Thank you, Maxine!
Maxine Brinker sent photos of her Nutmeg (12.5 yrs) and Sage (4) at a Barn Hunt event. They both like these events and have done well at them.
Thank you, Maxine!
My first day off since Friday and what a week. I was so tired when I went to bed early this morning that I fell asleep and woke later still holding my book in both hands. (I am reading the wonderful "Grace" by the hugely talented author Max... Lucado.) I do not mind saying that I had breakfast at 4 this afternoon!
Refreshed now, on this 'Throwback Thursday', I am posting a photo of Andrew (left) and Jamie Stock with Walmar's Drucilla. I acquired Druci in middle age from Wally and Mary Jones. Her sister CH Walmar's Druid Princess, a favorite of Wally's, was a DCA National Sweepstakes winner. Their black/tan brother CAN/AM CH Walmar's Dark Prince was a group winner for Uffe and Carol Brae.
Druci had one litter of one for me, CH Walmar's Luke v Dorndorf L. At his first show, Luke was WD/BW for 5 points at the Central Ohio specialty, with me handling. He finished with three majors. Luke was the father of my N litter, now 12 years old, which include DC Nadja ME, multi-Absolute, multi-titled DC Nexus, SUvCH NIck (in Sweden), and MACH5 FC Nutmeg CDX! Becky England also used Luke and he produced something like seven Champions for her.
The proud parents of James and Andrew are Christian and Julie Stock. The boys are in college now but I well remember rocking Andrew when they brought him home from the hospital. : )
I'm missing a lot of things now that I'm in China, like bread, ice for drinks, and air conditioning. But today I'm thinking of my little baby, FC Annie Ochre Von Dorndorf TDX CGC, "Ochre" is turning 10! She's taken me through it all and has probably had more dresses and bows on than any other dachshund. She taught me to fight for what I want and let me travel the USA for our competitions. I love this little dog so much, Happy 10th Birthday to the whole O-Litter!
Laura got Ochre from me when she was six and Ochre was 9 months. It was a match made in heaven. Two accomplishments include going Absolute Winner at the DCA National Field Trial in Texas in 2008, and earning their TDX (in the first TDX test for either of them), at the DCA National Tracking Test in Wisconsin in 2011.
Probably sound like a broken record, but I glad to say over and over again that I am very proud of Laura and Ochre!
Laura is presently on a summer-long mission trip working with orphans in China.
This afternoon, Viljo and Taya were playing hard and Taya dashed under the dining table. She was effectively surrounded by table legs and chair legs and rungs. She was daring Viljo to come in after her. Queen of the Fort, a version of King of the Hill. As I watched, Viljo picked up what is left of some stuffed toy they have demolished and tossed it in the air. Taya watched it hit the carpet while Viljo watched Taya. He was using it to entice her to come out into the open! Taya wanted that thing and tensed as if to go after it, but in the end, she didn't fall for it. But I thought it was quite clever of V to do this!
I came out of the kitchen this morning to see Owl watching KITTY TV - again. He is obsessed with the star of that show; never misses an episode if he can help it. Thinking that my view of the dog and cat 'lineup' was interesting, I went to get my camera. No concerns that Owl would move. He would be watching as long as Kiki was on screen!
I posted this on Facebook for 'throwback Thursday.'
Marta's second (and last) litter was by the Swedish import Hound's Kashmir who was out of venerable old hunting lines. Four males and three females were born in June of 2004. It was my O litter and I was working on coming up with O names. These were days before my photography went digital, so I had to wait to see photos. When I got this batch, I studied one particular photo of the four males together. The expression of one pup caught my eye. I said, hmmm, he looks like a wise little owl. Which is true to this day. I'm pretty sure you will know which one I am talking about.
Idle hands are the devil's workshop. This is what happens when your tracking dog goes an entire weekend without tracking! Tasha tracks down and finds my deer hair identification cards! - Cliff Shrader, LA
Those took a bit of time and effort to put together. I'm glad that she did not do much damage to your 'cheat sheets!'
hmmmm. Wonder who got into the last of the mashed sweet potatoes.
Actually, I gave him the last of the mashed sweet potatoes! Owl had it smeared from one side of his nose to the other. He swallowed much of the 'evidence' while I was reaching for my camera!
