Saturday, 12 April 2014

10k!

Woohoo I ran 10k today....and I found it fun! Who'da thunk it?!


Its really nice to be able to let the dogs say hello to the other dogs at canicross,where generally the dogs are not as wired as at agility shows,so happier to mix.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Fun Saturday...

Today was more running,I even got Pete to come along,he ran Mookie :)

My canix team :)
Reunited with their old friend :)
I just LOVE this photo...I must must must get out with my proper camera!
Such a beautiful girl :)
I love seeing all the dogs excited to run :)
Another run finished!
Headed home :)
After our run we had a couple of dogs to groom,and Floozie the disgusting creature got another bath because she rolled in fox poo when we took them for an off lead walk/run after canix...smelly little moo!
We ran the beginners run again today,5.5k,but the next time I run with them I'm gonna join into the 'normal' run,which is anywhere from 7 to 10k,I'm excited to do it,anything more than 7k will be as far as I've ever run in my life :) Plus the dogs will love it!

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Pretty Princess Skyla...

If I were to have a small dog..I'd love it to be this little girl :) She belongs to someone who works at the kennels,and is a cross between a Pomeranian and a Chihuahua,though they must have both been oversized as Skyla is much bigger than either breed.
She is full of energy and attitude,a proper little bitch :) and is very pretty to go with it!


The three little staff dogs share a pen in the staff room....Taz has muscled right on in,and just loves his bitches!


Shady is keeping me company tonight as I'm not feeling great :( Had a sore throat all day,I guess its about time I caught someone's cold...I've missed most of them lately!I hope I feel better tommorow I want to go running in the morning,then Regiment after work.

Shady can hear somebody messing around outside the house here,he's got his serious face on lol.


Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Can't stop running????

Lol well that is a bit of an exageration,but Pete,me,Mookie,Shady and The Foof went canixing last night after work.
I feel so happy right now,Pete says the same :) The house is becoming a place we look forward to coming home to...for the first time ever really.Its clean empty of all the crap which was hanging around,and a relaxing place to be.
I didn't realise how much I missed the garden whilst I was living in the flat.Sure I had a little garden with the flat,but not one I could just leave the door open to,as next door's alley way passed through it.
Mookie in particular loves to be outside patrolling around.
We're also enjoying the dogs like in the way we did before we became 'over dogged' and it became like a job.5 dogs is not over dogged to many people,and really it wasn't as much the number of dogs,but the type we have too.
I always hold myself up to very high standards with the dogs.Because of the breed/way they look I feel they cannot ever put a foot wrong,they are actually all sociable and mix with hundreds off dogs without incident,but always in the back of my mind is that if someone else's dog came and started a fight and mine defended themselves that I and my dogs would end up with the blame :( So I stopped going to my local parks,stopped walking everybody at once (unless on lead round the streets so as not to meet off lead dogs) and everything just became a bit of a mission.
Last night after work Pete came with us canixing,and we didn't care what time we came home.We obviously were both depressed in our own way when we were together last time.We stopped doing things together which made us happy,and both started out individually down seperate roads.
When we were first together we always used to go here there and everywhere with our then dogs Minstrel and Boo.We used to go out walking down the river till 9 or 10 in the summer,we made the most out of every minute of daylight in the summer :) We also used to drive most weekends into London with the dogs...I know most people drive out of the city at the weekends lol,but we used to love going to Hampstead Heath,which is a huge park in a very affluent area of London,and can barely be beaten for dog watching! All sort of rare breeds and mixes to be seen exercising there!A huge park with the back drop of the city Canary Wharf etc in the background,we used to spend hours there! All day some days...in fact I'm going to find our next free weekend and we're gonna go again!
So Mindy the foster we had for 2 and a half years found a home,so we were back to 4 dogs,and now we've found a love for canixing,which we can do together and results in tired calm doggies everywhere I think we are truely back on track :) It just took us many years and the perspective you get from distance to figure it all out!

We ran just under 5k last night,the light beat us.Its not far,but as its a very hilly route (a half hour drive from home) and the dogs pull in harness nearly the whole time,they had a great work out....us too.

Starting out..Pete had Mookie.
What a great place to end the day at! Good for your soul :)
Handy trough for a water stop en route.
Posing at the end of the run,it was really pretty dark,but I edited the pic so I could see it!The hills in the background were part of the run.

No running today,well only as part of the Regiment session we'll be doing tonight.Rest day for the dogs,they'll just come to work with me and mess around in the garden all day whilst I'm working hard to earn money to keep them in the style they are accustomed too lol.
I've ordered 2 new canix harnesses for the girls so they aren't running in regular harnessess,and an extra running line too.Just waiting to hear back from the supplier for the size to buy Shady one...hope they are here by the weekend :)

Monday, 31 March 2014

Working weekends......

Socialising with some Hungarians before the run ;)
 Saturday was a busy day,I've come to a compromise with myself about weekends off,much as I enjoyed the 4 or 5 whole weekends off I got earlier this year,its also not practical in my job to work no weekends at all.
People who work Mon to Fri need their dogs groomed at the weekends,or late in the evening,and I think on the whole I'd rather do the odd dog at the weekend,than work late into the evening.
The compromise  is that I am going to do my stuff first in the morning,like Canix or Regi,and then I'll groom one or 2 dogs in the afternoon after I'm done having fun! lol.
Sometimes things don't go to plan though,and Saturday after Canix I had 6 dogs to groom.Luckily they are 6 lovely dogs,all of which I could happily take home,they are a credit to their owners.
New to the gang is Kai the little kelpie,I LOVED him,and definitly would like a Kelpie one day.
I was actually on a waiting list for a Kelpie puppy a few years ago,but then The Foof turned up,so I had to forego my wanted Kelpie puppy...never had any regrets about that though!

The only photo of all 6 of our dogs running together,blurry obvs because we were running so fast! ;)

Little bit of socialising.

After running came working :( Boo...luckily it was 6 of my favourite dogs :)

I could definitely make room for a little Kelpie like this wonderful boy :)
 Sunday was a day off though,I spent the whole day either messing about in the garden with the dogs,or cleaning the damn back bedroom out,it was disgusting!
Its been the dumping ground for all the tools,and decorating stuff from doing the front bedroom,and years worth of crap stored,well dumped in there.
I now have a nice dog room.I need to get some new beds for them for in there.
Its so nice to have somewhere to put the dogs when we/I want a bit of peace and quiet.A year in the flat alone taught me that was really missing from my life was peace and quiet,and I thrived on it once I had it,so the plan has always been since I moved back here to create a nice spot for the dogs to go to give me some dog free time occasionally!

I couldn't get the whole room in the shot,but its just empty,clean and calm :)
Piggy was riding shotgun yesterday.

'Give me all your treats!'

'No give me the treats!'

A Piggy and A Pointy!


Always got an eye on me this one.

Friday, 28 March 2014

More working,more walking...

 Same old stuff today,I took the girls to play down the river,found a tennis ball which Floozie was fetching the whole time,both on land and in the river.

Swimming Piggy :)
Piggy is regretting her swim once she started freezing!!
Pointy baby :)

I keep telling Piggy its weird when she stands with her feet on the loo seat and the edge of the bath whilst I'm bathing!!