Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
This fall...I have the pleasure of doing some judging on the side. I love judging, if you didn't already know and will soon be hanging up my handler lead and putting in my application. It is an honor to be asked to do sweepstakes assignments. I have done many already, but this year I have a couple of exciting ones like the Otterhound National Sweepstakes and the BCSA National Futurity.
Tomorrow I leave for Grass Valley, CA. I am judging the Nor Cal BC specialty Sweepstakes and I am so excited! At the specialty, I am also presenting the BC judges education seminar. This is my first time doing it on my own, so it shall be fun!
For those who were wondering...my thumb is healing. It will be a while before it is totally better but at least able to use it again (with band aids and padding of course!).
This past Monday I brought home another Cardigan girl. It looks like she may be staying. I will tell more later but her sire is one of the top winning dogs right now!
A BC puppy will also be joining the crew soon! I just have to decide which one I am taking!!
Today Chai went to obedience class. He is doing really well and much prefers that to silly conformation. I am going to continue his training in obedience, since he really can't go to any of the upcoming specialties. When he is more mature, I will take him out and finish him quickly. I love my gold boy!
That's it for the moment...you all have a good weekend!!
Monday, August 24, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
So, now other results. A big hug and congrats to Judy, our Terv client, who just made us proud to show her dogs. They just did fabulous and we had lots of nice compliments on her dogs throughout the weekend.
Friday, Terv specialty
Chloe (handled by Jenny) was Best in Veteran Sweeps, 2nd in Regular Veteran Bitch
Airie (handled in part by Judy and Emily) was 1st in her Veteran Sweeps class, 1st in Regular Veteran Bitches, and AOM at 14.5 yrs of age!!!
Rosey was Best Puppy in Breed at the Fun Match and Puppy Group 3.
Teddie won Best Adult in Breed at the Fun Match and Adult Group 2.
Saturday, Terv specialty
Chloe was 1st in her Veteran Sweeps class and 2nd in Regular Veteran Bitch
Airie was Best in Veteran Sweeps and 1st in Regular Veteran Bitch
Jazz was 4th in Open Dog
Sunday, All breed show
Tervs, Jazz BOW, 2 pts
Cardigans, Diesel RWD (thanks to Le'o for stepping in with my big goof while I was at the BC ring!)
BC's, Mattel, RWD, Reiver WB, 1 pt!
Next weekend we are off to Grass Valley for a BC specialty and Pap specialty, what fun!!
Monday, August 17, 2009
For weekend news...Pap specialty Walker won 3rd in his 9-12 mth puppy class, Rosey won 2nd in Am Bred bitch...Saturday Lincoln won BOB, Chai was RWD...Sunday Lincoln was BOS, Chai was RWD, Walker won his class, Huck won 3rd, grandpups...Bonnie (owned by Lauren) won WB to finish!!, Denali (owned by Kelly) won BOB, and Vogue (co-owned by Jeanette and myself) won BOS. Probably forgetting something but those are the big ones.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
So, I think I could ramble on for days about this. I probably will do another installment on this another day or later when I get a chance to sit down again. One more thing before I leave...in this day in age, we for some reason don't have the breed mentors we used too. Many breeders have stopped passing on the knowledge that we have, so that those younger generations can start where you left off instead of go backwards...I think this is extremely important and feel that the more knowledge I can share with others, the more good I am doing for my breeds.
Monday, August 10, 2009
The pictures above and below are from the Ape Caves. Michael decided after we took the guided tour to go back and experiment with his camera. Well...an hour later...he came back to the car with these two pictures. Pretty amazing for a completely dark cave!
Friday, August 7, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Some of you may already have read on Megan's blog...but thought I would post my picture I took yesterday. We leased Truman from Megan for Evan. He is really excited about it. Truman gets to live at my parents house and Mom is going to do some more training with him. It works out well for all involved and I am sure Evan will enjoy him while he is here! Truman has a few days to settle in as Evan I am sure will want to ride him Monday morning when I am at school!