Sunday, December 20, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
They came home with lots of Q's but no first places. Jackson qualified in all 4 of his runs and got two 2nd places in Games and two 3rd places in Standard. Jackson ran fast though and was very happy. He kept on barking/talking to people he didn't know. I do believe he was introducing himself. :) With all of those Q's, he is now only 1 Q away from finishing his Master Games title--TMAG.
Felix ran really well too and did everything I asked him to do. He qualified in both of his Standard runs and in one of his Games runs. In the other Games run, he missed qualifying by 1 jump/2 points. He was just one jump too slow to make enough points in the allotted time. Felix is now also very close to finishing a title. If he qualifies in both of his Standard runs again tomorrow, he will have his Master Standard title--TAM.
All in all, it was a very good day! Seven out of 8 Q's on Saturday-very good!!
On December 6th, they had another very good day with two new titles! Jackson went 3 for 3 runs and earned his TMAG title. He got 2nd place for all three runs. TMAG title for Jackson and he now has 7 legs towards his TAM. He was a very good boy and put in some of his fastest times ever in TDAA.
Felix had a terrific day also succeeding 3 for 3 today too and earned his TAM title. Way to go! A successful weekend at the TDAA trials, they now are formally Loteki Civil Liberties TSAD TMAG (Jackson) and Loteki Total Windfall TAM TG3 (Felix) in TDAA.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Nicholas (Loteki Ima Firecracker) won a 2nd place in Open B with a 198. He had a first try at his Utility title, but ran out to the articles so quickly he hit the correct article with his feet. It was a great run and I'm sure he will have this title very quickly.
Mary Gail Holcombe (MS) wrote that Rascal (Loteki Just A Gentleman CDX) had a 4th place in Open B in Ruston, LA. Mary Gail & Rascal are getting ready for Utility A.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Judith Klotz and Rusty dressed up as Hermione and Dumbledore. Aren't they cute?
Monday, November 2, 2009
Cheryl Geer (TN) wrote that she and her 'boys' attended the Louisville rally/obedience trial (October 24 & 25). Felix qualified in both Excellent B and Advanced B to earn his 6th RAE leg. Four more to go! Considering training has been very minimal, he hasn't shown in Rally since May at the National, Felix, once again, is amazingly reliable.
GOOD BOY - FELIX!!
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Adam and Trinity played outside. The dogs were thrilled to see them! They helped me with outside work, while I did some errands, upon returning, we went to Stephanie and Clay's house and hung out for the rest of the morning and afternoon. Clay took Adam and Trinity to the park for a couple hours while Sophia was taking her nap. They also took Lucy, everyone had a great time. We had a great lunch, and then had pizza altogether for supper. It was so nice!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Unfortunately, Jackson had injured himself, so only a Standard Q and a Games Q for the weekend. He will getting lots of rest, so he will be ready when we have agility trials in the area!
WAY TO GO!!! Congratulations to Felix, Jackson and Cheryl!
Friday, October 9, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Barbara writes, "Considering the floor sniffing problems I am still having, I am very pleased. She is completely secure and at ease at the trials and shows no signs of stress in the ring. However, we do have some problems that haveto be solved before we can get into the obedience ring. She shines as a Therapy dog and has been involved with the "Reading to Children" program as well as Hospice therapy."
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Jeannine Rash (PA) wrote that her OTCh CH Loteki Surprise Party UDX2 was High Combined this past weekend by winning Utility and a second in Open.
Loteki Ima Firecracker CD RN, a.k.a. Nicholas had a very good run and would have tied for first in Open B but went down on the sit. The dogs on either side of him broke--on one side they were Open A dogs who just bolted from the ring. He held it for as long as he could but right as we were coming back he broke. Jeannine writes, "His heeling and fronts were beautiful but his finishes were all a tiny bit off. He's gonna be very very good some day I think."
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
On Sunday, Nicholas got second place in Open B to earn his CDX title!
WAY TO GO team Papillonia!
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Saturday, Felix and Jackson were entered in all three Standard runs and one game each. "Jackson qualified in all three Standard runs, earning his TSAD and two legs towards TACH with one 1st place! He also qualified in his Games runs. 4 for 4 for Mr. Jacks! They awarded this beautiful foot-long beautiful purple and white rosette for High in Trial each day for each level. Jackson won the Saturday Superior HIT!!! He had 1 First place, 2 Second places, and 1 Third place. No missed weaves! No mistakes.
