Sunday, December 20, 2009

New Rally Title

Barbara Dubinett (PA) writes that she had a successful weekend at the Cleveland shows the 2nd weeknd of December. Kaylee (Loteki Born To The Wind) completed her Rally Excellent title with a 1st and a 3rd place! Congratulations! Hopefully by spring they both will be ready for novice!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

TDAA Results

On December 5th, Cheryl Geer and her two boys, Felix and Jackson attended Teacup Agility Trials with some very good results!

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

Obedience News

Jeannine Rash (PA) wrote that Jeffrey (OTCh CH Loteki Surprise Party UDX) went HIT at the Dauphin Dog Training trial on November 14th from the Utility B class. He won 20 OTCH points and 16 towards his Obedience Master title putting him at 168 for a total of 200 for this new title.
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

Halloween fun

Halloween is a fun holiday. These are a some of the photos memories from this past October 31st! Enjoy!

Judith Klotz and Rusty dressed up as Hermione and Dumbledore. Aren't they cute?

Tracy Hancock and Jillie celebrated at a Howl-loween party. They were Peter Pan and Tinkerbelle, check out the link to their 5 seconds of fame on a local TV channel in Rochester.

Trinity, Danielle and Adam went trick or treating. Aren't their costumes great? Who would guess that was Adam????

Sophia dressed as a unicorn went trick or treating with her dad, Clay, to a few of their neighbors. She had a good time looking at all the kids that came trick or treating to the house. Not sure she really understood what was going on, but she sure looks cute in her costume! Sure does look like her mommy, doesn't she?

Monday, November 2, 2009

Obedience news from Rascal & Felix

Mary Gail Holcombe (MS) wrote that Rascal and she attended an obedience trial October 24th & 25th close to home. Rascal qualified in Open B on Saturday. Sunday did not have quite the same results but they did Wild Card Utility both days and placed first! Rascal did not do his sit signal Saturday, but Sunday he did all his signals (that has been our trouble spot - not in training, only in shows) and all the rest of the exercises very nicely. Mary Gail believes that Utility is beginning to come together!!

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.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

A weekend with the family

After getting through yet another bout of pneunomia, (now I have the 5 year vaccination!) the 2nd week in October, it was great to have Danielle and the kids came over to spend the weekend. We had a wonderful weekend hanging out together. We grilled hamburgers on Friday night. Saturday, we had a great family breakfast of homemade ham, egg and cheese breakfast sandwiches.

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!

Sunday we had another breakfast of homemade egg sandwiches, did some work, and then everyone went to the pumpkin farm! The kids crawled on the hay bales, we walked throught he corn maze, and everyone picked out pumpkins to take home! We had a great time!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Teacup Agility

Cheryl Geer and her boys attended the Teacup Agility trial in Portland, Tennessee, this past weekend. Felix had a great weekend! He ran all of his 7 runs, cleanly and qualified 6 of 7! The 7th run he was a bit too slow, but the sun came out. It just was a bit too hot for Felix! He earned 3 Standard legs towards his TAM and earned 3 Games legs towards his TMAG. He placed in 5 out of 6 of his runs. He now has 6 Standard legs and 5 Games legs. Felix absolutely loved running outside in the cool weather! He was faster than he normally is and VERY happy. He was bouncing around after his runs, so proud of himself. His times were a good 10 seconds under what he normally runs. He just loves running on grass in cool overcast conditions!
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


From Amy Nesselrodt, DVM (PA), Last week (9/26 & 9/27), Pippin finished his Novice Jumpers with Weaves and Novice Standard titles last week with me handling him! All runs were under course time and most were clean runs.

