Monday, July 25, 2011

NEW UD! Loteki Just Blew Into Town UD

Mary Waller (MN) reports that Loteki Just Blew Into Town, a.k.a. Gunny earned two Utility legs at the Fargo, ND shows with TWO first places!  Gunny had two legs already, so this completed his Utility degree.
On to a UDX and possibly an OTCh?  Way to go Mary and Gunny!  I'm so proud of you!

Sunday, July 17, 2011


It was another good weekend!  Saturday, July 16th, Henri (Loteki Rose To The Throne) was WD and BOW to finish his championship!  He was number 4 for his dam, CH Loteki Rose From The Ashes, qualifying her for her Dam Of Merit award with the Papillon Club of America!  He is a handful, he will stay home a while a grow up a bit now.

Asia, CH Loteki In The Heat Of The Moment, won BOB over 3 male specials and 2 other bitch specials.  I was very pleased!
Asia going Group 3

Not to be out done, Donavin's One Gordita To Go Go Please, was WB, BOW, and BOS for her 2nd major on Saturday!  What a show dog!  She now will be sitting out the shows until after the Chihuahua National in October! Gordita is just 8.5 months old!

Sunday, Gina (Loteki Touch A Rose) won the BBE class and was reserve.  Asia repeated her BOB win, but this time there were 5 male specials and two bitch specials.  She also won a third in the group!  Meg Peifer took video of our time in the group, follow the link and you can see my beautiful girl -

The weather was HOT and STEAMY!  The van's thermometer registered 102 when we pulled out of the Qwest Center in Omaha!  I hope everyone had a great weekend and stayed cool!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Another great weekend

We had a busy week moving furniture out of the living room into a box truck in front of the house, so that Terry could lay the wood flooring in the living room.  What a lot of heavy lifting as well as dust being stirred up! 

On Friday, I left about noon to attend the Greater Chicagoland Papillon Club's specialties in DeKalb, IL. Friday's specialty started at 3:30 p.m. It was the first time I had been to one of the specialties since the flooding prevented me from attending in 2008.  I had Nelson and his daughter, Style, entered. Style was Reserve Winners Bitch. Nelson won an Award Of Merit.

I had a lovely dinner with friends after the show. I stayed with Patti Perkins, and we sat on her wonderful screened in porch and talked until late.

Best In Sweeps - Style
Saturday morning dawned lovely. After quick showers and a bite of breakfast, we were off to do some errands. Patti took me to a Master Gardner sale at the local Farm Bureau site. What a lovely choice of items to purchase at very, very reasonable prices! I found several hostas that 'needed' to come home with me!

Saturday after BIS at the all-breed show there was a second specialty show. Style started the day off with Best In Sweeps judged by Scott Perry, who has handled many Papillons over the years.

Style - WB, BOW, BOS - 5 points!

Gillian Hunn and friend, Doreen, from Canada were down to watch the fun.  Meg Peifer also came to watch.  At the specialty under breeder-judge, Jon Titus Steele, Style won the Bred-By Exhibitor class and went on to winning Winners Bitch for 4 points! Hurray! I recruited Meg Peifer to show her in the breed, since I had Nelson. After a very thorough examination and many laps around the ring, Mr. Steele pulled a dog special out, then Meg with Style and then Nelson, and his other selections. Ms. Style was BOW AND BOS over FIVE bitch specials for a 5 point major win! Nelson was Select Dog!

The five of us went out for a late dinner.  After dinner everyone went back to Patti's for some more chatting.  Gillian and Doreen went back to their hotel room.  Patti, Meg and I chatted for a while longer and then went up to bed. 

Sunday morning dawned very humid.  Patti had invited Gillian and Doreen back for coffee, so they arrived around 8.  We left for breakfast about 9, but first we were given a marvelous tour of the University of Northern Illinois campus, including a special project of Patti's the restoration of Altgeld Hall.  The building was beautiful!  The restoration was breath taking!  The details were incredible!  We did a short walk around to look at some of the art located on campus and then off for breakfast!  After breakfast, we did a bit more touring, to other projects and more of the campus and then back to Patti's for more chatting.  Sadly the day was getting away, Meg headed home and then I.  
What a wonderful weekend with old friends and new friends.  It did not hurt to come home with a 5 point major...two weekends in a row!

Monday, July 4, 2011

A heavy heart

With a tears streaming down my face and a very heavy heart, I read the email I never wanted to receive from my dear long-time friend, Taeko Suga.  "Squeak passed away."

CH Loteki Good For Her
April 11, 1994 - July 4, 2011
17 years, 2 months and 23 days old

Squeak was a part of the Suga family of Toyko, Japan.  She lived the life of a treasured family member.  I know she always had the best of everything.  My heart breaks, but I know that my good friend, Taeko and her family are suffering more from the loss of their family member.

Good bye, Squeak, I know you are playing with your rugby ball!


Happy 4th of July

I hope everyone is celebrating the birth of our nation today.  We need to hold precious the rights our forefathers set out as a premise of this country - Freedom of Speech, the Press, and Religion.

I went to Chihuahua specialties over the weekend in Illinois with Gordita's breeder, Donna Erickson.  We had a lovely time despite the oppressive heat and humidity.  Thankfully the venue was air conditioned!  The club put on a luncheon for all exhibitors both days, which is always so very nice!

Best in Sweeps
Saturday Gordita (Donavin's One Gordita To Go Go Please) won her 6-9 class in Sweeps and went on to Best of Opposite Sex to Best LC in Sweeps.  She also won her 6-9 regular class and on to Reserve Winner's Bitch under judge, Cathy Gish.  We were happy. 

Saturday night the club held a banquet and a fun auction.  An enjoyable evening!

Sunday dawned a bit cooler.  Gordita again won her 6-9 sweeps class, but today she went on to Best Long-Coat puppy and then on to Best In Sweeps Chihuahua!!!  What a thrill!  I was floating on air with this lovely win.  

BOW for FIVE points
In the regular classes, Gordita gain won her 6-9 class.  She was showing very well.  We went in for WB.  She decided she was in a frisky mood and wanted to get to the other Chihuahua's in the ring on her down and back.  I finally got her attention and managed to get her to complete her 'back'.  We went around the ring a couple more times.  As we were lined up and the judge was studying each of the little girls' outlines, Mr. Bradley Jenkins, a Chihuahua breeder, walked over and pointed to us!!!!  WOW!  I couldn't believe it!  I was very surprised.  Donna was surprised, too!  We both were just a bit emotional over the win!  What a great win for our little girl!  We finished up the day with BOW for 5 points!  What a thrill for her to have such a lovely win.  I received many nice compliments, as well as several people offering to steal her away!  We floated home with big smiles, lots of nice prizes, including crate pads and beds, as well as a tall stack of rosettes!

Meg Peifer took some videos and has uploaded them to YouTube.  Here is the link -

Next weekend I'm off to the Chicagoland Papillon specialties.  Crossing my fingers for more good news! 

Enjoy your week!