"Sunday, we had glitches on the two Standard runs. I wasn't paying enough attention and let him jump off the table on his Stand. He would have WON that class! Dang! On the other standard run, he ran past the up contact on the dog walk. Again, he would have WON that class. He qualified in both of the Games I entered him in on Sunday though with 2nd places. So, he now has 2 Standard legs and 5 Games legs towards his TACH with one 1st place in Standard and one 1st place in Games. He was a really good boy!
"Felix qualified in Gamblers on Saturday and finished his TG3 title! Amazing. I had to stay behind a containment line and send him over a jump to an A-frame and to another jump. He did it! The other possible gambles were too hard for him. This was the easiest but involved his nemesis--the A-frame!!! He only qualified in Standard once in three runs on Saturday. He refused the A-frame on one and he refused the dog walk and teeter on another.
"Sunday, he qualified and got 3rd place in one of the games--Dare to Double or Triple. The weaves were the tripling obstacle and it is something that Felix does very well. He also qualified in the 5th and final Standard run of the weekend and got 1st place! Jackson had the best time but he had missed the up contact of the dog walk. Felix was the only Q and got 1st! Sometimes slow and steady does win the race! So, he finished the weekend with his TG3 title, 2 Standard legs towards his TAM and one leg towards his TMAG."
Monday, August 17, 2009
A hot August afternoon is best spent at the pool and that is what we did! Adam and Trinity are back from their Granma Vickie's after have a terrific time in Missouri.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
On Sunday, Felix qualified in both of his Standard runs completing his TSAD title! (Teacup Superior Agility Dog). Jackson qualified in one of his two Standard runs with a 2nd place and qualified in both of his Games runs. Since he had finished his TG3 the day before, these two Games Q's count towards his TACH! He got 1st place for the last Games run of the weekend which counts as 1 of the 3 first places in Games 3 needed for TACH! So, all in all, a great weekend! Two titles, one for Jacks and one for Fee. 1 1st place towards Jackson's TACH and 2 Games legs."
Kendall and Zac are still looking for homes. They are two very athletic youngsters, who will be 6 months old late this month. Unfortunately, they are on the larger side for me, I am so disappointed as these two are fun loving, happy, outgoing individuals, that give great kisses and wagging tails!
Monday, August 3, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
WAY TO GO TEAM NITO!!!
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
They are currently working on Utility - which is a work in progress.
GOOD NEWS! CONGRATULATIONS, Mary Gail and Rascal!
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
I also bathed dogs and then tried to take photos. I managed to get a couple photos of Zac and Kendall at 4 months. Zac is pictured, he's a bigger boy, very sweet, and very food motivated! Wish I had time for performance events, he would be great!
Monday, June 22, 2009
Loteki The Heiress won her 2nd major on Friday at the Cambridge cluster under judge Michael Dachel, also from the Bred-By Exhibitor class. Paris was not being cooperative during the photos, so she was photographed in my arms - PANTING! It was so very warm!
At the Cambridge shows, I helped friend, Gretchen Hofheins-Wackerfuss with her Min Pins and went WD with her young black and tan dog at the local Min Pin club's specialty on Saturday night.
It was a good time to see all my friends in Minnesota, who I have not seen for over six months! I hope that I will be heading that way again soon!
Jeannine Rash called to say that Nicholas (Loteki Ima Firecracker CD, RN) picked up another single on Sunday, so closing in on that CH title. She also had news about OTCh CH Loteki Surprise Party UDX winning HIT on Saturday! She had a great weekend.
Danielle, Stephanie and Sophia took Terry out for Father's Day on Saturday night. Clay was in Texas visiting his parents after an interview there on Friday, so missed the festivities. I wish I had a photo of Terry and his 'girls'.
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Moniqure wrote, "Just wanted to let you know that little miss Ima Natural is Ima Natural Beach Girl... We took her to the Cape last wkend, brought her down to the beach, and she was off to explore this intriguing new environment. It took her a while to catch on that there was a vast and impressive body of water nearby, but no problem - when she noticed, she waded in up to her armpits, waves and all. I mean, I'm talking about the Atlantic Ocean. I'm glad she didn't go any further!
She also found the fiddler crabs that Eliza had loved to harrass (poor things; just when they thought it was safe to come back out, there's another papillon on the beach) and had a wonderful time trying to figure them out - might be better than squirrels!
Most endearing moment: there's a tidal "river" that drains out of a marsh as the tide goes out (more like a stream; it's only an inch or two deep). One day Gizelle went in, put her nose under, and came out with a shell in her mouth that she dropped at my feet. I'm going to try to drill a hole in it and make her a little shell necklace!"
Cheryl Geer was very proud of him! An MJP3 title means that a dog must qualify in Excellent Jumpers 33 times! Congratulaions to Cheryl & Felix! Isn't he just beautiful and that fringe! My goodness it is so dramatic!
