Thursday, October 27, 2011

8th International Sheltie Agility Show

We are off to the 8th International Sheltie Agility Show in Belgium in less than 24 hours time! Phew! The dogs are not ready and I am not ready! They have not done much training, especially Sipzie, so we will see what she will do when she goes back to her homeland and see her breeder Miguel. One thing I am sure is she will go bananas when she sees him and trust me, I may not be able to bring her back LOL.

We haven't done much training due to puppies and me being under the weather; luckily, we went to Toni Dawkin's Training Day last Saturday, so at least both dogs had done a little bit of running and I've got to learn the "European Turn" which I wanted to learn for ages. Thanks Toni for a great training day!

I spent 3/4 of the times training Sipzie and only took Sizzle out for the last sequence, so I wanted to try to practice that "european turn" with Sizzle in the garden, sadly the weather didn't help, so hopefully next year, I get to put in some "european turn" in my runs.

We only take Sizzle and Sipzie with us, so the others and the puppies are staying. They are in good hand while we are away. Great Thanks to Ann for looking after them!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Pups are 3.5 weeks already! They are getting more active when awake and they now they form a pattern. Two pups asleep and one pup awake! Mmm ... so I am even more busier! All the pups are quite forward. Each time I let them out of the puppy pen, they go explore further! They jump over the puppy gate (the lower bar), so you can see they are quite an agile pup, and off they ran into the other room ... so I am constantly chasing puppies ...

so, this is the Big girl who we called Sooty but her new daddy is naming her FLY
 she is very cheeky fat girl and she has a lot of attitude and she loves her toys ...

and here is a little video clip of Fly killing Mr Duck:

Oh, puppies teeth are growing ... so it's about time to introduce some solid food. Here is Scamble breakfast for the little ones ... they really like them and to my surprised, they finished it all between them!

It's sunny and warm this afternoon, so they pups get to go on the patio for the first time for quick 5 minutes. The sun didn't stay very long, so I took them in quick before they get too cold! I think they enjoyed their outing!
 Mr handsome

 ... and this is what they do most of the time ... play fight!
 look like the discussion went wrong here!!!

 Scampi: I do love you sis

 very handsome boy

 no problem on the wobble board!

 and the beautiful mama

 this little sweet Sweep melt my heart!
 butter wouldn't melt expression!
let's guess the butts!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Sooty, Sweep & Scampi 3 weeks

Gosh! I've been so busy, hardly any time left for myself. The puppies still sleep a lot. They woke up and back to sleep all in 15-20 minutes! They spent very little time playing but when they do, it was quick and cute. No time for photography or video, I am too slow. Hehehe ... actually I just enjoyed watching them play. The two girls play fight and each time, they go "grrrr ...". Scampi is a good little boy, I have not hear him growl but he is very playful. He and Sooty both like tuggy a lot. Oh, these puppies do bark! Proper shelties! LOL

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sonic and his brother and sisters

Sonic made me laugh so much. He is absolutely crazy, obsess with his brother and sisters. He nurse them better than Sunny. He keeps licking them and he is ever so gentle. I have not known him being so gentle before. He is quite powerful when playing tuggy and crazy when we train. He is always on the go but he is so gentle and calm with them. That's amazing! I've just managed to catch a video clip of him and the pups.

introducing Sooty, Sweep & Scampi

Sing and Sunny's puppies arrived on 30th September. After much consideration, we decided to let Sunny whelps her puppies with her owner Marilyn because I have the WAO tryout with Sizzle and I would like have time to make sure he is fit and I am fit for the tryout. We picked up Sunny and her pups on Monday, after the WAO tryout on Sunday and the pups are already 2.5 weeks old. Their eyes and ears are open. They are still not very active at this stage, they spend a lot of time sleeping to grow ...

Sunny has two tri girls and a shaded sable boy. The first born was a smaller tri girl, Sunny didn't have a smooth birth so she has to rush to the vet. The smaller tri girl (I named her Sweep) was pulled out by the vet; then we all decided a caesarean is best for Sunny as we do not want Sunny to go through the hard labour any longer. We then have a bigger tri girl (Sooty) and a shaded sable boy (Scampi) by caesarean. All the pups were weighing between 8.5oz to 9.5oz. Scampi is the smallest in the litter. They all put on weight nicely over the last two weeks and they are fat and contented puppies!

Sunny is a good mama, she settled in straightaway the minute she walked through the door. Pups are great travelling in the car for a long journey, hopefully these puppies will not have car sick when the grow older.

introdusing Sing x Sunny babies, born 30th September
bigger girl, SOOTY
she is very cheeky girl

smaller girl, SWEEP
she is very sweet and cuddly

and the Boy, SCAMPI
he is the naughtiest (in a very funny way), cheekiest little monkey! Of course with a butter wouldn't melt face!
 Sunny & Sweep and Scampi
Sooty trying her baby way of herding sheep ... BITE the sheep. LOL

chilled out time