P1050429 (Medium).JPGWe had a great time at the June BSFA lure coursing event. This was Styx's (Brylach Over the Broomstick with Cusidh) first ever lure coursing outing and she took to it well. She was running with Beardswood Quilan and both ran strongly after the lure with Quilan catching the lure just before the finish. Banrigh (Ch Drawing Down the Moon) also had a great time. She was running on her own as we didn't think, that at 8 1/2 years old, she'd manage the full course. However, she proved us wrong and finished in good style. We hope to get Styx out and about a bit more to lure coursing events if possible as she's certainly shown a talent for it. Here are some photos of the day with Styx getting some coaching in and into the "zone" at the start and enjoying her run.

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Cusidh Drawing Down the Sun had a good first outing at Southern Counties winning Puppy Dog and then Best Puppy. Congratulations and thank you to Judge Mr Unto Timonen.

He's known as Wee Dram at home and his best friend is Styx (Brylach Over the Broomstick with Cusidh). This was his first outing and although he appeared incapable of standing still for most of the time he really did ever so well. Here are some picutres of the day below. His sister Cusidh Treacle Moon to Chapeltower is also taking to the ring and she was 3rd in Puppy Bitch at Bath - well done.

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Cusidh Drawing Down the Sun in the Puppy Hound Group.
Photos Rob Horsfield

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Cusidh Drawing Down the Sun with Judge Mr Unto Timonen (Finland)
Photo Glenis Peach

Well, here's the last puppy dispatch from Tricia Macpherson with the Clan Cusidh puppies all together. Thank you so much for all the great photos and your help.

Week 16 - The pups are now out and about enjoying all the amenities that Fife has to offer. Having a lead on doesn't seem to be a problem at all for these puppies and they're off straight away - quite unlike their mother!

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Many thanks to Tricia Macpherson and family who have survived their Cusidh pup photography mission in more or less one piece. Here are Tricia's latest photographic dispatches.

Week 13 - Well it's been no fun for the toys as you can see.

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But Claire's hat has fortunately been finished off once and for all!

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Well I have recently been embedded with the Clan Cusidh puppies on their ongoing Craigend missions. Here's their progress so far.

Week 8 - An attempt was made to capture the whole family together. This required reinforcements in the name of Peter Grant (next to Claire) and Stephen Patrick. Stephen with his wife Lesley (nee McQueen) owned the lovely Fearnwood Scottish Deerhounds. It was their dog Fearnwood Sound of Ryan who was mated to the foundation Cusidh bitch Ardkinglas Pattie bred by Miss Noble. Stephen is holding the father Cusidh Homecoming (Ronan)  and mother Cusidh Perchance to Dream (Rashie) whilst Peter and Claire face an uphill struggle to keep hold of their four puppies. Needless to say the capture plan ended in failure!

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