Sunday, March 29, 2009

Dad report and Vogue, Stinky, Vogue

Been a while since I posted. Really not much going on around here though. I am HAPPY to report that Dad is doing so much better. He is in a care facility now and just sounds like he is coming along. That is such a relief. Keep the prayers coming for him still and we sure appreciate all you folks that have shown concern and prayers.

Saturday,, "Stinky" (Ch. Akadia Totally Intoxicating), got a bath to freshen her up and I decided to get some new photos of her. My friend Kristin Sittner was staying at my house for an agility trial so I asked for her help. The photos turned out great and I even got a movement shot, of which I have been wanting for some time. "Stinky" is my special for this year, co-owned by Ava Jane Pickering Ph.D, and we are particularly excited about the possibilities. The month of April brings on a lot of shows for us,, along with flying to the National. It should be fun.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

A BEST day at a match

This is "Tillie". By Ch. Grandgables Lets Show Off ex UKC Ch. Akadia Miss Congeniality

This is "Smooch". She is Solange Lip Service by Ch. Kymric Xterra ex Mindalyn Spring Fever

Derek and I headed out first thing this morning,, for a fun match. With 6 puppies in tow,, actually 7 and one adult.

The Bell litter (now 10 wks) has not been away from the house and they were little troopers. Somebody urped on the way,, but didn't on the way back. The Jewelee/Price two have been out so they were just game and then there is the crazy Dallas/Grace puppy. We call her "Tillie". She is a riot. She was go, go, go all day. Also a crowd favorite.

We threw Chip in for his first doggy show and also Smooch so that she could have reminder for the upcoming shows.

My friend Debbie, was in charge of the food and did a great job. She made BBQ Chicken sandwiches with chips, a cookie and a soda. Very good. We helped by bringing in a big cooler and a crock pot.

Debbie also stepped in and showed Chip for me. It was so fun to see him out there strutting his stuff. He puts a smile on your face,, that is for sure. He was also a crowd favorite.

Folks took turns passing the puppies around from lap to lap. I saw them getting lots of kisses and snuggles to everyone's faces and the puppies sure ate it up.
The day ended with cleaning up everything and helping the club take down. We helped Debbie with the food things and even got leftovers for later!!

Oh,, and Smooch went BEST IN MATCH!! :)

Friday, March 6, 2009

Puppy Pixures

This is the Red girl,, 9 inches at 9 wks
This is littler red girl,, 8 1/2 inches at 9wks

This is "Boo",, she is also 8 1/2 inches at 9 wks. I call her "Boo" cause she hurt her footy at about 7 wks and limped for a day. So I called her the puppy with the "Boo boo",, it stuck. So now she is "Boo". Ironically,, her sire's nickname is "Boo". I didn't know that!

My friend Debbie,, God bless her,, has come out almost weekly to help with puppy pictures. I am not sure what I did before she came along. I have always done photos weekly of every litter. I really like to watch the babies develop and be able to go back and compare new litters with old litters. It is just so interesting to look at the photos and see what traits you noticed in the photos that remained into adulthood or disappeared. Thanks go to Debbie though for all her time driving to my house and tolerating me chalking and glueing and brushing each baby for their portraits.

I have always believed that doing photos of my dogs let me see them in a new light. To some degree,, I think that is is almost what others may see if I were to present my dog to them. Course photos can be deceptive sometimes,, but in so many ways, it makes me appreciate their virtues and notice the faults that I need to pay more attention to.

I love it when I do a session and I get the photos on the computer and I see nothing that needs fixed on them. Man that feels good.

So,, even though these are posed and not glamour shots,,they give you an idea of what my youngest litter looks like. I like these babies a lot. They are out of Bell,, who I hope to make an ROM (top producer, takes 5 Champions). Bell does have 1 Champion,, and 4 major pointed offspring. Three of those 4 should finish their Championships this year. All need just 3 or 4 points to finish. The 4th major pointed dog,, will probley not finish as his owner is not interested anymore. Such a shame. So I am hoping that one of the puppies in this litter sired by Ch. Starfalls the Enchanter CD will make Champion number 5 for Bell. Lots of things can change of course.. but for now, I kinda like these babies.

Ron and Chrissy Weatherston will get one of these girls when I decide which one.. hee hee