Then, Molly and Pippin had their debut October 3rd and 4th at the Williamsport DTC trial. They showed in Novice standard only. I didn't move Pippin up as I this was Molly's first show. The first day they got a clean round, first place and were WAY under time. Second day one refusal (score 95), way under time and second place.
Amy send this beautiful photo of Molly, Pippin and herself along with all their rosettes from two weekends of competition! CONGRATULATIONS!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

CH Loteki Civil Liberties RE MX MXJ

Cheryl Geer wrote...."Pouring rain here in Nashville. We're back from the agility trial that was about 15 min. away down in Franklin. Jackson finished his MX today! Woo HOO!!!! So, his string of AKC titles--Ch. Civil Liberties RE MX MXJ and he also has Teacup titles--TSAD and TG3. Those Standard legs are hard to come by, especially when you haven't been to that many AKC trials lately.

Felix qualified again in JWW for his 5th MJP4 leg. We got up at 5:30 to run first this morning. I think we'll take a little snooze now while we listen to it rain."

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Loteki Born To The Wind RA CGC TDI

Barbara Dubinett (PA) wrote that Loteki Born To The Wind, a.k.a. Kaylee earned her Rally Advanced title on Saturday, September 26th and moved up to Rally Excellent on Sunday. She earned her first leg! She was tied for 2nd place two of the 3 days but won 3rd place due to time.
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."
Well done!

U-CH Loteki Gigi!!! - Way to Go!!!

Pat Fallon of Mechanicsburg, PA, wrote that her Loteki Gigi is now U-CH Loteki Gigi pending UKC confirmation. Gigi earned herUKC championship on September 20th. Pat is very excited and will be happy once she has the certificate in hand!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Molly & Pippin win 1st Place!

On August 30, Molly Nesselrodt (age 10) and Pippin (Loteki High Flyer) participated in the Williamsport Dog Training Club's Canine Carnival, which was a community day to raise money for the SPCA and to the teach the public about dogs. Molly and Pippin were part of the parade of breeds representing the Papillon. They participated in the agility demo and won first place in the Egg and Spoon race. Way to go Molly & Pippin!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Rally and Obedience news

Barbara Dubinett (PA) wrote that her Loteki Born To The Wind RN, a.k.a. Kaylee, earned two legs in Rally Advanced with a 2nd and 3rd place. Barbara wrote, "If I could just get her head up off the ground (she is a ground sniffer) she would be awesome!"

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

Bikini turns 13!!!

August 24th was a very important birthday - CH Loteki Beach Party turned 13 years old. Here she is on her birthday!

Monday, August 24, 2009


Jeannine Rash (PA) wrote that Jeffrey (OTCH CH Loteki Surprise Party, UDX) earned his UDX 2 this past Saturday with a High in Trial and High Combined!! Nicholas (Loteki Ima Firecracker CD) placed third in Open B for his second leg.
On Sunday, Nicholas got second place in Open B to earn his CDX title!
WAY TO GO team Papillonia!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Cheryl Geer had a fabulous weekend at the teacup agility trials!

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 fun day in the sun

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.
Danielle and the kids drove to Oxford to spend the afternoon hanging out at Uncle Steve & Aunt Jane's pool. I took the afternoon off of work. Stephanie and Sophia drove down too! Aunt Jane took the afternoon off of work too! What a great family get together!
We had a terrific time splashing, swimming and just floating about the pool. The weather was absolutely perfect for a pool party!
Adam turned 10 on Friday, so we also had an chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream cake to celebrate the big day! We enjoyed a terrific afternoon of hanging out - there are just never enough of them!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Teacup Agility Trials in St. Louis Area

Cheryl Geer (TN) went to Teacup agility trials in the St. Louis area. On Saturday, "both boys Q'ed in 2 out of 3 runs. Felix got 3rd place in one Standard run and was over time in another. Too bad! He was clean and tries so hard. Got to love the Fee. Felix qualified in his Games run on Saturday but didn't place. Saturday, Mr. Jackson ran wild during his first Standard run taking off courses and generally just being a nutball. Then, he pulled it together on his second Standard run and got 1st place! He qualified in his Games run and finished his TG3 title (Teacup Games 3 (Level 3))!

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."

