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.