‘CWCCA Nationals’ Category

  1. Great Raffle Prize for National Specialty Trophy Donors

    January 11, 2013 by myeye

    Kevin McCombs has generously contributed an 11″ x 14″ custom stained glass piece for the National Specialty.  It will be framed and have a wrought iron stand.  It is valued at more than $200.  Everyone who contributes (contributed) to this year’s trophy fund or who sponsors specific trophies will have his/her name placed into a drawing for one of these.  Kevin will work from a photo of the winner’s dog.  I think this is a wonderful prize and hope it will spur you to sponsor at least one trophy.  Conformation trophy pledges may be made with Ingrid Greig and Herding, Obedience, Rally, Agility, and Junior Showmanship trophies may be pledged on-line or by contacting me.  The drawing will be held at the Annual meeting on April 4, 2013 in Tucson!

    I hope that whether you are a member of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America or not, you will consider sponsoring at least one trophy this year — the stained glass piece might be yours, and you are supporting our wonderful breed!

    Here are two of Kevin’s previous pieces:

  2. What Did You Do This Weekend?

    November 5, 2012 by myeye

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    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. Finally – National Photos

    May 25, 2012 by myeye

    The conformation photos took forever to arrive ( a month).  If you look at the back of the podium, you’ll see it actually has a dip in the center.  I don’t think that helped getting the dogs stacked nicely.  Jess persevered though.  Here are the photos of Nola and Inca — where the red girls are.  Inca had a great time.  She hadn’t been a show dog for 8 years, but joined right in.  By the end of the Specialty, she was up in her crate and ready to go every time someone came near her — funny old girl.  Nola was coming into season (came in on Friday of the Specialty) so she was especially wound up.  They were both fun to watch.

    Gramma Inca

    Naughty Nola

    By the time Brace was done on Saturday, we had an hour before the dinner began to load the van (had to be out of the grooming area by 11:00 PM).  So we did not get a photo of Chase and his girls for his placement in the Stud Dog class.  I do have performance shots of Chase and will get some of those up in the next few days.

  4. Time For The Movies

    May 6, 2012 by myeye

    Here is the video of Chase’s Advanced Sheep Run — the one that will allow us to put HXAs after his name.  It was dreadfully windy so you might want to turn down the sound.  Cheryl Kienast took all the videos.

    Here is his Started A Duck Run.  It wasn’t successful, but at least he didn’t tell Susan that he “don’t like them stinkin’ ducks”

    Finally his Advanced Sheep run from Sunday — it earned him his firs Herding Champion point.


  5. What a Great Week!

    May 1, 2012 by myeye

    First I want you all to know that overall, this National was very well run.  I’ve made lots of notes for us to consider for Tucson. The HUGE hit of the week was the turn out pens. There were two large fenced grassy areas in which the dogs could romp and run — what a wonderful thing it was for crate-weary dogs. I’ve got names of several people who are willing to help us at Tucson.

    We left for home Sunday morning at 9:00, drove through heavy rain for a good part of the trip. At about 11:00 pm Sunday night, somewhere in the ground fog in Nebraska, Jessica Viera decided we were going all the way to her home in Colorado Spring. That’s a long haul — 21 driving hours, plus stops for the dogs. I slept for three hours at Jess’s house then we took everything out of her van and trailer — put all my stuff in the Element. I had 5 Cardis and luggage and grooming set-up stuff. I truly looked like Ma Clampett.

    I dropped the first dog at 6:00 last night and the last four came home with me. One of them was delivered to her people today.  They drove up from Tucson.

    I am SOOO excited that the next two Nationals will be only a day’s drive!

    So, what did the dogs do that’s making me burst my buttons?

    Saturday herding:
    Chase (AM/Can CH C-Myste Baledwr Pursuit of Happiness CD RN HXAs* VCX TT) completed his HXAs
    Chase daughter Lowri (GCH Mockingbird Elyan Magic Moment PT) was High in the All Breed Herding Trial and earned her first A and B Course Duck legs

    Sunday herding:
    Chase earned his first HC point
    Lowri earned her second Started A Duck leg

    Chase son Holmes (GCH C-Myste the Game’s Afoot At Elyan) earned his Rally Novice Title and the 2nd leg of his Beginner Novice Title (Go Anne and Holmes!)

    Lowri made the last cut in the Megan as did Chase/Magic daughter Nikki (GCH Wellshire Absolut Magic)

    Lowri won the 15-19 month bitch class (19 bitches) and went on to Best Opposite in Sweeps.
    Chase daughter Ginger (Mockingbird-Wyncrest’s I Believe in Magic) was 2nd
    Nola (Elyan C-Myste The Times Picayune) made the final cut — she was one of the few red dogs receiving any notice
    Inca (CH C-Myste Baledwr N’Candescent RN) was 4th in 9-11 year veteran bitches

    Ginger won the 15-18 month class and was Reserve Winners Bitch
    Nola was 4th in American Bred.  Nola was naughty:-(
    Inca was 4th in 9-11 veteran bitches

    Chase daughter Riley (Snapdragon Something Unspoken) looked very nice.  She’s 10 months old and needs only her majors to finish.

    Chase son, little red Killian (Snapdragon Hot Tin Roof), was selected to be a demo dog for Judges’ Education.  Killian belongs to Kathy McCombs.  Watch for Killian with Angelia Hall.

    Lowri made the final cut in Breed
    Chase was 4th in Stud Dog (with Lowri and Ginger) behind Fudge, Trademark, and Smarty
    Lowri and Ginger helped their mom Scout (GCH Cardiridge Jean Louise Finch RN HT CA) win the Brood Bitch class

    Notwithstanding the drive, we had a great Nationals — my thanks to Jessica Viera who showed Inca and Nola so well and to Susan Shields who has trained and trialed Chase from the beginning of his herding career. Angelia Hall showed Chase beautifully in conformation — even wearing his “stock tank” coat, Chase drew comments from the spectators.   Chase is now home and we’ll get back to work on Tracking and Obedience.  I cannot describe how happy it makes me to have his head on the pillow at night.

    I’m going back to work tomorrow to rest.