Yes I saw that Redhead, seems like he has abandoned us - after all, how long does it take to post one sentence. Believe it or not, I miss his cheeky little inuendos.
Busy tomorrow, we have a work day at the dog club, grass cutting, getting rid of all the fallen leaves, trimming trees and hedges - normally we work through the morning, have lunch, then train our dogs. My day is complicated because John and our friend Geoffrey are coming back from visiting John's youngest brother in France and they need me to pick them and their luggage up from the train station. I take the dogs around in the Doblo van but that only has the two front seats. So that leaves me with a decision to make - do I take the dogs to club in the Citroen and leave them in their kennels while I go off to the station? Or take them with me? That would just about work if I sit in the middle seats with the luggage, Geoff sits in the front passenger seat and John drives, while the dogs are in the rear space. Why is my life always so complicated?
Aquarius, I think there's a pretty big difference between the rolling race walking style and just walking normally but fast. I've already started training. My sister in law and her friend successfuly walked the London marathon some years ago and they definitely didn't roll. They trained in all weathers for about 6 months before the actual race. True to form, sis-in-law said she was going to do it and she did, to support her friend. The one and only time she has ever done any sports - she hates sport and leaves the room whenever anyone starts watching any.
Been watching a training video of the next exam I'm intending to do with Charlie. Both my dogs sat bolt upright and watched the TV with me, especially the attack/defense part. Hilarious! After more than 30 years of dog owning and training they still surprise me - although they do tend to look if they hear a dog on TV, they have never before actually seemed to be watching.