It was a really long drive. On Saturday I drove to Colorado Springs which is 7 hours from my house. Jessica and I left at 6:00 AM on Sunday heading for Ohio. We stopped along the way for gas, to walk the dogs, and to pick up two more dogs. Sunday we drove for 19 hours, We stopped in Terre Haute, walked and fed the dogs, slept for 4 hours. Another 6 hours of driving on Monday and we were at the resort. I checked into my room which is at the end of the resort furthest away from the Dog show area — bummer!
What has happened — phone reports first:
On Saturday, Chase earned his third leg for his HXAs (Advanced Sheep Herding title). His daughter Lowri was High in Trial — an astonishing accomplishment for a 16 month old entered in the trial classes for the first time. She was also High Scoring Champion. Kearney completed his Dual Championship.
On Sunday, Chase earned his first Herding Championship point, Lowri earned a Started A Duck Herding Leg, Treasure earned a Started A Sheep leg and was Reserve High in Trial.
At the show:
Today Holmes earned a second Beginner Novice leg and completed his Rally Novice Title. He had a pile of rosettes, toys, and treats for his accomplishments. Anne was very happy and I was so proud of them both. I met Josh and Oliver. Hopefully tomorrow I will meet their new little girl puppy “Lira”.
Tonight Chase and Inca did nothing in the Megan — though both looked very nice. Lowri and Nikki (Chase/Magic) both made the final cut to six in a huge, quality-filled class of brindle girl champions. That was pretty exciting for us.
Tomorrow is sweepstakes day. Nola and Inca will be shown as well as several other Chase kids (Rango, Riley, Killian, Lowri and Ginger). I hope to get more than 4 hours sleep tonight. More thorough report tomorrow with some photos.
There are piles by the front door. I’m going to take out the trash and put the can by the road for Monday’s pick up. I’ll turn on the dishwasher after I take a shower. The dogs know we’re off on an adventure. Old Inca isn’t all that excited, but Rango and Nola are jumping out of their skins. I cannot tell a lie — I’m pretty excited as well.
We’ll check in with reports on the blog each night and on Facebook as things happen. Please think good thoughts for this rag tag crew.
(Whoo Hoo — I’ll see Chase and Holmes on Monday!!!)
Going into the National Specialty, Chase daughters GCH Wellshire Absolut Magic (Nikki) and GCH Mockingbird Elyan Magic Moment PT (Lowri) are at #8 and #9 in Show Sight Magazine’s most recent Breed Point Rankings (Cardigan Welsh Corgis). I am so proud of these two cuties and of their owners/co-owners/handlers!
I remembered to get cash, to send the Post Office a “Hold Mail” form. Rango is in town and I am going to pick him up so he can go to Ohio with us. I visited my client in Estancia, drafted and filed some pleadings. I even paid some bills (boo). I bought a sweater wrap and top to go with a skirt I love. My friend Barb had pockets added to two of my favorite skirts. You can’t show any dogs if you have no pockets. I am working on NOT coming to the office tomorrow. It would be so nice to stay home and pack, maybe clean a little bit. We’ll see.
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.