Monday, June 1, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Marlene Edgerton and I left on Tuesday shortly after noon and arrived at the Drawbridge Inn about 9:30 p.m. (EDT). We had a lot to unload and get situated. Erin Buie and her mother, Sandra Anderson, were already there and checked into our room. I can say that the dogs all travelled marvelously, even those that had not been away before! We were fortunate that friends saved us a nice spot in the shade on the grass for our expen!
Wednesday was obedience and rally, so trophies had to be set up. The rosettes that were ordered had to be put out. It was discovered that several rosettes and ribbons were missing, so off to the business center to order via email what we had determined was missing. It was discovered later that more ribbons were missing, along with other rosettes, so another trip to the business center. Later in the day, a party poolside was enjoyed by a large group of people, we enjoyed a lot of laughs, good food and drink.
Thursday dawned with another trip to the ballroom to set up trophies early on. Sweepstakes judging was to start at 1:00 p.m., giving plenty of time to bath dogs in the morning. My entries were my Asia (Loteki In The Heat Of The Moment) in the 9-12 puppy bitch class and Bikini, CH Loteki Beach Party, entered in the 11 and over Veteran Bitch. Asia was 2nd in her large class as was Bikini. It was fun watching all the puppies and their owners!
Thursday evening was the awards banquet with some of the very best food I have had at these functions! Prime Rib, bbq ribs and fried chicken! YUM!
Friday, early morning up and off to set up the trophy table for the day's judge of dogs. I had one dog entry in the BBE class, which allowed me to bath him on Friday morning as judging did not start until 9:00 a.m., a very civilized time! Regal (Loteki Inherit The Wind) made the final cut, despite the fact that he became less than responsive in the ring. I was disappointed to say the least, as I thought him a contender this year. Immediately after the class, I took him out to potty. He immediately pooped! I believe this was the reason for his unresponsive attitude....timing is everything!
Friday afternoon, Angela Booth and I gave a short seminar on being a successful owner-handler. It seemed to be well received. The room was filled to capacity! I think there is a real call for more seminars like this.
Saturday was my anticipated marathon day, with 5 bitches to show. Asia was first up and won 2nd in a very large 9-12 month class. Paris (Loteki The Heiress) made the 1st cut of in the BBE class. She showed very well. The next class was the American-Bred, in which, Brooke, *Loteki The Natural Touch', was entered. This was Brooke's first show and she did me proud by winning the class of 9! The Open Bitch Erect Ear class was next. Loteki Im Royalty, a.k.a. Phoebe, was entered here and again this was her first show. She made a couple cuts and showed well. The final class of the day was the Veteran's bitch class, Bikini was the oldest of the veterans entered by over two years to the next oldest. She put on quite a show and won 1st place! I was so thrilled I burst in to tears. Many of the crowd have watched Bikini over the years and they too had tears in their eyes, but what a shock to see the judge, Mr. Kent Delaney, also tear up! What a thrill! Bikini retired the Coquina challenge trophy with her third win in four years!
Sunday dawned sunny and warm. I made my way to the ballroom to set up the final group of trophies and rosettes for the days activities. My two entries in the Best of Breed competition were bathed and ready to go. Bikini's win on Saturday added her to those that had to have handlers for their ring appearance. CH Loteki For The Good Of Mankind made it to the final group, although he did not get an award. I was thrilled to make it to this level in the judging. Nelson showed well and moved beautifully. He is not yet two and has been shown sparingly. I am so happy to have him go home with me! My second entry was Rachel, CH Loteki Ima Heiress. She made a cut or two, showing very well. Bikini was taken back in to the ring by my dear friend, Joann Paulino, who did a marvelous job of showing my girl in Best of Breed.
Bikini went on to win Best Veteran which was very nice. My brace, Rachel & Phoebe, were fourth in a class of 9 with two absentees. They did very well considering we did not practice a great deal.
All in all it was a successful show, a fun week filled with many good friends! This was my 30th National specialty in 31 years, quite a number of memories!
Monday, May 4, 2009
Cheryl Geer (TN) had a fun weekend at agility trials, she wrote, "The high point of the weekend was Jackson's standard run this morning. He qualified earning his 7th MX leg and 14 MACH points. I was very proud of the little red guy! Our only other Q this weekend was yesterday -- Jackson qualified in Jumpers but was running slowly and just made course time. Anyway, a 7th MX leg and 14 more points for Jackson
On a sad note, April 29th, CH Loteki Royal Heir went over the rainbow bridge. Alex won the GDVPC Specialty in May 2001 under Cindy Crowder's guidance. Alex was a multiple group winner, as well as having produced 9 champions at this time with 3 more major pointed and one yet to make her debut.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
On Saturday, April 25th, Cheryl Geer (TN) had a long day at the rally/obedience trial with good results. Felix qualified in Rally Excellent B and Advanced B with scores of 92 in each class. That's his 4th RAE leg - 6 to go!
