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.
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June 29, 2013 by myeye
There wasn’t room for a color ad for us in the Summer Bulletin so I decided I would have some fun with a black and white ad for Chase. His fun meter shows a precise tie between herding and agility. We’ll run his color High in Trial herding ad in the Fall Performance Issue and this little black and white number in the upcoming issue. Go, Chaseman!
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December 12, 2012 by myeye
Last Friday I drove to Colorado Springs, spent the night with my son and daughter-in-law. We had a nice visit, went to dinner at the home of a neighbor, watched a movie (Hope Springs). The evening was definitely not normal for me — a nice break. On Saturday morning, I visited Jessica and Brian Viera, picked up a 4′ x 3′ x 4′ equipment trailer (which I promptly named “Carrie”), as well as baddog Nola and Chase’s betrothed “Dory”. I could take the 24 hours off because our CWCCA News Bulletin had gone to the proofreaders. All the errors came back on Monday, we made corrections through 2:00 yesterday. At 3:45, the magazine was at the printers and I am a “free woman” — for a short period of time. Of course, that doesn’t take into account how far behind I now am at the day job. This issue is 112 pages of ads and articles. The proof should be ready this evening or tomorrow morning; mailing is planned for the week between Christmas and New Year’s. This issue will have a surprise insert. Here is the cover:
I hope to get some Christmassy photos this weekend in daylight, to do a little shopping and wrapping, meet some of my family for dinner on Sunday. If there is time left over, I will clean house . . . or not!
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November 23, 2012 by myeye
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.
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November 22, 2012 by myeye
Notwithstanding the death of my Krups coffeemaker this morning (it no longer cares to cycle hot water through its system), it’s a beautiful day. The morning is clear and sunny, two of the three baddogs are sprawled at my feet while I type this — more about the third baddog in a moment, nnd I will enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with “Jean from NM” and her family. I am looking forward to four days to catch up on the Bulletin and on my two chores for the 2013 National Specialty. Black Friday — hmm — Tractor Supply Company is the only store in my sights.
I wish for all my friends the very best day, and for humankind I wish contentment, a meal that is sustaining, and a view of our world that is peaceful.
Nola went home with Jess yesterday. She will be traveling to what I hope is her last conformation show in Belleville IL the first weekend of December.
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