Introducing our Gorgeous New Puppy!

Let me introduce you to our new puppy. 

Nick with Sterling 9 weeks 

 He is a weimaraner, he’s gorgeous and is now 11 weeks old, silver in colour, with beguiling blue eyes.  Leigh says he’s super-cute.  We’ve named him Sterling which refers to his silver colour but also means genuine, authentic, real, true, pure, excellent, first-rate, exceptional, matchless, incomparable, worthy, admirable and valuable – Leigh chose the name and thinks it’s cool.

He is a joy but is also a handful!  He is definitely a time-vampire requiring frequent attention.  I need my sleep and am extra-tired at the moment because Sterling is also keeping us awake at night!   If you have had a puppy – or kids – you’ll know what time-vampires they can be.  Anyway, this of course is only a phase, and we’ll come through it, but in the meantime, we are sleep-deprived!  He is lovely though, and we’re looking forward to being able to run with him later when he’s old enough.  Sterling doesn’t know it yet but he is going to be my partner in Cani-Cross events.  Cani-Cross is cross country running with your dog and there is a series of races organised in the UK and they are based around this dog/owner team and there are specific classes, rules and regulations.  I can’t wait to get in to this new sport.

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5 responses to “Introducing our Gorgeous New Puppy!

  1. I won’t go thru all the ‘which one’s the dog’ routine but I wonder what it will think (I know dog’s can’t speak because I’m clever like that) when it realises all those nice walkys are actually training events for some godforesaken marathon around some godforsaken muddy track.
    I promise not to tell it’s mum.
    Also what contingency do you have for picking up and carrying the poopy bits on these events as I hope these are poop free events (thats the dog’s not yours).
    Good luck with the RAAM but why have you got all those support staff, whats wrong with saddle bags or a trailer. I see them all the time around Milton Keynes and some have children in them.

    Bye 4 now

  2. I did my first Cani-cross event at the Alice Holt Forest on Sunday 3 Jan ’10. There was a big silver weimaraner there, was that Sterling?

    Cheers

    • Hi, thanks for your comment.

      I hope you enjoyed the Cani-cross meeting. Unfortunately, I am yet to compete in one. My plans have been somewhat scuppered by an operation I had done on my heel in 2008 (yes well over 18 months ago!) which still hasn’t fully recovered so I am still unable to run. I was, and still am really looking forward to doing a few races. I recently looked at the Cani-cross events calendar and notice there are a few longer distance events, it’s these that I really fancy. With any luck I’ll see you at one soonish. What breed of dog do you run with and have you planned any other races?

      Yours in sport

      Nick Mitchell e-mail: going4it@salubrity.co.uk Blog: Going4it.wordpress.com Website: virtualhealthclub.com 3 Beech Close, Hackleton, Northamptonshire NN7 2BP ENGLAND Tel: 0845 644 4967

  3. Hi spook100, thanks for your comment.

    I hope you enjoyed the Cani-cross meeting. Unfortunately, I am yet to compete in one. My plans have been somewhat scuppered by an operation I had done on my heel in 2008 (yes well over 18 months ago!) which still hasn’t fully recovered so I am still unable to run. I was, and still am really looking forward to doing a few races. I recently looked at the Cani-cross events calendar and notice there are a few longer distance events, it’s these that I really fancy. With any luck I’ll see you at one soonish. What breed of dog do you run with and have you planned any other races?

    Yours in sport, Nick

  4. Hi Nick

    Sorry to hear about the injury. I too fancy the longer events, there is a half marathon in May but the dog has too be no less than two years old to compete and mine will only be 18 months old. She is a little border terrier but a great runner although she doesn’t give much of a tow like the bigger dogs. We’ll probably do another 5km event before the close of the season but I haven’t decided which one yet.

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