Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Spokane Results

~ submitted by Tracy Thorleifson
photos coming soon
Sat., Spokane KC – WD – Griffey, RWD – Ranger; BOB/BOW – Dara
Sun., Spokane KC – WD – Dobbin (Nightwind’s Just Dobbin), RWD – Griffey, BOB/BOW – Dara
Mon., CDA KC – WD/BOB – Dobbin, RWD/BP Griffey; Best Puppy in Herding Group – Griffey (Dara was pulled on Mon/Tues because she is singled out).
Tues., CDA KC – WD/BOB – Griffey, RWD – Ranger

Sat, Sun., & Mon. Griffey’s junior handler, Haley Pemble, also showed Griffey in Junior Showmanship. Very brave to take a 10 month old puppy into a class where having a dog trained to nail free stacks is what wins. They did not place but looked great together. I overheard one of Haley’s friends telling her that “it takes guts to take a puppy into Junior Showmanship.”

Sat night Gail and husband Bob organized a lovely dinner at a local Thai restaurant. Sandy (Dobbins’ owner), Dallas & Judy Meggit, Hannah (Ranger’s handler) and Luis (Hannah’s boyfriend), Tracy & Haley, and honorary Briard people Dennis & Kathy Morgan (current owners of Boxers who shared our grooming space) all attended.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

See You "Later"

~ submitted by Gail Oneal
Ripley (left) and Later (right) - summer 2005
Later: Ch. Nightwind Ohmy Next Day Delivery HXAd HTDIIId (1997-2010)
Ripley: Ripley Be Leve It Or Not V.D. Hoolhoeve HSAs JHD (2000-2008)

They both loved life to the fullest and were our best friends, as well as with each other. They both teamed up to raise Emmy-and did a wonderful job. Later dearly loved dog shows and was a natural ham. She represented briards well and made many friends for the breed. Ripley was a clown and the most funny dog we ever had-from his "boing-boinging" up and down at the door, to his pouting (with lip out) when he got in trouble. They were well loved and are greatly missed.
Later with sheep