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!