Thursday, October 7, 2010

Exciting News! Puppies expected!!!

We have an exciting announcement to make!  Very exciting opportunity for both Heather and I!  Kathy suggested that we do a co-breeding and Miss Priscilla is expecting a litter around Thanksgiving!

Priscilla was bred to MBIS/BISS GCh Heart of Gold Power Play, aka "Powell".  Powell was a Number 1 Cardigan, Best Stud Dog CWCCA 2010 National, AOM Westminster 2009 and 2010.  On paper, this is a repeat breeding that produced Will Smith Jacob who was Reserve Winners Dog and Best Puppy at the 2010 National.

Priscilla is mom to Tollar, who won the 12-18 month class at the 2010 National.   

I can say that for myself, I am beyond excited about this opportunity!  Thank you Heather for letting me be apart of this and thank you Kathy for helping us!!  Pretty sure I am forever in debt to you :)

This will be a huge learning process for me... though it's been overwhelming at times, I look forward to what the future will bring :)  Here's hoping to a happy, beautiful, awesome litter :)

For more information, please contact Heather or myself and we'd be happy to answer any questions!!  We are still accepting puppy applications for pet homes!

Counting down the days...

In other news.. Uno and I will be heading to the Chesapeake Specialty in MD next weekend!  Very excited to see more Cardigans and meet more Cardi people!!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Attention Uno

Barking at the pear tree and glaring at it while doing so will not help your situation.  Barking at it will not cause the pear tree to share it's fruit with you.

Much love,
Mom & Dad

Yes.. it's pear season.  Chuck has this big pear tree in the yard and originally it was there for his deers etc for the Upstate NY property.  Well, he thought wrong because last year we learned that Cardigans apparently love pears.

Cooper is the smart one as he knows that if there are none on the ground then he can just jump and shake the branches that are low enough to get some pears.  However, Blue wonder over here is convinced that by barking at it, it will rain pears.  He has this logic simply b/c one day when he was barking at the tree demanding it's fruits be rained on himself, Cooper got sick and tired of his yapping.  Coop jumped up, shook the low branches and of course it rained pears.  The pears however bonked Blue wonder in the head which left him a bit more disgruntled.  Now you can see why he thinks barking at pear tree = pear mania.

Good thing about pear season?? HELPS ME KEEP WEIGHT ON BLUE WONDER!!!  He has been eating well lately!  We're doing a partial raw diet.  1 cup Fish Orijen in the AM with his supplements,  4oz Satin ball in the afternoon for training and then dinner is his natures variety Venison medallions!  Supplemented with Pears from the yard too!

In other news, started the new job this week!  So far so good.  Certainly have to adjust to the whole office environment thing, but no big deal.  Happy for the consistent weekly paycheck and job stability :)

Next weekend will be the Macungie show!  Can't wait!!  Dawn and I will be driving down probably around 4:30pm and hopefully get to the hotel and meet up with Kate by 9pm!  Woot woot!!  Cardi mania here we come ;)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Update! Ahh I'm slacking I know

I know, I have been slacking.

So for updates.  Uno went Reserve to the Major last Saturday at West Springfield.  I was really happy with him!  He was such a good boy and showed really well for me.  Looking forward to Macungie for sure!!

Today we took a trip to Quechee Gorge in White River Junction, VT !  Boys had a great time and it was just a perfect day for the trip!

Today also marks Chuck and I's 2 yr anniversary!  Woo hoo!  Can't believe we are getting married next October.. ahhh.. excitement and being overwhelmed all smooshed together for feelings about that haha.

Oh.. and because Fall is right around the corner.. that means PEAR season is starting.  The boys have started collecting their pears and feasting.  At least that will be one way for Uno to stay within the weight that I'd like him to be in! hahaha  Anybody else have Cardis addicted to pears?  You should see them.  They knock the pears off the tree by jumping up and shaking branches etc.  Pretty smart!

So with this update I bring you pictures as well.  Here are some shots from today and a pic from last weekends show!!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Rise and shine people! I kid.. kind of

I don't suppose the neighbors would find me too amusing if I had decided to blow out Uno's coat with our new blower at 5 this morning.  Instead I opted to take the boys rollerblading around a few blocks and then bathe the blue dog.  7am seems like a better choice to blow him out no? ;)  RISE AND SHINE PEOPLE!! 

