a March 11th, 2012

  1. Armchair Quarterback

    March 11, 2012 by myeye

    I’m not out of my bathrobe yet because the phone keeps ringing.  YES!!!  I love it when that happens.

    Ginger (Chase/Scout) was BOW for another 2 points in Franklin Tennessee.  That puts Ginger at 7 points with one major. She has been owner-handled by Kathy Metcalfe.  Ginger’s Mama Scout was Select to the lovely Libby.  Janet was ringside and sent me this photo of our elegant dark girl who will be 15 months old on Tuesday.

    Sorry for the quality — indoor lighting with a cell phone from a distance.  You can still see her pretty outline and lovely attentiveness to Kathy.

    Lisa Anderson just texted me that Riley was WB for another point today.  She is singled out now — just needs her majors.  Riley is one of the Chase/Ditto puppies.  She will be 9 months old on the 24th.

    I’m so stinkin’ proud of the Chase kids!

  2. Practicing for the Herding Trial

    March 11, 2012 by myeye

    On March 24-25, Chase and Susan will try to earn Chase’s final two legs of his Advanced Sheep Herding Title.  For the first time in his short herding career, Chase had the opportunity to train at the facility that will host the trials.  Yesterday Susan, Cheryl, Chase and Kearney trekked down to Georgia.  Cheryl sent some lovely photos, but this one best sums up Chase’s relationship with Susan and with his sheep.  That smile on his face creates a lump in my throat.

    From herding practice, Chase went to Janet Suber’s home (see post below).  Today they will go to the Franklin shows where Janet will relinquish custody of Chase to Cheryl Mika.  She’ll get him ready for the Louisville shows next weekend.  He’s not been entered in a show since Western Reserve (I think), but needs this brush up before the National Specialty.

  3. An Evening at the Mother-In-Law’s House

    March 11, 2012 by myeye

    Last night Chase spent the night with his mother-in-law (well, one of his MILs).  He was on his way from a herding session in Cumming Georgia to Cheryl Mika’s house.  He took advantage of the soft spot Janet Suber has for him, and curled up at her feet for a snooze while she watched television or read a book.  Thank you very much Janet for taking possession of the boy for 24-hours and making him so obviously comfortable.