On November 7th, it was another major for our Flutter (“Bluefox Elyan Mariposa”). Jessica showed her from the classes to Best of Breed over two Champions to earn her second Major. Two days later she picked up two more points so is now at 12 with both her Majors. The next shows are in January so the little FlutterBye is hanging out with Jessica and Brian Viera (and, I hear, looking for mud).
November 17, 2014 by myeye
July 14, 2014 by myeye
Little Flutter has been enjoying those long Alaska days. She will be 9 months old on Friday. Jess sent photos yesterday. I think this baby is so pretty!
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.
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.
April 30, 2014 by myeye
There is so much to report — not counting the awful weather at the end of the show. The capsule:
Chase – did not qualify in herding nor in agility (BADDOG!). He won the herding-titled conformation class and was second in the Stud Dog Class with Lowri and Copper
Copper – earned her HT — looking every bit like a herding dog — and made the final cut in the 12-15 month bitch class
Flutter – earned 3rd place in a near sweep of the 6-9 puppy girl class (Gimme was 1st, Reserve Winners Bitch, and Best Puppy, as well as Best in Sweepstakes, Flutter was 3rd, and Fable was 4th)
Salsa made the cut in 6-9 puppy sweeps
Storybook (fka “Kimber) – earned her HT and was 4th in the 9-12 month puppy bitch class
Here are a few photos — it will take me a while to look at all the photos so I can share the best
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.)