‘Baddog’ Category

  1. Faces I Favor

    February 23, 2014 by myeye

    I stepped out the back door and saw Chase, Flutter and Salsa cuddled up together in the shade.  I stepped back in, grabbed the camera — darn it!  They were up, coming to see what I might have for them.  I resorted to the fall back choice of catching them individually.  Here are Grampa Chase, Flutter, and Salsa.  I love these cute faces.  (Shooting in the New Mexican afternoon sun requires a little lighting adjustment.)

    Chase face 2-23-14Chase face

    Salsa Face 2-23-14Salsa Face

    Flutter Face 2-23-14Flutter Face



  2. Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season

    December 20, 2013 by myeye

    From the Baddogs at Elyan and from me, we wish you all a wonderful holiday season.

    For 2014:  good health, good fortune, love — both human and canine.


  3. Quite a Weekend — QQ and All

    December 9, 2013 by myeye

    Where to begin — well the weather — it’s obvious.  IT IS AND WAS COLD!  The Sangre de Cristo Kennel Club Agility Trial was held at the horse arena at the New Mexico State Fairgrounds (renamed Expo New Mexico so that the Garmin can’t find it).  We did not run on Friday because I was in an all-day seminar getting the last of my required Continuing Legal Education credits.  I arrived on Saturday morning wearing four layers of clothing — over the course of the day, I took off only one layer — it was so cold.  In addition (in case my fingers were working), I had no phone reception so couldn’t post to FB.  Chase was in fine fettle — put me in coach . . .

    His first run was a truly beautiful Open JWW effort.  He stuttered at the weaves, but completed them.  Otherwise it was a responsive, fast run with tight turns on a winding course.  That earned him a first place and his OJP title.  His second run was in Open Standard.  Again, he was beautiful, this time no hesitation at the weaves, but the obstacle after the weaves was a tire jump.  He was suddenly distracted and ran by the jump.  Dorrana Durgin brought him back, he made the jump, blasted through a tunnel to the final jump and knocked a bar — groan.

    I moved him up to Excellent Jumpers for Sunday.

    Sunday:  Still cold, but we enjoyed some MACH cake for Jennifer Necker and her dog (it was really good).  You may recall that Jennifer and her mom Julie showed Chase at the Los Lunas shows in October.  Anyway — it was still COLD.

    Chase was again ready to go.  He had a positively gorgeous Excellent JWW run for a first place and his first Excellent leg on his first try.  There are videos of his Jumpers runs that I will post when they’ve been processed.  At the Standard ring, we were lighting prayer bundles that he would have a run to remove him from the limbo that is Open.  Chase was wound up.  He and D went into the ring for their turn and the gate steward called them out because dogs were not in order.  So, they had to regroup.  THEN it was his turn, he was happy and up (very up).  When D said okay, he cut in front of her and went into the wrong end of the tunnel that was the Start, she sent him through the right way and they were off to the races.  Chase was wearing his devil look and I was worried — though he seemed fast and organized.  He had a refusal at the weaves then finished the course 12 seconds under course time.  We thought he’d not qualified because of his shenanigans at the start.  However, the judge called it an off-course.  He earned his title is Open Standard!  On to Excellent in Standard as well as in Jumpers.

    Evelyn Vinogradov was taking stills at the trial and I am looking forward to some of her wonderful photos of Chase — eyes gleaming, grinning his head off.  Of course we will share them.  I cannot thank Doranna Durgin enough for putting up with the wild boy and letting him play a game that he loves so much.  Many thanks to Tom Price as well — he is the keep-it-calm, everything-is-in-place, videos-are-good person.  What a great team!  We are so fortunate (and grateful) to be able to play with them.

    GCh/Can Ch C-Myste Baledwr Pursuit of Happiness CD RN HSAds HIAs HXAs OAP OJP VCX ROMs TT — “Chase” to all his friends!

  4. The Hurrier I Go, The Behinder I Get

    September 24, 2013 by myeye

    I owe a long report.

    Holmes/Rhiannon Puppies are growing like crazy.  Kathy McCombs regularly posts their photos on Facebook.  Very very cute!  I will be going to the puppy evaluation party in Waco on November 9th.  The plan is to bring home a girl puppy to be all mine.  We will call her “Salsa”.

    Newman went to his new home on Saturday morning.  He is in Albuquerque and will be called “Harry” (or is that “Hairy”).  He has his very own 7 year old little girl.  He loves Jordan already.  He seems to think the adults are fine as well.  I miss Newmie (a lot).  Lily is the last puppy at the house and she also misses her brother — except when she is out of the puppy pen and playing with Chase and Riley.  The little stinker is fast and fearless.  She is again wearing a fashionable bonnet.  Newmie’s ears came up and stayed with one taping, but Lily’s ears are more stubborn.  She will be flying to Salt Lake City on October 4th.  Mark Roundtree will take her home to Wyoming for a week or so and then Jenn Roundtree will fetch her and take her to Elko Nevada.  I swear this litter has more frequent flyer miles . . .

    Riley is a baddog through and through.  She tore open a bag of charcoal and strewed it across the patio.  She shoves the puppy’s x-pen into itself until she can wiggle a toy, antler, piece of puppy poop to the outside.  Baddog!  She is, however, a great playmate for both Chase and baby Lily.  She’s one of those cheerful dogs that believes there is joy to be found in every minute of the day.  She and Banjo are going to make wonderful puppies — looks like there will be a percentage of fluffs in their litter:-)

    Chase had a great agility weekend.  He didn’t qualify on every run — earned one Open Standard leg — a clean run, 26 seconds under Standard Course Time for a blue ribbon, and earned one Open Jumpers leg with a clean run, 20 seconds under Standard Course Time for another blue ribbon.  While he was having a blast, his son Stout and Merinda Tiffany were running agility in Cincinnati.  Stout earned his Novice Jumpers title.  That title qualified him as a Register of Merit progeny for Chase — the 15th progeny — and completed the requirements for Chase’s Register of Merit Silver designation.  So many of Chase’s kids have gone to great homes where they’ve earned herding, obedience, agility and conformation titles which makes earning the Register of Merit award relatively easy.

    Elfie sent me an email letting me know that Naughty Sweet Nola saved the day for their obedience trial.  When they arrived at the trial site, the grounds were covered with ducks.  Elfie sent Nola who herded them back down to the lake.  By 6:00 AM the grounds crew was able to set the rings.  The ducks did not return.

    We are gearing up for our local shows the middle of October.  Little Copper will be 6 months old tomorrow so she is entered all four show days in conformation and three days in obedience (Novice B).  It will be fun to compare our redhead with other dogs.

    I hope to add some agility video to this post — the link to the video is fighting with me.  As soon as it’s figured out, you’ll be able to watch the Chaseman running his fool head off.

    I am finishing off the Bulletin and plan to have it to proofreading tomorrow night.  What a relief that will be!  Now I need to do some income-producing work for a change.

  5. That’s Our Smoochie

    June 12, 2013 by myeye

    In the past few months, Smooch and DeAnn have been on a tear.  In the past 12 months, Smooch has earned her HT BN RA NAP NJP OAP OJP NFP and now her CD.  What a great little Cardigan with a wonderful owner.  We’re very proud of you both!

    SWmooch CD Title Photo blog