We've had some great trips away in Tubby this Summer - it's been lovely sitting outside in the warm evenings with a glass of wine. But no camping trip would be complete without fairy lights so here is Tubby on our trip to Sussex this weekend:
Every day Ian and I find ourselves looking at the girls and saying 'Ahhh!' for one reason or another. We often say that they must have a handbook for how to look cute.
Here are a couple of our favourites from their repertoire:
We're just back from a fab week in Cornwall! We rented a house in Newquay which was a great base to go and explore all of our favourite haunts. The weather was kind and we were able to walk to the beach every day to play with balls on the beach and reward ourselves with a few drinks in the beach bar.
Cornwall is such a dog friendly place - there are dog friendly bars, restaurants everywhere and most of the beaches are dog friendly all year round. Here is a list of some of our favourite places:
The Old Custom House, Padstow
The Cornish Arms, St Merryn (owned by Rick Stein)
Fistral Beach Bar - dog friendly inside and out!
The Stable - Pizza and Cider (huge cider menu) - dog friendly inside!
The Headland Hotel - relax on comfy sofas on the terrace with a glass of wine and enjoy the fab view of Fistral Beach
Beached Lamb Cafe - Boho chic with simple but nice menu and dog friendly inside!
Watergate Bay - The Hotel and Beach Hut are dog friendly, but Jamie Oliver's Fifteen is worth a visit without your four legged friends!
There are so many fab places - we can't wait to go back again! Here are a few of photos from our little holibob:
We had a successful and fun weekend at the Kelluki show in Cranleigh. I took Friday off work so that I could attend all 3 days and camped with my two friends Karen and Mandy.
The weather was fantastic, a couple of showers but to be honest it was a welcome break from the heat!
My aim for the show was to use it as a training ground for Pepper's contacts so I planned to run the agility courses NFC. They had a practice ring at the show so in between runs I was able to go and reinforce her 2 on 2 off position hoping that she would remember to do it in the main ring.
It seemed to work - the first agility we ran NFC and she stopped on every contact. As the weekend progressed it seemed solid so on the last day we entered for competition as I wanted to make sure that it wasn't my behaviour that was making her act differently. She stopped on every contact and even with held contacts we came 4th.
Our runs were quite challenging as we are now Senior for Steeplechase and Novice for Performance, and I think I'm panicking which is causing us to make silly mistakes - rushing instead of collecting Pepper and causing her to knock poles down. But over the weekend we managed a 1st, 2nd and 3rd for Steeplechase so I'm really pleased.
The highlight of the weekend was taking part in a Circular Knock Out competition. I didn't really know what it was when I entered it but it was great fun. Two dogs run a Jumping course at the same time - the course is laid out with two start and finish points, so the winner is the dog that finishes first with the least amount of faults. The winner progresses to the next round and you keep going until you have the final two dogs. Somehow Pepper and I managed to come second which means that we have qualified for a final that will be held in November. A bit daunted about what the final will be like but it will be fun to take part!
Here are a few photos of the weekend:
This is a record of my activities with Ruby and Pepper. I hope you enjoy reading it!