We didn't do anything yesterday at the show.  Today I opted to have Sarah (his breeder) show him for me so I can see if he is better in the ring with somebody else.  And I'd also like to see from an outsiders point of view of how he looks in the ring in comparison to other Cardis.  I certainly will be able to learn from this situation.  And I almost feel as maybe with me he's too mushy and isn't as sharp as he should be when with someone else.  So today, Sarah's showing him.  And next weekend Chuck's mom is going to show him all weekend at W Spfld!  4 pt major from what I hear for next weekend!! YAH!!   Let's go blue dog let's go!!   I am okay with the thought of having someone else show him..  I just don't want to be the one keeping him from earning his points.  So figure may as well see how he does and go from there .  Can't hurt to try out my options!!

In other news.. in laws to be approve of 3rd Cardi addition.  We are opting for a puppy.. just waiting for the right one to come around.  Right now this moment is not a good time to bring in a dog because of my respiratory issue.  I cannot express how frustrating it was for me to be so winded, short of breath and WHEEZING after rollerblading around the block with the boys this AM.  Better than 2 wks ago.. so we are improving slowly.  The problem is I am usually able to run miles on end with out being winded!!!!  People that know me well are really disturbed to hear that I have no lung capacity at the moment.  It is disturbing.  And worst of all, severely frustrating.  Yesterday was the most I've done (activity wise) in 2 weeks.  I was so drained by the time we got home from the show I developed a heinous headache and was useless the rest of the day.  You'd think the way I am right now that I was severely deconditioned and had some kind of chronic smoking problem.. Yep no.  Clear lungs from x rays, and fabulous heart supposedly according to the cardiogram.  Docs have not a clue as to what's wrong...  Anyways, I'm improving so.. had to resign from my position working at the jewelery store due to what I believe is the main cause of this respiratory issue.  So we'll see.. job hunting again.  I hope the previous interviews I went on will pay off and someone will call me back.  Certainly there are quite a few good options that I interviewed with.. so I'm willing to take whatever!  This tues I have an interview at the vet office near by.. so maybe that could work as well!  SIGH.

On the bright side, CHUCK GOT THE JOB at westover airbase!! As one of their main electricians!! HOORAH!!! ;) 

Okay time to groom and make food and then off I go to Fitchburg!  Wish us luck!!!  I will be playing paparazzi and video'ing today :)

Monday, August 16, 2010

Finicky Eater that is named Uno.

Am I the ONLY person in the world who has a Cardi who is a finicky eater?  WHO DOESN'T finish satin balls or chicken thigh?  Other Corgs would die to eat the amount of food you get blue dog.. UGH

Though I love you to death Blue dog... BUT, YOU DRIVE ME INSANE SOME TIMES!!!

That was a pic Chuck got of him yesterday... He was kind of blah yesterday compared to usual.  We worked on trotting up and down the street with distractions etc. 

Waiting for all our grooming supplies to come in!  Should be in today.  Blower is en route.

Anybody doing the Chesapeake Specialty show in October?  I'd really like to go!  It's in MD!

Dremmeling was interesting to say the least.  At least the nails got done!  Took both of us to do it but it's done.  It wasn't so much Uno screaming or anything.. he really didn't make blood curdling noises.. it was just that he is such a worm and he was freaking out.  It's okay, just need to work on it and I suspect he will eventually become desensitized.. or one could at least hope so ha!

In other news.. hopefully the docs will figure out what the heck is wrong with me today!!  I have not been able to run, work out, or do ANYTHING since Wednesday.  Stall/crate rest, har har har. Not so funny.  I feel 100% minus the horrid chest pains, inability to breathe properly due to my lungs feeling as if they were filled with water, light headed/dizziness, and so on.   The tests showed I was 100% healthy.. yet I feel this terrible.  I suspect black mold... due to a similar reaction from before when dealing with it.  Black mold in one of the places I work at that is.  NOT at home.

Well until then.. we shall see!  Stay tuned!

Friday, August 13, 2010

yee haw

we are getting bamboo wood floors for the living room and dining room as well as an area rug! in addition to that we are also getting new floor for the kitchen!

and... path to us becoming a tri corg family may just become a reality after all! :) excite excite!

can't wait for fitchburg next weekend and then west Springfield!

desire my respiratory issues.. things are going well! we will get more info on what's wrong with me on Monday follow up appointment. but for now the doc says my hearts in great shape as are my lungs. what gives!? Rawr
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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Uno's new show lead!

ring bling for Uno!
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