Jackson showed in Wildcard Novice, electing off-leash heeling as his wildcard.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
I drove to DeKalb, IL, for shows, with great results on Saturday. Loteki Just Plain Outrageous was WD for 3 points. Loteki The Heiress was WB/BOW/BOS for her first major! Tug came home with me from Louisville and we had a great time. He's quite the little show dog and shows his enthusiasm with his leaps in the air. Two more points to go to achieve his CH! Keeping my fingers crossed.
Paris is coming along beautiful, although she would prefer just sitting in my lap or being held! After an absolute beautiful day on Saturday, Sunday turned into winter one more time with bitter wind and snow on the drive home.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
I showed at the Clinton Iowa KC show on Saturday (3/28/09). Terry went with me, actually, he took me and helped out in the ring! He took Regal (Loteki Inherit The Wind) back in for Winners and went WD! He also showed in the breed, this time with some chicken in his pocket and won BOW! I showed Nelson (CH Loteki For The Good Of Mankind) to BOB! What fun! We stayed for the group watching first, sleet, then snow and then sleet again. The drive home was fun, as there were many cars in the ditch. I opted not to try to make the trip to DeWitt early Sunday morning, which dawned with 3 inches of snow on top of the sleet. It did mostly melt by 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 2, Tammie Larson let me know that Vinnie (Loteki Vincent Van Gogh) completed the requirements for his championship at the Toy show in Wichita, KS! Vinnie is owned by Alex Larson and myself. Alex's dad, Greg, showed Vinnie for us. Tammie & Greg are ISTA ShihTzu - http://www.istaprofessionalhandling.com/.
Vinnie was Winner's Dog at the Tulsa Papillon Specialty this past October! Thank you, Greg, for showing Vinnie for Alex and I!
Monday, March 23, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
We pulled off about 10:30. The wind was just too strong. It was so cold! We pottied dogs and went to bed. We were back on the road about 4-4:30 a.m., the wind still blowing, but not quite as fiercely. We arrived in Louisville just after 9:00. We were all settled by 11:00. We were looking forward to four days of dog shows in the same spot and better weather.
Thursday, dawned with gray skies, but not quite as much wind. Papillon judging was late morning with Mr. Edd Bivin officiating. I was lucky to have won the BBE class with Loteki The Heiress and then to win the Open bitch class with Loteki Ima Heiress. Rachel was Winners Bitch and Best of Winners. What a nice start! Jeff was invaluable to me in assisting getting everyone in the ring!
Friday morning, our judge was Jackie Stacy, Loteki Inherit The Wind won the BBE dog class and went on to win the major in dogs! Unfortunately, Regal decided that two times in the ring was enough for him and made a very disappointing showing in the BOB class. Friday's weather was spring like, what a nice change after the bitter cold of Tuesday night and Wednesday!
Saturday morning the gray skies prevailed and then it started raining. Papillon judging was late in the afternoon, when my crew is use to sleeping. Rachel did win the large Open bitch class, and went RWB. Kelli & Jeff were busy in the agility ring, winning 3 different Qs on two different dogs!
Sunday morning, again we awoke to gray skies, I was ready to head home, but prepared my dogs for a late morning ring call. Terry Stacy (Jackie's husband) judged the breed. Loteki Ima Heiress won a very large Open bitch class. My heart was pumping as she just need to go WB to complete her champion requirements and in BIG style with a FIVE point major! Mr. Stacy gave Rachel the nod! YIPPEE!!! Rachel was also Best of Winners.
While taking our finishing photo, Mr. Stacy was very complimentary of Rachel. He went on to tell me how she fit the standard, complimenting her on her beautiful head, topline, ears, fine bone, showmanship and movement! A wonderful way to wind up the weekend.
I hope that Rachel will continue to mature and growing coat and fringe. She is a lot of fun to show, never letting down! Rachel seems to know that she has a new title - CH LOTEKI IMA HEIRESS! Thanks Kelli for your help in getting everyone in the ring!
When we took everyone back to the motorhome, for a quick potty and then loading the crates, making all the final preparations to leave for the 8 hour drive home in absolutely beautiful weather. We saw people walking in shorts and sleeveless, one gentleman was fishing shirtless!
