Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Preparing for the weekend!

Well, the week has been busy. Over the weekend I visited Chisato in Morioka and we went to dinner at her parents restaurant, it was really good and such a nice place. Thank you Chisato! I took all the dogs and let them exercise at the Naya Court and I think they were happy. We laughed as the scotties took over the run. There was Polo, Cookie, Eva, and Becky and of course we can't forget our favorite Airedale Eric.

I also got pictures of Pete's litter in Washington, Pete is Goldie's Brother whom finished a top 20 scottie at just 9 months old. He lives with Irene Snodgrass. We're hoping something really nice comes from him, him and Goldie were like twins. We'll see....

So, I packed the car today for the Ibaraki FCI Weekend, Goldie will get trimmed tomorrow and Eva will give another stab at the Puppy Class, which will probably be her final puppy show before retiring to growing up. :-)

ENJOY the puppy pic! They are 8 weeks old!

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Asia Show memories!

Chisato sent me some photos today from the breed and Groups of the Airedale, but I was most impressed by this photo for other reasons other then the dogs. I came to Japan just a few years ago and jumped into the dog shows head first, not knowing anyone or anybody, and then I look at this photo and it shows everything I strive for as far as dog shows are concerned. I love the feel of this photo, Chisato worked so hard to make Eric look his best, and her work paid off with a very deserving Group 1st, and I was truly happy for her. We traveled to Tokyo together and this moment was special for both of us I think, we were both 1st and 2nd, shaking hands, Eric was looking at both his mama's(I'm kind of a honorary mama), and in the background are the flags and Asia Show letters.

I hope that all my friendships can remain like this one, I'm thankful to have met Chisato and Hiroshi, and everyone in Japan that has supported my love for this sport!

Shikoku FCI was a success!!

I went to Shikoku for the first time for the FCI dog show with Goldie. We were successful with Best of Breed and a Group 2. I helped Hiroshi as his wife was busy taking care of the kids and couldn't come so I helped him handle quite a few dogs and bathed blow dried ect. and was kept very busy. But I had a blast! The results were well for Hiroshi, he was making history with the English Cocker by taking the King Title, and then his Westy was Reserve King with his friend Shigeru handling, and I handled Lucy the Cairn for Reserve Queen after Shigeru won the group with her! I also handled Chester the flat coat to a Group 3 behind the Cocker! I had so much fun with Chester, I miss handling the big dogs so much!

Here are some pics from the weekend!

Monday, April 10, 2006

Photo time!

Okay, so I have been slacking in photos, here are some of the latest ones from the past few weeks....

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Asia and Yokohama Shows

Hi! Most that visit this already know the results of Asia, but for those that don't

BOB Dog was CH. McVans The Patriot making his debut and going on to Group 2, owner Nakara, and BOB Bitch was CH. Sweet Basil JP Beatrice later went Group 3, owner Mrs. Watanabe. Congrats to all!

As for this weekend, in Yokohama we took Goldie to a show and she received Group 1 and Reserve Queen in Show so we were happy for her to make up the results after Asia! :-)

Now I'm going to bed. :-)