I’m well-known as a bad blogger during dog show season. My mind is occupied with ring training, travel plans, and ribbons. This year has been a nice quiet year (mostly by choice). We’ve scaled back quite a bit, and I’ve only accepted a very few dogs for training or handling. We hit two shows in April, and two in May, but are only planning on one for each remaining month. It’s just been too long away from home when I have a wee girlie (who’s now 22 months old) waiting for my return.
In a couple of weeks we head off to Nanaimo. We’ll be flying to this show, which will be a new experience for me. Normally my assistant, Jewles, and I drive everywhere. This one is a 20 hour drive, and I’m only taking two client dogs – so it’s looking like flying will be the most cost effective way to get there and back. Wish us luck. 🙂
Here are some candids of Sunny (Hileigh’s Blazing Sunshine) and I in the ring at a few different shows, and one of him relaxing in one of our many hotel rooms with Jewles.
Sunny in the ring at his first show, in Battleford Saskatchewan
Sunny at the HCKOC show in Saskatoon, SK
Sunny, self-stacked, in the group ring in Regina, SK.
Enjoying some off time at the Tropical Inn with Jewles.
Sunny is now sitting on eight points, and has already earned his first major – all as a Junior Puppy. Also accompanying us to this next show will be Claire, a lovely black and tan girl who has earned four points being owner handled. Wish us all luck as we head off to B.C. in June.
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On Monday February 23rd, Max was taken from his backyard in Warman Saskatchewan. His family let him out to potty in their fully fenced and secure yard, to discover only minutes later that he was gone. Max is a five month old black American Cocker Spaniel puppy.
Here is a message from his breeder:
I am asking for everyone in the Warman,Saskatchewan area to be on the lookout for a black male American Cocker Spaniel puppy,5 months old,his call name is “Max”. On Monday night,Feb.23rd he was let out to go potty and 5 minutes later he was gone.This was a fenced yard.There were footprints in the snow leading out the gate,but none from the puppy.The people who own him got a hang-up call at 3 am and 6 am on the Sunday evening,which they thought was strange,then Max disappeared the following morning.Please,if you hear or see this puppy,we need him to come home.If you know of anyone who just got a black puppy and are the least bit suspicious,anything,please let me know!He is wearing a red collar with his name and address.He has a beautiful little girl named Sarah who is only 4 and they are best buddies.Being his breeder I am beyond worried!
Please, if you’ve seen this boy, or have any information on his possible whereabouts, contact Kim. I know she is terribly worried. I’m always happy to post this type of alert for anyone who has a dog go missing, but this particular alert is of personal importance. Kim is a member of my extended family, and is deeply worried. So please, any tips or leads are appreciated.
Feel free to share this url with anyone who may have any information. Pass it on far and wide. Lets help get Max home!
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