Monday, June 30, 2008

Hunter's Second Big Win!

Post From June 26th 2008:

This weekend is the Mt. Bachelor Kennel Club Dog Show, which Hunter and I will be in attendance for. We are ready to have a fun weekend in the scorching heat. I heard 100 degrees here in Pasco, I am sure it will be just as hot in the middle of nowhere Oregon too. The blazing heat is doing nothing for Hunter's coat. Apparently, he thinks he doesn't need to wear a 'coat' in the middle of June.

Post From June 30th 2008:

Back from a very hot Redmond, OR! Jesse went with me and we camped in a tent on site. It was all we could do to keep the dogs in the shade. We were very lucky to have a couple trees around us.

Hunter was a wee bit tired and unmotivated Saturday for the show. He doesnt like showing in grass because grass is for playing in, and sniffing, and playing in... He still went Reserve Winner's Dog under Judge Arley Hussin. Not too shabby.

Sunday June 29th, 2008 Hunter went Best Of Breed, Best Of Winners, and Winner's Dog over two other nice dogs for a point. He seemed to be much more focused and happy. Plus, it was earlier in the day and cooler. The judge was Col. Harold Brizee. He was also the Herding Group Judge, but there were a lot of other more mature dogs that were awarded in the group ring. He still looks very puppyish. Dayl, Terry, Jesse and Debbie our friend with Bernese Mt Dogs stayed for group to cheer us on.

Here are a couple pics from the weekend.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Powder Puff Fun

We packed everyone up and headed to All Wheels Weekend/ Father's Day in Dayton this past weekend. I have to post about this super fun weekend!
All Wheels Weekend consists of a cruise on Main Street Dayton, a car show, lawn mower races, and a demolition derby and car races. We usually go to help Jesse's mom out with the beer garden that goes on during the races. When we got into town, Jesse's step sister Lora Zink's boyfriend Chris needed a powder puff driver (car races with women only) and a driver for the mechanic's race. So, Jesse and I weren't driving so we volunteered to do those races with his car. Ok- I have been watching the races/demo for years and my brother Brian used to race dirt bikes. I know what can happen and how hurt/ sore people are the next week. But what the heck, its something I have always wanted to do but was too chicken to do.
Low and behold, I clock in with one of the fastest women's times and end up in poll position (front left) in the trophy dash race (only the fastest four race) and I get SECOND! Wow, that was fun. But my powder puff race was next so I zoomed off to get back in line for that race. This time I was front right and the car that beat me before was in poll position. Lora was behind me in both races with her dad's car. I fell back into second quickly but with 2 laps to go, I snuck around a pile up which the leader was apart of and I took FIRST PLACE! I got a cool trophy and a little cash. I was so thankful that I didn't kill the car and that I finished the race. Not too shabby for a first timer. Jesse ended up blowing up a tire but finished his race. He really wants to get back out there and get his own trophy... Chris won several races with the same car we used. It was a good little car. This may end up getting addictive...
It was a super fun weekend. I didn't get any pictures or video like I planned, but that's ok. Just imagine dusty, dirty, and smelly cars, combined with crashing, racing, and a large audience.

Friday, June 13, 2008

The Big Picture

Here is Hunter's official win picture.

Hunter and Stormy get to visit with Auntie Kaci and Velvet this weekend. Should be fun!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Hunter's First Show

My very sweet boy Hunter had a big weekend!
Puyallup, WA June 07,08 Hunter was RWD under Judge Dr. Carmen Battaglia.

Puyallup, WA June 08,08 Hunter was WD for 2 points under Judge William Bailey. He then decided to impress his mom by winning Best Of Breed and Best Of Winners over some very lovely dogs. He recieved another point for this win - totally 3 for a MAJOR!

Wow, first major down at the first show. He was very well behaved and tried really hard.

We'll see you in Redmond, OR and Spokane, WA soon!