In today’s mail: A certificate and pin from AKC announcing that I have been designated a Breeder of Merit. It is only right to acknowledge that this would never have come my way if Carolyn Cannon had not entrusted me with the Chaseman, and then co-leased Phoebe with me for a litter, and then co-leased/co-bred Leidy’s litter with me. Just delivering pretty, healthy puppies is not the whole story — next there are the people who took over the care and custody of the puppies from these two litters. In addition to loving the stuffings out of them, they tested, trained, and showed. I think the award belongs to Carolyn, and Alden, and DeAnn, and Anne. Thank you to each of my friends that has done so much with the puppy you took home. Big wide smile though:>D
Yesterday morning — before I even got to the office — I voted and I changed my mailing address with the County Assessor and with the County Treasurer. It felt as if I had completed enough important chores that I would be excused for the balance of the day. Sigh! However, I have a client whose identity has been stolen. We have good reason to believe the personal information cane out of a Court file. I spent an hour in the Clerk’s office reviewing the public records log. Each time someone views a Court file, he/she must show id and the user’s name, the date, and the File Number for the case are logged. The only person to check out either of my client’s files was a newspaper reporter. On September 6th he wrote a story about the case. Within two days, 50 applications for credit were made to various banks and credit organizations. The applicant(s) had the client’s social security number, date of birth, home address, telephone number. One card was approved before my client put the stop on the applications and a local veterinary hospital was tagged for nearly $2000. Of course, the news article did not include all the personal identifiers, but apparently the article spurred someone to obtain the information. The vet clinic has identified the woman using the card and made a police report yesterday. It is a mess!
Last night Nola and I drove into Albuquerque to our dog club. Nola reacts as do all the dogs when we turn onto San Pedro. She was bouncing and yelping with glee because our dog club is the social place. They are so funny! Nola worked through her first night of Basic Novice obedience training. Cute red girl had a good class! She is happy working (and scarfing up treats). I was pleased with her since she has had no obedience training since she was a STAR puppy at 5 months old — unless you count standing very still and smiling at her handler.
Today I’m driving over the mountains to see clients at the Estancia jail. Tonight Chase and I will go to the Club for Agility class. Tomorrow I will drive north to see clients at the Santa Fe County Detention Center. This weekend we will clean house — and practice agility because Chase is entered in trials on November 2, 3, and 4 right here in Valencia County. If all goes well, he will be sporting new letters after that weekend.
Tom and Carolyn Cannon wander this way when they take their desert vacation. For some reason, while they are here and Tom’s camera is at the ready, our skies do not cooperate. We get puny sunsets. This weekend, we had our normal pre-Christmas skies (Merry Christmas doing her baking, my mom always claimed). So, the photos are for Tom.
October 20, 2012
October 21, 2012
The skies are a gift that (almost) make up for the pettiness, rudeness, anger, and personal attacks that have surrounded this election. So many “slams” at the opponent so little extolling the benefits of electing one’s own candidate. I think we might be broken and I fear all the kings’ horses and all the kings’ men will not put us together again. We are so fortunate to live in this country — even with its imperfections. If we all focused on what is good about our system, and we all committed to making it even better . . . I keep hoping we could work together to accomplish something splendid.
Today Chase ran clean and fast. This morning he completed his first Novice Jumpers leg with a perfect score of 100, well under the course time. Then this afternoon he earned his second Novice Standard leg again with a perfect score and again well under the course time. He earned blue ribbons along with each leg. Dee Falk was Chase’s pilot and handled him flawlessly. The biggest whoo hoo for the day is that he got his weaves on the first try in both of today’s runs. Thanks, Dee for a super job — you made me happy AND you really made the Chaseman happy!
Dee, the Man, and our Judge
Novice Standard run October 21, 2012
In Washington, Smooch ran clean and fast as well, earning her second Open Jumpers leg and a first place. Go, Smoochie and De!
Our pretty red girl Nola, her dynamic sister Smoochie, and the brothers Udi and Rhys are two years old today. So — a little trip down memory lane.
Leidy and the babies November 7, 2010
Nola and Rhys – Thanksgiving 2010
Udi (who definitely looks like Taz) and Smooch 11-25-2010
Smoochie — all grown up
Nola — a Teddy Lei photo from last weekend
So, what have they done. Rhys and Udi went to pet homes. I expected that Rhys would be showing in Obedience by now, but haven’t received any word about that.
Smooch has been a star. She is Elyan The Evening Echo of C-Myste HT NAP NJP RN BN. DeAnn Nelson and her husband Rich are giving Smooch a wonderful home with lots of opportunities to excel in every venue.
Nola is Elyan C-Myste The Times Picayune HT. She needs a 3-point major to complete her Championship and begins Obedience class next week. She lives here with her Daddy Chase and her Grandma Inca. I anticipate she will be bred in the Spring.
This litter was Chase’s third. By the time they were born, Chase was in Tennessee herding with Susan and living with Cheryl. The puppies were raised by big brother Holmes — how he loved these babies!
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.