Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Christmas fun :-)

We had a lovely Christmas time and felt very spoilt with all the lovely pressis we received! Our physio Sally gave the dogs a toy each which caused a lot of excitement, even though Brooke couldn't play with her toy it made a nice pillow! 

Sparkle then stole it once Brooke was back in her pen-nice teeth!

Meanwhile Brodie had his sights firmly set on the squeaky penguin!!

Our little tree is very dinky but pretty...I got a cute sheltie ornament to hang on it from Squidge's Mum :-)

And for those of you wondering what the inside of the edible baubles looked like-he is one. They were soooo yummy! Thanks Amy!

Meal almost ready...

Brodie wondering if there is any ham for him!

After all the excitement in the morning, the afternoon consisted of napping!

As we didn't take enough crates when we stayed at Matts mums Brodie slept on the bed...smug boy!

Sparkle only joined him in the morning...she was a good girl and stayed on her vetbed!

Thanks to everyone for our lovely presents and cards, we really appreciated them. I also managed to catch up with some very special friends running up to Christmas which was such a treat xx

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Let the rehab commence!!

It is exceptionally mild this December, hardly a frost in sight and a lot of rain! This was one of our rare sunny morning walks...these two are such pros at having their photo taken :-)

I have had a busy few weeks teaching workshops at my venue and for friends but last week I flew up to Edinburgh for the day to visit my Dad who was in hospital after a hip op. I met up with my sister and we had fun looking round the Christmas Market. It has been so mild that the ice rink pictured behind my sister had started to melt!!

Being incredibly talented, Amy had made gingerbread baubles with chocolate drops inside-two of my fav things!! And so tasty!!

The two older dogs are now on their agility holidays after being treated by our lovely physio. Sparkle has not done much agility as it has been too wet and muddy! We have a Rally competition coming up and Brodie, Brax and Spark are competing so will need to practice!!

There has been a lot of people posting photos of their dogs that they have edited using a cool app...have to say I had a go and was very pleased with how this picture of Toad turned out! I love how it has captured the shine on his coat

So the big news...
Brooke has seen the physio and she doesn't think there is an issue with starting her off with some teeny tiny walks and static exercises on her wobble cushion. So far she has managed to walk nicely almost round the perimeter of the garden (I time her so we don't overdo it!) The grass is long which helps slow her down and think about where she is putting her feet.

Brooke is such a special girly and so good that she is allowed into the coffee shop where I work. Here she is trying to get me to give her cake :-D and below her first go doing her exercises which involve standing with her front feet on wobble cushion amongst other things.

And please keep your fingers and toes crossed that she can get back to running around! 

Monday, 7 December 2015

Getting festive :-)

Not the best pic but the Christmas tree and decorations have gone up. Brookes pen is decorated as well and the tinsel matches her vetbed and Santa Paws stocking!

Brooke is doing well, she seems to be moving ok despite looking stiff but then that is to be expected as she doesn't use her muscles at all. She has a month of rest left before she can't start rehab work. She is such a good patient luckily! I have heard a few stories from people whose dogs have recovered well and gone back to agility so there is hope yet. This is my normal morning coffee session! Brooke getting biomag therapy and Sparkle the other side

The weather has been wet and windy and very mild for December. I have been so busy working that I have been doing six day weeks as have had a lot of workshops to teach at the weekends. I am looking forward to a lie in! I have had some lovely dog walks despite the weather :-)

I totally adore this photo!! Sparkle can't believe the shelties-she says she is working with amateurs!! 

Sunrise on the field and Sparkle almost getting blown away!!