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, 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!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Getting Ready for Nationals

Lowri - Our house is a MESS!  TM is packing everything except the kitchen sink.  PR came over yesterday to change the faucet and made sure the sink was tied down so she couldn't pack it.  Good thing, too.  TM keeps looking at stuff to see if she can make it fit.  Latest strategy she has going is if she REALLY needs it and she didn't pack it, she will go buy whatever it is.  I am hoping she decides she REALLY needs my boyfriend <snicker>

My daddy went to a herding trial in California this last weekend.  He did GREAT!  He picked up two Herding Championship points on Saturday and a MAJOR on Sunday with a 1st place!  TM saw one of the videos.  He looked great!  She says he is going to kick my butt this weekend at the Nationals.

Kevin - TM is making food for us tonight.  I can't wait to help her clean up!!!

Lowri - K e v i n...!

Kevin - Congratulations, Grandpaw, on your great herding weekend.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Last Baby Tooth is Gone

Lowri - TM is packing and repacking and then repacking again.  She gets a little glassy-eyed when she sees her list and realizes all that ISN'T packed.  I think she is about ready to repack again and remove more stuff.  She keeps muttering, "but I might need that."  Back it goes into the pile.  She keeps mentally packing the little trailer, saying "it won't all fit."

I just know that I am sticking close so TM doesn't forget ME!

TM went and got our car today.  She was really happy with the Ford guys.  They fixed it right.  Then she went to PR's to see him and Aidan.  She said Aidan still isn't 100 percent.  PR is taking him in tomorrow for more blood work.  They are hoping the vets find out what is wrong with him.

Kevin - I had to go to our vet in town today.  I had a broken baby tooth that wouldn't drop out.  The permanent teeth are all in, this ONE tooth just wouldn't let go.  They hugged and kissed me and then I took a nap.  When I woke up, my mouth hurt.  They gave me good stuff to make the hurt go away.  Then TM came back and got me.   They told TM they had shaved a big hole on my butt.  They were teasing her.  I came home with all my hair and important parts.  I was just missing that one stupid tooth.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Aidan is HOME!

Lowri - Aidan is Home, Aidan is HOME!!!  PR said he may have to take a loan out to pay for it, but Aidan is back where he belongs on PR's lap.  I am so glad he is feeling better!

MC came up to our place in town tonight so we could herd ducks.  She and TM caught the ducks and put them in the lift circle.  I let Dinah go first as she was my guest - and I was locked in my crate.  TM said she was awesome!  Dinah did outruns both directions and moved the ducks around the field.  She is still pretty green at this, but since she hasn't trialed on ducks yet, we have to cut her some slack.

I finally got to run.  I was AWESOME too!  I did a hold on the ducks that impressed TM.  She even walked behind me while I held them.  I blew it though, the pressure got to me.  I jumped at them and made them leap out of the way.  Then I gathered them up and held them again.  TM grinned as she scolded me.

Kevin - I got cookies for being a show dog.  Yum!