Chase made himself perfectly clear last week at the trial — “I don’t do no stinkin’ ducks!” As if to compensate for the blown entry fees, Chase acquitted himself pretty well during sheep training today. He was on some wild-a$$ lambs control of which required all his speed and agility. He has a month until his first Intermediate Sheep trial. Given that the boy loves sheep, we think he’ll be ready. As always, thanks to Cheryl Kienast for keeping me in photos.
Darned, it’s another red dog! That said, it’s a very nice red dog. Riley went back to Dallas with Lisa today and now Topper is here. He is such a sweet guy — reminds me why I love my boy Cardis so much. We took photos of Topper and of his bratty sister yesterday. Here is Topper. He’s 11 weeks old in this photo. His pedigree is here. His dad is the irrepressible Chaseman and his mom is a Carbon daughter CH Coedwig’s Dejavu. He is DM clear (both parents were DNA tested clear). Both parents are OFA certified for Hips and Elbows. Chase’s health clearances are all on his website. Topper has a fluffy brindle litter sister (bright and responsive performance prospect) that is also available. There are photos on Lisa’s blog.
Nola worked in four increments with breaks in between. This video is of one of her first forays. We had to get rid of the mama goat that was outside the pen because she ran with the youngsters, pulling them into the fence and making a lift off the fence all but impossible. Lisa Anderson took this video for which I am grateful. My camera was at home on the table. You can see the little red girl is really into moving the goats. By the final increment, she had balanced the goats to Ellen in the center of the pen. Good little red girl! My hope is that she will earn a title at the Ohio Cardi Nationals. (Nola is a Chase/Leidy daughter.)
I am past sixty-five and still practicing law. I have two terrific sons, they have lovely wives, and I have one truly special granddaughter. At home are three Cardigan Welsh Corgis that amuse and challenge me. We participate in lots of dog-related activities. I love my camera, writing, and roaming. I live in central New Mexico because it's where I want to be. Thanks for visiting my blog. Your (tasteful) comments are welcome.