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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Rainy May Show Weekend

It was a wet day on Friday at the Ottawa Kennel Club rained on and off all day and there was a cool breeze as well.  It was a good thing Rehannah doesn't mind being wet as she went into the ring and thought nothing of trotting around in the rain.
She loved running in the wet grass...
...and looking for treats!
At only six months and nine days old, she acted like a pro.
She had plenty of ring practice as there were two shows in one day.
Final selection
She ended up taking Best of Breed over Specials both times in the ring and a Group 2nd, Group 4th and a Best Puppy in Group for nine points of the needed 10 for her Championship.
So Saturday we drove up to Thetford Mines and she finished her Canadian Championship at the first show.  The Sunday she won a Group 2nd under breeder-judge Guy Jeavons and Best Puppy in Show under judge Allan Brown.  It was a good thing the show was indoors, as it rained all weekend there as well.  Rehannah may have been OK with it, but I didn't like it so much!
Rehannah became our youngest Champion finishing at 6 months and 10 days of age!  We also got 3 points on Finn, Corbin was shown the Saturday in Ottawa by Diane Biggar and he picked up a 4 point win.  Then we got the great news that "Player" became an American Champion, so is now officially known as Am/Can Ch Laureate Cold Play (owned by Sherrie Sparling, Skyehaven Shelties).
So a great weekend despite the rain!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Who Pulled the Plug?

The city of Ottawa crew came around one day last week and removed the tree trunk that was across the creek slowing down the flow of the water.  The tree trunk was there when we bought the place in 2003, and they came around once several years ago and lifted it so more water would flow underneath but this year they took it away completely.  Harrumph. Now I'm wishing I didn't say those unkind things about the beavers (come back...we need you)!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

L-O-L-A Lola

Our sweet Lola (Laureate Laugh Out Loud) all fluffed up. A double Landslide granddaughter; she definitely has the family look.  I must say I love (LOVE) the leg hair these Digit-Paris puppies have.

Monday, May 9, 2011

No Ugly Ducklings

The eggs have hatched and there are seven goslings.
They were well camouflaged and were difficult to spot in the dried grasses and we watched them for a few minutes and then the parents got a bit concerned and called them the little one sticking out. 
Keeping them in check...
We took our pretty young hopeful "Finn" up to the Arnprior dog show for some socializing.  He was bathed and groomed up a bit and so we figured we should snap some shots of him while he was clean!
At 5 1/2 months of age, he has not gone through any ugly duckling phases...he is just so plush and pretty.  I don't like to get overly excited about male puppies as they so often disappoint, but it is hard not to feel optimistic with this beautiful baby around.

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