Hi all, just to let you know that my trainee gun dog Berry passed his Grade 2 test on Saturday with a merit. Can't think why as he would not walk to heel properly and our trainer told me to stop panicking as I was making the dog nervous! The examiner was busy making notes as well. Berry's sit and stay and his recall plus his retrieves were fine. He runs back to me with the dummy in his mouth like an Exocet missile going so fast, it is difficult for him to stop sometimes. Will be carrying in with his training over the winter and starting the water retrieves as well,. At least we know he can swim!
Went to the Sandringham Game Fair a week ago - very hot. We spent 2 hours there and eventually found the beer tent for a sit down and a drink. Watched some of the events in the main show ring and also watched the gun dog scurry (where they are sent out to search for and retrieve various dummies which have been hidden). That was good fun - some dogs better than others. It is done as a time trial so may enter Berry next year. When I say dummies - I don't mean shop mannequins! They are rolls of cloth about 8 inches long in either green or orange and the dog has to search, find, and then bring them back to the handler., It mimics what they would do in the shooting field when they have to pick up shot birds. They also float in water as well.
Having got rid of the cystitis, I then went down with a heavy cold and laid up for 4 days. Do wonder if have got a bit run down after my shoulder op. Still very painful although my surgeon did say it would flare up from time to time and would take about 6 weeks for the soft tissue to settle down after being pulled around.
Going to get my hair washed and coloured today as I still cannot manage to do it myself as it hurts to have my arm up for too long. So a bit of relax time this afternoon. Beautiful day here today with clear blue sky and sunshine but a bit chilly.
I know Sylvia likes to have her nails done as do I. My nail bar is now using a different technique called newgeneration nails or newgen for short. It is a powder and gel which is put on, then a nail varnish is applied then more gel over the top which is heat sealed. Doesn't need taking off and doesn't chip and lasts about 3 weeks.You can paint over the top if fancy a change which you can then wipe off with nail polish remover but the original colour stays on until buffed off by the salon using a special tool. Having mine done next week in time for the holidays.
Summer, so sorry to see on an earlier blog that your dad is not too good. Hope you get better news soon.
We are off soon to Cyprus so will let you know all about it when we get back. Love LavendarLadyxx