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.

Sunday, May 19, 2013


Lowri - I had the best day today!  But first - yesterday TM did not type my thoughts.  We had gone to the dog show is Gray.  I looked beautiful, but only went Best Opposite Sex.  The judge could hardly take his eyes off me, but he put up a boy.  Doesn't he know that GIRLS RULE???

Anyway, when we got home, TM did some work.  Then after supper, PR put Aidan and Daisy out to potty.  Daisy, the Peeking Knees, found a skunk!  She didn't know any better, because she tried to catch it!!!!  The skunk did what skunks do.  Oh wow, did she STINK!  PR let them in the house.  TM was gagging.  She grabbed me and my crate and put us in the bathroom.  She didn't want me anywhere near Daisy!  PR and TM gave Daisy a bath with tomato juice.  I about fell over laughing this morning when I saw her.  She was ORANGE!

So today we went back to the show.  We had a different judge and he was properly impressed with me.  I won Best of Breed!  We had to stay all day long for the opportunity to go to the group place.  Finally it was time for the herding breeds.  I went in and strutted my stuff.  The judge still loved me and I WON.  I won the whole Group place, not just a piece of it!  Then I had to turn around and go back into Best in Show.  That is the first time I have been there!  The judge thought I was beautiful, but I guess I didn't impress her too much.  I did not win.  I didn't even go Reserve.  I will try harder next time.


  1. WOW! congratulations on the Group One! Yay Lowri!

    Tell TM skunk smell should be vanquished with:

    Mix together:

    1 quart of 3-percent hydrogen peroxide (available at your local pharmacy)
    1/4 cup baking soda
    1 teaspoon liquid dishwashing soap
    Wearing rubber gloves, wash your dog with this solution immediately after he's been sprayed. DO NOT get the solution in the dog's eyes. (If you don't have peroxide, baking soda, and liquid soap on hand, use vinegar diluted with water.)

    Caution: Do NOT save this mixture or make it ahead of time, as the mixture could explode if left in a bottle.

    Step 3: Clean and rinse
    Rub the mixture through his fur, but don't leave it on him too long (peroxide can bleach his fur). Rinse him thoroughly.

    Step 4: Shampoo
    Next, wash your dog with pet shampoo and rinse thoroughly. By now, he should be de-skunked and smelling sweet. Thoroughly towel-dry your dog, and be sure to place him in a warm, sunny room for the next couple of hours so that he doesn't get chilled. He should also have a large dry towel on which to lie down. If you dog has long fur, you may need to use a hair dryer to dry his fur.

    Tomato juice doesn't really finish the job......

    1. Thank you, Miss Taryn! We will save this for next time. Daisy is not smelling too bad any more. PR gave her a shampoo bath tonight. She must have just gotten a partial spraying, but WHEW, it was bad last night!


  2. Nice job Lowri! So happy for you and your support staff! Ditto on the skunk stuff, it is what we use too. Love, Smooch!

  3. TM, MC, and I are a bunch of proud Mamas! Great job, Lowri. You and MC look so wonderful together. Now, you'd recognize a skunk, right?

  4. Huge congrats!
    And the recipe Taryn posted works... Or at least worked for Stout & Porter :)