Thursday, August 28, 2008

Enumclaw Picture

Here is Hunter's win picture with Judge Mr. Fred Bassett. We were lucky to get this picture as Hunter had decided that he was done showing for the day. He kept sitting, or moving a foot, or sitting... He is such a geek sometimes... but he is a Cardigan afterall.
Last weekend on Aug 24th, in Redmond, WA Hunter took Reserve Winner's Dog under well respected breeder judge Mr. Jon J. Kimes of Pluperfect. I was very proud of him, despite the fact that Hunter wanted to run, bounce, skip, and frolic in the grass that day. Good thing he is still in puppy class! I really enjoyed visiting with everyone. On to the Richland show! Maybe Canada???

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Hell's Canyon Trip

Hell's Canyon is the Snake River canyon bordering Idaho/Washington/Oregon. It has it's lovely name for a reason. It gets really hot. Hell's Canyon is well known for jet boat tours up the Snake River among other things. My dad John, brother Brian, Brian's girlfriend Nikki, and I were up there for a short vacation while Brian and Nikki were home from Wyoming. We played in the water, had BBQ on a beach, watched a pretty good lightning/thunder storm, saw tons of wildlife, and even got to take a trip to a casino (I lost, Dad won). Here are a few pictures we took. Picture top left is of the Grand Ronde River which feeds in to the Snake River. Top right picture is of a pair of big horn sheep. Bottom left is a mule doe at sunset. Bottom right is a picture of a jet boat on the Snake River at Heller Bar.

We also witnessed some very brave and curious cats taking turns stalking the deer that came to investigate the peach tree. The deer were equally as curious. At one point, a spike and one of the cats were almost nose to nose! But then the cat made for the safety of the nearby car.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

8 Points!

What a blistering hot weekend for a dog show... It was way over 100 degrees in the hometown both Saturday and Sunday, so I was actually really glad we went west for the show. It was only in the 90s yesterday and 80s today.
Hunter took Reserve Winner's Dog under Judge Ms. L. More on Saturday, and took Winner's Dog and Best Of Winners for 2 points today under Judge Mr. F. Bassett. That brings the total up to 8 points, one major. The first picture take of Hunter sidegaiting was taken by Ann Benjamin of Merrythought Cardigans. And the second one of him standing was taken by Jesse. Thanks!

Here is a video of Hunter's performances today. It is of him going down and back and me throwing bait because he decided he was too good to give the judge ears... Jesse was my wonderful camera man.

Monday, August 11, 2008


Here is a picture of the new puppy. She is coming from Missouri in the fall when she can be safely shipped to me. (Too hot right now). I am thrilled that she will be heading this way. She is black with minimal brindle points right now.

Her dam is Int Ch. Kennebec Dunes Limited Edition and her sire is Ch. Rememberance Old Black Magic. Both OFA GOOD, PRA clear.

Hunter's dam is Int/AKC Ch. Aurigan Mantle Out Of Thin Air and his sire is Ch. Phi-Vestavia Koltrain. Both of them are OFA GOOD and PRA Clear.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Just Dandy

Everything has been just dandy here. We had our first thunder and lightning storm last night that really shook the house. The dogs didnt's seem to notice. In fact, I think they were sleeping through it when I went downstairs to get my cell phone (power went out and I needed an alarm!)
Pretty hot here. Jesse got the new and improved permanent dog shelter up a couple months ago and it has really paid off this summer.

Hunter is now 32 lbs at 8 months old, and Stormy is 18 lbs at 6 months old.
It sounds like Kaci might be here this weekend with Velvet. Velvet used to live here while Hunter was a little puppy. They will probably all play until they pass out!

Storm (black/tan tri girl seen here) is still available to a companion home.

I am very excited to announce that one of the LE x Magic puppies will be coming to grow up here in September (when we can fly the dogs again). I miss LE but it will be nice to have a daughter here to play with!

It looks like there will be enough dogs at the Enumclaw, WA show to have 2 points (if all show up) and Redmond, WA has a 3 point major in dogs! So wish Hunter and I luck ;)