The 17th — It Was A Very Good Day

May 17, 2011

Today Holmes-puppy was again Winners Dog and Best of Winners, and today it was a 3-point major.  Holmes is now up to 9 points (including the major).  Thursday morning he is heading up to Cortez Colorado for the Durango Kennel Club shows.  It is three more days of bitch majors with only a few dogs entered — where are all the boys?  So, I will have all my body parts crossed that he finishes his Championship this weekend.  As Chase’s firstborn, it would be nice if he  was the first child to earn a Championship.  Ali, Nikki and Deuce are also rolling along,  and, honestly, I’ll be delighted when each of them finishes — regardless of the order.

I was so happy Holmes won that I forgot to stand behind the official show photographer and take a photo for the blog — there was my camera around my neck . . . and brain-fart!  I think it was a good show photo though.  I’ll post it when it comes in.  Holmes looked very handsome.  He has bodied out — still has that elegant line and low station (from him mom).  His Championship will put Phoebe one point from her ROMb.  Holmes and I will try to add another point this winter — probably a TD or perhaps an HT late this summer.

In my email today were the VetGen PRA test reports for Holmes and Nola.  Both are PRA Clear.  I didn’t expect anything else, but you just never know so it’s nice to have official confirmation.  I’m now awaiting Nola’s DM test results.

So, it’s a wrap!


  1. Taryn says:

    WOOHOO! Congrats on the major!

  2. Lani says:

    Congratulations, Penni! What a nice weekend.

    And to your question of “where are all the boys?” They’re here in the midwest. We need more girls!

  3. Cheryl says:

    Huge congratulations to Mr. Holmes! And I hear Ms. Nola was behaving better by the third or fourth show The little minx! Will keep my fingers crossed as well for next week’s shows!

  4. Jean from NM says:

    Huge congratulations to all!

  5. Congrats on the win and the major! Finger crossed for Durango!