Lots of people have kindly asked how Miss Brooke (should that be Mrs Brooke?!) is getting on. She is being a very good patient considering how dull her life must be, despite our best attempts to cheer her up! Her favourite thing is to sofa snuggle with Matthew in the evenings. You can tell its getting colder as Bracken is only interested in laps as a source of heat!
The older two shelties did a demo for a hospice on Wednesday this week and Sparkle did one for Age Concern on Monday. They really enjoyed showing off their tricks and as ever Brax enjoyed the biscuit crumbs :-) The pic below is the pair of them walking in St Albans squirrel hunting!
At the weekend we ran the ESSC Sheltie Agility show and it was a brilliant success thanks to a few hardcore helpers. It is amazing the number of people who will sit and watch you run backwards and forwards and not lift a finger to help! It is generally the same people that help every year and we are so grateful as otherwise the ring would have ground to a halt. Our dogs really enjoyed having a run! Bracken was brilliant getting a 3rd in 4-7 jumping, a 4th in agility and winning the Best Veteran trophy! Brodie came 3rd in 4-7 jumping and n2nd with his mate Rommy in pairs so a good day all round!
On Tuesday evening I discovered Miss Sparkle had come into season. She had done a lesson on Tuesday morning and ran nicely but she is now on her winter break for a month of not doing agility. She is a terrible flirt so poor Brodie is not getting any peace! Here is a pic from their last day running round the field together.
Mr Toad in lesson on Tuesday-he is just so much fun!!
And this is Sparkle running her last sequence for a while-boo hoo!