TM, Mama Cheryl (MC), Mama Penni (MP) and Papa Ron (PR) love and care for me.
In memory of DC Dora, CH Angus HXAsd, DC Kearney. Lost from our lives way too soon.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Strange Saturday

Lowri - Today has been kind of strange.  TM slept in until very late.  PR got up and fed us.  I LOVE PR.  When TM got up, she did a bunch of chores.  We got to pick the peas, feed the rabbits, gather the eggs, give corn to the goats, sheep and cows...well, not really, but we did get to hang out while TM did all that.  TM also brought the smoked pork shoulder in from the smoker.  It smelled HEAVENLY!

When she got done with her chores, we all got our toenails ripped off.  Okay, so not ripped off, just filed down.  I still don't like it!  Kevin got a bath and got groomed!  That was really weird.  He generally only gets groomed at dog shows.

Kevin - I'm going to a dog show with TM, and you have to stay home!

Lowri - You HAVE to go to a dog show, and I GET to stay home and torment Aiden.  PR promised me he was going to let me out to run and run.

Anyway, TM took a couple of pictures of me this afternoon.  For some reason, she has started to whimper every time she looks at my belly.  I will be five weeks along tomorrow!

TM said "Bunny".  I don't see any bunnies!

Kevin - TM took a picture of me too.  I am on the bed in the motel.  Life is rough.
Catching some Z's

Friday, October 24, 2014

Finally Friday

Lowri - It is finally Friday!  We got to go back to the farm for the weekend.  I love it here.  TM sits in her recliner and I get to sit on it with her.  I snuggle and snuggle.  I LOVE Friday nights! 

Today TM got my Grand Champion Silver medallion.  Mama Penni sent it to us from New Mexico.  AKC sends all my awards to MP.  I think it is because MP doesn't get to see me all that often.  That is very nice of them.  After MP gets to see the awards, she sends them off to TM.  MP is a good mama!

When we get to the farm, TM always weighs us - Kevin and me, not herself.  I have gained a pound this week - and TM has not been feeding me more.  A whole pound!!!  TM says I am showing my baby belly even more now.  I am almost five weeks along.  She will try to get a picture of me tomorrow.

Kevin - I like it at the farm.  I get to run and play - kind of like I do in towns but more.  TM says she and I are going to a dog show on Sunday.  It will be just the two of us.  Lowri has to stay home with Papa Ron.  TM doesn't want her anywhere near dog show cooties while she is pregnant.  I get to go and take care of TM all by myself!!!  I will be the good dog!

Busy, Busy Summer

Lowri - Wow, we have been busy this summer.  I have worked hard trying to keep the vermin off the farm and out of my yard in town.  I ran over to see if I could get to the penned rabbits every chance I got.  Finally, The Mama and Papa Ron moved the rabbits.  They are in a big new pen down by the barn.

TM bought some goats.  She plans to raise them to sell AND to put in the freezer...YUM!  I heard her tell PR that I would be eating a lot of goat meat pretty soon.  That is because I am going to have PUPPIES!  I am so excited.  I love my puppies and I am sure I will love the new ones just as much.  Plus, I will get LOTS of goat meat to eat.  Double YUM!

Okay, here is the weird part.  I am going to be my own grandma - or something like that.  Keep in mind that we live in Tennessee.  The father of my puppies is my son, Kevin.  I get a headache just thinking of who is related to whom.
Kevin is CH Bluefox Elyan Mind Games  He is 10 months old here.

Kevin is five or six months old here.
My new babies are due November 21 or so.  TM and Mama Cheryl say I am already showing.  I am not even five weeks along.

Based on all the DNA tests that Kevin and I have had, TM knows some things for sure.  There will be NO Black, Fluffy or Pink puppies.   All of my children will be DM and PRA clear.  There is no doubt about those facts - unless DNA lies.

Both Kevin and I had our hips checked.  Our vet was amazing.  She got the xrays with ONE shot and NO drugs.  We got a lot of scritches too.  Because I was old enough, I got a regular rating.  I am OFA Fair.  Kevin is just a baby, so he only got preliminary xrays.  He Prelim'ed Good.

None of that changes the fact that my babies will be the most darling puppies ever!  I will continue to be the very best mother ever.  How could I not be?  It is in my genes.

Let's see...I went to some shows this summer.  TM and MC wanted me to get my GCh (silver) award.  I knew I could do it, but I was held back as I was being Owner-Handled.  MC is VERY talented - and has the BEST bait - but seriously, a professional handler would have gotten me there faster (ONLY because I would have been shown more often).  I graciously showed my best for MC.  TM varied between showing Kevin and my daughter, Fable.  I finally got there.  I finished my GCh (silver) the same day I won most of the Group place.  TM says I got beat by a Brain...Braid...Briard.  Something like that.

