Saturday, June 20, 2009

A life of leisure!

This is Hermione, lounging on the couch while I was working at the computer. What a nut.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

A new experience!

Mom and I took the puppies to handling class last night, in Santa Barbara. They did very well, considering it's only the third time I've had them on leashes. We have been practicing standing on the table, and they both (R. J. and Meg) did that job with aplomb. They had a bit of trouble actually gaiting as the grass is quite deep and in places a bit mushy, but I was pleased with how they handled the new dogs and the new people. Freckles and the dark boy also got to go, and meet some of the other dogs, too. They were particularly taken with a 4 1/2 month old Border Collie.

Friday, June 12, 2009

4 month pics!

Here they are at almost 4 months. Wow, where does the time go?
From the top, RJ, (Rincon You've Got Male), Meg (Rincon French Kiss), the dark boy and Freckles. We've been working on leash training, which is going well after a somewhat reluctant start, and next week we hope to go to handling class!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Corgi Fun Day

We had a great time yesterday at Corgi Fun Day. It's put on each year by the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of Southern California. Several of us bring Cardis as well to join in the fun. We have a potluck lunch, which this year consisted of 20 feet of table loaded with yummy food. Stacy, our Fun Day chairperson, plans games for people and the dogs to play; Corgi tic tac toe was a hit this year and last. We have a raffle table that was great fun, there were over 75 items to try and win. (I won several!)
Mom and I took the four Cardi puppies, RJ is pictured asleep on his hippo toy after a long day barking at all the other Corgis that were there. We also took Mr. Darcy who thoroughly enjoys all the other dogs, and especially loves to play with his half brother, Oliver. We picked up Oliver and Amy in Camarillo on our way down, so the van was quite packed with dogs, chairs, food, xpens, EZup and anything else we thought we might need. It was sunny here when we left, but we hit rain a bit on the way down, and it did rain for an hour or so at the park, but only very lightly. One of our club members counted over 100 Corgis in attendance and they all seemed to be having a great time. We even have the park reserved for next year's Fun Day.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Getting caught up

Nothing really amazing to report. We've been busy doing lots of stuff. We bred Freddie (pem) on the 15th, and we're hoping it was a success. That was a quick drive up to Sacramento and back in two days. At least we got to watch Sweepstakes at the Golden Gate Pem Specialty which was fun.
Then back home to work on getting stuff ready for our S. Cal Pem Specialty, held in Pomona on the 21st. Mom and I were in charge of lunch for about 75 people, so we made lots and lots of brownies, bought a flat of strawberries in Oxnard, and made a triple batch of macaroni salad and a quadruple batch of chinese chicken salad. We also made gallons of lemonade and bought whipped cream for the strawberries and brownies. It was quite yummy.
We showed Freddie at the Specialty, she was 3rd in a class of 9, and then showed both Freddie and Decker at the all breed shows Sat/Sun. Nothing amazing to report there though they both showed well and we received some nice compliments from folks ringside!
We'll be at Corgi Fun Day on Saturday, the 6th in Anaheim Hills, and although it's put on by the Pem club we'll have tailed representation as well as the Cardi puppies will be there. I'm sure there will be a few other Cardis who show up, too.
It's always a fun day, lots of good food, a fun raffle and really fun games to play with the dogs.