I guess I have to introduce myself again, because I have been gone for so long So for those who don't know me: My name is Anneke and I live in The Netherlands. I am the proud mom of two Australian Shepherds, a black-tri male named Cooper, age 8 and a blue-merle girl named Jinx, age 4(well next week she turns 4) I compete in agility with Jinx, we play a little frisbee and we do tricks. Cooper does tricks, when he feels like it. He lives a pretty calm life, because of his attitude in life(why run when you can walk) and because of back problems and some signs of arthitis. He sure isn't your average Aussie. Way too big and no will to please. But I love him to bits. Jinx on the other hand is always ready to go, especcially when there is a frisbee involved. Unfortunately I am not so good at throwing yet. In the past year our training was limited to agility, because I found myself working ten hours a day, juggling three jobs. Fortunately the job I had been after for a few years became available to me, so I sat down and had a good chat with my boyfriend. And the decision was made. I quit my dogwalking buisiness, dropped my cleaning job at cityhall and now I work a maximum of 3 hours a day. I have to get a cerificate and once I get that, I will work a full day (8 hours) on monday( with a break of 1,5 hours to go home and walk my dogs) and the rest of the week I will work a max of 4 hours( but mostly is will be 2 hours) I have been doing this for almost a month now and as I am home now for most of the day, I realise how tired I was. How much I was doing things on auto-pilot for the past year. So now my energy is coming back, the dogs are getting more training. I really do miss the twelve dogs I used to walk, I have been walking most of them for six years. Saying goodbye was very emotional. But my clients were very understanding and boy, did they spoil me!! I got presents from each and every one of them!! But like I said, I am ok with it. Well, that's about it. I'm off to take a look around the forum and see what everyone has been up to!