Thursday, 8 September 2016

Pupdate 3

Tiggs is now 8 months old.

Her favourite things are: chewing the conservatory chairs, her raccoon, the horses ball, her tent in the garden, racing around like a demented thing, stealing stuff - she's moving on from shoes and now likes to steal bras as well - she patrols round like she's won the lottery - such a little thief!

We are still trying to crack the toilet training - so close, yet so far! She's 90% there I think.

I have signed us up to a beginners agility course. I did it with Dixie and enjoyed it so thought I'd give it a go with Tiggs.
Unfortunately Tiggs isn't the brightest crayon in the box and she's not very coordinated so I'm not expecting much from her.
Our first lesson was good and thankfully she wasn't the worst there! There may be hope for her yet!

We have been going to local dog shows and having a good time (except the shows where they take it too seriously - boring!).

We had a failed attempt at dog racing at Totnes show but had another go at a local fun evening and she won! I should probably admit that there were only 2 in her class and the other dog ran straight back to his dad! 

Maybe we will practise our dog racing and try again next year!

I have ordered a GoPro dog harness so I'll see if I can balance the camera on her bony back and get some footage.

Tiggs is the sweetest, most loving little dog and we love her very much - if only she could stop eating and stealing our belongings!

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Broken pony

Poor Fern has hurt her leg and has to have 6 weeks off games.

She had to have an ultrasound scan on her legs to check the injury and you could see little holes in the damaged ligament. I dread to think what the vet bill will be!! 

We have been really enjoying the last few weeks because the stubble fields have finally been cut, permission obtained from the farmer and we were loving having a good blast round the open fields.
I was practising our jumping and getting ready for the local show and going to Horse Camp in a couple of weeks time.
Sadly my summer is now over and Fern must rest up. No camp for us which I've been looking forward to for over a year! 

Hopefully I can get her fit enough to get out hunting a bit later this year but I won't be rushing into anything.