Judith Klotz and "Rusty" (MO) went to the trials on both Saturday and Sunday to meet Cheryl and her two boys. Judith has had Rusty just a bit over two months. Judith is interested in agility and obedience, but is new to the sport. I'm so thankful that Cheryl and Stacy Harris took time out to encourage Judith and give her some ideas about training, classes and options! Judith called me on Saturday night after her first meeting and was so excited! Rusty is littermate to Jeannine Rash's Chloe, Fran & Larry Hunter's Teddy and my "Sugar'. It's quite the litter.

Fran sent some photos of Teddy and his 'brothers', today, so I thought I would share. The brothers are Petey, Teddy and GQ, sitting on a park bench.

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

Rascal wins RUN-OFF!

Mary Gail Holcombe (MS) and Rascal had a grand time at the Mandeville, LA show this past weekend. On Saturday, Rascal placed 2nd in Open B with a 197. Mary Gail writes, "We were in a run-off, that I had no idea we would be in, and won it!! Woo hoo, was I proud of this boy!!!

On Sunday we did not do as well, but he qualified. I was so pleased with the fact that I believe he is becoming more comfortable in the ring and more consistent in his performances.

There was something in the motel room that was bothering his eyes - maybe cleaning products or something. By Sunday he had runny eyes and was squinty in bright sun or indoor glare. I think this contributed to his problems on Sunday because he always tries to do things right.
We were also in Wild Card Utility on Saturday. He messed up on his signals, but that was all. We are still working on distractions in new places. Looking for more matches and wild card classes!! Rascal had very positive comments from the judge after the class. She pointed out our weaknesses and said that we were "real close" to being ready."
Rascal is a littermate to Cheryl Geer's Jackson and Donna Scott's Tug. They are half brothers to Ann Jackson's Nito. Their dam, Loteki Royally Outrageous produced two litters of 5 puppies. Nito is out of the first litter sired by CH Cadaga Civil Suit At Involo. Rascal, Jackson, Tug and sister, CH Sequin (owned by Dan & Marlene Edgerton) are from Flannery's second litter sired by CH Loteki Just Be Civil, who is sired by Civil Suit. This is what I feel breeding is about consistent breed type, both in looks, work ethic, and intelligence. I am very proud of everyone of these guys!!!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

MACH Loteki Incognito At Astra - ANOTHER TITLE!

Ann Jackson (NY) wrote - "Nito finished another AKC title a couple of weeks ago - Open FAST (OF). This was a tough one for him, as it required him to work at a distance. He is a very sensible dog; we lost several legs when I tried to send him away and he started in the correct direction and then looked at me and said "If you really wanted me to do that, you would come with me. I know how this is supposed to work."Another complication was that after my first run of a 4-day weekend, I fell and broke my wrist. I'd like to say it happened while I was running him (which would at least make me a middle-aged athlete), but actually I slipped while walking between rings, so I guess I'm just a middle-aged klutz. But I splinted my arm with a shim and some Vet-Wrap and only missed 2 runs, when I had to go get it put in a cast. So he finished his OF despite the various weird contraptions on my arm.I had hoped to be able to announce another title; Nito is very close to his CPE agility championship (C-ATCH), but he was tempted by a tunnel last weekend, so we still need 1 more qualifying score. The C-ATCH is not as hard to earn as a MACH, but it's still a nice title to have; you need 10 qualifying scores in the standard class and 5 legs in each of 6 games classes. Nito has been very consistent and we hope to have that last leg soon!"

Sunday, July 26, 2009

July 12th trip to Niabi Zoo

We took a Sunday morning and drove to Moline, IL with Clay, Stephanie & Sophia to the Niabi Zoo. Terry, Stephanie & Sophia are pictured at the giraffe exhibit.

It was a perfect outing for Sophia's first zoo trip. The zoo has a beautifuly restored train that circles the park and a gorgeous carousel.

For more photos, go to and click on photos.

Chloe does it again!

