MONDAY THE 8TH OF JANUARY
A very cold day. we got up to a heavy frost, We needed food for pups from the supermarket all the paper work had to be posted off as well as normal we had to have all hound fed and the kennels cleaned by 12’o clock. There was parts to collect on the way to Dublin I updated the dog for sale page we had all kennel dogs let out again so the day is finished by 6pm.
ON THE OPEN RACES SCENE IN THE UK WE HAVE ONE RUNNER TONIGHT AT NOTTINGHAM SWIFT LUNA
Tuesday 9th January:
We got the 2020 van serviced on Tuesday. We got the waste away to the dump, collected food for pups and a whole lot of other bits and pieces. At the kennels Ross Myles came to the yard to collect hounds that were sold going to the UK which makes the job much easier than having to drive to Portlaoise in the middle of the day. We did a swap around with hounds and pups. Swift Iconics mother Swift Biology had a litter of six pups during the night and all went well.
Wednesday 10th January:
The week has been nice and dry. We had frost a couple of days. We needed meat and we also got a delivery of dried meat. We got the swap around of hounds and pups and the worming done. We also did a major tidy up.
Thursday 11th January:
I was up early to catch the boat as we have ran out of paper and I cant get a lorry to bring it. Padgie rang me just as I got to the port saying the leaf spring had broke on the 2019 van. I collected the parts on the way back and we had the van up and running again by 10:30am. At the kennels it was a nice dry day with no frost. We did a bit of maintenance work and got the major tidy up finished.
Friday 12th January:
Friday was a nice day for January. Other than doing the everyday jobs of cleaning kennels, cooking, feeding and monitoring pups, the whole day was spent preparing hounds for schooling. I got the waste away in the afternoon and collected food for pups.
ON THE OPEN RACE SCENE IN THE UK WE HAVE THREE RUNNERS TONIGHT AT ROMFORD: SWIFT KELVIN, SWIFT IAN AND SWIFT MELLOW.
Saturday 13th January:
We needed more meat. We continued on doing maintenance work. We got the vans washed and I watched Newcastle United against Man City. Man City are a total class act. We are two or three quality players short to be able to compete with teams like Man City. Three young pups to watch out for are Swift Because at Newcastle who had two races and won them both. Swift Carlos at Yarmouth and Swift Delta who is going to be an outstanding stayer at Sittingbourne.
ON THE OPEN RACE SCENE IN THE UK WE HAVE SIX RUNNERS TONIGHT. AT DONCASTER – INCA GERRY. AT PERRY BARR – YOU TWO AND SWIFT PRANK. AT MONMORE – DUBAI KID, SWIFT BATTERY AND SWIFT PACK.
Sunday 14th January:
A nice dry morning and a typical Sunday where we cook, clean and feed, do the paperwork and tidy the website up. Today we will add our August and September 2022 saplings to the dogs for sale page. We have to update the trace system and several more bits and pieces.
ON THE OPEN RACE SCENE IN THE UK WE HAD ONE WINNERS LAST NIGHT AT MONMORE: SWIFT BATTERS. TONIGHT WE HAVE THREE RUNNERS. AT CRAYFORD – SWIFT DAISY. AT TOWCESTER – SWIFT ICONIC AND WRIGHTY.