a May 20th, 2011

  1. Holmes Is Getting There

    May 20, 2011 by myeye

    Holmes was Winners Dog and Best of Winners today in Cortez (Durango Kennel Club).  The major held so he earned his second major.  He now needs just three single points to finish.  It was mud city at the show grounds.  Wendy wheeled Holmes and Nola out in a crate to bathe them, and then wheeled them back inside for drying and grooming.

    Last night Wendy and her friend Amy had Nola and Holmes loose in the fifth wheel.  Wendy is amazed that Nola hasn’t broken any body parts yet.  She leaped from the couch to the ottoman, tried to jump on a bar stool, knocked it over.  The red girl is a demon.  The judge was Robert Stein and Nola cleaned his face from chin to forehead with her tail wagging at full throttle.  She is a really happy puppy.  . . . and I am a really happy camper!

  2. About the Late Spring Shows in Cortez

    May 20, 2011 by myeye

    Yesterday morning, Wendy took off with her van load of Akita and two little Cardigan Welsh Corgis.  Holmes and Nola are entered in the Durango Kennel Club Shows in Cortez Colorado.  A few hours later there was a Facebook post of a snow-covered field up that way.  I talked with Wendy late in the afternoon and she had arrived.  It had hailed and poured rain, though there was no snow at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds.  The area surrounding the show barn was mud, mud, mud.  Although the Akita are only muddy to their ankles, the Cardis are muddy half way up their bodies — and are all soaking wet besides.  When I spoke with her, Wendy was looking at the schedule trying to figure out when she could bathe everyone.

    Nola and Holmes ate like the corgis they are, but Nola did not want to go outside.  Since we are officially in a drought in central New Mexico, Nola may never have seen rain and hail before.  I can’t remember the last time (before yesterday) we had a rain that did more than make the car look dirty.

    Show result reports later.  Cardis show around 1:30 today and tomorrow, and around 9:30 on Sunday.  I say “around” because there are breeds before them scheduled at the same time.  Fingers crossed that enough of the girls make it to the show to hold the major and that Holmes is fortunate enough to be Best of Winners.

    When Holmes gets back, he has a date with some sheep.  I am going to herding school with our funny boy.  We’ll learn herding together.  Susan says, “breathe and keep moving.”  There is a trial in northern Colorado in August.  Holmes and I have set our sights on earning his HT.

    ps Inca is so happy!  She has the run of the house, slept on the bed last night.  She’s pretty sure she won and the other two are really gone.