Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Yes, these are the ones that have nerves! Yeow. Sharp puppy teeth.
Friday, April 23, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Nugget is back in his crown. He is fine about it, but Kate is not pleased. She rather liked cleaning his ears several times a day and now has no access to them for a few days. She immediately went over to the ugly stool and started licking it again. Something she has not done since Saturday night. I decided that I would prefer that over her trying to remove Nugget's crown. All three are asleep and that is my clue that it is bedtime. So I will be off to bed, with my Cardigan Mountain Dog, or is it Bernese Welsh Corgi, in tow. I sure love those freckles. and those eyes. And the beautiful markings. And his kisses. and. and.and...
Monday, April 19, 2010
Yesterday we had a field trip to Auntie Kim's and Uncle Mark's. He got a chance to play with his sister, Shea, who promptly grabbed him by the masking tape crown. She is quite the pistol, but I think he managed to get her back a few times by the end of the afternoon. Nugget didn't open his eyes at all on the way home, and was in bed after chores and a quick re-meet and tussle with Henry and Kate. I can't tell if he knows this is now home, as he is so unflappable.
I read all the time about people who are counting the days until their puppies are ready to go into the ring, and now I really understand it. I can't wait. We are doing a fun match next month, just because we can. Kate will be alongside as a stable point. (He for her, not the other way around.) I was given some things to work on; I have never raised a puppy for the show ring. It is very different. I worry more about silly things. It is hard to just let him be a puppy and rough house and roll in horse poo. Will this eventually go away? (The worry, not the poo.) Right now the two long tails are playing and the crown is soaking wet. ALL of the toys are spread across the living room. Henry wants what the others have, which is nothing, so he just sits and barks at them. Just like a big brother.
I guess there really are signs of a puppy in the house. I take it all back.
Oh, and I hope that Momma Kim doesn't mind a slight dietary change. Nugget loves what Windy leaves behind...
Pictures tomorrow after crown removal.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
My time in the show ring will be doubled beginning in July. Kate and Henry are welcoming another Cardigan to the house. Windy will be happy to add another baby to her clan, as was evidenced by her reaction to MY (wow, I can really say that!) pup's litter mate sister, who came to deliver the news today. However the news is tinged in great sadness as the sire is passing on to the Rainbow Bridge. Champion Coedwig's Carbon Blue was just a week shy of his 15th birthday. (Godspeed, Carbon.) I only hope we can do him, and his people proud.
MANY thanks to Kim and Leo for allowing me to bring Nuggett home. Many also to Kim, Casper, and Shea, for helping facilitate this. In a couple of weeks I hope that Shea can join her brother for a week or two of doggy camp here.
Our newest addition:
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Until then, my friends and family, have a great week.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Friday, April 2, 2010
Walmart junk food for dogs (no chocolate content, but ingredients pretty disgusting none the less) $1 per bag
Trying to pretend that the dogs haven't a clue what I am about to do...
Final tally was about 10:1 for the (Henry) Chow Hound. Had I flled them with toys it might have been different...or puppies!