Sorry for absenteeism from blog.
I'm struggling to know what to right about without bragging as everything is going brilliantly.
Club is amazing as usual and everyone is gaining much success at shows and making big steps at training too.
There has been countless move ups and people qualifying for finals already and the show season is just starting.
The UpAndOver crowd are always very friendly, helpful and positive.
We don't always get to see them at shows. Luckily we do have other good friends to be with that are competing at the same level as us. It is good to have like minded people to discuss KC issues, the course, running contacts etc etc with. Although, there are a few people in the top level that we avoid talking to in the queue because we want to avoid being negative or focussing on the problem areas of the course so our minds don't absorb their worries. Outside the ring we can chat with them as much as we like :) There are really only one or two that continually moan about all things that we avoid totally.
We got sucked into the BGT voting for the first time to support Ashleigh & Pudsey although we did only vote once LOL.
At work people voiced an opinion that although they thought she was good that is wasn't really a talent. Well I suppose it isn't like the usual acts but I thought X factor was for singers. A bit harsh really but surely singing is just something you can or can't do whereas Ashleigh had to take time to train another animal to perform so surely it takes a bit more effort so is worthy of more acknowledgement.
The other acts will still get on and have a career in performing anyway whereas we all know dog training is not the easiest way to make a living.
Anyway we wish them loads of luck and hope they have a great time.
Meanwhile on my stage ie the agility circuit I glad my pupils and dogs are making the most out of their talents and winning big at their own level :)