This month we are happy to introduce our Member Tora Seaton. Toria is one of our northern members and is a lovely lady who is a valued member of our club. Her ethics and kind nature is one we should all aspire to achieve :)
Name: Toria Seaton
Member since: Early 2016
No of Dogs: 3
Dog(s) name(s), sex, age(s) and breed(s):
Sanka 5, springer spaniel
Woodi 4, cocker spaniel
Kanga 14 months, springer spaniel
Occupation: Training manager in health and social care
Lives in: Lincolnshire
Dog sports participated in: Canicross & Bikejor
Question 1: How did you start in the sport? -
I was running with my shepherd on a lead and saw online about Canicross, so went to Eland Lodge to watch a race.
Question 2: Which was the first dog/dogs you raced? -
First race was a novice 3k with Sanka and it took us just under 45 minutes
Question 3: How did you come to own your dog(s)?-
Sanka was a rescue puppy at 5 months old, rescued from a working dog shed where she was eating poo as the dogs were neglected. She hadn't been handled at all and took a long time to let us hold her.
Woodi, we got as our German shepherd at the time was finding Sankas "play times" too busy, so we felt Sanka could do with a little brother. I went on line and found him down in Cornwall. The lady who owns Woodi's mum was horrified by what he does,and said he would hate it.?? I beg to differ.
Kanga, I decided that now I was doing more with Canicross n bikejor that I needed another dog. I told my partner I was going to look at a caravan ?? and when he asked me to send pictures so he could give his in put, I sent him 2 pictures of spaniel pups and he chose her. Kanga,comes from a working gun dog line and the lady who owns her mum is fascinated by what Kanga does and asks for regular pictures.
Question 4: Interesting fact about your dogs -
I call my dogs boxtrolls as they collect useless items and treasure them : socks, shoes, hats, pants, tea towels, teddies.
All of them are named after Disney characters
Question 5: Interesting fact about yourself -
I suffer with severe anxiety, and surprisingly enough to running and biking the dogs helps by burning off the adrenaline. Best cure ever ?? (**Emma note: awesome to hear how much working with your dogs helps people in positive ways x)
Question 6: Biggest achievement in a race?-
beating 2 huskies and a shepherd with the cocker spaniel at a bikejor race,when we were laughed at on the start line because he was so small. (**Emma note: annoying to hear this occurred BUT so proud of our member for showing such strength and spirit x)
Question 7: Dogs favourite treats?- - Home made liver cake
Question 8: Favourite Song?-
Your song - Elton John
Dirty- Christina Aguilera
I like it -Gerry n the Pacemakers
Question 9: Favourite Film
Hot fuzz - I love Simon peg
Question 10: Favourite cake
Thanks to Toria for telling us more about her and her pack - another awesome member we are proud of :)
The NATBs will be keeping you up to date on their members, their dogs and events for the 2015/2016 Season. Hope you enjoy!