Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Disc Dog and Ardingly

This morning Millie and I did some disc dog! She's getting really good!

Here is a video I put together from our training.

This evening we also went for a lovely walk in Ardingly. I was very proud of Millie because at one point there was a Collie on the other side of the hedge and Millie saw it before me. She didn't run up to it and I told her to stay and she did! I went over to her and she followed me away. She had a fantastic run about!

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Walkies in Lingfield

This evening we went for a walk in the park in Lingfield so that Millie could have a good run around. She had a lovely time again and Joe also enjoyed himself. 

We also saw Hal, one of Millie's friends from dog training while we were there. 

This is the route we went on. 

Monday, 29 August 2016

9 Cupcakes!

Today, my sister decided to bake some cakes. Once they were out the oven, she put them on the table for them to cool down before she iced them. I came down the stairs to find Millie standing by the table licking her lips. There were 2 rows of cakes, and one row was a cake shorter than the other. I guessed Millie must have eaten the cake, but k wasn't going to accuse her of it because I didn't know for sure. A few minutes later my sister came in and started asking who had eaten the cakes! It turns out that there were actually 3 rows of cakes, each row the same length! Millie had only gone and eaten 9 cakes - and the wrappers!

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Best Trick Prize

Yesterday I took Millie for a walk in the woods. I could hear there were no other dogs so I let her off the lead. However, as I walked around the corner there were two deer standing there! I didn't have chance to grab Millie before she bolted. The deer ran, and Millie ran. I was very impressed though, because when I shouted at her to wait she did! And she turned around and came back to me while the deer ran off! I put her back in the lead then as she was in high alert but I was very proud of her for coming back like that in full chase. 

We went on another wall through the woods today that was fairly uneventful. A man sneezing did make Millie jump and run but fortunately she didn't go too far!! 

When we got back from our walk we found that we had a parcel. It was Millie's prize from the Best Trick competition. 

It's a lovely prize with a nice red rosette! My little superstar.

This evening we went for a walk in Ardingly. Millie had a fantastic time running around and sniffing and was so well behaved again. I think she's finally getting more obedient!

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Online Competition Wins!

On the 19th - Millie came 1st in a Best Trick competition online! This is a good achievement as lots of the other top trick dogs in the country also entered!

Today Millie came 3rd in Best Action Pet and 6th in Pet the Judge would Most Like to Take Home in another online competition! Joe also came 4th in Beat Rescue!

Will post pictures of the rosettes when they come - clever hounds!!

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

More Lovely Walks with Millie

Millie's bald patches are still the same and she is still scratching at them without the cone when she isn't walking al unfortunately it has to stay on. 

After her bath this afternoon we went on another nice walk though the woods. Millie was in a rush to get back though because she brought her chew with her and it was giving her jaw ache!

This evening we decided to go for a walk around Ardingly for a change. We haven't been for a walk around the showground before. It was really nice and Millie really enjoyed herself. I took the cone off so she was free from that for a bit too!

Monday, 15 August 2016

A Trip to the Vets

This morning I took Millie to the vets to have her checked because of the bald patches on her legs. She was very well behaved. The vet said it definitely isn't mites so has given us some shampoo and steroids to see if it helps. If not she'll have to go back. As a result, poor Millie has to have more baths! 

Today is Joe's Birthday and also 7 years ago that I got Millie. Both hounds enjoyed some cake for Joe's Birthday. 

To celebrate and help Millie get over her trauma, a took her for a run in the woods this afternoon. 

This evening we also went for a walk in Lingfield. Millie had a lovely time and we even bumped into Hal and one of his friends so Millie had a little play with them too!

Saturday, 13 August 2016

She really hates me now...

The bandage wasn't very successful and Millie's bald patch kept getting bigger so today I got her a 'lampshade' collar. It will stop her from scratching for now and if necessary she'll have to have a trip to the vets on Monday. 

She didn't like it to start with but very quickly got used to it. And she got her own back on me by ramming it into the back of my legs!

Eating with a lampshade on your head isn't easy!!

Although it might not be Millie's most fashionable accessory, it is helping her... and at least it's pink!

Friday, 12 August 2016

Millie's Traumatic Day!

Poor Millie hasn't stopped scratching the last few days. I don't know why, it is probably an allergy or something. To try and help it, I gave her a bath earlier. Millie hates water and wasn't at all impressed! It didn't help the itch at all unfortunately. She's still just as bad this evening so I put a bandage on the big bald patch in the hope she leaves it alone for a bit. I doubt the bandage will even stay on though! She's not impressed and keeps kicking her leg in the air when she walks!

Also, to add to her trauma, she got given a big bone. She's been hiding it and this evening she hid it in the corner of the garden so it had slugs on it and had to go in the bin. Poor girl!

She did have a nice walk at lunch time though. We went through the woods down the side of the Worth Way and Millie had a run off the lead. She was chasing sticks and jumping over logs!

We also had a lovely walk around the park in Lingfield on Monday evening and called in the pub for a drink on the way back!