I am enjoying and photographing this seemingly insignificant thing because Owl has only just gotten over three days with gastritis. In pain and not eating or drinking during that time, it is GOOD to see him hungry and active again!
I don't take my dogs for photos with Santa but I can appreciate a good photo like that.
These are two dogs I once owned who both went to live with Patricia Thomas Massaro. On the left is ABS4 FC Judo v Dorndorf L. Judo was a good son of Ilsa. He probably started on rabbits better than any dog I have owned. But he did not voice on rabbits, only sometimes on deer, and eventually he went to a new home. I don't know that I would make the decision not to use him today but...live and keep learning. I know more about spurlaut these days than I did then.
On the right is Walmar's Drucilla, sister of Group Winner Dark Prince and DCA Sweeps winner Druid Princess. I got Druci from Wally and Mary when she was middle age. I had her for a couple of years during which time she had one litter of one. Druci's only puppy became CH Walmar's Luke v Dorndorf L, father of Nadja, Nexus, Nick, and Nutmeg v Dorndorf L.
Anyway, it was my contribution to throwback Thursday today on Facebook. Seemed like a good time to post this one! I'm not exactly sure but believe the photo was taken about 2001 so Judo would have been eight and Druci a few years older.
I have been saying that Seiko is owned by Tina Knoll, which she is. Today, Tina's daughter Laura wrote to me, "Seiko is actually owned by me, too. I just needed some credit on my awesome little puppy."
Yes, you do, Laura! Pleeaase accept my apology.
Last night's efforts. It's the first tree I've put up in years! If you can call it a tree, more like a big branch. But then there's no power struggle....
The first winter I lived here, I was all about the country Christmas and by golly I was going to do it right. I took Karl and we went to a tree farm. They gave me an saw. I went all around and picked out a tree that was just right. Tied Karl to a tree nearby. There was snow on the ground and some people with happy kids, strong and wonderful pine scent and everything was so fine. Until we got to the car. The tree wasn't that tall but it was big around and it was a huge effort to get it in there. Likewise, getting it through the front door at home. It wasn't the tree farm's fault but they haven't seen me since!
"Demand is the death knell of friendship." This sentence in a book that I am reading catches my deeper attention. I want to think about that. With elbows on desk and head in hands, I focus in on the statement. Moments later, a couple of sharp, loud barks sound to the left of my chair. Viljo. While I am considering demand vs friendship, is my friend V "demanding" dinner? Bright smiling eyes and a thump of hairy tail say otherwise. Nope, this is just a friendly reminder!
Something of another tall tale featured on Facebook!
"My faith in Internet stories has been restored. Finally, some honesty in big buck hunting stories. Below is a picture of the new world record whitetail buck. It was taken by the cousin of a co-worker's sister's uncle's best friend's son-in-law's niece's hairdresser's neighbor's ex-boyfriend's oldest nephew. Reportedly it will score 2603-1/8 by B&C standard and was shot in West Texas on a really windy day, 85 degrees downhill, around a curve at 900 yards with a .22 cal. rifle."
This morning was the second time in less than a week that I woke to toilet paper strung through the bathroom and into the bedroom. The first time, I didn't know if the main culprit was Viljo or Taya; they were both in there. This morning the mystery unraveled. Taya still slept. Viljo was in the bathroom playing snow machine again.
Where there's a will there's a way!
Then watch the video sideways. It gives great perspective of a dachshund moving in tight quarters.
For "throwback Thursday" today on Facebook, Laura posted this very cute photo of Ochre and herself. I believe the photo would have been taken in September 2005 when Ochre was 14 months old and Laura was eight!
And Laura had already been handling dogs owned by her parents for two years!
ABS5 FC Annie Ochre von Dorndorf TDX CGC and I winning our very first field trial placement in Addison, Michigan. - Laura Knoll, MS
Gretel, owned by Jennifer Fry, has been with the Knolls in Mississippi for a couple of months. Evidently, Gretel wants the holiday menu to include cream of turtle soup!
The following was posted on BuzzFeed by Summer Anne Burton. Many thanks to Janice for sending the link. I like the photo very much!
Eva, who works as a foster mom for Badass Brooklyn Foster Dog, rescued this one-eyed dachshund mix from a high-kill shelter in Alabama. She fell in love, bringing him back to her farm in Pennsylvania and naming him Captain Morgan.