Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Happy New Year

I didn't stay up for the countdown last night. This is the first time in many years I've missed the countdown. I was in bed by 10pm. The Farm life wear me down very quickly :) Colin kept encouraging me to stay up and he even put my "favourite" program on TV for me, I tried very hard and I eventually fell asleep by the fire snuggling up with the shelties. 

I can see/hear the fireworks going on out there at midnight IN BED! I position our bed facing the balcony and we haven't got a curtain yet. The window is too big, it has to be tailor made and we haven't got around to do so. I kinda crack open my eyes a little and saw some fireworks but I was too tired that I fell asleep very quickly again. 

On New Year day, the sun was shinning! It was dry and sunny, I hope this is a good start of the year. We took the boys (5 boys plus the pony) for a long walk and then come home for a cup of tea and off we went with the two girls. I've really struggled with walking the girls and the boys together. The girls like to play rough. Seny likes to chase them and pull their fur off, mainly the tail and the rough. Poor Sonic has not much tail left and Saturn's rough is getting thinner! She dares not touch Sing or Sizzle as these two will tell her off! Seagull is just too boring for her to chase :) Sipzie isn't too bad, her only problem is when I started playing, she will push her luck and run clumsily and land on top of the boys or knock them over. Sing suffers a lot from walking with Sipzie. He sadly is not so strong anymore, he is limping along and every now and then wanted to chase the ball and Sipzie will come from nowhere and knock him upside down! She still has not learn to give way or avoiding the crash. With Sizzle's lower back problem, I am not taking anymore chance to let accident happen again. Sometimes, I wish I can walk all the dogs together to save me some energy but I supposed on the other way, I get healthier if I walk more :)

New Year Resolutions? Mmm ... I supposed those boring ones like "lose weight" which I know it will never happen. I've lost weight and then put back on again, back and forth ... but I will try again. "Eat healthier"! Agility resolutions? I hope to train regular; back to the basic foundation with Sonic, a lot of straightline which he is very weak of! Warm Sizzle up properly before each run. Set up my BAD school, BAD stands for Barby Agility Dog lol! And finalise the pony's name! Phew! That's enough to keep me busy!

some pictures of the boys today ...



 







and here are some of Sipzie ...
 Colin is getting interested in training Sipzie :)

 I like this photo of us but I hate my bad hair day!

independent Dog Walk, we will get there!


Sorry no pictures of Seny, she was too busy running around or getting too close, I just can't get a good picture of her!

Happy New Year everyone!



6 comments:

Sara said...

Happy New Year Lian! I can't seem to stay up past 9PM anymore.....

Diana said...

Looks like a great New Year's Day! It cracked me up to see the pony coming at me after all the dog pictures!

Vonnie said...

Happy New Year! What a nice way to start the year! Great pics :)

corbinwooten said...

Happy new year! Looks like a great start! I love all the shetlands running toward you--including the pony!

Chris and Ricky said...

I didn't stay up until midnight either and I don't have a farm to tire me out! :) Happy New Year!

Priscilla Phang said...

No, I didn't plan to stay up for the fireworks but managed to watch a bit; thanks to Eva's sharp hearing and high pitch barking. : )