Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Pepper Pups.

Pepper had two puppies today, a boy and a girl. Both are red/white, all are doing well.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Pepper Puppies coming soon!

I talked with Barb today, Pepper's temp has dropped which means delivery should be within 24 hours. Tomorrow is her official due date so she's right on track.
As soon as I hear I'll post the puppy count. I can't wait to see what we get.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Bebe and Mr. Darcy, and all of the Rincon Corgis wish everyone (and every dog) a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
It's been a good year at Rincon, with three new champions (RJ, Decker, and Meg) and a litter of Cardigans (Bebe et al). Best wishes to everyone for a prosperous New Year.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Point #2

Mom and I took Bebe and Decker to the dog shows in Costa Mesa yesterday. No points in Cardis yesterday, but today Bebe's dad, Roger was WD for a point and then Bebe was BoW for a point as well. Decker was Select yesterday and BoS today, and showed very well her first weekend out as a special!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Like a Melody.

Here are pix of Decker and Meg, our newest champions.
They are half-sisters. Meg will be contemplating motherhood next year, after we get her health clearances done.

AKC/Eukanuba Show

We'll be heading down to Long Beach on Sunday morning to watch the Cardigan and Pembroke Corgi judging, Parson Russell judging and to work in the Cardigan Meet the Breeds booth. Meg and RJ worked the booth last year, and this year Bebe gets to go along as well. I'm sure they'll all enjoy meeting all the people that come to the show. I'll take some pix when we are there.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Missing Pembrokes

Anyone in the Long Beach/Bellflower/Downey/Compton areas, please be on the lookout for two Pembrokes who are missing. The van they were in was stolen sometime overnight Monday night, with the Pems and two Akitas on board. The Akitas were turned in this morning to a shelter in Downey, we are hopeful the Pems will be turned in as well.
They were staying at the Bellflower Motel 6, in town for the shows in Long Beach today through Sunday.
One of the Pems is a tri, the other red/white. Their handler, Kristina, is heartbroken. I remember our search for one of our Cardigans a few years back, it was not a fun time, but we did find her after 4 days being out on her own.

Thursday, Dec. 2nd: Hooray, the Pems were reunited with Kristina early this morning (1:00AM I'm told) so that's a relief!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

First Day.

This is Greta, Mighty Mite's new housemate.
She also has a new cat, Sox, as well.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A New Home for Mighty Mite!

Mighty Mite left this afternoon for her new home in Riverside. She'll be living with a lab/Corgi mix and a cat, which should be an interesting transition.
Her new person, Angela, has wanted a Cardigan for 20 years so Mighty Mite has some big shoes to fill.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Here's Meg!

I finally had a moment to scan Meg's win pic into the computer.
She and Decker got their Championship certificates today, so all is official.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Decker's win shot.

Here is Decker, winning a 3 pt. major on Sat. October 16, 2010 to earn her Championship!!!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Pepper and Brady's Excellent Adventure

My friend Barb and I are leasing a Pembroke named Pepper. She's very sweet, and we hope to have puppies at the end of December. Yesterday, Mom and I drove to Atascadero and bred Pepper to Mr. Brady, (Oliver's dad). Fingers and toes crossed that all goes well.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Match weekend

Mom and I made the trek down to Bloomington for the annual Pembroke club match. The Cardi club joined us and held their match as well. RJ, Bebe and Mighty Mite came along, and I showed Bebe who was best of breed Cardigan, and I tried RJ in the Nov. A Rally class. He did very well considering he's only had 6 or 7 obedience classes. RJ's dad, Roger, also made his debut in Nov. A Rally and did the new obedience class, Beginner Novice and he came away high in trial for the Cardis, Go Roger! I also got to show one of Barb's Gryffin daughters, Franny, and I showed one of her Pem puppies, Summer. Both did well at their first show, and Summer's sister, Sweetie, was best of breed Pem, and best in match!!!
I, of course, forgot to take my camera out of the car, but Mario and Bobbie showed up with Opie, Bebe and Mighty Mite's brother, and Bobbie took a pic of my three hanging out waiting for the action to begin.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Decker and Meg's Excellent Adventure

