Down to Five

Another three puppies left this weekend.  Two are now happily living in Tennessee and one is now a Texas girl.  I wantched the plane on my phone as baby Sunni got to her new family.  She came out of the trip in great shape and they are already in love with her!

The two in Tennessee are settling in well too!  We have two more leaving in two weeks.  One is flying to her new family in California and the other is headed to Alabama.  I was laughing to David being down to five is like having a normal size litter!

Luckily everyone is on Facebook so I can stalk the puppies.  We still have not named the girl we are keeping.  I like the name "I Live For Applause" from a Lady GaGa song, David likes Ecstatic Frenzy (which I told him sounds like a hyper Poodle) so we are still up in the air.  We still have the one boy available which I am puzzled by he is GREAT but I am sure his right home will come up!

Three More left the Nest

I took a ride over to David's to get paperwork filled out and help assemble puppy packets.  Three more puppies left (RTM2 still no name left earlier in the week).  Today Buzz (RTM3), ShelBee (RTM4) and Ruby (RTF4) left the nest.  We have two more leaving next week and then coordination of the three leaving the area have to be scheduled.

We still have one boy left, he is super nice, no idea why he has not been snatched up, it seems he has gotten lost in the sea of red but I know his home will be here soon!!  He is absolutely adorable and has tons of personality.  THere are a few people that have asked for info on him so I am sure he will have a home soon!

The vet came out today and gave shots and everyone was wormed.  All in all a great day.

We decided on a name for Stinger Clone (RTM1) Clineland This May Sting A Bit at Calabrone.  This May Sting A bit is what I wanted to name Stinger originally but my husband liked Stings Like A Bee better so that won.  He still does not have a call name - Stinger Clone is NOT going to stay ha ha ha.

On the other hand DeeDee has a call name (BTB1) but no registered name.  We will figure it out.

Bad news - Memphis' win photo seems to be lost and my ad is due so I have been panicking.  Somewhere out in photography land someone is going to get a photo of my dog and wonder why the heck they got it.  I am really upset but at this point resigned to the fact I will never get it.

I had to do the ad with a candid instead which really makes me sad.

Celia is fitting in well, it is like she has been here forever.  Such a sweet girl!  I think she and I are going to do some rally this winter.  She is so sweet!

Setting the record straight

I have had a LOT of people ask me why I am not using Jamie to show my dogs.  Let me just say there is no drama - I love Jamie to pieces there is no fight or anything.  Hate to tick off the rumor mill.

The simple reason is he already has a Special he shows - he shows for my dear friend (and now co-owner) Sharon Fontanini.  I have known this for three years, if I wanted a dog shown in Best of Breed Jamie would not be able to do it.  Jamie helped me choose the handler for Stinger - Lenny and Shelby Brown.  They are all good friends.  I am one of Sharon's biggest supporters.  When I am at shows I am the one texting her Deena (her special) results.  I am her biggest cheerleader in Groups if she wins over mine.  Sharon cheers my dogs on too.  NO DRAMA.

It makes sense to not have to pay two sets of expenses (one to Jamie and one to Lenny/Shelby) so the Brown's have my dogs now.  Lenny and Shelby will be showing Memphis and Celia this year to finish their Grand Championships and Stinger on a limited campaign this winter through next year and beyond.

Jamie is more than a handler he is my friend.  I love Lenny and Shelby too.  I trust them with my dogs.  People need to understand that once you get out of the classes it is a whole different atmosphere.  THis works for everyone and everyone is happy.  I usually do not get into dog show politics on my blog as I find it boring but I had a ton of people asking and so here it is.  The truth.  And honestly this truth is rather boring LOL.

Contact redirect has been down

I had not heard a peep off my website and thought it was too quiet.  Well it was, I found about 20 emails that never got sent to me.  I responded to as many as I could but feel so bad.  I pride myself on returning calls and emails and there are a bunch of people out there who probably think I suck.

The Stinger x Diamond puppies are starting to leave the nest.  One left earlier this week.  Three are leaving Sunday (all locals) and then the travelers who are going to other states will leave in a few weeks.  Everyone passed their CERF exams so they are all good to go.

We have one boy left but I did not really advertise until this week.  I wanted to get through all of the evaluations first so now we are looking for his home.  He is so stinking cute and very laid back.  I am sure he will find his family quickly!

Memphis WINS

Everyone that knows me knows I absolutely HATE going reserve.  Reserve gets you no points, it does get you a flat ribbon and a hefty bill.  Day One of the Greenville cluster Memphis went Reserve to a 5 point major (the highest amount of points a class dog can get).  I was grumbly and sulking (okay I am still a good sport but I HATE RESERVE)

Today he was Winner's Dog for a 5 point major!  And now he has both majors and needs one point.  He and Lenny really get along - I think because Memphis wants to be a GSD.  Of course Stinger decided to dump his coat so he looks like he is about 12 months old and we have 11 specials so not much hope there BUT he is showing really well.

We are all having such a great time - we all get along down here which is GREAT.  It is so fun to hang out with people that enjoy your breed.

And then there is the SHOW - 2,000 dogs including the #1 and #2 dogs in the country!  I love them both but am in LOVE with Swagger the Old ENglish Sheepdog and have proclaimed him my boyfriend! 

He won Best in Show today and afterwards I was in the parking lot and who should amble by but the #1 dog Matisse!  I called his name and his eyes lit up and he was such a cuddler.  I actually teared up because I am living a blessed life being surrounded by friends and also these wonderful dogs.

I wish everyone could experience it.