Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
this is the batteries operated hamster
Monday, December 28, 2009
Then, Christmas Day came and we didn't get time to use the machine at all.
On Boxing Day, we spent all morning clearing up the garden. By this time, the Willow tree has dropped all the leafs, so is about time to give the garden a good clear up. We got a pair of this Leaf Collector for Christmas, it is a brilliant tool to pick up the leafs.
We also washed down the Dog Walk, so it looks new. I've tried to move the DW to the middle of the garden. I know it makes the garden looks smaller and crowded but I couldn't care less, all I want to do this winter is to make sure I can train Saturn's contacts properly and hopefully he will get the idea what he should do in the ring.
I've got the Manners Minder out in the garden to start using it. I show Saturn the machine and he has picked up a few treats from the machine, so everything is ready to go. Unfortunately, this machine got me so frustrated, the remote didn't work every single time, sometimes it work and sometimes it was delay and sometimes it don't work at all. I was really frustrated with it. How can I teach Saturn if the reward is delay? Or the reward nevers arrive when he hit the correct position? At the end, I just gave up on it!
Colin tried to film me with my new toy, please turn down the volume, you don't want to hear my frustration voice:
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Cheeky Tiggi. I have to keep reminding Sally to bring camera with her when she goes out walking!
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
a nice family photo
and a gorgeous puppy
I was a bit disappointed with the photos I took at Epping Forest, the lighthing wasn't good for some action shots, most of the photos turned out blur and dark. I tried my best to edit them but they are still not what I was hoping for. Above are a series of photos of Skye chasing her mama.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
here is the very well behaved boys and girl sitting pretty for the photo, no problem at all taking this group photo, guess they are now more settled since we came home.
have to inculde this photo of my handsome boy
crazy Seagull, he don't normally run when we go out walking but the snow can't stop him running like a loonie!!
this is a series of photos of Seagull and Samber playing in the snow:
Titan in the garden, you can see snow falling on his black coat
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
I decided to have a white chocolate coated banana.
We were very happy with the Hotel, the service is brilliant and it has a nice size swimming pool, so Colin spent most of the time swimming while I catch up on sleep! We even have a little balcony over look the carpark but it was too cold to sit outside. The breakfast was very nice, Colin and I enjoyed a HUGE breakfast on Saturday morning!
Colin and his little mermaid at Het Zand, Bruges biggest open square
love this inflatable snowman sitting in front of the fire
willow tree full of lid up lantern
during our window shopping, we saw these:copper shoes!!!
Golden dog, he reminded me so much of Scout
Now, some puppies news ...
Migeul took the puppies and most of her adult shelties to Bruges to meet up with us on Saturday afternoon. Between us (Miguel, Colin and I), we took the five puppies and two shelties for a walk in Bruges. We forgot how busy it would be on Saturday but it was very good to get the puppies out and social. You can imagine all the attention the puppies get while we walked then around the sqaures and markets.
Ike (Icarus Of The Five Colors) and Sipzie
introducing horse to Sipzie
On Sunday, we travel in Miguel's motorhome to a training school, about an hour away from his house. It is amazing to see some Belgian training their dogs. In the training school, they have their own pub/club house where they sells beers, drinks and food in the warm. They also fenced up a few different areas so people can train their dogs in different aspects. Colin has taken some photos of the training fields/areas but I am not going to include in this post, as it is getting such a long post with all the photos.
All the puppies are well socialised. They have been out and about since they are 3 weeks old. Sipzie and her brothers and sister are not afraid of anything, anyone can handle them. They also met other dogs at the training school and nothing put them off. All the five puppies are great tuggers too, boy! didn't they all have sharp teeth and sharp claws? They like to tug on my fleece sleeve and we have a good game of tug and you guess it. They win and I lost!!
puppies, puppies ...
these are Miguel's shelties pack, left to right: Visi (England import), Ypra (Sipzie's mum), Jaimy, baby Idgy (England import) and Boyd (England import) and the beautiful bi-blue in front of Ypra is Jaimy's daughter Aily.