Friday, October 29, 2010


Well we didn't get majors but not a bad entry....

Thus - 2-3-1-1
Fri - 3-4-1-2
Sat - 3-5-3-2
Sun - 4-5-2-2

Monday, October 25, 2010

Building Majors

We are trying to build majors at the Priceville, Alabama (Nov. 11th - 14th). This is Division 4 so we need 6 dogs and 9 bitches. By our count, we are close on a dog major and almost 1/2 way on bitches. Here is the Judging Panel (Judging both breed and group on the same day): Thursday: W. Willhauck, Friday: P. Willhauck, Sat: C. Herbel, Sun: P. Beisel-McIlwaine. This show closes on Wednesday so don't delay! Hope to see everybody there! Drop me a line and let me know you are coming.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Rosie Murfreesboro Win!

I just love the podium backdrop at this show!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Rosie in Nashville.

We had an interesting weekend at the Tri-Star KC show in Nashville.  Rosie showed well on Saturday until some idiot began playing with the microphone when we were in the ring for WB.  On the first go around the speaker came on and started a very loud buzzing and clicking noise. It was a total meltdown for all the girls.   Most judges just stopped, but not ours.  Rosie never recovered so no points for her.  This was the second loudspeaker incident for her, so I was very worried.  I almost pulled her on Sunday, but decided she needed to get back in the ring.   So my goal for Sunday was to make it as fun as possible.  We showed up with my pockets stuffed with 3 different kinds of bait and squeaky toys.  We went in the ring with some apprehension.  When I set Rosie on the table, I told Judge Linda Moore that she had a bad experience with the microphone the day before.  She was fantastic with Rosie and really gave her a chance to show and have fun.  Rosie was the only bred-by so, of course, she won her class.  When we went back in for WB, she did better and lo and behold, she won!  By the time BOB was over, Rosie was giving ears and wagging her tail in the ring.  That's more important to me than the point!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Recent events

The last few weeks have brought a lot of changes and disappointing news both at work and at home bringing an unusual amount of stress into my life. This has culminated in my "catching the crud". As I lay on the couch today nursing a serious sinus headache, I have been mesmerized by the coverage of the Chilean Miners rescue. What an amazing example of strength and faith these men and their families have shown. I think there is a lesson there....