Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The first time in the ring! TA DAH!

Judith Klotz (MO) wrote me that she took the dive - she has been training Rusty for a couple of years.  The first time with competition in the back of her mind, as she always trained her dogs, well, she did it!!!  She entered and went to her first two trials this past weekend.

Rusty and his rosettes - quite the haul!!
At the Greater St. Louis Training Club, Inc., she and "Rusty", a.k.a. Loteki Im Buddy Crocker, entered the Beginner Novice A class under judge, Paula Barras.  They earned a 193 and FIRST PLACE!!!  YEA!!!

On Sunday, Rusty and Judith earned a 192 and second place in Beginners Novice A, under Judi James. 

So in their first two tries, they earned two legs.  I am very proud of Judith and Rusty!  I also am thrilled to have new fanciers in the sport!  Way to go Team Rusty!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

NICHOLAS earns a 200!!!!

Jeannine Rash (PA) was very excited to report that Nicholas earned a 200 in Open B!  This was the first show out after several months of 'retirement' due to Jeannine not being well.

Nicholas is OTCh CH Loteki Ima Firecracker UDX.  The win was at the Lancaster Kennel Club this past weekend, under judge Ken Nagler. 

Jeanine writes, "The dog who won Crufts Obedience was a point behind him. One of my students got a 199.5 right behind us.That boy is very very special.   He's the best. I was given a dozen red roses--its the red rose city."

What a thrill.  What a fantastic little dog.  He was Top Achievement Papillon for the year 2011!  Congratulations, Jeannine and Nicholas!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Catching Up

It's been a busy past month here, but Loteki Papillons have been out and about.

Cheryl Brown (TN) has been attending agility trials, but AKC and Teacup!  She and the boys have been doing quite well.  On May 5th, Cheryl wrote that Jackson had a very good weekend earning 36 more points towards his MACH.

This past weekend with two days of TDAA agility Jackson got 4 Standard Q's and 4 Games Q's (8 out of 10 Q's) and earned his TMAG10.    Felix got 3 Standard Q's and 3 Games Q's and earned his TAM9.    He needs 10 Standards and 17 Games (!) for his TACh5 and retirement. You should have seen Felix do the three distance challenges on the Call Direct Send course today. He's such a character. He did the Call (lead out past one jump and to the end of the teeter), he did the direct (tunnel, tunnel, jump, dog walk), and he did the send (about 10 feet to a tunnel). Jackson only managed the first challenge, the Call, and couldn't do the rest. Fee! Unlike Jackson who worries about where I am and what I'm doing, Felix just locks on and goes towards whatever he has decided to do (sometimes it's a wrong course).

Molly & Pippin
Amy Nesselrodt (PA) write of her Mother's Day weekend where daughter, Molly, and Papillon, Pippin attended the Mount Nittany DTC Agility trial.  It was their first show since last fall.  Molly and Pippin (Loteki High Flyer, NA NAJ OAP OJP) had a first place ribbon and their second Q in only the third try at the Excellent Level.  WAY TO GO!  This is a young team and I am so proud, as I know Amy is, of all they have accomplished together.

I've ventured out to some shows in the past month. Terry and I drove to Waterloo, IA, both Saturday and Sunday, picking up a point each day on Gina (a.k.a. Loteki Touch A Rose).

The next weekend I drove to Bloomington, IL to meet Janet Wallace and Meg Peifer at Meg's home. We drove down to Decatur, where I picked up a point on both Gina and Gibbs. Entries have been small at shows. I don't know if I can attribute it to high entry fees, poor judging panels or high gas prices or the combination of all three.
GCh Hillary

Terry and I headed to Leavenworth, KS, this past Friday to visit Dan & Marlene Edgerton. Saturdy morning we got up early and drove the hour to Topeka to show dogs. I showed Long Coated Chihuahuas first, with Gordita winning the Select Bitch award. Papillons followed about an hour later. I was thrilled to win BOB with CH Loteki Down The Garden Path over 4 other specials. This win completed her Grand Championship. I was thrilled. After the group, we headed back to Dan & Marlene's and enjoyed a low key evening at their home. The weather was perfect, the company wonderful and the dogs enjoyed playing in the yard, while we sat outside and chatted.
Sunday morning, Terry and I headed home, skipping the Sunday show. When we arrive home, Danielle and kids were here. Stephanie, Clay and Sophia arrived about an hour later, with a Japanese Maple. I was thrilled as I have wanted one for several years. Clay & Terry planted it before they headed home. Danielle bought pizza for supper and then they headed home. It was a lovely weekend!