Lowri - A year ago today, I gave birth to NINE puppies. Holy cow, was I glad to get that done! TM was right there doing what she could to help. Kevin, the happy papa, was passing out cigars - whatever those are.
I am the good mama.
Here are a couple of pictures from back then.
I may be doing this again the end of December. TM doesn't know yet, and I am not telling.
Lowri - TM and I went to Herding trials this weekend. Okay, Kevin came too, but he didn't get to trial. I got to trial on ducks twice on Saturday and twice on Sunday. I was mostly on my game, and sort-of listened to TM.
On Saturday, I took a 3rd on Advanced B Course Ducks and 2nd on Advanced A Course Ducks. TM said I was just out of the points. On Sunday, I got down to business. My B Course run was BEAUTIFUL! I made those ducks get in a row and marched them around the course. I won the class. Then I went out and won the A Course class as well. Of course, I did need to make TM sweat a bit. I bounced and bounced at my ducks. TM tried to get me to stop it, but I was having too much fun. I had a crowd of fans who love my bouncing. TM is just going to have to suck it up.
Kevin - TM and I went and did two tracks. They were my first ones this year. I remembered exactly what to do. We did one at 200 yards and one at 300 yards. I found all TM's lost items. On the second day, when I finished the 300 yard track, I got my breakfast - right there in the field. That makes tracking even more fun. I loved having breakfast out.
Lowri - TM has taken her muzzle off. I may be having BABIES! When TM and I went up North last week, I ... I... Well, I can't say I met my boyfriend. I met the vet. I met the techs, I met some equipment. There were no flowers, no wine - well, I whined a bit. No dinner first. Nothing. TM told me that they used pupsicles.
TM - Okay, I just can't stand it. We bred Lowri last week when I went up
North . I am really hoping that she settled. If we are lucky, we will
have puppies December 28th - or there about. Here is the pedigree of
the hoped-for litter. I have my fingers crossed that my new baby girl
will be in this litter. Sire is BISS AM/CAN CH Phi-Vestavia Neon Black
RN HT ROMs. Here is the pedigree: http://www.cardiped.net/testmating.php?dam=72213&sire=63737
Lowri - We have had a BUSY four days. On Thursday, TM and I drove about 500 miles up to Maryland. We spent the evening with TM's brother and family. TM and I and Ms. Emily and her two dogs, Mickey and Dodger, went for a long walk. It was great to stretch my legs after such a long ride. We had a great time. I got to know Mickey and Dodger pretty well on that walk. Mickey was very cute and an interesting boy. Dodger was...young. I liked Mickey a LOT. I chose him as my next boyfriend. He is a Wire-haired Dachshund. TM didn't seem to mind at all. I think it is because she said he was "neutered", whatever that is. I cuddled him and groomed him and showed him what I wanted. He had no clue. What a bust as a boyfriend.
I think his tractor's sexy
Isn't Mickey handsome?
Friday, we drove home after a stop in Virginia. That wasn't real fun, but the people were nice. The trip was long, but we finally made it to the farm.
Kevin - I didn't get to go on the trip. I drove PR nuts with all my whining. I also peed on the floor a couple of times. I was just marking this place and Lowri as MINE.
It didn't work as I haven't been allowed near her. On top of that, because of my marking, I have to wear a belly band. Yuck!
Saturday and Sunday, TM and I went to a dog show while Lowri stayed home on the farm. I had a really good time. I was pretty sure EVERY dog I got close to was in heat. I tried to breed them all. TM said I was very trying.
But the good news of the weekend was that I won Best of Opposite Sex both days. That gave me enough points to finish my Grand Championship. TM has promise that I don't have to go to dog shows for a long time now. We get to concentrate on sheep and ducks. I am a happy Corgi!
Lowri - When I was a pup, all I cared about was Letters...and food. All
I cared about was Letters and food... and TM. Oh whatever! I wanted
LETTERS! Well today I got another certificate - more letters. I have
more letters in titles than I have in my name - and my name is long.
Lowri - TM finally figured out why I was so naughty at the herding trial. My hormones were going crazy. I am in heat! I am the pretty panty girl. I am HOT.
Kevin - She smells GOOD!
Lowri - Dream on, boy. I have other plans.
TM is hoping I get my act together before the next herding trial. She took me out to work ducks tonight and I was still naughty. I was having fun <G> TM made me work until I quit having fun. I actually started to work and I did my job very well.
Kevin - The next event is mine. I am going to the Knoxville shows in about 10 days. I am being very, very good. You don't get to go anywhere until mid-November.
Lowri - You are so wrong. TM and I are going somewhere this weekend. You are staying with PR. Roadtrip!
Lowri - TM and I slept really well last night. It was fairly brisk out, so TM added a blanket to the bed. She got comfortable, and I curled up right next to her.
Kevin - I had to sleep on the floor. TM won't let me sleep in the middle of the bed and I am afraid of falling off if I get close to the edge.
Lowri - We got up early and went to the herding trials. I NQ'ed on A and B again. A Course was my fault, B Course was TM's fault. In B Course, my ducks won High in Trial <snicker, giggle>. When they were let out of the start box, they took off running into the wind. Two of them were flapping their wings. They got airborne and one of them just kept climbing and climbing - High in trial, get it? <giggle, snicker> We got a rerun, because I did not cause it.
In my rerun, I did a beautiful outrun! When the ducks were let out, they started nicely toward TM. I took my eyes off them for a second and they tried to run off the course. TM called out for me to take a flank - and she called for the WRONG direction. I went the right way, of course. TM called the wrong flank a couple of times. I was covering, but I was a little distracted as TM generally does a pretty good job of asking for flanks. Because I kept checking on TM, I missed the ducks reversing their direction. TM told me to cover them, but she called the WRONG direction AGAIN. I went the correct way, but I lost them. TM let me go clear up to where the ducks get put away. I got to run around the vehicle a couple of times, but I kept coming out to see if TM was okay. She finally called me off. I RACED over to her grinning the whole way. TM just laughed and told me how good I was. She didn't even realize she called the wrong directions until someone told her. I may need a new handler - one who can hold up their end of the work.