Monday 10th April:
When we started as normal at 6am we were getting heavy rain. As we do the journal at 10am the weather is perfect. hopefully it will be a dry day. Were going to do the last bits and pieces of paperwork, tidy the website up, get ready for a busy week, feed, clean and cook as normal. As I went up the road this morning at 6am I couldn’t believe what I saw. There was a fox chasing a neighbours dog. Whatever the dog was carrying he dropped it and the fox ran off with it. We also have to thank Gate Works who are coming today to fix our electric gates. I also must thank Sean Conway who got his brother to come and do all the electric work for the gates as I desperately need the gates working as the field across from my house has sheep in it. Swift Vicky who now lives in the house with me is desperate to get out and chase the sheep.
ON THE OPEN RACE SCENE IN THE UK WE HAVE TWO RUNNERS TONIGHT AT NOTTINGHAM: SWIFT FRANKLIN AND SWIFT FRANK. WE HAD ONE WINNER ON SUNDAY SWIFT TAMANNA.
Tuesday 11th of April:
A busy day as we’ve had a brood have pups mother and pups doing fantastic we’ve been to the vets to get passport work done for hounds that are sold going to the UK and we also did the main job of today trailing in Shelbourne Park we also had rain like never before the traffic was good going up to dublin and back we were fed up early and to top off our busy day we’ve had a delivery of bagged dog food.
Wednesday 12th April:
Were doing Wednesdays journal on Sunday morning. We started doing a massive swap around with mothers and pups, saplings and kennels dogs which took the whole week. The weather was bad on Wednesday but we battled on.
Thursday 13th April:
We continued on with the massive swap around of mothers and pups, saplings and kennel dogs. We had three retired broods leave for their retirement home. We also had 14 dogs leave in total this week that were either retired or sold. A big thanks to everybody who bought a hound. As we do Thursdays journal on Sunday morning the last of the 14 have just been delivered.
Friday 14th April:
I had to deliver two dogs to the North. I also had a load of bits and pieces to collect such as food for pups. At the kennels we continued on doing a swap around with mothers and pups, saplings and kennel dogs. We cut nails, wormed and changed beds everywhere. By Friday evening we had half of it done. The weather was good which made the job easy.
ON THE OPEN RACE SCENE IN THE UK WE HAVE 13 RUNNERS TONIGHT. AT ROMFORD: FRANKIES WISH, MONROES KISS, OLD FORT MONACO, OLD FORT BEETEE, MERLINS MATE, MISS BIG PANTS. AT OXFORD: SWIFT CASUAL, SWIFT QUINCEY, WOTA SWELL PARTY, MUXTON LOTTIE, SLIDERS MCCOY, SWIFT QUAD AND SWIFT TAMANNA.
Saturday 15th April:
I spent all of Saturday in bad as I wasn’t well. I’m much better now as we do Saturdays journal on Sunday morning. We needed meat and we continued on doing a massive swap around with mothers and pups, saplings and kennel dogs. My head lad Padgie had to run the show. We also had four dogs the left with Ross Myles going to the UK
ON THE OPEN RACE SCENE IN THE UK WE HAD THREE WINNERS LAST NIGHT AT ROMFORD: MONROES KISS, OLD FORT BEETEE. AT OXFORD: SWIFT QUINCEY. TONIGHT WE HAVE RUNNERS. AT PERRY BARR: SWIFT ICONIC AND SUPA NOVA. AT CRAYFORD: SWIFT IMPACT AND SWIFT BAWDY.
Sunday 16th April:
I’m out of bed and doing a little bit but I’m still miles from being 100%. If anybody rings me and I don’t answer I will call them back. It will be a typical Sunday where we cook, clean and feed. Were tidying the website, making all the lists for the coming week. The weather is good so it will make things easier.
ON THE OPEN RACE SCENE IN THE UK WE HAD ONE WINNER LAST NIGHT. AT PERRY BARR SWIFT ICONIC. WE HAVE TWO RUNNERS TODAY AT TOWCESTER: SWIFT HIPSTER AND BROWN EYED BOY.