‘Baddog’ Category

  1. Puppies – Let’s Party

    July 2, 2017 by myeye

    Yesterday we held the Clutter’s Puppy Party.  Thank you to Ellen Gerwin who helped us evaluate the babies.  Thanks also to the puppy holding club which got together one more time for this litter.  Jean and Ella held a clear spoon of Cheez Whiz to keep attention.

    Three of the kids went to their new homes yesterday.  Gray Girl (may be Penny) went to Pennsylvania with Karen Yohe, Red Girl (Summer) also went to Pennsylvania with Pam Smith.  Our Itty went to Santa Fe with Rich Arimoto.  Black collar boy (Oisin) will be leaving Wednesday with Sheri O’Brien.  Sheri will kindly deliver yellow collar girl (Poppy) to Melinda Hanlon who lives in Elizabeth.  On July 11th, Ailene Chow will fly in from San Diego to carry the fluffy boy who will be known as Rain to his new home.  Blue girl and I will hang out together until the right (active home) comes along for her.

    Gray Girl - front - 7-1-17 Gray Girl - side 7-1-17

    Gray Collar Girl – Penny

    Itty - Front - 7-1-17 Itty - side - 7-1-17

    Purple Collar Girl – Itty

    Red girl - Summer - Front 7-1-17

    red girl - Summer - Side 7-1-17Red Collar Girl – Summer

     Oisin front 7-1-17 Oisin side 7-1-17

    Black Collar Boy – Oisin

    Fluffy Boy - Rain - side7-1-17 Fluffy Boy - Rain front 7-1-17

    Fluffy (green Collar) Boy – Rain

    Blue Girl front 7-1-17 Blue Girl side 7-1-17

    Blue Collar Girl

    Yellow Girl - Front 7-1-17 Yellow Girl - Side - Poppy - 7-1-17

    Yellow Collar Girl – Poppy

    I hope these Chase/Flutter puppies bring as much happiness to their new owners as they have brought to us here at the home of the Baddogs.

     


  2. The Hurrier I go . . . (Photos Added)

    June 9, 2014 by myeye

    I am behind on blogging — w-a-a-a-y behind.

    My granddaughter Adrienne and her Mexican Folk dance Troup Baila! Baila! leave for New York City on Wednesday.  She is so excited!  They will be there a week to dance, shop, and sight see.  She is 12 so this is a very big deal for her.

    Our Lowri/Dickens puppies have been making waves.  The Red Rocket (Gimme) has earned her Grand Champion majors and has all her GCH competition wins, but, she’s only 7-1/2 months old.  That is one hot shot puppy.  Of course, co-owner handler Angelia Hall has done a wonderful job with her.  Litter brother Kevin has earned two majors, litter sister Fable has earned two majors.  Sister Flutter has a major reserve and a minor reserve –turns out she is a fine example of a baddog.  At the show a week or so ago, she told off the German Shepherds that wanted to come into HER ring.  Jessica is trying to ‘splain how it really works before she goes to her next show weekend.  Litter brother Peyton has some single points AND he earned his RN title a week or so ago.  What a smart boy!

    Here are some photos of Flutter from Jessica.  I think she’s such a cute girl!  She is 7-1/2 months old in these photos.

    Flutter 7 months front Edited 007 Flutter 7 months Side Edited 001

    Andy (Chase/Dory) earned the first leg of his RN with a perfect score.  He is studying the Utility exercises and will be unstoppable when Sheri decides it is time.  Copper is about ready to trial for her CD and will begin serious herding training next month.  Sister Addie has almost no hair at the moment so is home learning lessons.

    Chase and I are preparing for an Agility trial the last weekend of this month.  He’s not trialed since the National Specialty.  I hope he’s forgotten that he likes to stop in the middle of the weaves to bark.  If he’s very good, he will have a pretty red girl come visiting.  If he’s not — he’ll still have the pretty red girl come visiting.

    Our old Inca, sometimes known as the Red Empress, celebrated her 12th birthday on May 26th.  Aside from a few white hairs on her muzzle, she looks wonderful (not that there is anything really wrong with white hair).  She and our Salsa play all day, drag weeds into the house, and take dog bowls outside.  Salsa begins Puppy Agility tomorrow evening.  I think we are going to have a blast.

    Taryn over at A Tail of Two Cardis is celebrating her 5th blogiversary with a give away — you might want to visit her — though you will have to disclose some forgetful thing that you’ve done — could win a $20 Starbucks card . . .

    My 6th blogiversary was in March and I totally blew it.  This is post #1,875.  Hard to believe I could bore so many for so long.

