Friday, August 29, 2008

Aubrey Paige is almost 2!

This is my granddaughter, Aubrey Paige.
She is full of smiles, loves to tickle, loves to talk, loves to come to grandma's house,
loves her mommy and daddy and family and friends and she is a lover of animals.
She's inquisitive and bright with sparkling blue eyes. She is the love of my life and I feel so blessed to be able to hold her and hug her and get sloppy wet kisses from her.
I love her happiness at being the center of attention of our family ,
I love bath time when she does her streak through the house
while laughing and squealing with joy.
I love my girl..... Happy 2nd Birthday on September 8.

Love, Grandma

Sunday, August 24, 2008

CHAMPION Rise N Shine's She's So Hot "SAUCIE"

CH Rise N Shine's She's So Hot "Saucie"

In the ring earning her Championship
at Santa Barbara Kennel Club Show

If you read the title of this post you must realize that I am thrilled beyond words. I entered Saucie and Channing in the Santa Barbara Kennel Club Show this weekend. After doing so I realized that if they both won I'd need someone to take Channing into the ring as I couldn't show two dogs at once. I kind of "tricked" Brad into coming with me by telling him we'd have a nice weekend away and only later added that if the impossible happened he might have to show a dog.Well, IT HAPPENED!! Channing won Winner's Dog, Saucie won Winner's Bitch so out into the ring Brad went with Channing and he was a great sport!! Saucie won Winner's Bitch, Best of Winners and Best of Opposite Sex on Saturday!!!! Sunday Channing won his class and Reserve Dog while Saucie again won Winner's Bitch, Best of Winners and Best of Opposite Sex!! What a sweep and best of all, she earned all the points to finish her Championship Title!! What a RUSH!!!
Brad greeted me coming out of the ring with a gold pendant ribbon that says CH (champion) on it. I was so happy to share this win with Brad, I usually go to the shows by myself so this made it extra special.

Don't ever let him tell you he doesn't like these dogs!! He's in bed feeding them pie!!!

I'll post the official photographs from the dog show when they come in

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Home from Washington

Rise N Shine's Hot Property "Channing" Channing jumping for his ball
Channing returning with his ball

I got home last Friday afternoon after a very long and tiring drive from Washington. The journey wasn't without incidence and 3 hours from Bfld. on the I5 I lost my car-top carrier, bicycle, luggage and misc. going about 75 miles an hour. No injuries and I recovered the luggage contents but everything else was destroyed at a cost of about $5600!!
My trip was fantastic , I stayed with my friend Julie and worked in her boarding kennel cleaning kennels, exercising dogs, feeding dogs, bathed dogs, groomed dogs and played with Julie's dogs . Saucie did well at the huge Stumptown Show in Portland taking a Reserve in a 5 pt. major but that means we are still needing 2 points for her Championship.
I have much to write about and many pictures to share about the journey but I'm going to post most the pictures on my website.
Now, this was no surprise to my family but I really didn't think I was going to come home with another dog but guess what? Julie offered to let me bring Channing home and show him in Southern CA for a few months and get some more experience. I am so honored to be entrusted with this beautiful boy and excited to be able to go into the ring with an Open Dog. Channing gets along great with my dogs and as you can see by the pictures, he is quite a jumper!
Well, vacation is over . I had a fantastic time but it was good to be back home with my husband and all three of my sons and 2 daughter-in-laws. Of course, I missed Aubrey and it feels so good to hear her calling me " Kimmie" and giving me kisses!!!! An after bath kiss