Friday, March 28, 2008

A Peek at the Future

Look at is a little baby Pom all snuggled up in mom's tummy.

The Stork is Coming

We found out today that the stork is coming to our house in April. Ms. Creme Brulee is expecting. Ultrasound confirmed as many as three puppies which is a bumper crop for Pomeranians. If all goes well we will be setting up the puppy cam around April 22nd. Daddy is the lovely cream sable champion above named Scooter. He is owned by Nancy and Bob Coddington.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

On a roll..

Well Mike is on a roll. He called from Kentucky today to say that Creme was 4th in a very large Bred By Exhibtor class there. And the judge told him that she loved Creme and wanted to do more for him, but darn it at the last minute Creme got spooked by a loud noice and she move her from 2nd down to 4th. What a nice trip it was. After waiting for pictures, Mike is headed home to Michigan. Boy he has been having fun while I slave away at the big D!

Monday, March 10, 2008

First Q

I just got a call from Kentucky where Mike is at the Pomeranian National Specialty. I had entered Alaska in obedience but my dissertation work had to take priority. Mike agreed to show him in my place and with only four days of practice I sent them both off on a wing and a prayer. Well those guys did great and Alaska got a Q and his first leg in Novice Obedience! I am so proud of them. For those who have never done traditional obedience you always start in the A classes against other first timers, but Alaska was entered in B because I had trained him (and planned to show him) so it was very tough competition. It is a steep learning curve to get ready for your first obedience trial, so Mike really did some good work. Wow! This is my beautiful obedience Pom Alaska aka Grumpage.

Sweet Face

Isn't this a sweet face? This is Sugar, who is Boston's daughter from her first litter. Sugar's dad is Slider. Sugar is a very happy gal who is loved completely by her owner Chris. Can you tell that or what!

Looks like one contented gal.

Friday, March 07, 2008

The Walmart Special

Last week when we went to the International Kennel Club show in Chicago, we experienced every dog show fanatic's worst nightmare. When we pulled into the hotel parking lot and opened the back of the car we discovered that we didn't have our show clothes with us! Yup, they were at home in the spare room where we had laid them out in preparation for the trip. What to do?

Being the true blue dog show people that we are, we knew there is always an answer. We set off on a search for an all night Walmart outside the city....and by 2:00 a.m. we had found one. By 3:00 a.m. we were pulling back in to the parking lot of the hotel with our new Walmart outfits in the bag. It was 4:00 a.m. before we had dogs walked and hit the pillows. My first Rally class was at 8:00 a.m. Needless to say I didn't make it. I did make the second Rally class but both Boston and I were too exhausted to pull off anything but a Q. Pomeranian judging started at 10:15 and Mike was ready but not too enthusiastic. This judge had NEVER put him up. I think he had never even won a class under her. But then he had never showed Chance to her either. You should have seen the look on his face when she pointed to him. His jaw just dropped. "Me?" he said. She had to tell him three times before he believed her and walked over to the winners stand. Outside the ring we were just whooping and hollering! Way to go Mike and Chance. Here he is with the judge and Chance in his new Walmart special outfit. Not bad for an all night clothing run, eh?

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Good news - Bad news

We have had good news and bad news lately. First the good news. Our Chance had his chance to shine at the Chicago International Show last week and he did a superb job of impressing the judge going Best of Winners to capture his last major and complete his championship. He is now Ch. DreamWeaver's Chance to Shine.

On the bad news side, we found that Korbel did not take and we are not having puppies! We are so sorry this happened as we had been looking forward to a bunch of white fuzz balls. Korbel will get to try again next time, but that is at least six months off.