    I promise photos for the next post.


  3. What a Great Weekend!

    April 14, 2014 by myeye

    This post will be short, but I’ll embellish it with photos and video later on.

    We had a most splendiferous weekend.

    Saturday:

    CHASE:  Although Chase and the geese did not bond (at all) at the PWCCSC All-Corgi Herding Trial, the sheep were to his liking.  On Saturday, he was second to “Rocky” in Advanced Sheep and earned 2 Championship Points.  Ellen Gerwin is his pilot.  Here is a link to the video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpuMiiD4EqI

    ADDIE:  This Chase/Dory daughter is owned and handled by Celena Slaton.  Addie was Best of Winners at the Terry-All Show for another point.

    MEA:  This is a Holmes/Rhiannon baby girl.  She earned her first point owner-handled by Arlene Irby.

    NOLA:  Our funny red girl and her owner Elfie Payne earned a second place in Novice Obedience.  She scored 192.5 and completed her CD.  All three of her legs were 192 (or higher) in huge classes.  She was awarded a first place and two second places.  Nola is a Chase/Leidy daughter.

    Sunday:

    CHASE:  Even better than Saturday.  Chase won the Advanced Sheep class and earned his first herding major.  It has taken more than a year for Ellen and Chase to become comfortable with one another on the course (remember there is livestock running around out there).  It’s been worth the wait.

    ADDIE: Ms. Addie and Celena took Best of Breed over two Champions.  This yearling just keeps getting better and better.  She will be at the National Specialty next week — I hope the judge loves her as much as we do.

    SMOOCH:  Earned another RAE leg with her owner DeAnn Nelson.  Smoochie and Nola are littermates.

    It was a crazed weekend here while I searched unsuccessfully for the Title to the little trailer.  I know it is here — somewhere.  Then I discovered, with the help of my neighbor that we could not discover the towing wiring on the Element (affectionately called “Hi-O”).  It has the travel package (roof rack, trailer hitch), but no receptacle for the trailer’s brake lights/running lights — not that it matters because I can’t transfer the trailer to my name and register it without the title.

    The wind BLEW.  The mountains were not visible, the tumbleweeds are piling up, and everything has a thin coating of dust.

    Today:

    Have the wiring harness installed on the car, make arrangements to rent a small trailer, try to make some clients happy, and have lunch with Jean.  See, I am clinging to sanity!


  4. Ramping Up For Competition

    March 31, 2014 by myeye

    Trials coming: 

    April 4-6 is an Agility Trial — not just any trial — it’s a half hour from my house.  Few activities are that close so it’s pretty exciting.  Chase is fit and happy.  I hope he runs like the wind AND clean.  Perhaps we will finish his Excellent Jumpers Title, perhaps he will get a Excellent Standard leg — or even two or three.

    On the following Wednesday, he will take his little overnight bag and go to California with Ellen for the Corgis-only Herding Trial.  We had good practices both yesterday and Saturday.  Chase knows what he needs to know.  Now, will he use that knowledge for good — or for evil?

    The following Wednesday Chase will again leave with Ellen, heading to Missouri for the Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America National Specialty Show.  The Herding Trials are on the 19th and 20th.  Copper, Flutter and Salsa will leave for Missouri on Thursday.  All four dogs are entered in conformation events.  Chase is entered on sheep and duck herding as well as in Agility.  Copper is our surprise entry in the Herding Test.  Two weeks ago, I asked Ellen if she would look at Copper as a potential entry.  I took her up to Robert’s place in Edgewood on Sunday and she was splendid.  She showed great instinct, but more than that, she took direction.  Her second and third practices were this past weekend.  This little red girl is a great combination of her dad (Chase) and her mom (Dory).  Dory comes from a line of serious herding dogs.  Little Copper plans to be a serious herding dog!

     We will rock you 3-29-14

    Copper moving her sheep1 3-29-14

    Copper moving her sheep1 3-29-14


  5. Faces I Favor

    February 23, 2014 by myeye

    I stepped out the back door and saw Chase, Flutter and Salsa cuddled up together in the shade.  I stepped back in, grabbed the camera — darn it!  They were up, coming to see what I might have for them.  I resorted to the fall back choice of catching them individually.  Here are Grampa Chase, Flutter, and Salsa.  I love these cute faces.  (Shooting in the New Mexican afternoon sun requires a little lighting adjustment.)

     
    Chase face 2-23-14Chase face

    Salsa Face 2-23-14Salsa Face

    Flutter Face 2-23-14Flutter Face