October 16, 2013 by myeye
The latest issue of Canine Chronicles is out. For the second time, Chase has two daughters in the top 20 Cardigans. A year ago, it was Nikki (GCh Wellshire Absolut Magic) bred by Eric and Paula Weller, and owned by Paula and Carolyn Tompkins. Her dam is Wellshire Lady Luck ROMb. And our Lowri. This time, both girls are from the wonderful “Ocho” litter. Their dam is that lovely red Group Winner, BOS – Westminster “Scout” (GCh Cardiridge Jean Louise Finch ROMb HT RN CA). The “Ocho” was bred by Janet Suber. By virtue of her wonderful Best of Breed win at the Northwest Cardigan Fancier’s Specialty on September 27th, “Ginger” (Ch Mockingbird-Wyncrest’s I Believe in Magic NAP NJP NFP CA) is #18. Ginger is owned by Kathy Metcalfe. “Lowri” (HIT GCh Mockingbird Elyan Magic Moment HSAd HSBd) is at #11. Susan Long, Cheryl Kienast and I own Lowri — or, perhaps, she owns us. Lowri’s first litter is due this weekend, so Ginger must carry the family banner for a while.
You go, girls! I am so proud of you and your owners/handlers/supporters.
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September 27, 2013 by myeye
I have been notified that Chase has officially earned his Register of Merit Silver designation from the Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America. That means he has at least 15 individual titled progeny that have earned a total of at least 30 titles. I am so proud of his children and of the people that bred and own them. These are the kids and their Moms:
Dam: CH Windshyre Stormy Weather ROMb = GCh C-Myste The Game’s Afoot at Elyan CD RA “Holmes”, Elyan C-Myste Elementary My Dear Watson HT PT “Watson”
Dam: Wellshire Lady Luck ROMb = GCh Wellshire Absolut Magic (Winners Bitch at 2011 Nationals and a Group Winner) “Nikki”, Ch Welshire Queen of Hearts “Ali”, Ch Wellshire Mr. Majestic “Deuce”, Wellshire Follow the Queen Darby HT PT “Darby”
Dam: C-Myste Baledwr Scents-Ability = Elyan The Evening Echo of C-Myste CD PT AXP AXJ NFP RE VC “Smooch”, Elyan C-Myste The Times Picayune HT “Nola”
Dam: GCh Cardiridge Jean Louise Finch HT RN CA ROMb = HIT GCh Mockingbird Elyan Magic Moment HSAd HSBd (Group Winner, High in All Breed Herding Trial) “Lowri”, GCh Mockingbird Practical Magic “Sally”, GCh Mockingbird It’s The Magic In Me “Tommy”, Ch Mockingbird Wynecrest’s I Believe In Magic NAP NJP NFP CA “Ginger” (Reserve Winners Bitch 2012 Nationals)
Dam: Ch Coedwig’s Dejavu = Ch Snapdragon Something Unspoken “Riley
Dam: GCh Raconteur We’ll Always Have Paris = Raconteur I’ll Have Another NJP “Stout”
Dam: Ch Byrnecrest’s Keina Sweetie Sweet = McCombs Black Dinah HT
There are more children from these and other litters out being shown and participating in Conformation, Herding, Obedience/Rally, and Agility. Thank you to the breeders and the owners that have given these puppies every chance to excel. I am so grateful.
Chase will turn six in October. I am hopeful that he will have the opportunity to continue enjoying his children and grandchildren, and even great grandchildren. Officially, Chase is GCh/Can Ch C-Myste Baledwr Pursuit of Happiness CD RN HSAds HIAs HXAs NAP NJP VCX ROMs TT
Category Agility, Chase, Conformation, Ditto, Dog Friends, Doing Good, Ginger, Herding, Holmes, Keina, Leidy, Lowri, Magic, Nola, Obedience, Phoebe, Puppies, Rally, Riley, Scout, Smooch, Watson, Ziva | Tags: | 3 Comments
August 16, 2013 by myeye
In 2012, our Lowri earned her first Group Placing on my birthday in June. That alone was a great present. This year, the day before my birthday, Lowri earned her first Group I — THAT is a SUPER birthday present. To add the cherry on the top, Susan and Cheryl sent me the prize for the Group I. The Group Firsts were made by Paul Gaskins of Sappling Grove Pottery — and I think this is lovely. If you come to my house and have Guacamole or Salsa and chips, you’ll be dipping from a very special bowl. Thank you to my great co-owners and our very pretty Lowri.
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December 17, 2012 by myeye
Cheryl Kienast sent me a package which arrived on Saturday, but I made it to the Post Office too late to retrieve it. I picked it up today. There were lots of fun little things in it — edibles for me and for the baddogs, BUT this is the piece de resistance
Yes, at my house it is all about the Chase. Forever more, Jessica Viera will be front and center in my living room, earning Chase his Grand Championship, and there are lots of photos of his children. How I love the baby baddogs!
Here is the left side with more Chase and his kids Nola and Lowri and Baby Dinah
. . . and the right edge with more Chase and kids Holmes, Lowri, and Nola
Here’s the left middle with the rare Tennessee Brindled Alligator and more of the kids
Is this not the coolest gift ever? Cheryl, you rock. Thank you so much.
Category Bluefox, Chase, Cool Stuff, Dog Friends, Holmes, Lowri, Nola | Tags: Dinah,Dory | 6 Comments
November 5, 2012 by myeye
The Chaseman was entered all three days at the Valencia Valley Kennel Club Agility Trials held at Eagle Park in Belen. He finished his Novice Standard Preferred title (NAP). I love this photo of him flying toward a jump. Evelyn Vinogradov took this and many other shots. Once she has posted from all three days, I know I’ll be adding more Chase shots to my collection. He’s still a green dog and makes green dog mistakes, but he loves this game. Our classes are winding down for this year so he and I are going to hit the fields. I hope to certify him this winter to enter him in our TD test in January.
Meanwhile, the kids were busy in other parts of the country. Smooch was in Yakima and earned a Novice Fast leg. Lowri and Baby Dinah were showing in Knoxville. Dinah earned two more points and Lowri was Best of Breed one day and Select to Sherri Hurst and Libby the other three days.
Since I was at the trials, the house did not get cleaned (again/still), but I made some small inroads. Chase’s betrothed (Dory) earned a GCh Major — she’s at 13 GCh points with two majors. Since Dory is now nekked, we expect she will come in season soon. When she does, she’ll get on a plane to fly down from Chicago.
My work week has come back to me — on Friday we resolved the matter that was set for trial. So I am able to get to work on the 2013 National Specialty chores and on the Bulletin (not to mention taking care of all my other clients).
Category Agility, Chase, Conformation, CWCCA Bulletin, CWCCA Nationals, Dog Friends, Dog Shows, Doing Good, Keina, Lowri, Other Places, Photography, Puppies, Tracking, Work | Tags: | 4 Comments