Puppy kindergarten ended with Tuli being promoted to first grade (Beginning Novice). Many thanks to Maggie Gee who gave our puppies lots to think about. Pam Day and Lacey and Josh Carrillo with Rev were also in the class, but were not in this photo.
July 2, 2015 by myeye
June 23, 2015 by myeye
Here is the show photo from Tuli’s debut on May 30th at Flatirons Kennel Club. Thank you so much to our friend Kim Raleigh who hauled her up to Colorado and helped her earn her first points.
Tuli was the fourth of the Lowri/Kevin puppies to hit the show ring and like her brother and sisters before her, she earned points at her first show. Tuli is a happy baby — I love having her with me.
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.
May 8, 2015 by myeye
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!
March 2, 2015 by myeye
This weekend the baybeez were 10-1/2 weeks old. We had a terrible (9.5″) snowstorm Friday going into Saturday. I thought we were all organized to do puppy-pick-ups on Sunday because of the weather, but Rory’s people could not wait. The drove up from Southern New Mexico notwithstanding the wretched weather. The only bad thing about their early arrival is that we had scheduled the last puppy photo shoot for Sunday morning before people appeared. So, no Rory (“Oliver”) photos in this batch. Rory will be “Elyan Talking It Over”
Thank you, thank you to Pam Day and Arlene Bartels who helped with the photo shoot. Arlene sacrificed her fingers to the cause. Sabin is officially Sherlock (“Elyan Signs Along The Way”), and has moved to Mesilla Park. What a sweet puppy he is. He gets to go to work with his people. Lacey has gone home with Pam. We will co-own her. She is inheriting a Cardigan brother and sister. Her handling class will begin in a couple of weeks. Pam is retired (though very busy) and Lacey was born to be someone’s sidekick. Lacey is “Elyan White Lace and Promises.”
As soon as the east coast weather mellows a bit, The Mighty Quinn will catch a plane. I am really going to miss that fat little face. He will be “Elyan Before The Rising Sun.” I can’s wait to see his glorious redness reflecting the sunshine.
Ultra (“Elyan A Kiss For Luck”) will be selecting a home before too long. She needs to be in a performance home — athletic, energetic, agile, tuned in — she will make someone a wonderful partner for herding or agility or obedience or tracking — or all of those events.
Sherlock (was Sabin)
Terra – Now Lacey
A quick glimpse of Daisy-mom
and Guest Star – Tuli at 14-1/2 weeks old