New agility teams

  We had a very important family meeting and decided to swap our agility team.  From now on, we are team “Mummy & Coco” and team “Daddy & Silky” as we originally started.

Daddy wanted to make a team with me because I showed my talent from start, I was always on fire and I was a cracking little Sheltie.  We have been doing really well as a team and have got lots of ribbons and a couple of trophies, and we have been training with advanced people.

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もともとアジリティは私とCoco、ダディとシルキーでした。でもシルキーは自分たちだけのトレーニングではすべてこなしてスピードも速いのに競技会等では全然だめ。リングから逃げ出すこともしばしば。恥かしさに耐えられなかったダディはCocoと組むことになり、才能を発揮したCocoはこの数年、リボンやトロフィーを結構取りました。正式な競技会に行かないのでグレードはないけど、トレーニングはトップグレードの人達とやってます。

So, now it’s Silky’s turn.  It’s my job to guide Silky to be an agility star as her big sister.
Silky is 5 years old and a bit, which is when I started agility after begging Rosie to put me in her class.
Nervous Silky had tried to run away from the ring many times but mummy didn’t let her.  She chased to get her, jumped with her, cheered her, and finally Silky stopped running away.  Slowly, Silky became very clever and good girly and yet she never ran as fast as when she chases squirrels.

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数年間、逃げ出しても諦めずに追いかけしつこく走らせ、最近はちゃんと走るようになったシルキー。でもリスを追いかけたりする時ほどのスピードがない。この数か月は私の肋骨痛、ホリデーなどなどでアジリティをあまりしなかったシルキー。それが良かったのか?最近、ダディと走ると楽しそう。最近のトレーニングでは飛ぶように走ってるし。シルキーの親戚はみなアジスター。いま、5才半ですが、Cocoが真剣に始めたのもその頃。そのぐらいの年で初めて世界に行った子もいます。ま、世界に行くことはないけれど、

This past couple of months, Silky didn’t do agility much because of mummy’s ribs, summer holidays and so on.  A bit of rest did her good?  Maybe?
Now, Silky loves running with daddy and she was woofly fast at the latest training with Rosie.  She is very happy with running agility now.
If she runs like that at the shows she would be able to get loooots of ribbons, wouldn’t she, daddy?  It it becomes true, it was what mummy and I were planing and hoping when we swapped our teams a couple of years ago.

Only problem which we don’t know how to get over is that shy Silky doesn’t like judges standing in the middle.

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シルキー、その調子で走ったら一杯おリボンもらえるよ。って、そういうおリボンじゃなくて競技会のロゼットね。

I will get woofly lots of ribbons.

Well, Silky….Those ribbons are a bit different.

Anyway, as for me…..

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そして私と組むことになったCocoがおリボン一杯取れるか否かは私次第。頑張ります。ところで、この前、エガムのショーでアジのディスプレーに参加しました。どうってことない走りですが、思い出にビデオ作りました。で、このコースを走った後で新聞社の人が写真を撮ったから名前教えてくださいと。わーい!と思って教えたのですが、どこの新聞か聞くの忘れたー。地元紙と思うのですが、どなたか知ってたら教えてくださいませ。

Lots of ribbons or no ribbon.  It depends on how mummy can do.  We will see.

By the way, we went to Egham Royal Show the other day and took part in the agility display.
It’s nothing special but we made a video for our precious memento.  You can watch happy Silky and cracking me.

After I finished running someone came to us and asked our name, saying
“I’m from a paper and I took a photo of you and your little fella running.”
Of course, mummy happily told our names and collected him I was not “a fella”.

Does anyone happen to know which paper this reporter could be from?

Coco

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