Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Sam is growing up!

What a cutie this guy is turning out to be, he's been a lot of fun, now he's just 4 1/2 months, I'm washing nearly twice a week and trimming, he makes his debut in baby class on Saturday in Chubu.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Congratulations to Hiroshi and Leo and Kaz and Toshi and Vikki

I am so happy for my friends here in Japan. Hiroshi, my friend and mentor won Best of Opposite Sex with AKC/JKC Ch. Kathrich Santeric Windfall, Leo at Westminster Kennel Club in New York, Toshi Omura went and was able to see his wonderful bitch Vikki handled by Hiroshi's cousin Kaz Hosaka to Best of Breed and Group 1st, Vikki's half brother also won Best of Opposite with Martin Gregory handling. And then, Chie Ejima, a good friend, judge, and handler, also won Best of Breed as owner/breeder/and handler with her Papillon! It was truly a wonderful day for Japan! Congratulations to all, I wish I could have been there to see Vikki, I knew Kaz could do it! One day I'll show a dog there, but I'll wait until its a dog that can win!!!! :-)

Until next time!

Saturday, February 10, 2007

We went to the Sapporo Ice Festival 2007 in Hokkaido

And we brought back some scottie things! Otaru is well known for their glass and music boxes, well we went to the Otaru Orgel Museum, and low and behold we found Scottish Terrier items. Here are some photos, Kelvin and I took a tour and we had a blast, hopefully we'll have some pictures of the ice sculptures, our camera went on the fritz so our friend is supposed to sent his pictures, I have some on my phone but no way to get them off.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

We have a new addition...and yes, we've gone crazy!!!

Okay, don't laugh, I was involved in poodles when I was younger, most don't know that I used to handle Standards for my dear friend Joanne Langseth and had a pretty good run with one her blacks named Cole. So let me introduce you to "Sam", Smash JP Alaskan Dream, he was born October 22, 2007 and what a little dream he is. He is from one of the best kennels in the world and from my good friend Toshi Omura of Smash Poodles. Toshi was one of the first people I met when I came to Japan and opened his arms and help to me, so I've always supported him and his dogs. It was really an honor for him to trust me with one of his poodles, and Joanne and I will co-own him together, he will reside with Joanne in Alaska so she can kick some butt with him up there. We are hoping that he can go to PCA, he'll be in 6-9 months puppy dog. His nickname is "Smash" to all his Japan friends!

Everything with the scots is going well, we didn't show Max last weekend due to conflict of interest, Goldie was Excellent Group the first day after deciding she didn't like the space heaters, and on Sunday she was BOB and Group 1st under Judge Mr. Sugahara, whom used to work for Peter Green and Bergit long ago, he's been a wonderful friend and support and just started his judging career last year after a huge retirement party, already he's judged in Europe at some big shows and having a blast.

Well, until next time,