I think that just about sums up our weather lately! I feel wilted. The dogs don't even want to stay outside any longer than it takes them to potty.
Show ResultsLast time I wrote, Jenna, Greta, and I were home from West Bend, WI, and a 3-show weekend. Here is the official show photo of Jenna with judge Alvin Krause.
An Unusual Turn of EventsI've been home alone this weekend (if being "alone" can be applied to someone with a bunch of dogs and a cat!). This is unusual for me because I am the one who is usually away for a show while my husband is at home with the dogs (and cat). In addition to the other "hats" he wears, my husband is a playwright. This weekend he drove to Gulf Shores, AL, to see weekend productions of his play, The Writer and the Thief, at the End of the Road Festival.
Notes and Photos from FriendsI received an email from Judy about Raven:
"Did you know that Raven loves to go in the car?
Every. Single. Time. that I start my car, Raven goes ballistic and becomes frantic. She races to the front fence where the car is, and then around to the back fence where I drive the car when I come home.
Yesterday…Raven did not want to be left behind because when the car goes, she is supposed to go also. I finally caught up with her, leashed her up, and put her in the back seat, she was as calm as could be. Laid back Raven. After we returned home, she was just as happy as could be. Her little pink tongue was out and I could see the joy in her face. I was so happy yesterday afternoon and evening to see Raven with such a happy countenance…Apparently, as long as she gets car rides she is happy."
As a result, Judy has renamed her car the "RavenMobile."
Here is a recent photo of Raven. Judy is growing Raven's coat out again.
Barbara wrote, "Would you call Miss Daisy Mae a real helper or what!!!! Thought this would make your day! This was taken week of Mother's Day this year."
I also received a phone call from Barbara with a report that meek and mild Ms. Daisy recently discovered a bunny in the flower garden. What a surprise. Bye-bye bunny! Who would ever have imagined?
And here is Maci - wearing a cone! As her owner Marilyn wrote: "The pic says it all! How many ways can you say "This cone sucks"!"
Cindy wrote: "Here's an update on our handsome guy in his summer cut."
This is Cindy's Luther. Look at the thick coat on that boy!!!
|Luther -- look at those fluffy legs! Adorable!
BittersweetAs regular readers of this blog know by now, I sometimes have retired champions available to pet homes. Even though I have placed many of our retired champions into new homes, I am always nervous. Will things work out? Will he/she behave? Will the new owners love him/her? How will the potty training go? Will he.she get along with the other pets? etc., etc...
This weekend, Duncan left for his new home in Kansas. This was a tough one for me because Duncan (aka, "The Punk") has always had a special place in my heart. He was a bit confused about leaving at first, but it is obvious from the video his new owner Kristi posted to my FB page and from the photos she sent that he is adjusting well and having a good time. She wrote, "Hello Joyce, He is having a great time at the hotel. He is walking on the lead perfectly and peeing and pooing on the lead and in the grass! Once we got to the room he started playing and having fun. I have no worries at all. He is being a mischievous little angel and I couldn't love him more already. I posted a video on your Facebook and here are a few photos. He is amazing."
|Duncan sitting in his new mom's lap
|Duncan hanging out in the hotel room on the bed
I do get inquiries now and then asking if we have adults available. We probably will have two females available before the end of this year.
Puppy NewsAll I can say is that we are awaiting the birth of Maggie and Duncan's litter sometime next week. I'll notify people on the waiting list in the order that they are listed.
Advice from the PulpitAs part of his homily this morning, our deacon quoted (of all people) Woody Allen. But in the context of how life goes, it was a great quotation so I am sharing it:
And that's it for now!