November, 2012

  1. We All Won If . . .

    November 7, 2012 by myeye

    I am so happy to welcome the Obama family back to the White House for a second term.  I believe the President is a genuinely good person.  It will all be for naught though if we cannot find a way to reignite Statesmanship in the Congress.  All the sitting individuals must begin looking for ways to move the country forward as a group.  Our tax code needs major revisions, we must stop subsidizing companies that have made their largest ever corporate profits at the expense of the working poor, we must simplify access to the government at the same time we establish safeguards within social programs.  We must take care of our military both during and after their service.  Businesses must find a healthy climate to build and service within the United States.

    So, I’m asking for a great deal — but Christmas draws near.

  2. What Did You Do This Weekend?

    November 5, 2012 by myeye

    ByVineDesign: AKC Agility, Belen,NM- FRI 11/2/12 &emdash;

    The Chaseman was entered all three days at the Valencia Valley Kennel Club Agility Trials held at Eagle Park in Belen.  He finished his Novice Standard Preferred title (NAP).  I love this photo of him flying toward a jump.  Evelyn Vinogradov took this and many other shots.  Once she has posted from all three days, I know I’ll be adding more Chase shots to my collection.  He’s still a green dog and makes green dog mistakes, but he loves this game.  Our classes are winding down for this year so he and I are going to hit the fields.  I hope to certify him this winter to enter him in our TD test in January.

    Meanwhile, the kids were busy in other parts of the country.  Smooch was in Yakima and earned a Novice Fast leg.  Lowri and Baby Dinah were showing in Knoxville.  Dinah earned two more points and Lowri was Best of Breed one day and Select to Sherri Hurst and Libby the other three days.

    Since I was at the trials, the house did not get cleaned (again/still), but I made some small inroads.  Chase’s betrothed (Dory) earned a GCh Major — she’s at 13 GCh points with two majors.  Since Dory is now nekked, we expect she will come in season soon.  When she does, she’ll get on a plane to fly down from Chicago.

    My work week has come back to me — on Friday we resolved the matter that was set for trial.  So I am able to get to work on the 2013 National Specialty chores and on the Bulletin (not to mention taking care of all my other clients).

  3. Chase Kids On The Road

    November 1, 2012 by myeye

    Cheryl Kienast is at the Tennessee Valley KC shows this weekend.  Today our Baby Dinah was Winners Bitch and Best of Winners for her second point.  Big sister Lowri was Select Bitch — wouldn’t you know it — Sherri and Libby showed up to take Best of Breed.  It’s four days of shows so I’ll have reports all weekend.

    Chase’s next Agility trial begins tomorrow afternoon.  We have class tonight to remind him of how much fun it is to run.  I plan to run him myself tomorrow.  The knee is much better and I’ll wear a brace just to be on the safe side.  He has two Novice Standard legs and one Novice Jumpers leg.  We have three trial days to earn another Novice and two Jumpers legs to complete his first Agility titles.  Such fun for the happy guy.

    I was scheduled to begin a trial on Tuesday, but last minute plea negotiations were successful — so the case is resolved.  I am so happy that we worked things out (and that I’ll have my weekend).  When it’s 70 degrees and sunny, you do not want to be handcuffed to a keyboard.