Sunday, September 11, 2011

A lot of news

Where does the time go?  I have been so busy with going back to work that I have not taken the time to blog!

Vendi @ 9 months
Terry came home from fishing and I left for Minnesota for shows after work.  We came home with two more points on Loteki Raffica Di Vento, a.k.a.Vendi and a BOB with Asia.  It was the last group on Sunday, so it was late by the time I got home. 

Cheryl Brown wrote of their 4th agility trial in the month of August and with good results!  Saturday, Jackson did QQ for his 7th QQ towards MACH. Felix qualified in Standard and got 3rd place in the 4" Preferred class.

Sunday, Felix qualified again in Standard Preferred with another 3rd place. Jackson qualified in JWW.  Check out their video -

Labor Day weekend, Meg Peifer visited for the four days at the Amanas.  Friday, Asia was Best of Breed, nothing in the group, unfortunately.  Saturday dawned gray and threatening.  The heavens opened up and downpoured for quite some time.  We had opted not to show to the judge that day, but I did get 10 eye checks done all with positive reports.  We watched the Pap in the group and came home to gear up for Sunday.

Sunday morning, up early to bath dogs and get breakfast ready to take over to the Amanas for the Papillon exhibitors, fresh blueberry muffins and ham and egg casserole, along with fresh coffee.  Papillons were just afternoon.  We were lucky to win WB with my Chanceux On My Word (a.k.a. Promise) for her first two points.  Back to the tent to get lunch on and then the Papillon Club of Iowa annual meeting, both of which went well. 

I did two mini-seminars on trimming feet and how to measure your dog and then get things ready for a Papillon match and potluck.  I judged the match with 6 puppies entered and two adults.  What fun we had and then back to the set up and a wonderful supper of roasted chicken, greek salad, party potatoes, and a wonderful squash casserole.  What a lovely day.  We left the show grounds 11 hours after arriving, but what a nice day.
Molly and Pippin with their 'loot'
Monday, we again had fresh blueberry muffins, sausage and egg casserole and fresh coffee.  We stayed and supported the Papillon in the group and arrived home exhausted. 

News from Pennsylvania from Amy Nesselrodt, her daughter, Molly and Pippin (Loteki High Flyer) ran their first excellent level run with a first place and a Q.  On September 3, at the Berks County DTC Agility Trial, Molly and Pippin ran again with another first place and a Q!  What a fabulous young team! 

This past week was busy at work with our first test on Saturday.  Sunday, Terry and I drove to Des Moines for the show.  We were happy to come home with a major on Promise! 

Cheryl Brown wrote that she and the 'boys' went to a TDAA trial where Felix earned his TACH4!!! with his first run on Saturday!  They had a great day with  Jackson 5 for 5 Q's/runs. He got 1st place on his first run and then 2nd and then 3rd. The building heated up as the day wore on and the sun poured in. Jackson is not a hot weather dog. He hung in there though and did it for me. Good good boy!

Sunday, Felix was entered in only 4 runs with a perfect day 4 runs and 4Qs.  So, he now has 4 Standard Q's and 1 Game Q towards a TACh5.  Way to go!