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!'