Lots of people joined in to earn Addie’s Championship. In early November, Kim Raleigh handled Addie in Pueblo for her final Championship point and her first Grand Champion Points. One of Kim’s friends caught this lovely photo of our girl. Many thanks to everyone who participated in making this happen. Addie is litter sister to Andy (MHIT Elyan Andrews Honor Roll BN CDX RAE), owned and trained by Sheri O’Brien and Copper (Elyan The Auburn Tigress HT CD), shared by me with Tricia and Kevin Dooley. Parents are Chase (MHIT GCH/Can CH C-Myste Baledwr Pursuit of Happiness CD RN HXAs OAP OJP VCX ROMs) and Dory (GCH Raglans Just Keep Swimming CGC ROMb). What a happy group of youngsters they are. Addie is with Debbie Yarbrough at Rebel Collies.
November 18, 2015 by myeye
January 13, 2015 by myeye
It is snowing in Albuquerque — rare and wonderful event. Kevin Dooley caught this photo of our pretty red Copper standing in their back yard. Copper is a Chase/Dory daughter. She has her CD and HT — soon, we hope, we will get her into show shape and into the conformation ring.
October 15, 2014 by myeye
On Thursday it rained, on Sunday the wind blew, but we are hardy souls and persevered. Thursday and Friday the shows were held by Sangre de Cristo Kennel Club; Valencia Valley Kennel Club sponsored the weekend shows. Valencia Valley also held the three Obedience/Rally trials. In conformation, there were two dogs and ten bitches entered, 4 specials on Thursday, 5 on Friday. Saturday and Sunday there were two dogs and twelve bitches entered, 6 Specials on Saturday and 7 on Sunday. The 4 point and 5 point majors held and the dogs crossed over for majors most days.
The Elyan dogs did well — I couldn’t be more pleased with them. Kevin Dooley and Copper completed her CD in three straight days and earned High Scoring Cardigan each of those days. She is a Chase/Dory daughter (Elyan The Auburn Tigress HT CD). Her litter sister Addie (Elyan Adelaide Eco) won the 5-point major on Saturday and now has 11 points — one more major to finish her Championship. Little Salsa (McCombs Salsa Dancin on Elyan Street) was Best in Sweepstakes on Saturday and Reserve to the 5-point major on Sunday. Salsa is a GCh Holmes’ daughter and her mother is CH McCombs Telltail Fleetwood Mac’s Girl.
My Best Boy Chase was Best of Breed on Thursday, Best of Opposite Sex on Friday, Select Dog on Saturday, and Best of Opposite Sex on Sunday. A different dog was Best of Breed each day and the points were spread around. Chase and Salsa were handled by Kim Raleigh who did a splendid job with them.
Today we bred Daisy — looking forward to puppies on December 16th.
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.
November 7, 2013 by myeye
The Chase/Dory puppy Addie (Intrigue) went to her first show. It was a Herding Group show in Arapahoe Colorado. Here is her Sweepsstakes Win photo — Best Puppy in the whole Herding Group. In the regular classes she was WB, BOB (over a Special), and earned a pull in the Group. Look at the smile on Celena’s face! Don’t you think Addie looks like her dad? This litter turned 7 months old on October 25th.
And the Best of Breed photo just in . . .