Above: We have a NEW HOME!!! After a very long year of living out of a suitcase, Jesse and I purchased this beautiful home near Wenatchee, WA. We are looking forward to raising our dogs here.
Above: Bella got point number 11 and 12 at the Wenatchee, WA show
Above: We got to see Harley, Hunter's 8 year old grandfather and Hunter together. Harley has been one of my favorite dogs for a long time. I am so happy to have his younger clone in my house!
Harley is Am/Int Ch. Aurigan Thunder Rolls, CD RN CGC - on the left
Above: Bella wins her 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th points in the form of a 5 point major Sunday at Richland, WA by going WB/BOW to earn her Champion status! Thank you to all of her support! We knew she could do it.
Above: Hunter was such a good boy at Richland this year. Even tho he didnt win any ribbons, he was 'pulled' all three days and considered in the final lineup. Friday was the first NWCF Specialty, and Saturday was a Supported Entry. He is now blowing coat, so he wont be seeing a show ring until he finds it again. I was also voted in as a board member to the Northwest Cardigan Fanciers, and trophy chairman for the upcoming year.
Above: Token was 5 1/2 months in the above picture at Richland. Too young to show, but I couldnt resist getting him all cleaned up to take pictures of :)
Above: Token and Jesse at their first show in Canada, over Halloween weekend. Token was WD/Best Puppy for 2 points! It was an awesome weekend for Dune. On Saturday Bella took BOB/BOW/WB for 3 points, Hunter was BOS, and Token was WD/Best Puppy for 2 points!!! On Sunday, Bella was BOB/BOW/WB for another 3 points, and Hunter was BOS. Bella now has 9 points total toward her Canadian championship in two weekends of showing. Not too shabby! She will even be on Canadian TV as she was in the herding group.
Above: Jesse and Token have started taking handling classes in Wenatchee, WA. Very good experience for both dog and handler. I will be taking Bella to the next class to prepare us for campaigning her toward her Grand Championship title. She needs some polishing and I certainly could use some pro handling tips.
Above: SNOW! We had our first snow at our new house Nov 09, 2010. It's Token's first snow too, and all the dogs thoroughly enjoyed the fabulous change in the weather.
Above: The breathtaking view from my deck. We have 2.5 acres, are 700 ft from a river, and have all the USFS land behind the house that I could ask for. I am sure this winter will be a little extreme, but I have plenty of indoor work to do before I really need to get back outside.
So, I guess that brings me up to today. More later!