My granddaughter Adrienne and her Mexican Folk dance Troup Baila! Baila! leave for New York City on Wednesday. She is so excited! They will be there a week to dance, shop, and sight see. She is 12 so this is a very big deal for her.
Our Lowri/Dickens puppies have been making waves. The Red Rocket (Gimme) has earned her Grand Champion majors and has all her GCH competition wins, but, she’s only 7-1/2 months old. That is one hot shot puppy. Of course, co-owner handler Angelia Hall has done a wonderful job with her. Litter brother Kevin has earned two majors, litter sister Fable has earned two majors. Sister Flutter has a major reserve and a minor reserve –turns out she is a fine example of a baddog. At the show a week or so ago, she told off the German Shepherds that wanted to come into HER ring. Jessica is trying to ‘splain how it really works before she goes to her next show weekend. Litter brother Peyton has some single points AND he earned his RN title a week or so ago. What a smart boy!
Here are some photos of Flutter from Jessica. I think she’s such a cute girl! She is 7-1/2 months old in these photos.
Andy (Chase/Dory) earned the first leg of his RN with a perfect score. He is studying the Utility exercises and will be unstoppable when Sheri decides it is time. Copper is about ready to trial for her CD and will begin serious herding training next month. Sister Addie has almost no hair at the moment so is home learning lessons.
Chase and I are preparing for an Agility trial the last weekend of this month. He’s not trialed since the National Specialty. I hope he’s forgotten that he likes to stop in the middle of the weaves to bark. If he’s very good, he will have a pretty red girl come visiting. If he’s not — he’ll still have the pretty red girl come visiting.
Our old Inca, sometimes known as the Red Empress, celebrated her 12th birthday on May 26th. Aside from a few white hairs on her muzzle, she looks wonderful (not that there is anything really wrong with white hair). She and our Salsa play all day, drag weeds into the house, and take dog bowls outside. Salsa begins Puppy Agility tomorrow evening. I think we are going to have a blast.
Taryn over at A Tail of Two Cardis is celebrating her 5th blogiversary with a give away — you might want to visit her — though you will have to disclose some forgetful thing that you’ve done — could win a $20 Starbucks card . . .
My 6th blogiversary was in March and I totally blew it. This is post #1,875. Hard to believe I could bore so many for so long.
Vicki over on “I Need Orange” posted Straight No Chaser’s Dreaming of a White Christmas — which is very cool. That reminded me of how much I LOVE their version of The Twelve Days of Christmas. So here it is. Smile!
When we were children, it was tonight that the Christmas season really began. Tonight was the beginning of twenty days during which we just could not behave (we were generally pretty good kids). Before bedtime on December 5th, we would write notes to St. Nicholas detailing what gifts we would like for Christmas. We would each place a shoe by the front door. Our note and a handful of oats were in each shoe because on the eve of his feast day, St. Nick would ride his white horse around the world and collect letters from children. The oats were a snack for the horse. When we got up in the morning, oats were scattered out the door into the front yard, the letters were gone and we each received a small bag of nonpariels and other chocolates.
That meant the Christmas season had started. It would end on Christmas Eve when we went to bed early, were awakened a few hours later to open gifts. Christmas Day was a religious holiday, so we took care of business on Christmas Eve.
I definitely have the urge to leave a shoe, a note, and some oats by the front door tonight. However, since I am dieting, the nonpariels would be a bad (though not unwelcome) thing. Besides, I would then be required to be good for twenty days — that may not be possible.
As I posted yesterday, my Krups coffeemaker died. I’ve ordered a new one through Amazon, but it will be a few days until it arrives. Although this is a holiday in New Mexico, I have work to do so I headed off to the office bright and early. On the way (well, not really — it’s pretty out of the way), I drove through Starbucks and treated myself to a Vanilla Latte which should keep me going for a few hours. As soon as I’m done with this post, I will get down to work — all CWCCA volunteer stuff, but it will be good to get it out of the way.
To those of you swimming upstream in the stores, I really don’t envy you. To those of you doing fun things with family and your dogs, I do envy you. Have a great day and I hope the sun is shining where you are.
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.