Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Wordless Wednesday #3

3rd Winter Competition show

Last Sunday we had another Winter competition show. As a team we're doing pretty well! We're second in the overall competition so far. At this show we started out very promising. We won the jumping! The whole team together that is ;) I was 13th (out of over a hundred competitors, large, medium and small), two other team members came 3rd and 5th.

The relay went pretty well too. Unfortunately I had some trouble at the weave poles once again. We really have to figure this one out. At training we do very well, but at a show Skye seems to be so overexcited, that she can only bark like crazy at me by the time we get to the weaves... But even though I had one fault in my run, we still came 4th as a team!

We ended the day with the agility course. Pfew, did we make a mess of that as a team. Two members got disqualified, another member had two faults and Skye and me had three faults. Well, at least we managed to finish the course. We started out very well. I was a bit worried I wouldn't be able to cross in front of Skye at the tunnel at the back of the course. But she did very well and ran into it quite independently. So the blind cross went well, but I somehow wasn't clear enough towards Skye about the dogwalk, because she completely missed it. Which I saw a bit late, so we had to run back and do it again. I think this made her go a bit crazy again, as we missed the weave entry too. Such a shame as we started out so nicely. But I guess I learned a few lessons again. Hopefully I still remember them by the next competition, hahaha!

 Our jumping and agility video.

Our team relay.

And a picture of Skye with her trophies of course ;)

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Monday, 10 December 2012


The last weekend of November was very windy. On Sunday we even had a storm. So we decided to go to the beach. Nothing beats the wind in your hair and the salt on your lips on a stormy day at the seaside! Skye got all crazy. She couldn't stop barking. Rona was a good little girl! Loved the beach and didn't want to be picked up :)

Winter competition

The 'normal' competition has come to an end. Skye and I had a great year. We were VERY unexperienced when we started, but after a while we got the hang of it and even started to win some prizes! Very special was winning the grade 1 final at the Dogs in Need Agility Show!

By September we managed to get promoted to FCI grade 2. Woohoo!

During the winter, a so called winter competition is organized. It's a team competition and we were asked if we wanted to join one of the teams. As addicted as we are to agility by now, of course we did! Last month we had our first competition. We did well as a team and won the Team jumping. The agility runs didn't go as well unfortunately, one team member got disqualified, and two, me too, had a fault. It was such a shame as my run with Skye went so nicely.

Here are a few videos:




Rona came too, I think it's good for her to get used to the hustle and bustle of an agility show. She enjoyed herself very much, getting a lot of attention :) She slept a lot too.

New addition to the family: meet Rona!

Yes, we did it. We got ourselves another sheltie. It's just like a wise person once said: Shelties are like crisps, you can't have just one. :)
In October we travelled to England to go and meet little Rona. This little tri girl is Skye's half sister. They have the same daddy, but another mum. She is a wonderful little girl. Very outgoing, friendly and crazy! But at the same time very gentle with our little boy Hidde. I fell in love with her straight away. On November 1st she travelled back to the Netherlands with us. Quite a journey for a little puppy, more than a few hours in the car and a night on the ferry as well. But she did very well. Both sisters are great travellers!

Here are some pictures from the first weeks.
Helping unpack to groceries (or just looking for meat, hahaha!)

She loves to tug!!

 At the train station.

 And in the train! No problem at all!

 Having a nap with big sister Skye.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012