‘Hunter’ Category

  1. Puppy Party for People

    May 19, 2013 by myeye

    We had so much fun at the Dory/Chase puppy party.

    The puppies are out cold, worn to little nubs. Chase, who thinks every party is for him, and Naughty Nola who showed off her puppy bumps, are sleeping it off.

    Thank you to all my friends — Cardi and non-Cardi — who joined us: Kathy and Jean Sanchez (S Bar H Dairy Goats) who brought excellent homemade goat cheese spread (and keep my puppies in goat milk), Linda Rogers and Melissa who brought us the energetic Jordan — she kept the puppies moving as only a child can.  Dr. Barb Merickel and Cathy Chapel. set up and went over the baybeez, Sheri Morrow and Gerry O’Brien — Sheri was our scribe.  Sheri will be taking Andy fka Faust home next weekend).  Andy will be Sheri’s first show puppy and will then have a stellar obedience career, Jean Stouffer, who is officially Godmother to all my puppies, Anne Kowalczyk who is now officially G’Ma Anne.  Cameron is on her way to Anne’s house in Chicago to be her Bred-By show puppy.   Margaret Williams will be here next weekend to take Augie (fka Gandolph) to her home in South Dakota where he will learn to track and have his very own ducks for herding.  Frank and Jody Bernhardt will be enjoying Mooney fka Dally, who will be heading to Sacramento, California (and a future agility career) on June 7th.  It looks like Intrigue may be heading to Utah where she will be a show puppy and have an agility career — stay tuned for updates.

    I will be sharing Copper (fka Hillary) with Kevin Dooley and his wife Tricia  — she’ll be in Albuquerque.  Kevin will show her in conformation and then she’ll be an agility girl.

    The puppies all have splendid homes — I could not be happier.  I know they will bring their owners many years of pleasure.  NOW LISTEN UP: SEND PHOTOS!

    The puppycam will remain up and running as Nola’s puppies are due on June 6th.  I am soooo tired, but am, nonetheless, excited about the new baby baddogs.  Nola’s pregnancy is pronounced — with two and a half weeks to go.  Nola will be the first of Chase’s children to have baybeez.  I am looking forward to the second generation.

    A momentary break in the happy news — yesterday Shelley Camm helped Chase’s dad, the wonderful Am Ch/Can Ch Merrymoon Firestorm to the Bridge.  Hunter turned 17 on March 21st.  What a wonderful dog he was.  So far three of his children are Register of Merit producers, and numerous others have excelled in the Conformation ring and at Companion and Performance events.  They are at their best loving their families.  I know Shelley will miss her grand old man, but he had a splendid long life, loved for every minute of it.

    Here is how the puppies looked (after they had run around in the yard):

    Cameron 5-18-13Cameron (Sorry no front photo)

    Dally 5-18-13Dally

    Dally front 5-18-13Dally Front

    Faust 5-18-13Faust

    Faust front 5-18-13Faust Front

    Gandolph 5-18-13Gandolph

    Gandolph Front 5-18-13Gandolph Front

    Hillary 5-18-13Hillary (sorry about the hands)

    Hillary front 5-18-13Hillary Front

    Intrigue 5-18-13Intrigue

    Intrigue front 5-18-13Intrigue Front

  2. Dory Update and Happy Birthday to Hunter

    March 21, 2013 by myeye

    Our Dory is in her last few days of dragging around a tummy full of babies. I hope to get a good photo of her when we go to the vet’s for her puppy count x-ray. I noticed last night that she is barely making it through the dog door. She’s still happy and always hungry. I’ve increased her food and, since I raw feed, have eliminated bone from her diet for the final two weeks of the pregnancy. The theme for this litter is Colleges that begin with the letter “A”. There is quite a list. (“Auburn” has already been claimed.) Of course, that’s just for the registered names — call names are up to the puppies’ families. Anne and I were thinking we might identify the mascots for each of the schools. Monday is the day, but we’ll have an update with the x-ray before then. You can all help us count heads/spines.

    Today Chase’s Dad Am/Can Ch Merrymoon Firestorm is celebrating his 17th birthday.  That makes me happy for two reasons: because Hunter is a grand dog and it’s lovely that he is still keeping Shelley company, and because it bodes well for Chase’s longevity.  I hope to have him around for many years to come.  Side note:  Chase’s mom, Alice, will celebrate her 13th birthday in June.

    Shelley posted some photos of Hunter on her blog.  For our puppy people in waiting, I hope you’ll take a look at the photos of your puppies’ paternal grandfather.

    Here are two photos I boosted from Shelley’s post.  Note that Hunter, sitting in the first photo closely resembles Chase who is the dog on the right in the second photo.  In the second photo, Chase was 18 months old.  He and his half-sister Dolly were the “progeny” for the Stud Dog Class in which Hunter was named #1 stud dog for 2009.  That same year Chase and his littermate Pilot were the “representative progeny” for their mother, Ch Mariel Reese’s Alice Springs.  “Alice” was selected as Best Brood Bitch.

    Happy birthday, Hunter.  We’re proud to have your son and many of your grandpuppies.

  3. Happy Birthday, Dad – Grandpa

    March 21, 2010 by myeye

    Hunter son and grandson 3-21-2010Today our Dad/Grandpa Hunter is Fourteen Years Old

    Happy Birthday, Dad.  Happy Birthday, Grandpa.  We wish you many more happy years.  Ask G-Ma Shelley to please give you a special treat. From your boys Chase and Holmes.

    Hunter Sweeps for Blog 3-21-2010Isn’t he a handsome dog?

  4. Twenty [one] Months Ago

    July 17, 2009 by myeye

    Twenty (Mandy reminds me it’s twenty-one) months ago the “Freedom Litter”, Chase and his siblings, made their initial appearance on this worldly stage.  Still goofy teenagers — especially the boys — they’ve already accomplished so much.  Congratulations Carolyn, Tom, Mandy, and Jennifer for dreaming up this combination — and for following through.  This was definitely not a breeding to the dog next door.  Carolyn drove Alice to Seattle, Alice then flew from Seattle Washington to Toronto Canada.  Shelley (Hunter’s owner) made sure Alice was “well” bred before she sent her back to the Northwest.  I think “well” is a perfect word to describe everything about this breeding (except maybe the C-Section).  So far, Chase and Pilot have their American Championships and each has a Group placement, Chase and Libby have Canadian Championships (and Libby has a Canadian Group placement), Molly has a major, Clem has amassed international certificates as well as US points.  Chase, Pilot, and Libby made splendid showings at the 2009 CWCCA Nationals.  Chase and Pilot earned their mom the title of Best Brood Bitch; Chase and his half-sister Dolly earned their dad the title of Best Stud Dog.  Chase and Pilot are two “qualifying progeny” and contributed four points so Alice received her ROMb designation.  Every puppy has a wonderful temperament and all nine have enriched the lives of their people.

    Definitely “well” done!

    Alice and the Freedom Litter

  5. Updating

    May 29, 2009 by MyEye

    Carolyn spent much of last weekend updating Chase’s website with his continuing Journal, his National photos, his mom Alice and his dad Hunter’s National Photos, photos of sister Libby and brother Pilot from CWCCA, Chase’s new Canadian Champion photo, candids, etc.  She changed the look a bit.  That’s where we keep all of Chase’s info from pedigree to health test results to show wins.  Visit at http://Champion-Chase.com.  We’re always happy to receive constructive criticism (or nice comments).