May 1, 2015 by myeye
February 2, 2015 by myeye
I have made two decisions about the puppies. I am going to keep Terra (sharing her with my friend Pam Day). Her name will be Elyan White Lace and Promises. We will call her Lacey. Sabin will be living in Mesilla Park, New Mexico. He will learn to be a tracking dog — don’t know yet with what name he will be blessed. The rest of the crew will require some more thought . . .
July 24, 2013 by myeye
Some of you have seen our tracking test area. It’s around 600 acres in the Big Foot section of the Cibola National Forest. I am so hoping that that area has enjoyed the quantity of rainfall we’ve had here. It’s time to go back to tracking with Chase. I’m planning (hoping) to get him certified to enter our January TD Test. My tracking adventures came to a halt when my wonderful Ecco hiking boots died. The injected rubber soles simply began to peel away. I sent the boots in to a factory authorized repair shop in San Diego for inspection. They declared the problem to be a manufacturer’s defect (though I’d been using the boots for more than 10 years). I was given a 50%-off voucher for a new paid of boots.
My leather boots are no longer manufactured. I’ve been checking the website since January and now FINALLY, there is a pair of boots that I think will work. I ordered them yesterday. Once they arrive, we will have no excuse.
Chase, find it!
May 24, 2013 by myeye
Boy puppy Gandolph (who will be “Augie” in South Dakota) had a frap with his dad this morning. Since all the puppies are competent with the dog door now, I have to coax them to come inside. They love playing in the outdoor covered pen. Daddy Chase has full access to them so they spend the day with him coming in and going out. As a result, the inside fly population has become unpleasant. Augie will leave with his new mom Margaret tomorrow. Augie is a perfect candidate for the herding and tracking that Margaret has planned for him.
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):