Jeannine Rash called on Saturday to say Chloe (Loteki Ima Cupcake) was BOB again! What a rush! Check out Jeannine's web site for photos of Chloe at 5 months.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Teacup Agility

Cheryl Geer went to the Teacup agility trial in Evansville this past weekend. Teacup news.... Jackson (CH Loteki Civil Liberties) had a really good weekend. He now has two legs towards his Teacup Superior Agility title and both were 1st place wins! He qualified in every Games 3 run so he has 4 of the 5 needed legs for that title. So, at his next trial, he'll start to work on his TACH!

Felix (Loteki Total Windfall) got one more Superior Standard leg so he now has two legs towards that title too. He had some trouble staying out of the tiny tunnels (he loves them!) and only got 2 Games 3 legs this weekend.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Loteki Ima Cupcake wins BOB

Jeannine Rash (PA) called to say that Chloe (Loteki Ima Cupcake) was BOB from the puppy class at 7 months of age. Jeannine sounded very excited! I am sure that we will hear more about Chloe as she matures!
Today, I took some photos of my 12 week old kids. This is the small girl and boy laying out in the sun.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Rascal in Bossier City

Mary Gail Holcombe (MS) wrote that she and Rascal went to shows in Bossier City, LA over the 4th. They had good results with Rascal qualifying on Saturday and Sunday with scores of 195 and 194.5 respectively! She said that they received som very positive comments by the judges.
They are currently working on Utility - which is a work in progress.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Hot and Humid...then cool and dry

After 10 days of mid 90s and high humidity, Sunday dawned cool and dry! YIPPEEE! I did loads and loads of laundry, hanging sheets out to dry, nothing smells better than bed clothes hung outside! I also worked on my still needs a lot more work.

Terry made fence at my sister, Sue & bro-in-law, Curt's place for their horses, both Saturday and Sunday! He came home sunburnt and exhausted. Despite requests to use sunblock, neither man cooperated!

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 Inherit The Wind completed the requirements for his championship title in Cambridge, MN, under judge Edd Bivin! All Regal's wins were from the Bred-By Exhibitor Class. Here he is my beautiful boy -

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

A Weekend Trip to Cape Cod

Monique Johannet (MA) wrote about the Memorial Day trip to Cape Cod with CH Loteki Ima Natural. This was Gizelle's first trip to the ocean.
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!"


Loteki Total Windfall, a.k.a., Felix, added MJP3 to his name on Saturday, May 30th, at the Derby City Agility Association trial near Louisville. He got 1st place (5 4" dogs ran) and ran the course in regular time (5 seconds under Preferred time).
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


Good news from Donna Scott - Tug is now CH Loteki Just Plain Outrageous! Donna's husband, Don, handled Tug to his championshp for the majority of his wins! Congratulations! Doesn't Don look very proud!?!!! See his grinning! WAY TO GO TEAM TUG!

Friday, May 29, 2009

More news from the weekend

Jeannine Rash (PA) called to say that Loteki Ima Firecracker, CD RN was BOB on Friday and again on Monday. He needs three singles to complete his championship! Way to go! Wishing you good luck this coming weekend and more good news to report!

Jeannine is also looking forward to the debut of her puppy, Loteki Ima Cupcake. Chloe is a half sister to Nicholas. She turned 6 months old on the 28th!
Chloe is pictured at the left at 5 months.

