This post will be short, but I’ll embellish it with photos and video later on.
We had a most splendiferous weekend.
CHASE: Although Chase and the geese did not bond (at all) at the PWCCSC All-Corgi Herding Trial, the sheep were to his liking. On Saturday, he was second to “Rocky” in Advanced Sheep and earned 2 Championship Points. Ellen Gerwin is his pilot. Here is a link to the video:
ADDIE: This Chase/Dory daughter is owned and handled by Celena Slaton. Addie was Best of Winners at the Terry-All Show for another point.
MEA: This is a Holmes/Rhiannon baby girl. She earned her first point owner-handled by Arlene Irby.
NOLA: Our funny red girl and her owner Elfie Payne earned a second place in Novice Obedience. She scored 192.5 and completed her CD. All three of her legs were 192 (or higher) in huge classes. She was awarded a first place and two second places. Nola is a Chase/Leidy daughter.
CHASE: Even better than Saturday. Chase won the Advanced Sheep class and earned his first herding major. It has taken more than a year for Ellen and Chase to become comfortable with one another on the course (remember there is livestock running around out there). It’s been worth the wait.
ADDIE: Ms. Addie and Celena took Best of Breed over two Champions. This yearling just keeps getting better and better. She will be at the National Specialty next week — I hope the judge loves her as much as we do.
SMOOCH: Earned another RAE leg with her owner DeAnn Nelson. Smoochie and Nola are littermates.
It was a crazed weekend here while I searched unsuccessfully for the Title to the little trailer. I know it is here — somewhere. Then I discovered, with the help of my neighbor that we could not discover the towing wiring on the Element (affectionately called “Hi-O”). It has the travel package (roof rack, trailer hitch), but no receptacle for the trailer’s brake lights/running lights — not that it matters because I can’t transfer the trailer to my name and register it without the title.
The wind BLEW. The mountains were not visible, the tumbleweeds are piling up, and everything has a thin coating of dust.
Have the wiring harness installed on the car, make arrangements to rent a small trailer, try to make some clients happy, and have lunch with Jean. See, I am clinging to sanity!
I have been notified that Chase has officially earned his Register of Merit Silver designation from the Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America. That means he has at least 15 individual titled progeny that have earned a total of at least 30 titles. I am so proud of his children and of the people that bred and own them. These are the kids and their Moms:
Dam: CH Windshyre Stormy Weather ROMb = GCh C-Myste The Game’s Afoot at Elyan CD RA “Holmes”, Elyan C-Myste Elementary My Dear Watson HT PT “Watson”
Dam: Wellshire Lady Luck ROMb = GCh Wellshire Absolut Magic (Winners Bitch at 2011 Nationals and a Group Winner) “Nikki”, Ch Welshire Queen of Hearts “Ali”, Ch Wellshire Mr. Majestic “Deuce”, Wellshire Follow the Queen Darby HT PT “Darby”
Dam: C-Myste Baledwr Scents-Ability = Elyan The Evening Echo of C-Myste CD PT AXP AXJ NFP RE VC “Smooch”, Elyan C-Myste The Times Picayune HT “Nola”
Dam: GCh Cardiridge Jean Louise Finch HT RN CA ROMb = HIT GCh Mockingbird Elyan Magic Moment HSAd HSBd (Group Winner, High in All Breed Herding Trial) “Lowri”, GCh Mockingbird Practical Magic “Sally”, GCh Mockingbird It’s The Magic In Me “Tommy”, Ch Mockingbird Wynecrest’s I Believe In Magic NAP NJP NFP CA “Ginger” (Reserve Winners Bitch 2012 Nationals)
There are more children from these and other litters out being shown and participating in Conformation, Herding, Obedience/Rally, and Agility. Thank you to the breeders and the owners that have given these puppies every chance to excel. I am so grateful.
Chase will turn six in October. I am hopeful that he will have the opportunity to continue enjoying his children and grandchildren, and even great grandchildren. Officially, Chase is GCh/Can Ch C-Myste Baledwr Pursuit of Happiness CD RN HSAds HIAs HXAs NAP NJP VCX ROMs TT
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!
Today Chase ran clean and fast. This morning he completed his first Novice Jumpers leg with a perfect score of 100, well under the course time. Then this afternoon he earned his second Novice Standard leg again with a perfect score and again well under the course time. He earned blue ribbons along with each leg. Dee Falk was Chase’s pilot and handled him flawlessly. The biggest whoo hoo for the day is that he got his weaves on the first try in both of today’s runs. Thanks, Dee for a super job — you made me happy AND you really made the Chaseman happy!
Dee, the Man, and our Judge
Novice Standard run October 21, 2012
In Washington, Smooch ran clean and fast as well, earning her second Open Jumpers leg and a first place. Go, Smoochie and De!
Our pretty red girl Nola, her dynamic sister Smoochie, and the brothers Udi and Rhys are two years old today. So — a little trip down memory lane.
Leidy and the babies November 7, 2010
Nola and Rhys – Thanksgiving 2010
Udi (who definitely looks like Taz) and Smooch 11-25-2010
Smoochie — all grown up
Nola — a Teddy Lei photo from last weekend
So, what have they done. Rhys and Udi went to pet homes. I expected that Rhys would be showing in Obedience by now, but haven’t received any word about that.
Smooch has been a star. She is Elyan The Evening Echo of C-Myste HT NAP NJP RN BN. DeAnn Nelson and her husband Rich are giving Smooch a wonderful home with lots of opportunities to excel in every venue.
Nola is Elyan C-Myste The Times Picayune HT. She needs a 3-point major to complete her Championship and begins Obedience class next week. She lives here with her Daddy Chase and her Grandma Inca. I anticipate she will be bred in the Spring.
This litter was Chase’s third. By the time they were born, Chase was in Tennessee herding with Susan and living with Cheryl. The puppies were raised by big brother Holmes — how he loved these babies!
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.