Friday, 30 September 2011

Silver Good Citizen

Unfortunately the boss forgot to post about an important event that happened a couple of weeks ago.

I passed my Silver, Kennel Cub Good Citizen Award at the first attempt. I go every week to a training club where I took the test.

This is me in the garden with my certificate today looking suitably annoyed with this forgetfulness.

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Yet more Sunny Flyball...

Another day and yet more flyball (that I missed of course...)

Dare and Auntie Breeze raced in the same team and it was all hands on deck, so no pictures of them. So its a bit of a full on Chip post today. He raced really well and hows about this for a picture of him doing a box turn!

His team raced in the same division as one of our other clubs teams beating them when they raced and coming 2nd overall.

And if you wondered what a Chip's eye view was like of him crossing over with another dog in a a race, this is it.

Next weekend is the last outdoor tournament we have this year, hope the weather is as nice as it was this weekend.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Kennel Club Flyball

I would have taken part today in Kennel Club Flyball qualifiers today but unfortunately could not as I am still very 'unusually attractive' at the moment.

Basically the Kennel Clubs version is different to the BFA (British Flyball Association) version we normally race.

Apart from the fact its run by the Kennel Club the jumps are over fixed 12" jumps and instead of the lights and electronic timing its all done by human eye... The big attraction is that if you win you get to run at Crufts.

As the qualifier was run after a BFA tournament today the light was starting to fade which has made the race pictures of my teammates that the boss took look very interesting.

This is Chablis




And Tayler

And this is all of them getting ready to race.

Unfortunately my team narrowly missed out on qualifying this year. Hopefully I can have a go next year.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Salute to the Forties

On Saturday Mum went to Chatham dockyard in Kent for a show which had nostalgic look at the 1940's. There was loads of stuff there from that period which of course was the time of WW2.

This was a Hawker Hurricane which took part in the Battle of Britain.

A great looking anti aircraft gun with people dressed up in wartime uniforms.

In fact lots of people were dressed up in uniforms from the time. The Police today are not that differently dressed in London and in England the Police still generally do not carry guns.

There were also some American Army vehicles on show from that time as well.

And this very splendid looking red fire engine.

And of course there had to be a dog there somewhere.

But I don't think he is old enough to have been there in the 1940's as well...

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Paws in the Park, Flyball

Everyone, apart from me, went to another flyball tournament today. It was held in Kent at a big dog show called Paws in the Park.

There was lots of other things going on for dogs to do and lots of stuff to buy for dogs.

Some of it a bit expensive. This was a special settee just for dogs that you could buy that costs £149.00 !

But back to the Flyball . Auntie Breeze and Dare both raced in the same team and came 1st place in their Division.

Chip's team raced in Division 3 today and his team also came 1st not losing a race all day which is very impressive.

Not only does Chip look like he enjoyed himself but his box turns were very, very good again today.

He is now lying down recovering on our 'normal' settee at home.

Friday, 16 September 2011

Attractive again

Unfortunately I am 'unusually attractive' again at the moment.

So I am stuck here in the garden for a couple of weeks which will be a real pain as I will miss out on some upcoming flyball racing.

But the good news is I will be able to spend loads extra time keeping those pesky birds away!

Monday, 12 September 2011

Water Orton Wonderdogs

We all had a great time yesterday at the flyball tournament unfortunately no 1st places for our teams but we all ran well. Unusually me and Chip ran in the same open team, Lightning Flash and as normal Auntie Breeze and Dare Ran in the same team, Lightning Tornadoes.

We were racing in the Midlands in Warwicksire at a BFA tournament run by the Water Orton Wonderdogs (what a great Club name!)

We have been working some more on my drive back to the tuggie which is really helping with the speed of my run backs.

I ran 1st dog in my team for a change, getting loads of runs and I don't think I ran slower than 4.6 seconds all day and did loads of 4.3 second runs. Also got quite a few close changeovers.

Both our teams got 5th places so it wasn't that bad and my team were racing in Division 2 so it was quite fast opposition.

Of course as usual little Chip ran very well all day .

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Rest day

We have having another day out to chill as we are off to another flyball tournament tomorrow.

I wonder if we will win...

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Wall less Wednesday

We have building work going on today at our ranch (well I like to think its my ranch but its really our back garden)

There is new fencing going up on one side of the patio. So you can walk straight into next doors garden at the moment.

But unfortunately the boss was one step ahead of us on this. So we are all being confined to the lawn area when outside at the moment.

Some people have no sense of adventure!

Saturday, 3 September 2011


No flyball tournaments this weekend although we do have some training tomorrow. So we went to my favourite Park instead today..

Am I ready...

And I'm off...


OK can you throw it again?