More from the National

Cheryl Geer wrote, "No titles but they did bring home some ribbons. We just competed one day at the Teacup trial, because we had two more days after that of agility at the PCA trial plus rally/obedience. Since both boys have Advanced/Master's level titles in AKC agility, I "fast-tracked" them at the Clermont County Teacup trial. If you do that, you can move up levels with each Q. You don't get any placements thought while you are fast-tracking. I wanted to get them both into Superior level Standard and Games 3, the highest level. Once they get those titles, they can start working on their TACH (Teacup Agility Champion). Each of them ran 4 times, 2 Standard runs and 2 Games runs. Felix qualified in every run. So, he now has one Teacup Superior Standard leg (and 3rd place for that). Jackson qualified in 3 out of 4 runs, missing one weave pole in his second Standard run. So, for their next Teacup trial (in July, I think), they will both be in the top levels, Superior Standard and Games 3. So, mission accomplished there! If Jackson could have gotten placements, he would have placed 1st in each run. At the PCA agility trials, Felix only ran Jumpers. He was clean both days but one second over time on Monday. On Tuesday, he qualified and earned his 9th MJP3 leg (He only needs one more Q to earn that title so it could come this weekend). He got 3rd place Tuesday on his qualifying run. Jackson qualified both days in Jumpers, earning a few points. In Standard, on Monday, the teeter came up on him a bit fast and he got on it and then jumped off. No Q. Otherwise, clean. On Tuesday, he did a beautiful teeter and then popped out of the weave poles at pole 11. So, no double Q's. Felix qualified in both Excellent B and Advanced B at the rally trial. That was his 5th RAE leg. So, now both Jackson and Felix have 5 legs towards their RAE titles.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Papillon National 2009

We arrived home, Monday, May 26th, from after being gone for 6 days to the Papillon Club of America National Specialty that was held in Fort Mitchell, KY. The week flew by! There was so much to do, people to visit with, seminars, and then there was actually bathing, grooming and showing dogs!
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

Veteran wins Specialty

I was thrilled to hear from Renee Pili (PA) that CH Loteki Chance Of Wind won Best of Breed at the Greater Delaware Valley Papillon Club specialty on May 3rd, from the VETERAN BITCH CLASS! Way to go Nina, Bob & Renee! What a thrill! She looks fabulous! Nina won the Veteran Bitch class last year at the 2008 PCA National Specialty in Frederick, MD. I am very pleased for Bob & Renee. They have provided Nina with a fabulous home, I know how much they love her and what superb condition they keep her in.

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

Obedience news from Mississippi

Mary Gail Holcombe (MS) wrote that Loteki Just A Gentleman CDX RE has qualified several times in Open B and was fourth in Open B last weekend (April 25) in Montgomery. Which was the first placement in a B class. They are still working on getting ready for Utility. Rascal knows all the exercises, it is just a matter of being sharper and more consistent. They are hoping to enter some Wild Card classes during the summer and the real thing in the fall. Good luck, Mary Gail & Rascal! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for some exciting news!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Mid-April news

April 18 & 19, Terry and I went to the Waterloo KC shows. We brought home the point in each sex each day for a total of 2 for Regal (Loteki Inherit The Wind) and 2 for Paris (Loteki The Heiress). It was great to have Terry along. He even showed dogs on Saturday! The weather was cool and wet, it was nice to have an extra pair hands with me!
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

The first week of April

Cheryl Geer wrote that she attended her first Teacup Agility Association trial which was held at the Nashville Dog Training Club building very close to her home. It was their first try at Teacup Agility and they had some great results! They boys came back with titles and everyone had a lot of fun. Both Jackson and Felix finished their TBAD titles (Teacup Beginner Agility Dog) and both earned one leg on their TG1 title (Teacup Games I).

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

Rally and conformation news

Cheryl Geer wrote that she showed her boys, Felix and Jackson at the Nashville rally/obedience trial this past weekend only one day. Felix showed in Rally and got his 3rd RAE leg. Jackson showed in Pre-novice and qualified, but not with a great score. It was good to know where he was thus far with training.

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 -
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

Agility News from Tennessee

Cheryl Geer (TN) had a great agility weekend in Harriman, TN. Felix earned his 8th MJP3 leg today and Jackson picked up his 3rd double-Q! Yippee! What great results!

