In pursuit of the Alphabet Soup – weekend #2

The second weekend was only two days of shows for Dolly, but she was Best of Breed the first day, and Best of Opposite Sex on the second, earning her second major (3 pts) and a 2 pt win. She has fulfilled 2 of the 4 criteria now – she has 4 judges , and has defeated other specials at 3 shows (actually she’s 5 and 5). She has 5 all-breed shows left and 2 specialties…keeping my fingers crossed she can finish. The next show is in 2 weeks and even select three of the four days would finish her.

Amigo also broke his dry spell. It appears he left his clothes in Canada, and has been showing in his underwear for 2 weeks. Well, someone finally took note that despite a lack of hair he is still a pretty darned nice little dog – and he went WD yesterday for his first American point.

Talent gallops in the family

I have been trying to contact everyone asking for pictures to be updated on the website of all of the puppies.   Its been a challenge with some and a pleasure with others!

Meet Klondike – from the Ice Litter (brother to Cinder).

I am not sure if Klondike is available in countries other than Canada, but it was a 1/2 chocolate, 1/2 vanilla ice cream novelty in a sugar cone.   Klondike’s facial markings reminded me of the treat, and so he was named.  His owner’s decided they liked the name and retained it.

Klondike brushing up on his baseball knowledge

However, it turns out that Klondike has talents that I was unaware of.  It appears he inherited his great-great grandmother’s acting ability and is featured in this music video: (he comes in at about the 1:10 mark)

Penny had parts in several different films and commercials but here is a short clip of her on the Shining Time Station special Queen for a Day.

Penny was a huge ball fanatic and would bark until you threw it for her.  The way we shot this scene was for me and Brian (Scheemer) to play ball with her and then throw the ball back and forth and get her worked up so she really wanted that ball!   When they were ready to shoot, I held her back, someone threw the ball to Brian as they counted down, and he put it in his pocket.    Penny ran to him barking for her ball 🙂  Perfect on the first take!

Another funny from this assignment.  I had Penny out of the studio and was playing fetch with her when she wasn’t going to be required for a while.  A guy came out and sat on the floor with me, and we talked about Corgis, and Penny and he threw the ball for her.   After nearly an hour and a half, this really nice guy said he had to get ready for his scenes, picked up his conductor’s uniform and left.

I don’t know if Mr. Conductor is in this clip…..but boy do I feel foolish not knowing who Penny and I were playing ball with for 90 minutes.  I can’t believe I didn’t recognize him!

A nice start…

Dolly is in the U.S. for a few weeks seeing if she can earn some Grand Champion points down there also. News from the three day weekend is that she was Best of Opposite Sex on Friday, Select Bitch on Saturday, and Best of Breed today – earning her two 2 point wins and a 5 point major….total of 9 points (I think!! I’m not sure about yesterday’s, might only be one).

Go Dolly girl 🙂

I went and watched the CCCC herding trial today….I think that will be her next challenge. Hopefully she’ll like sheepies 🙂

Writing and editing and cropping and coding

Now that Carolyn has managed to get my home on the web back to a usable state (thank you again!!) I started doing some updating today.   Unfortunately there is a lot to catch up, and as I do one page, I realize that three more need fixing.   This is going to take a while!

One thing I need is pictures of dogs from previous litters.  Yes, that means you the people with Champions of the Couch also!!  A litter is not a litter if it only shows the champions!   I want the portraits, the cute and the bad dogs….all of it.

I have added a recent updates section to the bottom of the home page – so if you just want to see what is new – click on those.

I decided to take a break and do some reading of blogs and found this test on Carolyn’s blog.    So I tested a sample of my writing from a personal journal and got this result:

I write like
Dan Brown

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

I wish it had been more specific as to why my style is like his….it would be interesting to know.