Two weeks ago, I got to go see TM's family in Maryland.  They loved on me.  Then they came to watch me win the Specialty show.  They even brought TM's great niece.  She was tasty.

I actually won Best in Specialty Show twice that weekend.  Fable went Best in Sweepstakes, and poor Kevin merely participated.  My name is getting too big to write now - just like my Daddy's name.  I am MBISS MHIT GCh(silver) Mockingbird Elyan Magic Moment HSAsd, HSBd HIAd.  I have lots of letters...Life is good!
Here I won most of the Group place  I was pretty naked at the time.  Not much coat at all.

This is the first day I won BISS - I was three weeks preggers at the time.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

More Nationals Pictures

Lowri - Here are some more pictures of us girls from Nationals.  Jessica Viera took the one of me, Phyllis Ensley took the other two. 
Me at the Megan.  Thanks for the photo, Jess!

My boyfriend, Dickens, and my daughter, Gimme with lots of important people.

My three girls, Gimme with Angie Hall, Flutter with Jessica Viera and Fable with Mama Cheryl.  Judge is Cathy O-C.   They are all gorgeous!

Friday, May 9, 2014

The Hippie

Lowri - My hippie son (long haired boy living in California) is doing great.   Adam is currently enrolled in Adolescent obedience and is doing great.  His mama says he is really, really smart.  I know he got his brains from me!

TM -  wa, wah, wa, wa <snort>

Lowri - TM! That is NOT funny.  He did not steal my brains, he inherited them!  Besides, I have PLENTY to spare!  Anyway, Adam is going to start his career in herding.  I am very excited for him.  He will probably love it as much as I do.

Kevin - I am going to start herding one of these days.  I can't wait!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Some Nationals Pictures

Lowri - I am a moving machine!
 Movin', movin', movin'
Kevin, no wasted motion here.
Fable, look at my baby go.

Flutter - cuteness personified

Peyton - lots of drive

Gimme - couldn't be stopped!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Nationals and Stuff

Lowri - Thank you to my fans who have asked about us.  We are fine.  TM has been slammed at work since we got back.  We have had some family in for a visit -  they TOOK Daisy!!!!

TM - wah wa wa wah

Lowri - Really??  They belonged to Daisy?  We didn't?  But, but, Daisy has been with us my whole life!  You are sure?

TM - wah.

Lowri - Okay then.  But I am keeping YOU! 

Anyway, we have been really, really busy, and really tired and are spending time figuring out what we want life to look like now.  That is some hard stuff to do.  Because of all that, we may not be posting a lot for a while.  I will try and nag TM so she will remember to post and keep everyone updated as we figure stuff out.

We had a GREAT time at the Nationals.  ALL five of my children who were there placed in their regular classes!  Adam didn't join us for this Nationals.  TM says he has more hair than a judge would really care for.  I think he is lovely!

Peyton placed 4th in his very large 6-9 month old puppy dog class.  Kevin won his Bred-By-Exhibitor class.  Then all three girls were in the largest class of all, 6-9 month old puppy girls.  The judge commented on how small Flutter was.  Miss Jess replied that she was six months and a minute old.  Miss Jess is quite clever!  Gimme won the class and Flutter and Fable were 3rd and 4th.  Gimme went on to win Reserve Winners Bitch and Best Puppy!  This was on top of winning Best in Sweeps!!!  That Gimme was ON FIRE!  People kept saying Gimme, Gimme!

In the Best of Breed class, I won an Award of Merit.  All in all, we had a FABULOUS show.  My boyfriend won Best Veteran Sweeps and 1st in Stud Dog (Gimme got to support him).  My daddy won the Herding Titled class and 2nd in Stud Dog.  My beautiful mama won 2nd in Brood Bitch.  I am sure my family won other stuff, but I can't remember it all right now.

Oh, in herding...I lived up to TM's expectations.  I gave her the worst herding weekend ever.  I NQ'ed five out of six runs.  Oops.

Kevin - TM has been taking us for walks.  We saw EIGHT bunnies and a squirrel tonight!

Lowri - That is part of why TM isn't doing much recording of my thoughts.  She works full time, has a garden, has stock, has to make sure the fences are good, takes care of PR, and thinks she is neglecting Kevin and me.   She is trying to fix that before Kevin ends up being a brat like me...TM, I DID NOT just think that!