Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Conformation and Obedience wins

Saturday, Cheryl Brown (TN) is happy to report Felix has an obedience title!  He is now Loteki Total Windfall BN RAE MXP2 MJP5

We are both very proud of him! 

At the shows in Des Moines, Trinity and I left Saturday morning for a late show time.  I am happy to report that Gibbs, a.k.a. Loteki For The Good Of The Team was WD and BOW for his first points.

Sunday arrived early with 8:00 a.m. show time, today Pia was WB for another point.  Hillary won the Select for two more points towards her Grand Championship!  Trinity and I were on our way home by 9:30, leaving time to stop at the outlet mall for a little shopping before we arrived home.  It was a beautiful sunny day, and Trinity helped by bathing, and drying five dogs!  What a great help!

Chery reported that Jackson earned his BN on Sunday.  What a great weekend for everyone!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Snow, snow, blowing snow

Winters in the Midwest make entering dog shows a risky endeavor.  This past weekend was one of those weekends.  I had entered shows in St. Joseph, MO, most of the week the weathermen were forecasting a major winter storm moving in.  It hit late Friday and Saturday for most of the day.  The southwestern part of the state was hit hardest, but it fan all the way to mid-state, including Des Moines, which was the mid-point on our drive to St. Joe.

Out comes Mapquest and alternate routes....Saturday morning, Terry packed the van, while I bath the dogs for the show and off we went, south almost to Hannibal, MO and then west to St. Joe.  We had ran, but temps were all above freezing, so we made the trip without incident or any white knuckle driving!  Thankfully Papillons were late in the afternoon.

Saturday the show site was crowded with spectators.  We met friends, Dan & Marlene Edgerton, as well as Eleanor's breeder, Ann Street.  It was not a stellar day at the show, but Hillary, CH Loteki Down The Garden Path, made her debut after about 8 months of maturing at home to win the Select bitch points - a major, her 2nd towards her Grand Championship.  YEAH!

We made the trip down to Dan & Marlene's a quick potty of the dogs, I changed my clothes and off to dinner.  We had a great time at a nice Mexican restaurant in Leavenworth.  We had so much fun visiting!  The food was great and the company fantastic!!!  Ann headed home, while we returned to the Edgertons for a quiet evening of TV and puppy antics.  It started to snow about 10, with the last potty trip. 

Loteki Una Piccalo Brezza
Sunday morning, Paps were early.  Terry got up grabbed a quick bite, after loading the van and heading north.  The landscape was stunning as everything was laced in a sparkling, fluffy covering of new snow.  The sun was shining and the roads were clear.  Sunday morning the aisles were less congested and the Paps were able to stretch their legs a bit.  Pia brought home a major by going Winners Bitch!  YEA!  Hillary was a real show girl and was award BOS for her 3rd major!!   YIPPEE!  We took photos, pottied dogs, I made a quick change of clothes and off we went towards home.  This time we took the more direct route through Des Moines.  The sun was shining until just north of the Iowa Missouri border.  We started counting cars in the ditch.  Des Moines did have quite a bit of snow on the ground, but by the time we had traveled to 45 minutes east there was no more snow. 

We picked up Adam and Trinity on the way home.  Everyone helped unload the van.  The dogs had a lovely romp and then the four of us went out for Chinese!  A lovely end of a nice weekend!

Cheryl Brown (TN) had good news with more double Qs!!  Jackson now have the required 20 QQs towards his MACH, but needs a few more points.  Felix earned one double Q over the weekend, his 16th towards his PAX!  Congrats!  A great weekend on all fronts, wins, good friends and family - can't get any better than that! 

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Obedience and Agility news

Jeannine Rash (PA) had a great weekend at the obedience trials near by.  Her OTCh CH Loteki Ima Firecracker UDX was HIT and HIgh Combined winning both Open B and Ut B on Saturday.

The next day Jeffrey (OTCh CH Loteki Surprise Party UDX) got his first Rally Excellent leg, with brother, Benji, (Loteki A Party Favor CDX) earning his first Rally Advanced leg with a 97!

Sunday, Jeannine did not make it in with Nicholas, but Chloe (Loteki Ima Cupcake) and Up And Down's Higher And Higher did Beginner Novice. Willie was doing great with Cecelia (Jeannine's sister) until the recall--he ran away to find Jeannine.  Miss Cupcake was great and earned a 199.5.  She tied with a little pug and won the run off.

Cheryl Brown (TN) had a great weekend at a locak AKC agility trial.  Both Felix and Jackson earned double Q's!  Saturday, the dogs ran low to high so he was on the start line at 8:02 (second dog of the day) in Standard. He ran 9 seconds under his Preferred time which is really really fast for him! Slower in Jumpers but we eeked it out for a QQ! Yesterday, we ran high to low so he didn't do his first run until 2:00 and his second 4:00-4:30. We still Q'ed in both classes for a double Q.  Yay FEE! He now has 15 QQ's towards his PAX. 5 more to go!

Jackson did great too!  I'm thinking he will get his MACH.  He now has 18 QQ's.