Elegant Elephant Mirtillo

 
 
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Last sunday we had an agility match. Tillo acted like a true Basenji and took off in all three courses.. ehum.. We had a lot of fun though and it was a good practise for me to handle my nerves and a crazy Basenji :D Tillo just needs to learn that he's not supposed to take a shortcut to the tunnels... ;) :D

 
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Two weeks ago we were up early to go to the racetrack. When we arrived.. there was.. nobody! I checked the website (too late ;)) and it said that there was no training.. :S We decided to walk Tillo and go home, but then a friend arrived with her two podenco girls. We decided to make a nice walk together. The dogs loved it :) We took some nice pics of the pups having fun, you can find them here!

 
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This weekend we were at the German speciality in Hunstetten. We didn't enter the show, but we were right on time for the sweepstakes. Always fun and Tillo actually won something as well: "best ears"! In the pictures you can see him with his ribbon.

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There was a track racing competition on sunday. It was Tillo's second time to run the full course, so we were very surprised and proud when Tillo became second in a large (14 males) open class!

We met lots of nice basenji people and are looking forward to the next meeting :)


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Last week Mirtillo's new collar arrived from the Czeck Republic and we are verrry happy with it! Today we went to a small beach in Almere to make some nice pics of Tillo wearing it. You can find them here. The collar is from DG DogGear. They have beautiful products and a great service!

 
Tonight we had another training organized by the WRA. Tillo had fun stretching his legs! He ran two perfect 900 m courses, here you can see his second one:
If the weather stays as nice as it is now, we'll go to Leek this sunday for some extra training :)
 
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Yesterday we were in Alphen aan den Rijn for an agility fun match which was organized by the Dutch dog forum Hondenforum.nl. It was a lot of fun and Tillo did pretty good! Okay.. he ran off at first.. but when he came back he did perfect and I was sooo proud when we finished! Job video taped us in action, you can also see Tillo's not so perfect start :D ;)

I would like to thank the other forum members for taking some pics of Tillo and me. You can find them here. (after scrolling down ;))

 
Job brought the camera to the agility training last week.. I don't get the video on YT in the right quality.. but it'll do.. Tillo didn't have his best day, but it's fun to watch anyway :)
 
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Before we went on holiday, we had Tillo's hips and elbows x-rayed. When we got back home we found the results in our mailbox.. and they are great: HD A and ED free. Of course we are very happy with these results! In the picture on the left you can see Tillo's hips ;) You can click on the picture to view it in its original size.

 
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The first week of August we were in the Belgian Ardennes. We were first planning to go to Scotland, but that didn't work out.. So Belgium it was ;) We started out in Beffe and from there we walked to our next B&B. We did this for 6 days to end our 120 km hike in Beffe again. We had great fun. Of course we brought Tillo with us and he loved it as well.

You can find pictures here.

 
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I was behind on the pictures, but I uploaded new ones to the albums "Agility", "Lure coursing" and "July - September". We made a nice trip to the Zoo in July and we also spent some time in our favorite dog park Het Leesten. Furthermore we went coursing in Leek in June and today we were at the race track.

Proof can be found in the above mentioned albums ;)