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Thursday, 6 August 2009

Busy August!!

Its been 3 weeks since I have blogged, and I apologise, but I don't seem to have a spare 5 minutes anytime!

On the weekend of 25th/26th July we went to Newbury for the Agility Club weekend show. It was the biggest show we have been to to date, and with 12 rings it was a bit nerve racking but we thoroughly enjoyed it. We had a few dodgy rounds, but both Lily & Olli managed places, 19th & 16th respectively in Jumping & Agility, which out of 260 dogs per class was pretty damn good! I was thrilled.

We then went on to Tewkesbury on Monday for the UKA Nationals week, and our holiday! We had mixed weather, ranging from warm sunshine to torrential downpours, but the show went on and it was a great week. Lots of classes and both dogs did very well. Olli won a trophy, 1st in the Snooker, and also had 2nds,3rds, and 4ths in Agility, Steeplechase, Jumping and other games classes. Lily also won a trophy 1st in Jumping, with 2nds, 3rds & 4ths in Agility etc, and moved up to senior for the last day!! Both dogs, 7 top 4 places each in 5 days competing. Pretty good.

Lily is a bit madder than she used to be since her month off, so it is taking some getting used to, but she is still improving. Olli just gets better & better!
Saturday eve there was a live band in the hall, and we danced & drunk and had a great night. They were a good fun band and it was nice to relax with everyone after the week, but there were a few sore heads and sunglasses on Sunday morning! Those courses seemed to spin!

So that's it! Back to work for a few days now, and missing the caravan living!
Next week we are off to Northampton for the biggest show of the year, the KC Festival, and then on Monday straight from there to Ipswich for another week of competing!!

Dave is certainly learning how to be sociable. Its slow progress but its working, and at training he actually did a fast recall for the first time, and didn't get distracted by the other dogs, so really pleased.

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