‘Ditto’ Category

  1. 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.

  2. Roadtrip! Roadtrip!

    April 19, 2012 by myeye

    We’re getting serious here.  Saturday morning the dogs and I will head up to Colorado Springs to Jessica Viera’s house.  REALLY early Sunday morning, we will begin the journey to Huron Ohio to the Cardigan Welsh Corgi National Specialty Show.  It’s 20 hours from Jess’s house.

    Today I have some work things to finish — I’m heading out to the Detention Center in Estancia to see a client first thing this morning.  When I get back to the office, I have a list (I know, I know — I always have a list).  Late this afternoon, I will get my Grandpuppy Rango so he can drive to Ohio with us.  I hope to take tomorrow off work so I can get all my “stuff” organized and in the car.  I also need to do a last round of dog toe nails — THAT will not please Inca, Nola or Rango.

    Chase will be herding this weekend — Susan and Cheryl are going to Huron tomorrow for the  Saturday and Sunday trials.  In addition to trying for his last Advanced Sheep leg, Chase is entered on Ducks.  We’ll see if he likes them better now than he did last fall.  We all hope Kearney gets his last point for his Dual Championship.  Holmes and Anne will be trying to finish their Beginner Novice and Rally Novice titles.

    It will be an exciting week with lots of nice dogs showing in a myriad of events, and lots of dog friends with whom to visit and catch up.  There are usually vendors with cute Cardigan items.

    So — beep! beep!  We are off to finish chores.  I’ll have the camera and plan to post here frequently.

  3. Rango Wrangling

    April 5, 2012 by myeye

    Rango lives on a horse farm in Southwestern New Mexico with Laura and Johnny.  There are chickens on the ranch and Rango apparently decided they needed herding.  Rango is 9-months old and one of the Chase/Ditto kids.  Is anyone surprised that he thinks he’s a herding dog:-)


  4. Armchair Quarterback

    March 11, 2012 by myeye

    I’m not out of my bathrobe yet because the phone keeps ringing.  YES!!!  I love it when that happens.

    Ginger (Chase/Scout) was BOW for another 2 points in Franklin Tennessee.  That puts Ginger at 7 points with one major. She has been owner-handled by Kathy Metcalfe.  Ginger’s Mama Scout was Select to the lovely Libby.  Janet was ringside and sent me this photo of our elegant dark girl who will be 15 months old on Tuesday.

    Sorry for the quality — indoor lighting with a cell phone from a distance.  You can still see her pretty outline and lovely attentiveness to Kathy.

    Lisa Anderson just texted me that Riley was WB for another point today.  She is singled out now — just needs her majors.  Riley is one of the Chase/Ditto puppies.  She will be 9 months old on the 24th.

    I’m so stinkin’ proud of the Chase kids!

  5. Another Day At The Dogshows

    February 19, 2012 by myeye

    For today’s report:  In Texas, Ms. Riley was Winners Bitch for another point.

    In Denver, both Rango and Nola were Reserve.  There is one more day in Denver — here’s hoping for a point for each of the kids.