Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Visitors came and went

It's actually been almost a month since family were visiting and I've only just got around to posting the photos. There seems to be so little time for blogging when the weather is good.
I didn't even take that many photos when everyone was here.......must do better next time.

The day before Ian, Lynne and Euan arrived, they were at a cousin's wedding and the photo below is of Euan looking mega cute in his first ever kilt, complete with a slightly oversized sporran!





Out for a walk in the woods


Getting good at running now


The dogs came too........

............Lynne's Sam.........


............Kyloh (trying to ignore Jana).......


.........and Jura


Gypsy's ears are out of control


Jura - ever the agility dog



On a trip to the farm shop......


The budding rock climber



Lewis the tractor nut



Euan tries out Jana's bed

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Autumn has begun here, there's a chill in the air now in the mornings and evenings and the leaves are starting to change colour. Hay bales and stubble fields are another sign and one that Jana and Teasel really love. So many smells to check out and you just never know what might be hiding in there!



Jana and Teasel in action


Teasel gets a real gleam in her eye


Happy Louis too



This was taken not that long after Jana's stitches were removed. As you can see, she has healed well and is now back to full fitness. The enforced restricted exercise had not gone down too well and she was getting like a coiled spring towards the end of it!

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The two days of dog shows were very enjoyable and, much to my surprise, the showground at Ingliston (Edinburgh) had not turned into a mud bath. Rosa had the best result at the champ show as she won her class, neither Pansy or Desmond got placed but they both had large classes. I think Des had 14 in his and although he started out looking quite perky, he was decidedly bored by the end of it! At the pap club show the next day, again all three had large classes but this time Pansy was the only one to do anything, she was placed 4th out of 10.

Sorry to those who were interested in what the shows were like, I forgot to take my camera with me the first day and had it the second but didn't really use it! I'll make more of an effort at the next big show we go to.

A good weekend but lots of driving and very tiring. I think it took me until the Wednesday to recover.

11 comments:

Owner of Storm and Jackal said...

Lovely pictures as usual. Really making me want a Papillon. I've decided my next dog will either be a Papillon or a Pembroke Welsh Corgi. That's a long way off, but a girl can dream. :)

Honey the Great Dane said...

OH, such wonderful action shots as usual!!!!! My, human is always so in awe of your photography skills - she says getting action shots like yours is her Holy Grail! :-)

Slobbers,
Honey the Great Dane

Dot O said...

These are wonderful photos!!! Euan looked like he might be much happier not in the kilt.....

The pups all look like they are having a blast and, yes, they look so very agile - such freedom to be cut loose and run with the wind!

There are times, though, that I have my camera with me and I just don't have it in me to take it out and start snapping away but then I usually regret that..

Thanks for sharing!

jabblog said...

Euan looks adorable in his kilt and a sporran he will need to grow into! Isn't it funny the way little children always want to try out the dog beds? (Just as dogs want to try out the human beds . . .

Jennifer Wilbur said...

Okay, Euan is (almost) taking over for Jana as my favorite subject. He is fall-down adorable! Glad to hear Jana is healed and back to herself and that you all had an great summer.

Suldog said...

Euan in the kilt looks as cute as anything I've seen all year.

ms toast burner said...

Awww... I don't think I've ever seen a little kilt-wearer before! How sweet!

Wonderful photos!

mrd23 said...

Dear Paps, Jana, and hooman mumma,
What a lovely post! Those little hoomans are adorable! The quilt shot is especially good!
Jana, you go girl! I am only that athletic in my dreams. Gypsy, I love your flying ears! All you paps look beautiful when you run. You Mumma is quite taltented with the camera isn't she. We just adored all those action shots!

smooches,
Mr Darcy

NESSA the hovawart said...

Hi,
what a great photos!!Euan is great in a kilt! I love all those flying ears!Congrats on show results!

Kisses and hugs,
Nessa

Gayle said...

I am so serious about you teaching me how to take clear action shots of my dogs. Your photographs are amazing. I have the spendy camera, but just don't know what I am doing! Great photo of Jana...and the little one jumping the log. Can you share some photos of your hens?

Amber and Nala said...

Yes, autumn is upon us. :) Love the pics of the dogs running through the field!