Wow, what a weekend we just had!!
Mom and I took Decker, Meg, Mr. Darcy and Bebe to Primm, NV for two shows with the hope that we could get Decker or Meg finished. Both needed just one major to get their championships, and there were a couple of gals from AZ who were bringing their Cardi girls to the shows, so we knew we'd have the numbers we needed.
Since we were going I entered Mr. Darcy and Bebe (her first real show) just for fun.
Decker hadn't been in the ring since last November, so I wasn't sure how she'd show, and the show was indoors, which can also be a factor. I shouldn't have worried. They all showed well, and on Saturday, Decker got the nod from the judge. Meg was reserve (first runner-up) and Bebe had fun at her first show. A big thanks to friends Lucille and Eileen, who came over from their rings (Smooth fox terriers and Keeshonds) to help out when all three of my girls won their classes.
To top off the fun for Saturday, Mr. Darcy was Best of Breed, and then got a group 4!!!
Mom and I were certainly glad we'd made the trek. We stayed at the Primm hotel that is attached to the Primm convention center where the show was held, which was nice. The Black Mountain Kennel Club had a nice breakfast and lunch for all the exhibitors on Sat. which was an unexpected surprise.
On Sunday I showed Bebe and Meg, and was thrilled when Meg got the win, for her second major and her championship!
And Mr. Darcy was Best of Breed again, making our day complete.
When I get the pictures we took on Sat. and Sun. I'll scan them and post them.
This Saturday we have the Pembroke/Cardigan match down south, which should be fun.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Pix for Jean

these are being posted so that a friend who can't open them on her computer can see them. they are two of Darcy's sisters at 8-ish weeks.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Back to School!

We took RJ to obedience class tonight, he really enjoyed it.
There is an adorable mini long haired dachshund in the class that he loves, and a rambunctious "labradoodle" who he finds too rambuctious. (it is very, very cute, all off white and tan curls)
Bebe and Mighty Mite got to watch and had fun.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

A Day in the Desert

Mom, our friends Amy and Kathy, and I ventured over the mountains to Lancaster this morning for the Antelope Valley KC match. We took Bebe and Mighty Mite, and Oliver.
Kathy judged the working breeds and had some very cute Siberian puppies as well as a few other breeds. Amy ran Oliver through the Open obedience class, and Oliver showed just how silly Corgis can be. Mom and I watched from across the park as he acted as if he'd never tried his hand at Open before!!
Mighty Mite learned to walk on a leash and Bebe got to show her stuff in the breed ring.
She was the only Corgi and got a group 2 in the herding group. Pix from top to bottom: Oliver, Mighty Mite, Bebe and Bebe.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Another Road Trip.

Mom and I drove down to Barb's yesterday, with Bebe and Mr. Darcy. Took some pix in the afternoon after the temp dropped a bit, (it was 95 when we got there, 66 here at home).
Took a couple of table pix of Bebe, she was very wiggly, and a quick pic of Darcy on the green grass. I also had to take a pic of Barb's silky rooster, he's very funny.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Mr. Darcy's you tube debut!

Here's the link to Mr. Darcy's you tube upload of his time in the herding group at the Lompoc KC show on August 1st.
thanks, Cathe for doing this for us!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Dog Show Wrap-up