We pulled into the driveway about 8:00 p.m. Unloading went quickly. The dogs that had made the trip were so happy to run! They spent an hour just running. I was happy to be home too!
It was great to see my 15 week old puppies, Crocker and Sugar, they were happy to see me to, as all the dogs were! Felicia's babies had opened their eyes while I was gone and grown!
Back to work on Monday, another spring like day of temperatures in the lower 70s! Hope you are enjoying springlike weather where ever you are!
Monday, March 9, 2009
This is a video of the two of them - http://www.youtube.com/doriemadsen with Colby's Utility on the second page.
I had some great luck in Columbia, Missouri, this past Saturday and Sunday. My Loteki Ima Heiress, a.k.a. Rachel, was WB/BOW/BOS under judge Norman Patton for four points, on Saturday. On Sunday, Loteki Inherit the Wind (a.k.a. Regal) won the dog points. Rachel won the bitch points, unfortunately the 5 point major in dogs was broken down to only 2 points! What a disappointment, but that's dog shows! Rachel just needs a major to finish. This was Regal's first points, but I am certain they won't be his last, now that he is semi-leash trained!
We received 2-3 inches of rain here at home overnight on Saturday! More flooding, but let's hope nothing like last June!
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Jackson picked up 7 points!
On Sunday, Jackson double-Q'ed -his 2nd double-! He was 4th place in Standard too. Jackson Q'ed 3 out of 4 runs, messing up in the other run on his weaves.
Felix q'ed 1 out of 2 runs. Cheryl admitted to messing Felix up on Sunday in Jumpers and made him miss his weave entry. DARN!
Congratulations on a great weekend!
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Jeffrey also finished his Rally Novice title with another perfect 100 and won on time. Benji (Loteki A Party Favor CDX) won third place with a 97 with Cecilia Servas, (Jeannine's sister).
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Valentine's Day....a day of love, but this year it was a day of loss.
LOTEKI DENZEL MAKE ME FAMOUS CD RE
August 7, 1994 - February 14, 2009
Early Saturday morning, I heard from Kelli & Jeff Alseth (MN). Sad news, they had lost their beloved little Maker to heart failure. He was 14 years, 6 months and 7 days young.
Kelli and I would laugh that none of her dogs ever were older than 7, and certainly "Bug" (as he was affectionately called) was the youngest 14 plus year old dog one could ever meet! He was always in fast forward, in fact he had a lot of trouble backing up any where!
Maker entered the rally ring at 11 and 1/2 years young. He earned all three Rally degrees! He was quite the crowd pleaser as he would throw himself into the job at hand. That was how Maker handled life just throw himself into whatever it was he was doing.
Thank you, Kelli and Jeff for loving Maker and providing him with a wonderful home all these years. He will remain in the hearts of all that met him forever.
Later in the day, I received an email from Charlotte McGowan (MA) that she had just lost her CH Loteki Life Of The Party. "Giggles" was just a month short of her 17th birthday. Mrs. McGowan had seen Giggles as a young bitch and persuaded me to let her have her. Giggles completed her CH title quickly. She then went on to be one of Mrs. McGowan's foundation bitches for Rorralore Papillons.
Giggles obtained her Dam of Merit, (an award given by the Papillon Club of America for females that produce 4 or more champion offspring), quickly and then went on to be awarded a Dam of Distinction award. (This award is for a female that produces 10 or more champion offspring). Giggles stopped at 11 champion offspring.
I was at Mrs. McGowan's home with Giggles whelped her first litter bred to CH Kenrennie Kirsch. The stand out in this litter was CH Rorralore Dainos, who was a multiple group winner and specialty winner.
In her later years, Giggles would be but a lump on her bed, until it was time to be fed and she would come alive - very demanding. She had to have a pot to clean or it really wasn't a true meal! Giggles slept on the bed and was a very much loved part of the McGowan household. I know Giggles has left many sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters and so on, so her legacy will go on. Her passing has also left a huge hole in Charlotte's heart and in her home.
On February 3rd, I received an email from Joanne Moore (IN), who wrote of the loss of her "Pappy". He was her constant companion for 16 years. Joanne wrote, " His spritely gait, perky face and loving personality had all that met him become his friend. To me, every time he came near he was like a fresh breeze wafting over me."
So now three more Loteki Papillons are chasing butterflies and three families that have huge holes in their hearts and in their homes and I, too, am typing through tears, remembering each of them as babies, their births, their leaving for their new homes, exciting phone calls, Christmas cards, notes and emails about each and everyone of these precious Papillons. After 31 years, it never gets easier.
Fly free, my friends, fly free.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
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