a July 17th, 2009

  1. Twenty [one] Months Ago

    July 17, 2009 by myeye

    Twenty (Mandy reminds me it’s twenty-one) months ago the “Freedom Litter”, Chase and his siblings, made their initial appearance on this worldly stage.  Still goofy teenagers — especially the boys — they’ve already accomplished so much.  Congratulations Carolyn, Tom, Mandy, and Jennifer for dreaming up this combination — and for following through.  This was definitely not a breeding to the dog next door.  Carolyn drove Alice to Seattle, Alice then flew from Seattle Washington to Toronto Canada.  Shelley (Hunter’s owner) made sure Alice was “well” bred before she sent her back to the Northwest.  I think “well” is a perfect word to describe everything about this breeding (except maybe the C-Section).  So far, Chase and Pilot have their American Championships and each has a Group placement, Chase and Libby have Canadian Championships (and Libby has a Canadian Group placement), Molly has a major, Clem has amassed international certificates as well as US points.  Chase, Pilot, and Libby made splendid showings at the 2009 CWCCA Nationals.  Chase and Pilot earned their mom the title of Best Brood Bitch; Chase and his half-sister Dolly earned their dad the title of Best Stud Dog.  Chase and Pilot are two “qualifying progeny” and contributed four points so Alice received her ROMb designation.  Every puppy has a wonderful temperament and all nine have enriched the lives of their people.

    Definitely “well” done!

    Alice and the Freedom Litter

  2. Well, Here It Is

    July 17, 2009 by myeye

    The Canadian Kennel Club is not yet automated.  Every win or qualifying leg is entered into a dog’s record by hand.  This is what arrived this week.  It was worth waiting for!  (Thank you, Shelley, for steering Chase around the ring.)

    Canadian Championship Cert blog