Keane The Pocket Rocket (Keane) & Suzanne Phillips
My friend has dogs from the Dogs Trust in Shoreham and I occasionally went along for a visit with her. On this occasion they had just got some new rescues, one of them being very timid and they thought I would be the ideal mum living alone in a quite house. Keane had been rescued from Ireland along with his 3 sisters and was in such a poor state that for the first 4 weeks I couldn’t see him so I had no idea what he was like. My first meeting was of him sitting on a white duvet in a big room with very sad eyes. It was another 2 weeks before I could finally bring him home.
He loves his walks, chasing squirrels and pigeons out of his garden and Mondays as that’s the day we go to work on an industrial estate with a mobile sandwich van. As soon as he hears the toot of the horn he’s up and standing at the door ready to line up for his sausage in a bag which he carries back to his chair and wont touch until he’s told.
Keane has had a fantastic first season, our first show being c-side in February and then Easter Celebration on that freezing weekend where we managed to get our first clear round. We were only going to do local shows but the new friends we had made convinced us to travel a little further and that’s when the bug started. He has won some lovely trophies and has his bronze agility warrant needing just 5 more points for his silver.
We have loved every minute of it especially the jumping and steeplechase where Keane can have a real blast. Contacts are not our forte but we are still working on them and that’s fine by us because when we do get them its makes it even more special.
For a nervous dog Keane is amazing you would never think it watching him flying around the ring or standing in line chilled out, he even does a bit of acting in his spare time, but there are still quite a few things that bother him. He is my very special friend.