Thursday, 22 October 2020

Kelluki Hoopers, Agility and a visit to Pure

 So the past two weekends we did two Kelluki visits, the first was to do Hoopers with the three shelties and last weekend was for some agility. The Hoopers show turned out to be a bit fraught for us as we had three dogs running in a group of eight and as the ground had been wet we couldn't park really close to the rings (totally understandable) We had turned up in good time to warm the dogs up but we hadn't banked on our group starting to run much earlier than expected so we ended up on the back foot for the entire show and running around juggling dogs which was stressful to say the least! We have decided that two in a group is a limit or it isn't enjoyable!! Bru did so much cool work but no clears this time, Brodie loved having four runs got two clears (one was 2nd place!) And Brooke Bean at her first hoopers show had one teeny blip in each class but still ended up with a 2nd place! She loved it!! 

Here is one of each of the shelties runs...

Bru 💛 Hard to see but he missed a hoop!

Brodie 💙 2nd in this run 

Brooke 💚 2nd despite going the wrong side of a barrel

I need to do a sofa picture with all their lovely rosettes and trophies but its hard when you don't get them on the day anymore! We haven't got any more hoopers shows booked but it is definitely something that the shelties enjoy! We are hoping to get to some more workshops over the winter.

We also got round to sorting some of the garden out although the green bin is constantly too full! This was the last harvest of tomatoes and courgettes.

And harvesting our runner beans for next year...I always think that they look like the magic beans from Jack and the Beanstalk!

My little field helper missing her toy, this photo makes me laugh!

Unfortunately Bru managed to pull some of his dew claw off 😔 It is healing well underneath but we decided that Kelluki agility would be a bad idea given the ground may be bumpy and muddy. He was absolutely furious to be taken to a party and not get to play!!

The two girls enjoyed their agility day out though! It also meant that we were only there for a couple of hours unlike most of the day

Brooke came 3rd in this G6-7 jumping, it was such a hard course to remember for some reason, particularly with only 5 mins to walk it!

And Spark was a good girly 💜 one pole in the first agility (such a fun course!) she won the second agility (again really flowing course) and we got E'd in the jumping but I was thrilled with being able to leave her in the weaves! Here is a compilation of her runs

She was a tired puppy after!!

On Sunday Bru had a workshop with Walter at Pure which is a new indoor astroturf venue. Bru worked so well and he was fine working with his nail wrapped up.

This was him doing the whole course

I couldn't work yesterday or today as the weather has been really wet this week, Toad has enjoyed having his Mama at home!

And I baked vegan molasses cookies...they are yummy!

And a still from a video but I thought it was a cool action shot!

Thursday, 8 October 2020

Bru gets promoted!

 Bru did his first Beyond Grade 7 workshop with Dan this week, he has always been in the younger dog group but he got bumped up a group! He coped really well with it and they managed the whole course at the end with only a little blip at the weaves as Matt got in his way 😂💛 Here is a compilation of what they did

We have a hoopers show this weekend so hope that the weather stays dry, we have had so much rain recently! The roads round us have been flooded over the weekend, they looked like rivers 😮 It suddenly feels colder and is getting dark so early.

The doglets waiting for Matt outside the village shops...collie vs shelties!

Bru's first Aframe photo from the show!

It finally stopped raining on Monday lunchtime and Bean and I enjoyed sitting out in the sun with a cuppa

My two have been really snuggly and cute over the last couple of days. Toad has discovered the sofa and Spark has even decided that she can share a bed with him!! 

Friday, 2 October 2020

Bru goes Grade 3!!

 Little Rupert finally won into Grade 3 at Kelluki! He had three runs, two agility and a jumping and he went clear in all three! He won two and can 2nd (by 0.3 seconds!) in the other run! He was ready to win up earlier this year but obviously with the Covid situation there hasn't been any KC shows until now. Here is a video of his winning run 💛

Auntie Brooke did well too winning a grade 7 agility with a held dog walk...we were a bit surprised!! 

Sparkle was flying but I made silly mistakes and got a refusal in two runs as a consequence! 💜

They were very tired after the show!

Brodie has had another pancreatitis flare up and Bru is so sweet looking after him...he loves his big brother!

We are so impressed by how Kelluki have managed to go ahead with shows in a covid compliant way and we have still been able to have fun! So important when you have a young dog like Bru who is needing the ring experience. We have been there a few times to do independent agility shows but also our very first hoopers show! Brodie had been feeling better running up to it so I decided to give him a run and see how he went. He was really excited to be back in the ring again!! Here he is winning senior barrels 💙

And the boys with their prizes!! Kelluki do such lovely trophies! 

And I couldn't resist buying these professional photos of the boys in action!

The girls had fun doing an agility workshop instead of competing at hoopers (although Brooke is entered into the next hoopers show...eeek!) This is Brooke bean being very clever...her send to the weaves was amazing! 💚

Sparkle even managed to watch some of the action quietly which is rare!