December 14, 2015 by myeye
When I went to my Post Office today, I had a pick-up notice in my box (actually two, but one was unimportant). The other box was totally unexpected. It was from my friend Margaret Williams. Margaret lives in South Dakota and I know she is really jealous because we have had so much snow and rain while she enjoys unseasonal warmth. The box contained real surprises. One was the much-coveted Target Corgi ornament. When the little guys hit the Target shelves, Corgi Nation gathered together and launched an unparalleled rescue operation. That meant if you didn’t get a Target Corgi ornament in the first few days after they were stocked, you were not getting one. We don’t have a Target in Los Lunas and I had not been in Albuquerque when I also had time to systematically hit the Targets to find one of the elusive ornaments. I assumed I would have to do without, but then Margaret packaged up one of the little guys and sent it to me. They are very cute! Don’t you agree?
Also in the surprise box was a lovely oval, beveled glass ornament with a photo on it of Chase herding sheep. It is an early morning photo so includes many shades of blue. It is so beautiful, so unexpected, and I am so grateful. What a wonderful gift. Hugs to Margaret.
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November 18, 2015 by myeye
Lots of people joined in to earn Addie’s Championship. In early November, Kim Raleigh handled Addie in Pueblo for her final Championship point and her first Grand Champion Points. One of Kim’s friends caught this lovely photo of our girl. Many thanks to everyone who participated in making this happen. Addie is litter sister to Andy (MHIT Elyan Andrews Honor Roll BN CDX RAE), owned and trained by Sheri O’Brien and Copper (Elyan The Auburn Tigress HT CD), shared by me with Tricia and Kevin Dooley. Parents are Chase (MHIT GCH/Can CH C-Myste Baledwr Pursuit of Happiness CD RN HXAs OAP OJP VCX ROMs) and Dory (GCH Raglans Just Keep Swimming CGC ROMb). What a happy group of youngsters they are. Addie is with Debbie Yarbrough at Rebel Collies.
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November 10, 2015 by myeye
This past weekend, our friend Kim Raleigh took Tuli and Addie to Colorado Springs for the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday shows. Unfortunately, Tuli’s hot spots flared up again and she was not shown. However, her aunt Addie (Chase/Dory) carried the flag. Addie was Winners Bitch and Best of Opposite Sex on Friday to earn her final Championship point. On Saturday — her first time shown as a Special — she was Best of Opposite Sex to earn her first Grand Champion Point and a win over another champion. On Sunday, Addie upped her game and was Best of Breed for a Grand Champion Major and another competition win. She was pulled out for the final dogs in the Herding Group. Addie is now CH ELYAN ADELAIDE ECO PT! Addie is Copper’s and Andy’s littermate — what a group of classic over-achievers! I love the Chase kids!
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July 12, 2015 by myeye
Today we went to Dr. Barb’s to further polish our herding dogs. It is so green that it hurts my eyes! Chase is working well. He has reached the point at which he understands silence and the bubble and pressure. His daughter Addie will be trying her paw at Pre-Trial Tested in Colorado next month. I was very proud of her work — she loves herding. Ellen has both of these dogs aiming to peak at the right time. So, photos:
Chase Driving in the Big Field
Respect your Handler
Turning the Stock
Pushing those goats
Get them going straight again
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June 2, 2015 by myeye
Last weekend our friend Kim Raleigh took Tuli and Salsa to Longmont, Colorado. It was little Tuli’s first show — she turned 6 months old on May 20th. The girls had an excellent time with Kim. For her de-butt, Tuli was Winners Bitch for her first 2 championship points. Tuli is one of the kids from the Elyan Bluefox N-Song litter (she is “Nothing But Flowers”). Susan Long, Cheryl Kienast and I bred beautiful Lowri to her son Kevin. There were 9 scrumptious puppies. So far, four of them have been shown and each of the four won points on his/her first day out. We are very proud of Romeo, Sara, Trewe, and, of course, our Tuli. We had a photo taken to commemorate Tuli’s first points. I’ll post it when it arrives. We’re still waiting for the photo of Salsa’s major win in Albuquerque. Next show may be Flagstaff.
Chase and Ellen herded sheep up in Edgewood this weekend. Chase is doing so well — tweaking the little things now. His next herding trial will probably be in early August.
Inca celebrated her 13th birthday. She is hale and hearty though occasionally has the “old dog vagues.” This time, it was her solid opinion that the dog door was not working so she had to pee in the kitchen. As soon as the little girls got home and raced out the dog door, Inca decided it was working again — funny old lady.
The office air-conditioning is not working and, of course, we are hitting 90 degrees each afternoon. Very miserable inside.
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