A Day at the Seaside

October 5, 2011

Emily

It’s just too far to go every week, but our favourite outing is always to Anderby Creek on the Lincolnshire Coast. It’s a totally unspoilt beach, with smooth sand to race across, dunes to charge up and down, and when the tide is out there are puddles to splash about in as well.

Yesterday was the first time that we have taken Emily. As you can see from the expression on her face, she had a wonderful time!

After a traditional seaside lunch of fish and chips we went on to the National Nature Reserve at Saltfleeby. Of course, the dogs had to stay on their leads in the nature reserve, but there were still things to sniff and as always, everyone came home tired, dirty and looking somewhat bedraggled – but happy and tired!


Doing What Comes Naturally

September 12, 2011

Waiting her turn for the Go to Ground

Last weekend, Palma disguised herself as a Dachshund and went out for the day with the UK Dachshund Trials Club.

 
In the morning we did some tracking, then after a relaxed picnic lunchwe had a go at go-to-ground and chasing a rabbit lure.
 
Palma really enjoyed the tracking, and proved to be very good at it; the go-to-ground she wasn’t quite so keen on, but she proved to be very enthusuastic about charging up and down with her new Dachshund friends when the lure was set up.
 
This group meets every month, and although I shall unfortunately have to miss then October meeting, we will be back there in November to have some more fun!

Tired but happy at the end of the day


Erik in Denmark

September 7, 2011

Erik takes 4th place in obedience

When we came home from Denmark, Erik stayed behind with Kirsten. We are still waiting for Beauty to come into season, but in the meantime Erik has been having some fun.

Last weekend he went to an obedience competition, and came fourth overall – pretty good for just a few week’s practice. Next weekend he will be at the Danish Terrier Club’s show – his first time competing in the champion class!


A White Christmas!

December 25, 2010

Our Christmas morning walk

Christmas has crept upon us this year – we have had snow on the ground since the end of November and it seems to show no sign of thawing.

Christmas morning saw glorious sunshine so we all wrapped up warm – the gang looking very smart in their Loden Green Equafleece Tankies – and set off for Willingham Woods, one of our favourite walks.

Home for lunch, then in the afternoon – it snowed! Again!


Snow – in November!

November 30, 2010

Maisie, Tomaš and Poppy

Here in the Lincolnshire Wolds we usually get some snow during the winter, but this year it has come much earlier than usual.

Cesky Terriers love snow – I think it awakes memories of their ancestral homeland!

The youngsters enjoy playing in it – we have about 8″ at the moment! Gloria, having experienced ‘proper’ snow in the Czech Republic, prefers to stay in bed.

One of those enjoying the snow here in Lincolnshire is Erik’s sister, Poppy. She normally lives in the north of Scotland, and I suspect there is even more snow at home!


Growing Up!

November 9, 2010

Erik and TomašTomaš is growing up now and it won’t be long before he’s going to his first show.

At some shows puppies from 4-6 months can be entered ‘not for competition’. This gets them used to the atmosphere and all the other dogs so that they aren’t too overawed when they get to do it for real. The other day Tomaš went with his Mum and Dad, and great aunt Gloria to Sporting Terrier of Yorkshire. They came home with BOB, RBOB and BVIS – a nice result! On the way home we stopped to visit Erik’s co-owner, who took this lovely shot of him with his son.


A Day at the Seaside

September 21, 2010

Ugh! It doesn't taste very good!

Going to the beach really is our favourite outing, but as we live about 30 miles from the coast we can’t go every day. In fact today was the first time that Tomaš had ever seen the sea. He had a great time, paddling in the pools with the rest of the gang

and then charging down the sand dunes at full pelt!

This is fun!

He’s one very tired little boy tonight!