Sunday, 30 May 2010

Blue sky thinking

Its been another lovely sunny day today, a blue sky with a touch of cloud.

Its the sort of day to just sit in the garden and enjoy spring.

Hope you had a nice day as well.

Saturday, 29 May 2010


Auntie Breeze and Dare were out herding again over the nearby field. No sheep in sight so they had a go at herding something else.

He is black not white like a lot of sheep and was determined not to be herded about the field.

But Auntie Breeze and Dare worked as a brace (pair) So they got Chip under control in the end.

Its funny how they know how to herd as a brace instinctively and with no training. The boss says its years of selective breeding to produce the best sheep herding dogs.

But you can't keep Chip under control for long.

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Who is the culprit ?

A hole has started to appear in the lawn in our back garden. Could we have moles?

Or might the guilty party live a bit closer to home?

Monday, 24 May 2010

More Sun

Its been another very hot sunny day here in West London.

Its been great for all us to be in the garden today enjoying the lovely weather.

I think some nice sunshine always helps to cheer you up.

And another reason to smile is England won 3-1 tonight against Mexico in a football World Cup warm up game :-)

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Keeping cool

One way to keep cool in the hot weather that we are having this weekend is to have a little ice.

Auntie Breeze likes it.

And so do I.

But Chip has a better way.

Sitting in a bucket of cold water does the trick for him.

Saturday, 22 May 2010


Being Border Collie's Breeze and Dare spend a lot of time herding each other as well as everything and everyone else.

Who has the the tennis ball is the key. A bit like the game called tag. Apparently the boss used to call a game like this British Bulldog when they were at school.

Of course Auntie Breeze found it all quite enjoyable yesterday.

(The boss took these pictures with the new camera on different settings, the colours look very different.)

Friday, 21 May 2010

New(ish) Camera

As requested this is a picture the boss's new Camera a Canon EOS 20D. When I say its new its only new to us as it is a second hand one.

I think the reason the boss got a second hand one is because of a track record of breaking cameras...

We will have to see if the snaps get better when the boss works out how to use it properly!

Thursday, 20 May 2010


The boss has a new camera so has been outside today in the garden taking pictures of flowers to try it out.

This is a dandelion clock.

A Bluebell

An Antique Pansy

Not sure what this is, something blue...

And an English Rose

Tuesday, 18 May 2010


Sometimes you have to wait ages for someone to play ball with you.

Monday, 17 May 2010

Wimbledon - Day 2

We went back on Sunday to watch Chip race at Wimbledon. His team was racing in Div 3 and the 1st team were in Div 1.

As normal he got very excited at the prospect of flyball racing and made loads of noise.

Chips team won Div 3 and the first team got second place in Div 1. This is a you tube video of Chip racing yesterday.

I am not sure he wanted to he caught in that last race.

And of course being Wimbledon just as we finished it started to rain.

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Wimbledon today

We were at the famous Wimbledon today. It was a flyball tournament not the tennis one, but they are both held in Wimbledon and both involve tennis balls!

I raced in a different team today Lightning Flash with different dogs from last week Ruby, Merlot and Patsy. But I know them from training so we get on well.

This is me getting ready to warm up

And this is me during the race.

You can also see me and my team mates racing in this You Tube video.

We raced really well and my team got second place in our Division. This is me afterwards with my rosette.

Friday, 14 May 2010

Clean up

After all the excitement of the weekend its been back to domestic duties this week.

So how do you switch this vacuum cleaner on ?

And how am I going to hold it...

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

The weekend

We have just got some pictures from the flyball tournament last weekend. It was the first real open racing I have ever competed in.

This is me and my team getting ready to race.

Me dashing down to the flyball box.

Getting closer.

Doing a swimmers turn on the flyball box.

And after the racing.

Monday, 10 May 2010

Acremead pics & ....

No pictures of last weekends flyball tournament yet but we received some pictures today that were kindly taken at the second starters competition I raced at in April.

I think I was holding on to the tennis ball very tightly.

And as requested by Valerie this is a picture of me with my 2nd place rosette from yesterdays flyball racing.

Doesn't that camera flash makes you squint!

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Flyball Today

Well it was really good at my first ever flyball tournament.

We camped both Friday and Saturday night in a tent and then today I had my first ever race.

This is a video of me with my team, I am the third dog racing.

We came second in our division so I also got a rosette. Everyone seemed really pleased.

Hopefully will also have some pictures soon of me at the tournament.

Saturday, 8 May 2010


Its a big day tomorrow, my first ever real flyball tournament, as I am now old enough to compete.

Wish me luck.

Thursday, 6 May 2010

That feeling...

Do you ever get that feeling that you are being watched?

When the hairs start to stand up on the back of your neck.

Yes I do as well sometimes, can't imagine why ...

Tuesday, 4 May 2010


Whats that Chip is sneaking up on deep in the English Jungle...

Its a fierce new breed of Border Collie called a Dare.

Watch him roar at you from his hideout ...

This is a bit of poetic licence on my part as Dare was actually eating the grass, not very frightening of him :-)

Monday, 3 May 2010

Funny old weather

Well it certainly rained this weekend. It chucked down on Sunday at flyball training and it has been rain showers on and off all over the weekend. Its also been cold and windy as well.

But from these pictures of me out with Chip today you will not believe that the weather has been bad! Its been windy and some sunshine as well between the rain showers.

Mind you without the rain the grass would not be so green!

This is a video of me and Chip today, you can hear the wind if you listen carefully.