Sunday, 28 February 2010

Wet Wet Wet!

That's the weather right now! It seems to rain everyday :(

I was only in my house a mater of days and the company said they could start the conservatory - luckily we can go and stay at Dennis's as the layout of my house means the dogs just can't be here with something like going on and also the garden was made unusable while there was a deep trench for the footings (can't have mad dog, old dog, semi blind dog and scruffy superstar dog falling down a deep trench!!) The dogs would have had to be elsewhere in the house with me or in the van if we did not have that option. Here are a couple of photos - the Builder is almost done but keeps getting held up by the constant wet stuff!

Had a mini house warming even though I am not actually back at the house yet (can't have the dogs running into things like a cement mixer in the garden!) it was a really nice evening and was funny to be giving guided tours of my house but not to be trying to sell a house!

Apart from walking them and going to North Downs twice a week not done anything with the dogs - way too wet - have judging at Mid Downs coming up and then Cadbury and Dennis's Rosie have qualified for Crufts in the Mini/Mixi so am looking forward to that :)

I always seem to need a photo of Fleet to close a posting on the blog - so here is one with Cadbury herding him - wow Cads is so young there!

Thursday, 18 February 2010

New House

Well I finally moved into the house, you really do forget how much you have to do when you move house - I still have one bedroom full of boxes and still have so much to sort out!

I bought the house knowing I wanted to put a conservatory on the back - they are starting that today, digging out for the base and then putting the concrete base down and also I am having a wall round as I did not like the idea of full length glass.

Here is a scan of the 3D image of the conservatory and what the back of the house looks like now - so the conservatory will go across the double doors on the left that come out from the kitchen and also the window in the breakfast (dog!) area. The garden is not massive but there is a bit more than you can see in the photo as there is a patio at the end of the garden and a big-ish shed and it backs onto trees (I so did not want a house that was overlooked yay!) - I am planning on finally getting my artifical lawn put down once the conservatory is finished - I have had it for about 3 years and it's still in big heavy rolls!

Dog wise we have not really done that much - have been training Kaiser twice a week at North Downs under the watchful eye of Matt and Amanda and I am really pleased with how he is working - his concentration is getting better and he is a very sweet dog, the only thing apart from training that we have done is a training in the ring thing at Lesley Oldens I thought it would be good for Kaiser to get a go somewhere else as he will not have done a show from Downland till Easter - again I was pleased with him - he had a couple of lapses of concentration but as the saying goes we are getting there! I love this photo of Kaiser as a pup.

I could not finish a posting on the blog without putting a photo of Fleet - this time last year I was getting nervous about going to Crufts with him in the Team....