Tuesday, 7 December 2021

Cornwall Holiday!

 We had the best time in Cornwall and the doglets had a blast on the beaches! We had chilly but sunny and dry weather. I have so many lovely photos, here are a selection but unfortunately they aren't in order so I will attempt to remember where I took them! Brodie and Branston enjoyed short potters on the beach or round town while the other three did longer walks.

Fistral beach in Newquay after brunch at the Sea Spray cafe...Branstons first time on the beach and he loved it! Almost 5 months at this point ❤

Me hanging out with King Arthur at Tintagel

Walking through the narrow streets at Padstow

The harbour at Padstow

Padstow beach

Volt beach which we found after a trip to Heligan, it was so sunny that we couldn't actually look into the camera! This is one of the last pics of Matts hat as it flew away in Storm Arwen 😂

The Lost Gardens of Heligan, what a lovely place to visit!

A special snowdrop picture for my Mum!! x

Fistral headland

Fistral beach

Brodie in the Sea Spray cafe, he absolutely loved being on holiday and did so well! Can't believe he turns 15 in Feb! 💙

Merlins cave at Tintagel

Sunset over Newquay

The funny house on the island in Newquay

One man and his (my!) dog on Crantock beach 

The most amazing pitch and putt course...this was the last hole! 

Hard to see but the tee is on the hill by the bench and you can just see the green! I actually got onto the green in one go! Matthew was a pro and won of course but I did get a Par 3 in 2 so happy with that!!

Rick Steins fish and chips at Fistral!

Branston snuggling with his big bro 😍

The best Cornish pasty I've ever had!! Beef and stilton and Matt had lamb and mint...they were HUGE!!

Warming up with a coffee and mince pie in Cafe Nero

Proud Rupert on the rocks

Branston lost three teeth on holiday...he is very proud of his new nashers!!

Brooke was the best golf caddy!! 

Wednesday, 3 November 2021

Bru goes Grade 7 and UKA Finals!

 Bru won his last agility needed to go Grade 7 at Inspire show!! 🎉💛 It was a bit of a hairy run but how exciting that he can now run in champ classes! Here is his run

Spark was brilliant considering that it was an indoor show (she isn't keen on the barking in confined spaces) She was judged in her two jumping runs by her Uncle Dan who trained her since she was an 8 week old puppy so she finds him super exciting!! It was lovely to have a course that tested all her skills at speed and really pushed us as handlers...all 190m of it! Here is her winning run 💜

Branston continues to grow like a weed and at almost 18 weeks is now taller than Bru! He is probably as heavy as him as well now 😂 At the moment we aren't doing any classes but are keeping up with lots of adventures out and about, tricks and recalls in new places. Also some learning how to watch quietly...something I wish I'd worked harder on with Spark! He has had an introduction to the manners minder, and also done a couple of hoops to both the manners minders and a dead toy. Here is his 16-17 week video 

A week ago (Wednesday as there was a change of venue and weekends weren't available!) Bru did the UKA Grand Finals. He was in the performance challenge and was so unlucky in the jumping as the weaves were really tough, he missed the entry and then second time round came out of them early (they were into nothing!) His time was amazing despite the 10 faults! It is a two part competition and he went on to win the agility round with a very cool run but unfortunately it wasn't enough to place on the podium overall. Here is Bru's agility run! 

Brodie is doing so well bless his heart! He has been the perfect puppy 'nanny' for Branston and enjoys similar length walks as he gets a bit stiff when the weather is damp. To be fair he is 15 in February so he is doing really well! 💙 Brooke is also a perfect great auntie and doesn't take any nonsense at all! We have pretty much decided to retire her from agility. She is running fine but is 11 next March and her shoulder is always going to have a weakness. Plus she is loving doing hoopers! 💚 We are doing a show this weekend so watch this space!! Happy retirement Mrs Bean! 

Friday, 15 October 2021

Mums 70th Birthday visit!

 We had such a lovely time over the past couple of weekends catching up with my family and celebrating my Mums 70th birthday! The weather wasn't brilliant on our family get together but the house that was base for the day was huge and had plenty of space for us all. There was also a nice paddock for the dogs to have a run around in. Spark found a frisbee which made her day although she couldn't run with it hanging down as she is so dinky so she quickly figured out she could run with it in the air!

Part of my Mums Birthday surprise was this beautiful Birthday cake made my talented friend Julie at Julies Cake Company!! The detail was amazing and the cake was delicious 😍 We spent the day catching up and it was so nice to see everyone! Branston was impeccably behaved which was a relief as he hasn't been in other houses before! 

Helping my Auntie in the kitchen! 

Waiting for the feast!

Branston meeting his Nana for the first time! 💕

The celebrations continued when Mum and Amy came to stay with us!

Lunch out with Wendy 😊


Puppy class with the Pickle!

Chiltern open Air Museum which was a great day out! So much to explore, I think we all slept well after!

Stockwood Park

Tea on the patio in October! Sunbathing shelties!

Wrest Park with Toad and Branston!

Someone crashed in our selfie pic!

While we were at Wrest Park Matthew and Bru won a Grade 6 agility run at Paws in the Park!!

And finally here is Branstons recent video! There is one for every week that we have had him on my YouTube channel...I'm keeping a record of our adventures! ❤