Mom and I spent Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday at the dog shows in Santa Barbara. Only 15 minutes from home, what a luxury. Thursday we drove over and set up our "camp". We ended up with 7 EZ-ups with up to 25 dogs in residence at any given time!
Friday I showed Meg and Mr. Darcy, Meg was WB/BoW, Darcy was BoS. Saturday Meg and Mr. Darcy were again shown, same result at Friday. RJ also came since he and Meg were entered in the Breeders Showcase event later in the day. Kathy and Debra's Bella, a Parson Russell, was WB and is now known as Champion Sunrock's Mustang Sally. Bella will now make plans to join her new owner, Ida, in Norway in a couple of months.
Kathy and Debra had two Parson entries in the Breeders Showcase, Lola and Wyatt and Poppit and Turbo. I was supposed to show Lola, and then Debra or Kathy would show Meg, but as luck would have it, both the Herding and Terrier groups were at the same time, so after some scrambling, our friend Diane (Whippets and a Parson) and Suzanne (Border Collies, Parsons) came to the rescue. Suzanne showed Meg and did a great job, we actually were in the ribbons again this year with an Award of Merit. Not the Group 1 we got last year, but I was very pleased to place, many entries didn't. Our friend Lissa had a Parson entry as well, and they all looked very good, though none placed in a very competitive Terrier group.
The SBKC put on a very nice dinner just before the Showcase judging started and the weather this year was absolutely beautiful, the typical August weather that Santa Barbara is famous for.
Sunday, RJ stayed home, but Gryffin came as he was entered in the breed and in the Foreign Bred showcase. It was a first time event, and will need some tweaking for next year, but it was fun and Gryffin showed well. And it was fun to showcase my Welsh Corgi, born in Wales!!!
Mr. Darcy was BoS again, and Meg was RWB.
On Monday we were all pretty tired, but still had fun. Meg was WB/BoW and the puppies got to come, too, since I didn't have Mr. Darcy entered.
They had fun watching the big dogs go by the set-up, and the r/w boy (now known as Andy) got to get some leash practice in. He goes to his new home in Tujunga in 6 days.
No more shows til the end of the month, the hunt for majors for Meg and Decker begins, with both needing one major to finish.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Day Tripping.

Mom, Amy and I took Mr. Darcy, Oliver, and the puppies to visit our friend Barb, in Wildomar, yesterday. It was way too hot, but what can you do? (99 degrees at her house!)
Mr. Darcy got his teeth cleaned (non anesthetic done by another Corgi friend of ours). Now they look very beautiful.
Our friend, Debra, came by to take some pictures of Bosko. Her aunt is interested in him. She lives in Vermont.
The first pic is of the three Gryffin babies, girls on the outside, boy in the middle. He looks very much like our Tina Sparkle, who was also sired by Gryffin. Next is Bosko, relaxing on the grass in the shade.
Barb has two silky chickens, and Bebe was quite entranced by them in the next pic. Next is Mr. Darcy and Oliver hanging out in one of Barb's runs. And then another pic of Bebe.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

August update

Bosko, (see below) is now back with us, here at Rincon. It didn't work out at his new home, their other dogs just weren't tolerating him.
He's a cutie.
Our red/white boy has a new home, though he'll be here til after Labor Day as his new person has a trip planned and can't take him until then.
I took RJ to his first obedience class Monday night, he really enjoyed it.
Meg is entered at the upcoming Santa Barbara shows the weekend of the 28th/29th. Shows are Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, hopefully she can earn the last few points she needs to become a champion.
Saturday we are heading down to Wildomar to see Gryffin's litter of puppies, two girls and a boy, born on July 3rd. They'll be 7 weeks old, and should be exceedingly cute. I'll try and remember to take pictures so I have some to post when we get home.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Another of the beautiful boys!

Here's Bosko (blue eyed boy) at his new home in Santa Cruz. Such a cutie! He loves to stop and smell the flowers.

Lompoc redux.

Here's another pic of my pretty boy. The grass was quite tall in this part of the ring, both Corgis look legless! Thanks to Lissa for the first pix, taken on her cell phone, and to Cathe Swain for this pic. Cathe also took video of Mr. Darcy, which I'll see if I can post here.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Handsome Lads!

