Sunday, February 26, 2012

Introducing Flyer

Meet Flyer, C-Myste Baledwr SN Pilot Flies Over Spyrock (pending).

Flyer is the puppy formally known as Dasher from the Hannah- CH C-Myste Baledwr Kumalie, and Pilot - BISS GCH C-Myste Baledwr Free To Disagree litter.

We are very excited to have this boy and look forward to many great things with him.

Friday, February 24, 2012

House guest

For the past week we have had a house guest. He is formal name is CH Tailbrite Beltane Dark Before Dawn, aka Crescent and he is Minnie's suitor. He's a lovely black dog and we are very excited for this potential litter. Based on my calculations, and provided Minnie takes, puppies will due around April 25th. Crescent is a wonderful house guest who has just stolen our hearts. We will miss him when it's time for him to go home.

Here are some pictures we've taken of him this last week while with us.

Such a happy boy!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Agility Practice

We've had a fun few weeks with girls. On Jan 28th we started taking some beginner agility lessons. We decided it would be good for the girls especially since herding isn't an option right now with the new lambs. They have been having a blast! Today was lesson 3 and here are video's of the runs at the end of the class.

First up is Zoe.

Then it was Minnie's turn.

This will be their last lesson for awhile. Minnie is starting to come into heat (YAY!) and that means no more classes for her. Zoe isn't going to go either as we have a couple busy weekends ahead of us including getting Minnie bred. :) We will go back to agility in the future though, it's just too much fun for both us and the girls.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Oh my, how time flies!

Today marks 2 years since I made a very special day trip to Minnesota. I left Medford at 6 in the morning, flew into St. Paul. There I met Garrett for the first time and picked up this beautiful blue puppy who at the time was called Janey. I then got back on the plane with the puppy as my carry-on and we made our way back to Southern Oregon. I can't remember exactly what time I got home (it was 10 or 11 pm) and the puppy met the rest of the family. There were tears involved. This little puppy meant so much to my family (especially Glenn) as she traced 6 generations back to Glenn's original cardigans. We decided to rename her Minnie in honor of where she came and her registered name became Ebonwald A Minnesota Blessing, and a blessing she has been!

Minnie then... Minnie now

It was apparent from early on that she had a great interest in sheep ;)

When she was 15 months old, she saw and worked sheep for the first time. She had instant drive and desire to work.

Minnie at 2 years old.

We are so grateful to Garrett for allowing us to bring her home. In the two years that she has been with us she has competed in Rally earning her RE, earned her CGC, earned her STDs title with ASAC, and completed one leg towards her HTC with AHBA (we haven't had the option to test for the second leg yet).

We have several future plans for her as well. The biggest and soonest upcoming plan is that on her next heat cycle (due in the next month or so) she will bred to CH Tailbrite Dark Before Dawn "Crescent". We are really looking forward to seeing what this litter produces.

We also plan on training in agility (which we started last week) and will be competiting in that in the future along with more herding trials both ASCA and AKC.

Here's looking to another great 2 years/lifetime with her!