Sunday, March 29, 2009

The Phantom Menace

Phantom is beautiful, but sometimes a very bad puppy. He is also very snugly and just loves everyone he meets. In the evening he will lean up against us in the living room and push his face into our laps...just getting all the love he can find. But leave him alone for a minute and you are sure to find him with something in his mouth that should not be there!

Mike and his Digger

Mike's favorite Pomeranian Digger is a 12 year young retired champion. After seeing me compete in rally over the last few years, Mike wanted to try it out. With a little work he proved you can teach an old dog new tricks. Digger now has two Qs in novice rally and needs only one more to finish his title. However the real point is that he LOVES training with Mike and the two of them are once again enjoying time alone together. There is a wonderful feeling of teamwork when you are in the ring together and it can make your heart all warm and fuzzy. Check out Mike and Digger on the back half of the Novice A rally course yesterday.

Good Night Sweet Snickers

Our sweet Snicker Doodles went to the Rainbow Bridge tonight. She was the sweetest dog who faced her handicaps with great courage and tenacity. She was determined, smart, and tough...quick to tell us what she needed, grateful when we would help her. She couldn't see well but she always knew our voices, our touch and our scent. Snickers was greatly loved. She was joyous in the face of her struggles in life;. always with a wagging tail and a bouncing bark hello.
2003 - 2009
Sweet dreams until we meet again.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

New Titles Today

Today my two lovely gals Treasure and Korbel were in the ribbons at a rally obedience trial. Here we are accepting congrats from the judge for Treasure's second place with a score of 99 (out of 100). Korbel placed 4th with a 97. First place went to a dear friend Jan West whom I have known for years. I was so happy for her and her Sheltie. Both girls finished their Rally Novice titles with this third leg. Watch Treasure on You Tube!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Soaking in the Love

Phantom and Boston and I went over to visit Lorraine over the weekend. She needed some of that puppy love. Here she is soaking it in as Boston is tells her how much she loves her.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Handling Chance

We enjoy sharing our Pomeranian Chance with junior handler Jill Clark who is getting to try out the toy group and hone her skills as a handler. Jill has been successfully showing Samoyeds since she was eight years old, but wanted to expand her horizons. Here they are after a most successful weekend in Kalamazoo!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

The BIG Race

It is hard to imagine being out camping with dogs in subfreezing temperatures right now, but that that is exactly what 60 odd mushers are doing in Alaska as they attempt to complete the journey from Willow to Nome in the last great race. They journey by dog sled along a thousand miles of open tundra. At the moment Lance Mackey has about an eight hour lead and it looks like he will quite possibly win for the third year in a row. His team is running strong and still has 16 dogs at the most recent check point. Check it out at:

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Mike Having Fun in Kentucky

Mike is off at the Pomeranian Club of America national specialty this week in Louisville Kentucky. His sister Linda is also there up from Texas so it is a family reunion of sorts. Unfortunately some people (and dogs) have to stay home. He is having a great time. On Tuesday he went into the Rally Obedience ring for the first time and competed with Digger in Novice A. He and Digger placed 4th and got their first leg of the RN title. Way to go Digger. Digger will be 12 years old at the end of March. Today, Mike took Creme Brulee in the Bred By Exhibitor ring and even though she was out of coat she place 4th in a class of 15! Funny thing is Miss Creme has been 4th in her class at the Pom national three years running. Wonder what would happen if she ever showed up there in full coat? Congratulations to Mike and both Digger and Creme for a good showing.

Korbel's Aspen Baby

Korbel's baby Aspen is looking mighty fine these days! She is over 30 lbs and growing up fast. Her new family reports she is a very busy gal.