June 9, 2014 by myeye
I am behind on blogging — w-a-a-a-y behind.
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.
I promise photos for the next post.
Category Adrienne, Agility, Baddog, Blogging, Chase, Conformation, Copper, Dog Friends, Dog Shows, Dory, Flutter, Herding, Inca, Obedience, Rally, Salsa | Tags: | 2 Comments
February 28, 2012 by myeye
A person arrived at the office door and rang the bell. We were expecting our little Brownie with the goods. Albert was booed by all present — poor Albert. However, Adrienne showed shortly thereafter and everyone was smiling to end the work day!
Category Adrienne, Cool Stuff, Work | Tags: | 2 Comments
September 17, 2011 by myeye
Today I was going to go to the State Fair with my Granddaughter, but Adrienne woke up congested and with a fever, then we had a giant thunder-boomer. I had gone to the office to nit pick on the Bulletin when the skies opened up and it poured. When it let up a little, I headed for home. It had rained here at the house yesterday and again last night. We have mud. My dogs are filthy. Inca has so enjoyed the spa that I swear she looks to be only seven years old. Mud packs do that for you.
Tomorrow morning bright and early, Nola and I will head up to Edgewood, and (if the goats did not get washed away) we will have a herding lesson. I’m taking my camera and hope to get video of the little red-haired girl bossing the goats around. She really loves to herd. Also tomorrow, out in Tennessee, Chase will have a mystery visitor — all will be revealed in good time, but I think you’ll be pleased with his new wife. I am very excited about her. Of course, whatever makes my boy happy is fine with me!
Monday, Johnny and Laura are coming up from the south to bring Rango (f/k/a Vance) to spend a week with Tater. I love puppies. It will be so much fun to have the two of them racing around. Nola will be in heaven with two babies to roll her over. Johnny and Laura have an unexpected need to go to California so I am the lucky puppy sitter. Tater had his ears up tonight — just like that — he went from airplane ears to Cardi ears. I think he heard me mention tape. This is one cute baby.
This coming week shall be the week of September to remember. My new roof should be well along by Friday. We are replacing the two big skylights, adding a round tube skylight in the interior bathroom (I HATE interior rooms). I will be warm and dry this winter. I also hope the new roof and skylights cut down on the dust. We are knocking down the rickety front porch and creating a new, wider one with a metal roof to match the new roof on the house. Next project is to begin replacing windows.
Herding videos and photos tomorrow.
Category Adrienne, Chase, Ditto, Dog Friends, Ear Taping, Nola, Pinto - Los Lunas, Puppies, Weather | Tags: | 3 Comments
September 16, 2011 by myeye
I should be planning my work day, but can’t help looking ahead to WEEKEND!!! Tomorrow I am going to the State Fair with my Granddaughter. A pot that she made was entered in the school art division of the Fair and, of course, we need to see how she fared. I love the exhibits and will take the camera along to record the color. On Sunday, Naughty Nola and I will head up to Edgewood so she might herd the goats/sheep. There are chores to do around the house, but I’ll fit them in (or not).
Today I am going to spend the time completing the Bulletin. It has actually been “completed” for a week EXCEPT my InDesign program is balking at automatic page numbering. So, I’ll call the Adobe folks and let them walk me through fixing it. You’ve no idea (well, maybe you do) how frustrating it is to have one minute issue that you just cannot solve. I’ve poured over my “Classroom in a Book” and my “InDesign CS5 for Dummies” manual to no avail. Monday it will be out of my hands, at the printers, until I get the proofs back. I am so happy with this issue. There are great articles and wonderful ads for many fine performance dogs. The Bulletin is a labor of love. I’m fortunate to have a terrific group of people that proof, write articles, edit articles, format documents. Well, many of you will see what I’m talking about.
Off to the office to get Friday out of the way. We’re sending good vibes to the half of The Ocho that will be competing in Chattanooga this weekend. My phone will not leave my body!
Category Adrienne, Chores, Conformation, Dog Friends, Dog Shows, Herding, Home, Lowri, Puppies, Scout | Tags: | 1 Comment
May 22, 2011 by myeye
While the dogs were in Cortez doing dog show stuff, I acted like a regular Grandma. I went to hear my granddaughter’s piano recital. Adrienne is 9-1/2 (going on 25) and has been taking lessons for three years. She has had a piano in her home since she was born and has always loved music. She has composed some music and was permitted to play one of her own pieces today. It was very nice — if I do say so myself. Forgive proud Grandma! . . . now, about the hair in the eyes . . .
Category Adrienne, Cool Stuff | Tags: | 3 Comments