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2nd Season

Posted by jillibean on Mon, 05/09/2011 - 23:21 in

Fletcher's 2nd season, Ducks over water rather than Parri's over the paddock.

Jorja's first with fletcher

Posted by jillibean on Tue, 03/22/2011 - 02:41 in
Jorja and Fletch find my billy

Out on a Goat cull with my daughter, (her first), I managed to miss place this rather large billy I dropped, Fletchers nose worked just fine, and we came up trumps in the long grass :)

Fletcher cooling off

Posted by jillibean on Tue, 03/22/2011 - 02:30 in
Do you mind?

Its mine and I shall sit in it when I please! This seems to be Fletchers 'thing' of the moment, cooling in off in his own tub.

Reindeer Cuddles

Posted by jillibean on Tue, 12/14/2010 - 09:12 in

Relaxed and Happy to have 6 year old cuddles from my daughter

Waiting for Santa

Posted by jillibean on Tue, 12/14/2010 - 09:09 in

The 2 big kids, waiting for Santa together


Posted by jillibean on Tue, 12/14/2010 - 08:17 in

Maybe this year the disguise will work :)

The swans went that way

Posted by jillibean on Sun, 07/18/2010 - 08:45 in

The swans are over there mum....Fletch spotted some swans settled in the middle of this lake, and decided to take himself off for a wee swim without any encouragement from his owner. He got about 50m out when I decided that was enough excersize for the day, and turned on one whistle and swam confidently back.

Getting bush fit

Posted by jillibean on Thu, 02/18/2010 - 00:36 in
Fletchers's pack

Fletcher's getting used to his pack for our hike into the Kaimanawa's in April. He will carry in his own food supply. he is very happy to wear the pack and has learned to walk a bit wider around objects in his first outing.

Water training with Fletcher

Posted by jillibean on Tue, 02/16/2010 - 08:31 in

I think he figured out it was a heck of a lot easier to waddle out on the jetty than push through the rushes.

Water training with Fletcher

Posted by jillibean on Tue, 02/16/2010 - 08:22 in

Today Fletch and I went out for some pond training with good friend Gina and Blade. This was a real test for Fletch that I think he enjoyed.
The pond is 3 times the size of our local swimming hole, and twice as deep. The rushes made him work hard, and did little to curb his enthusiasm.
Along with swimming for the orange bumpers, we did some rubber decoy duck retrieves, one of my throws ended up in the thick of it (whoops), a few moments of air scenting, then litturally plowing through thick rushes resulted in a find and retrieve (Happy dog, even happier owner).

If Santa can get in

Posted by jillibean on Wed, 12/16/2009 - 20:22 in
Fletcher breaking in

If Santa can get in, how hard can it be?

Water Training

Posted by jillibean on Tue, 08/11/2009 - 23:17 in

Fletcher has just started retrievals from water, and this is his first attempt at it