Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Santa was very good to me this year. Not only did he bring me a new flat panel TV for the bedroom, he surprised me with a new laptop computer. Thank you sweetie.....er Rick....er...Santa!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Saying Goodbye.

Our sweet Maggie May, age 12 1/2, crossed the rainbow bridge last Friday.  Maggie was my husband's dream dog.  She came to us 3 days after we lost our 16 yr. old Norwegian elkhound, Zack.  We weren't ready for another dog, but Rick's son saw it differently.  Maggie filled a large hole in our lives and set things in motion towards our first Cardigan.  I caught the show bug while taking Maggie to obedience classes and the rest is history.  Maggie was a true Frisbee dog.  She lived for the chase.  She was the matriarch of our crew and took on each cardigan as her own.  Maggie developed spondilosis about 3 years ago.  The pain was too much for her and we helped her cross the bridge Friday afternoon.  She is pain free now and chasing frisbees with Zack and Rudy.
We also learned last week that our first bred by - Star - has aggressive lymphoma.  She will join Maggie at the bridge soon.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Chesapeake Specialty Weekend

Lyberty Cardigans, took 5 of 7 puppies from our Musical "C" litter to West Friendship, MD for the Chesapeake Cardigan Welsh Corgi Specialty October 14-16, 2011.
T.J. (Lyberty Crystal Blue Persuasion) won the 6-9 puppy bitch class in sweeps on Saturday. She went on the win the bred-by class and best-bred by on Saturday and Sunday.
Cody (Grangefield Casanova Cowboy) won the 6-9 puppy dog class each day. He was reserve to a 3 point major on Friday and went on to take WD for a 3 point major on Sunday.
Diamond (Grangefield Lyberty Cracklin Rosie Make Me a Smile) was 1st in the 6-9 puppy bitch class all three days. She was reserve on Friday to a 4 point major.
Cassie (Grangefield Cassiopeia) was 2nd in the 6-9 puppy bitch class each day and in sweeps on Saturday.
Brody (Grangefield Come fly with me) was 1st in sweeps class, 3rd in 6-9 puppy dog class on Saturday. Here is a picture we snapped of the puppies on Saturday!

It was quite a weekend for Lyberty Cardigans (and our sister kennel - Grangefield Cardigans). A huge thank you to good friend and professional handler Cheryl Mika for all her help and expertise!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Chattanooga pictures and more!

When I came home from work I found several nice surprises in my mail box!

Surprise #1 - Rosie's New Champion Photo from Chattanooga (4 pt major)

Surprise #2 - TJ's first win picture (4 pt major)

Also from Chattanooga

Surprise #3 - Confirmation of Rosie's Championship from AKC


Surprise #4 -VIA e-mail - Rosie has been invited to the 2011 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship!

TJ and I are heading for Maryland early tomorrow morning with Cheryl Mika - We are bound for Chesapeake Cardigan Welsh Corgi show this weekend!

Friday, September 23, 2011

New Champion

We had a great time in Chattanooga last weekend. On Saturday Rosie was WB, BOW, BBE for a 4 point major under Judge Sam McDonald and finished her championship! My 6 month old Puppy, TJ was reserve WB - not bad for the first time in the ring.

Janet Suber hosted a great brunch at the show site and we celebrated with Mimosas and Bloody Marys!

On Sunday, TJ went WB and BOW for a 4 point major under Judge Thomas Kilcullen! The Judge told me he wanted to take TJ home with him!

I don't have the pictures from Chattanooga yet, but here is Rosie's major win in Atlanta the weekend before.

Rosie 4 point major - Atlanta

Judge Linda Robey

Sunday, September 4, 2011


Rosie and I had a Great time in Lexington.  Rosie went WB on Friday to what I thought was a 3 pt. Major.  Sadly, it turned out one bitch was absent.  She won the bred-by class on Saturday and then took reserve to Lowrie....a 5 point major.  We had a wonderful pot luck after we showed and caught up with old friends.  Now we continue out search for that list, elusive major.

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Sunday, August 28, 2011


Rosie took WB and BOW today in Atlanta under Judge Linda Robey. It was a long 4 day weekend but this made it all worthwhile, even the crappy hotel bed and the parking ticket I got! Stay tuned for pictures!

Betty Smith and Janet Suber's boy, Tommy, got two 4 point majors this weekend as well! Mama Scout was really proud of her baby!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Happy 10th Birthday Magic!



Thanks Mr. Magic for starting the crazy cardiness in our home! We love you Mr. Man, aka : The Fun Police!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

T.J. at play

At not quite 6 months old, T.J. is a ball of constant energy. She is really enjoying the visit from Star's boys Muegan (AKA Truman) and Solo.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Happy Birthday Katie

A big Happy 9th Birthday to our Girl Katie! CH Grangefield Kiss Me Kate, otherwise known as "Miss Priss". Katie was my 2nd cardigan and our foundation bitch. Love ya sweet girl, hope we have many more!

Kate - with her first litter

Enjoying a snowy day last winter!
Taking a well deserved snooze on her Birthday!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Look who decided to come back to Tennessee, Yes, TJ decided that she was born in the South and she wanted to be a "Girl Raised In The South" (G.R.I.T.S.)

Jill, who is modeling her "Nekked as a J-Bird" look, (no, I did not shave her butt), is really happy to see her baby came home.

Speaking of Birds -

This little blue bird came to greet the Lyberty gang as well!

My new job is both exciting and overwhelming. I knew being a manager would be challenging....I had no idea. I hope to get back to blogging on a regular basis soon!!!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Stacked pics - 8 weeks

Here is the Brady Bunch at 8 weeks!

We had a wonderful puppy party at Shirley's house and everyone had a great time despite the crappy, rainy weather.


Not Cooperating






Wednesday, April 6, 2011

More Puppy Pics by Carol

Peter, Jan, Cindy, Marsha, Bobby, Greg and T.J. (Alice) Peter, Greg and Bobby
Marsha, T.J., Cindy and Jan
Cindy Cindy


Jan and Cindy

Peter, Jan and Marsha

Puppy Pic

Photo by Carol Richardson

Carol and Frank Richardson along with their sweet girls, Sarah & Emily (Norman's family) came to visit the puppies yesterday. Carol is re-launching her career as a professional photographer. She brought along all her equipment and took several pictures of the puppies. Stay tuned for more of Carol's wonderful photographs.
We have decided to keep Alice whose official name will be Lyberty's Crystal Blue Persuasion, call name: T.J. This song is one of my personal favorites and I have caught myself singing it ever since we decided on the name. Can anyone guess where the call name came from?
I originally planned to have a puppy party on April 16th with Shirley flying down for the celebration. As often happens, our plans changed. Janet and I are now driving the puppies to Maryland on April 15th for a long weekend. Also making the trip will be Janet's gang (Sally, Scout & Spencer), my Rosie and Shirley's Amber. Should prove to be an interesting drive to say the least....
If you live in the Maryland/Washington D.C. area and would like to join us for a crab dinner or a puppy fix, let me know!

Monday, March 28, 2011

5 week puppy pictures

Here is a collection of cute pictures of the "Brady Bunch" or as Shirley calls them the "FerJills"