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!