Tomorrow's Group Training Course will go ahead as normal. At the time of writing, the weather forecast is good with white cloud and 6 celcius expected. Check the current 3 day forecast for our area. Unless we get more rain, the ground will be reasonably dry but bring warm clothing and good boots.
Pearl's retirement home:
It's wonderful to hear from Pearl's new owner that she's settled in really well. After years of very loyal service, we decided it was time for Pearl to take things easier and with perfect timing, along came a request from a very suitable couple in the home counties who had seen her on the Border Collie Sheepdogs - Off Duty! DVD. Pearl (see picture - right) is reported to be very happy. She has lots of attention (which Pearl has always craved) and at eight years of age, she made the change from living permanently outdoors to being a house dog, seamlessly.
Pups for sale:
We have just one of SpotTum's litter sisters still for sale (2.5 months old). She's 'showing' well on sheep and must go to a very active home or farm where her talent will be appreciated. Use the contact details below if you'd like more details about the puppy.
Was that a hint of spring?:
The household rubbish collection in this area is often quite early, so we like to get ours out by around 7 am. When I was taking the bags out this morning, it felt very mild and the birds were singing. It made me think spring must be coming, but of course, the British climate is very unpredictable. After the snow and heavy frost, it would be wonderful to have an early spring - but perhaps not this early!