Saturday 28 September 2013

Pasha, qualified therapy dog

Pasha has qualified as a therapy dog with the Pets as Therapy organisation. :-D Hopefully we will be doing some visiting soon.

In other news, chickens are expected to hatch on Wednesday. Out of 12 Cream Legbar eggs, 6 were fertile and 5 appear to have made it to near-complete development (candling showed one had stopped growing, so I broke it to find a dead, partially formed embryo). Of the Maran eggs, I don't know how many are fertile/developed, because they are too dark to candle, so what is inside them could be anyone's guess, rather like the sex of my nephew William, which was only discovered upon his birth this morning.

Congratulations Laura and Alan.

Sunday 15 September 2013

Westbury show

Pasha won AVNSC Graduate 1st place at Westbury and District Canine Society Open Show today:

Sunday 1 September 2013

Pasha went to a Show...

I took Pasha to the Birmingham Championship show (which is in Coventry, not in Birmingham, close to the University of Warwick, which is likewise in Coventry and not in Warwick). She came 4th out of 4 in Graduate Bitch. She isn't in a proper show trim and we had not been to a big show before, so it was good experience and she seemed to enjoy herself, although she was a bit bored while we were waiting for our group to come up.

So now she has a card to commemorate the event, and she also did the Kennel Club Good Citizen Bronze Award. I did take her to some local obedience classes some time ago, but it got dropped because of another commitment, so it was nice to be able to get the award at a convenient time and so quickly (when my local obedience group does it, it takes all evening).

Afterwards, I had fish and chips, and Pasha had a chip as a treat. :-)

I don't have a picture of her at the show, so here she is Before:

And here she is After: