Here is Freya (Ultra) on the occasion of her 5-month birthday. She found mud and it made her soooo happy. Thanks, Beth Harris for taking this great photo.
May 18, 2015
May 15, 2015
Udi is Chase’s son from his third litter, born in October 2010. He is brother to the fabulous working girls Smooch and Nola. Four or five months ago, Udi went to bootcamp with my friends DeAnn and Rich Nelson. Once he had learned some manners, Udi came to New Mexico to live in Santa Fe with friends Cheryl and Richard Hoagland. It was there that Udi saw his first sheep and announced that he was a herding dog — just like his daddy. Richard takes Udi herding every other week and Udi is turning into an accomplished stock dog. Here are photos from yesterday.
Roxy is just over a year old. She is not a crazed herding dog, but will go out with Udi. The two red Cardis make a cute pair.
May 12, 2015
The four-day Albuquerque High Desert Cluster is done. Cardigans had early ring times (8:00, 8:00, 10:30, 9:00) — I need a nap. We scored yesterday when Judge Gloria Kerr gave our Salsa a 3-point major. When Salsa’s win photo arrives, I will proudly post it. Copper was Reserve today. Chase won nothing at all. I stewarded Obedience on Saturday and Sunday. The Obedience trial here was a regional qualifier so our training club acted as stewards. The trial was a huge success and I like to think our Club’s participation had much to do with it. I need a nap.
At the Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America National Specialty, Chase is well represented by his children. Yesterday at the herding trials, Lowri was High in Trial, High Scoring Champion of Record, High Combined Stock, and completed two titles. Stout was Reserve High in Trial and completed his Started Sheep title. Today at the Obedience Trials, Andy finished his CD with a High In Trial Score. He was also High Combined in Rally with two perfect runs. We are so proud of the kids and of their owners/trainers!
May 8, 2015
One of the two dog shows in the Albuquerque area is this weekend. We gathered up enough dogs to make a major for the girls. We have five Champions entered (including the Chaseman). Both Copper and Salsa are entered in the classes. The only unpleasant thing about the show this year is that we show at 8:00 AM tomorrow and Sunday. So, I’ll leave the office early today to bathe dogs. There will be no time tomorrow for touch-up grooming (much less a full groom).
Little Tuli is ten days too young to come play — darn it! Old Inca has no interest, nor does Daisy. We will have fun without them — and usually have excellent vendors!
Wish us well!
May 1, 2015