in her direction.

Can't understand it myself...

Tuesday, 4 August 2009


There is a room in my house that's my favorite and that's the kitchen. One of the best bits of this room is the fridge where lots of exciting food is kept. The food in it seems much better smelling than my own kibble.

Mind you for some reason I don't seem to get much food from the fridge given to me...

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Kaiza the Rottie

Another Flyball weekend. We were at the Maple Leaf tournament in Stockbridge. This is a picture of me today with Kaiza who is a Rottie who runs in the same team as Auntie Breeze and Chip.

Dare also had a go today for the first time and did quite well.

But not as good as I will do when I am old enough to compete at flyball!