Here are two of the brindle boys, top is Opie, (known as the big brindle boy when he was here) and Petey, (known as two spot boy here). Both are getting so handsome. Thanks to their new families for keeping us updated with photos.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Lompoc KC

Mom and I spent the day at the Lompoc KC show again today, and had a very fun day. First, our friend Lissa's Parson Russell Terrier, Snow, was Winners and her brother, Shiner was Winners Dog. Snow got a three point major so that's fun.
Mr. Darcy was entered today and was Best of Breed, and then RJ was Winners again, to finish his championship, Way to go, RJ!
Mr. Darcy then got a group 4th in a big herding group, which was very exciting.
This picture was taken by Lissa on her cellphone so not great clarity, but better than nothing. Bebe didn't go today, and she was missed. Lots of folks who met her yesterday asked where she was today, and a couple have posted pics they took of her on Facebook and You Tube. Too funny.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

A Fine Day.

Had a fun day in Lompoc today at the Lompoc KC show. Meg and RJ both were Winners for a point each. This gives RJ 14 points, one more to go and he's a Champion!
Meg's coat is coming back in, she looked quite nice. Darcy and RJ are entered tomorrow.
Bebe went with us and I think she had no fewer than a hundred people taking her picture, including the Lompoc Record newspaper. She's quite the model!
Our friend Lissa's Parson boy Shiner, was Best of Winners for a 4 point major, so he's well on his way towards his Championship as well.
Fingers crossed that Kathy and Debra's Bella will get the nod tomorrow.
And, on Friday, the kink tail boy went to his new home, he now resides in Long Beach.

Friday, July 23, 2010

15 weeks and counting!

Katie helped me get some pictures done this morning. Hard to believe they are 15 weeks old already. First is the red/white boy, then the red/white boy with the kink at the end of his tail. Next is Mighty Mite, she didn't want to stand still as you can see, the others were running around below her. And finally, Bebe, who was also trying to get off the table and join in the fun.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Muddy Puppies!

Bebe and her siblings decided to combine some dirt and the water in their water dish today and make mud pies. Later she had her first bath! Bebe is on the left, one of the boys is on the right.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Took some pix.

Here are a few pix I took today, the red/white boy, the bigger red/white boy and Gryffin, their great Grandpa, who was staring intently at the place I put a puppy toy to keep him from tearing it up. Warm day today, first day we've had sunshine all day long in some time. I took Mr. Darcy to obedience class last night, and he had fun. Maybe we'll tackle rally at some fall shows.

Monday, July 12, 2010

A Very Good Weekend!

We spent the last three days at the shows in Ventura. Friday I showed RJ, and he went Reserve to the major, so, close but no cigar!
Saturday he did get the win, four points, which is very cool. He showed well, and had fun, which is also a good thing. On Sunday, RJ won again, one point this time, as several dogs weren't entered or weren't there, but a point is a point!
Now just two more and he'll be an AKC Champion!!
Meg just needs to grow her coat back and she'll be back in contention, looking for her last 6 points.
Next shows will be in Lompoc at the end of the month, and then the Santa Barbara shows in late August. Let's hope it's not as hot this year at the SB shows as it was last year! June gloom is great dog show weather.
The puppies are getting bigger and bigger and cuter and cuter. The brindle boys are all settling in well in their new homes, with new names of Opie, Bosko and Petey.
I'm still working on a name for my red/white girl, Beebee is a possible (she'd be Rincon Beach Blanket Bingo).
I'll take some pics later today.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

More pictures from our day at Cate!

Here are some of the many pictures that Mary took last week. She got some really fun shots.
First is Mighty Mite racing around the outfield. Next are two red/white boys, chewing on a stick they found, followed by Mighty Mite chasing one of the boys. Next a rare shot of one of the boys not racing around, and then three of them racing again. Lastly the other red/white boy taking a breather.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Wedding Day

On Saturday, we went to a wedding. It was quite fun.
Creig's cousin, Ashley, was married at her house in Carpinteria. I made the wedding cake, haven't done one in quite a few years. It was fun. Katie was a bridesmaid, (she's the tall one). Our cousin Martha has a 4 1/2 month old daughter, Coraline, who was the "Flower Petal", she came down the aisle in a decked out wagon, pulled by another cousin, Kyle. (he's 4). They were so cute. Coraline was asleep going down the aisle, but woke up later. A very fun day.