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.