5 weeks ago
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Sky's littermate, Monty, completed the requirements for his Junior Hunter title today in the NorthEast. Monty was handled in the field by his breeder, Linda Hartheimer. Congrats to Monty and owner Cathy - this is Junior Hunter #3 for the Trixie x Parker litter, and #4 for dam Trixie. Way to go!!!
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Sky was awarded Best Bitch in Sweepstakes in Raleigh on 3/27/10 at the Tarheel Weimaraner Club Specialty. She showed beautifully for me that day and we were excited to win at the Sweeps. Had a super time during this weekend staying with our friends the Parron's at their lovely property in Clayton NC. Sky's half sister Mia with owner Jessica came up to show also, with our friend Erin and her lovely Viszla pup Remy, who completed her Rally Novice title in Raleigh. Gretchen Stephenson, who owns CT Obie, was kind enough to work with Sky and I on some tracking and article indication, and started Mia and Remy in tracking. We even were able to attend a Tarheel Weim Club meeting after the show on Saturday, a treat for me living so far away. A good time was had by all this weekend!
Sky and Debbie took the plunge at the Raleigh NC shows Mar 25, 2010 and entered Rally Novice. Sky has not had much obedience training but was very responsive to voice and scored a 98 and 1st place her first time in the ring. The next day she qualified, but wanted to go to the "handler trade in tent" since I failed to complete a left spiral and cost us 10 pts for a score of 90, if not for me she would have had a perfect score and another 1st place. She very generously has not held this against me and agreed to come home with me that day. We plan on completing her RN title soon.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
We had the opportunity today to go hiking at Max Patch with our good friend Margo Gray and her GSD Samira. Today was Samira's first anniversary with the Gray family, after finding out she was available thru rescue on the Tracking Dog list in 2009. Sky and Samira made friends quickly and we had a lovely time enjoying the beauty of Spring in the mountains. Sky was being silly and ran away with her water dish