Thursday, February 7, 2013

Cannot believe, I have been away for a full three months!  It has been a busy, busy time.  Let me see if I can recap a bit, it isn't going to be easy.  I know I will forget something or something, which is why I should do this on a regular basis!

I have been doing a few shows, maybe one weekend a month since October, so although I have not been hitting the show scene hard, I have enjoyed wonderful phone calls and emails from others in the Loteki family!

Terry and I drove to Mason City for two shows.  We were very lucky to bring home the points in both sexes both days.  We enjoyed visiting with other exhibitors and were lucky to see some young Cavalier puppies owned by Jason & Kim Maret of Decorah.  I love learning about new breeds!

Cheryl Brown (TN) and Jackson had a great month of October.  Jackson completed his Preferred titles in 9 days and 18 Qs.  He started in Excellent B Preferred to start earning points towards his PACH and the next day he Q'ed in Excellent B Standard Preferred and won his first 16 PACH points.   Quite a lot accomplished in one month! 

The second weekend in November, Cheryl and boys had a local TDAA trial today.    Cheryl entered Felix in the Games because it is what he needs for his TACh5 (7 Games). He Q'ed in both of the games on Saturday.  Jackson ran in one of the games and all three Standards and was perfect. 4 for 4!    

November I took a day of vacation to attend shows in Omaha at the CenturyLink center with Gretchen Hofheins-Wackerfuss.  The weather was unseasonably warm, which was super.  We were able to see long time friend, Jere Olson, who was up from his new home in Texas to judge.  Gretchen finished her homebred Min Pinscher, Sultans Shred It on Friday.  Our jointly bred and owned, Sultans Tight Squeeze won the breed Friday & Saturday, select on Sunday for three majors towards his Grand Championship.  Littermate, Sultans Don't Start was WD for majors Saturday and Sunday.  Great weekend for Min Pins!

Friday, Lita (Loteki Alito Di Venti) was WB and BOW under Kent Delaney.  Sunday, Grant, a.k.a. Loteki The Sun On My Face, was WD to complete his championship from the BBE class.  He went on to be BOW and BOB over 7 specials!!!  Grant is co-bred/owned with Gretchen Hofhein-Wackerfuss.  It was wonderful to have her there when he finished his title!  The trip home was uneventful and flew by!

The first weekend in December I drove to shows in Belleville, IL.  The weather was unseasonable warm, but perfect dog show weather.  Saturday we were the bridesmaid in both sexes, but I was happy with Loteki In The Party Moment's first time in the ring.  Kutcher was WD from the 6-9 class for a 4 point major!  Lita was WB and BOW, BOS for 4 points also! 

The whole family went to Orlando the week before Christmas.  I was able to sneak over to Eukanuba on Sunday afternoon for a bit and visited with a few people.  While everyone else hung out at the swimming pool, canoeing or just relaxing.  We did Disney for FOUR days!  Talk about being tired!  Our room overlooked the lake and we were able to watch the fireworks from Magic Kingdom and Epcot every night!  It was glorious!

Terry had surgery on January 2 for a torn rotator cuff. 

The 2nd Sunday in January, I had great news from Mississippi from Mary Gail Holcombe, McGee, Loteki Rose To The Challenge picked up two more points. 

Later that day I had a call from Helen Schultz (WI) "Scout", Loteki Take The Nature Trail, had picked up his first two points by going BOB over two specials from the puppy class! 

I went to a show in Des Moines the 3rd Saturday in January and was lucky to come home with two more points on Lita!  She is very close to her CH!  I just need to get to some shows.  What a glorious Saturday it was weather wise!

Cheryl Brown has been very busy running agililty.  Jackson is working towards his PACH with two more QQs and 57 points the last weekend of January.