Saturday, 31 December 2011

The eleventh hour

It’s coming to the end of December and its about this time of year you usually read in the press and on TV about how the year has gone. So how has my and the rest of my packs 2011 gone?

Firstly in obedience training I have gained my Kennel Club Good Citizen Silver and Gold awards this year, not bad.

And secondly in Flyball I have also had a very successful year gaining my British Flyball Association Flyball Dog Advanced title and the Silver Milestone Award. I have also run my personal fastest ever time of 4.20 seconds this season. Apart from winning loads of races in open competition I also ended the year in the UK's Number 1 rated Multibreed flyball team, Lightning Cocktail.

The rest of my pack have also done really well in flyball but perhaps most notably our little Chip.

Now I finished 2011 the No 1 rated English Shepherd in the UK but Chip also finished the year as the Number No 1 rated Patterdale Terrier in the UK and was also part of the same UK Number 1 rated Multibreed flyball team as me.

Chip also ran a personal fastest time of 4.5 seconds this year which is very speedy for a 7" height dog. So I suppose it is right and proper that he is enjoying a nice rest in the off season at the moment.

And Chip does enjoy a nice warm in front of our fire.

What does 2012 hold? We will have to see and hopefully you will also continue to check out how we all fare on my blog.

But can me and the rest of my pack, both Human and Canine, take this opportunity to hope you have also had a great 2011 and wish you all a very Happy and Prosperous New Year to come.


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

You have had an aweseome year, Wizz. Your family must be very proud of you - we sure are. We send you the same wishes for a very Happy New Year.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Farmchick said...

So nice that your canine group has had success this year. Wishing you a happy new year and much luck ahead.

Patty said...

What a great year you had! Congrats on all your accomplishments!

Valerie said...

You have all done so well throughout the year, it's an honour to know you. And hey, did you know that you get more photogenic every day?

Happy New Year to you all.

Melissa Ann Goodwin said...

Wow, I didn't know my Shepherd friend was such a FAMOUS Shepherd!! #1! What a year of accomplishments. Congratulations! Wishing you an equally happy and successful 2012. And I want to sit in that leather chair.

NanaNor's said...

Congrat's on some wonderful achievements this year! Both you and Chip are incredible and I'd love to see you in action. BTW, what is a Patterdale terrier? I've never heard of this terrier before but he is as striking a fellow as you! May you continue to have many more wins to your name and Chip as well.
Happy New Year to all of you.
Noreen & Reggie

The Army of Four said...

You've sure had a great year, Wizz! Here's to hoping 2012 is even better!
Play bows,

Sophie said...

Sounds like you and yours had a great year. Congratulations--and happy New Year's Eve!

Far Side of Fifty said...

You are awesome Wizz..Happy New Year to everyone! :)

Baylor said...

Wow! You sure have had an eventful 2011! Can wait to see what you do in 2012! You must be famous!

Happy new year ya all!


Pup Fan said...

Wishing you a very happy new year!

The Thuglets said...

Hello we thought we would drop in and meet you.
Wow what a year you had! Congratulations on your wonderful achievements.

Wishing you all Happy New Year 2012!

Big Nose Pokes
The THugletsx

K9friend said...

What an impressive list! Congrats on your accomplishments. Hope you have an equally happy and successful new year!

Critter Alley

Taryn said...

You certainly did have a successful 2011! Congrats on all those #1 ratings!

I wish you an equally successful 2012 and a very Happy New Year!