Thursday, March 19, 2009


The weather in the Midwest is what it is - unpredictable! On March 10th, we had very cold, raw wins from the NW that froze everything. Kelli & Jeff Alseth of Proctor, Minnesota, arrived just before I arrived home from work with their crew in their motorhome. We loaded all my 'stuff' and then sat down to eat wonderful thick cut, grilled Iowa chops, a specialty at the King house, fresh asparagus and brownies. We let the dogs have one last run and then loaded them up and were on the road shortly after 8:00 p.m.
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

NEW UD TITLE and more weekend news

Great news from Dorie Madsen and Colby this past weekend! Colby earned his third leg for his UD! YIPPEEE! Way to go, Colby, now LOTEKI PLAYING WITH FIRE UD!!!
This is a video of the two of them - 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

Weekend Agility

Chery Geer wrote about her agility weekend in Murfreesboro, TN. On Saturday, both, Felix and Jackson qualified in Jumpers! YEA! Felix ran the course in 9 seconds under his Preferred time! Way to go, FELIX!!!
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

MAP HIT and High Combined

Jeannine Rash (PA) wrote Jeffrey (OTCh CH Loteki Surprise Party UDX) had a fabulous showing at the Metropolitan Area Papillon Club Specialty on February 22. Jeffrey was High In Trial and also High Combined! WAY TO GO!!! He won both Utility and Open classes!
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

New Delta Society Pet Partner

Teoti Anderson (SC) wrote that Finian passed his Delta Society Pet Partner evaluation! Teoti still need to get his vet check and then, sending in the paperwork. He will soon be a therapy dog!

I am so proud of Teoti and Finian! Congratulations!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

A proud day - Felix MXP

Cheryl Greer wrote me a very excited email on Sunday, February 22. She had just arrived home from an agility weekend in Decatur, AL. Her Loteki Total Windfall earned his MXP on Saturday.

It was a wonderful accomplishment that few probably would understand, but Cheryl and I know from where Felix came, so we and a few other friends, know what an accomplishment this is. Felix had to overcome a very serious brain injury as a young dog. He had very serious physical issues to over come, Cheryl has believed in Felix and worked hard to make this happen. Cheryl wrote, "Felix finished his MXP yesterday (10 qualifying scores in Excellent B Standard Preferred) and, as I promised him, I didn't show him today in Standard. He can now run Jumpers only and continue to add to his MJP2 title (he has 6 legs now towards his MJP3). He finished his title yesterday with a double Q and 2 blue ribbons. Our boy is now Loteki Total Windfall RE MXP MJP2 but those titles are so much more than letters." Wow, that brings more tears, I cried when I read the email the first time and I am weeping yet again. I am so proud.

Cheryl showed Jackson who got his 4th MX leg on Sunday and a 4th place. He qualified in Jumpers on Saturday also!
It was a very good weekend!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

A very sad day....

Valentine's Day....a day of love, but this year it was a day of loss.

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

Everyone needs to take a vacation, so instead of picking a spot that one could relax and enjoy the scenery, I spent 8 days at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City with pneumonia/asthma complications.
Thankfully I had some great friends that moved to my rescue. Meg Peifer (IL) came over and helped out for almost three days.
Erin Buie (MN) drove down and helped Terry out with the care of the dogs. She had fun with the gang. I think Erin especially loved playing with the 7 week old puppies! They keep you on your toes!

Then Marlene Edgerton drove up from Leavenworth and stayed 4 days, even after I was released from the hospital She was an immense help with the dogs, who love Marlene and her husband, Dan, so much. They were so happy with Marlene here.

The weather had been bitter cold with plenty of snow. Everyone was grumpy and on edge just dealing with the weather. The dogs are always more noisy with this weather as they are not able to get the exercise that they are use to. Some how when Marlene arrived her calming influence did the trick!

I, also, had some lovely surprises delivered - first of all the most gorgeous fruit, nut, cheese, cookies, and cracker basket from my wonderful friend, Meg Suga and Squeak in Japan. It was perfect!

The next was a box delivered by the USPS with chocolates, butterfly note paper, napkins, grocery list, wonderful chai tea, actually several different types of teas, and little thin ginger cookies. This was my papichatter friends - what a wonderful assortment of treasures.
I cannot thank my friends enough for their help, their thoughtful presents, as well as their good wishes, and most of all the help they offered while I was out of commission!


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