And, speaking of relatives, here is a photo Judy L. sent of Jampa's litter brother, Gus, with his friend Lisa at his daycare center. Judy wrote: "When I picked up Gus after Daycare on Tuesday, I was sitting outside the office talking with Kathi...and Gus was lying on the ground. Lisa was sitting on the little rattan loveseat, and Gus suddenly JUMPED up onto the loveseat next to Lisa.Of course Lisa went straight into snuggle mode with Gus. He hates to snuggle (not)... Kathi is constantly amazed at Gus and how well-balanced he is as a young dog. Of course I am not amazed at all. I live with this goofball."
Janet wrote about the boys' litter sister, Pebbles: "Hello Joyce. I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your last blog...We think Lhasa are the PERFECT DOG. And speaking of perfect here is a recent picture of Pebbles. Also included is a short video of her favorite thing to do...that and shred anything paper!!! I have to laugh at the questions people ask. They will say how beautiful Pebbles' hair is and then ask, "Do you have to brush her?" REALLY!!!"
About the paper shredding and eating: It seems to be a trait that is passed down from Luna (a champion at paper shredding) to her kids and grandkids. What a weird habit to pass along! LOL
Kathleen wrote: "You are in my thoughts everyday. Beau is growing like a weed and remains his sweet cuddly self. He is very smart and pretty obedient given his tender age. He loves the country and the city. I was worried about his little contact with other dogs, but when we were in Minneapolis for ten days he loved every dog he met. He was especially intrigued by big dogs and absolutely fearless. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect puppy. Thank you again for bringing joy back into my life."
Jane wrote about Greta: "Greta is doing well...she got to play guard dog against the blind old black Lab who meanders into the yard now and again. Appetite is good...loves to play, take walks and car rides. We play disc golf, so now she's out on the course with us. More of her personality coming out as we go...she does this crazy jump straight up. So silly, sweet, and loving. She has turned into a country pup, thoroughly enjoying the acres in the back of the property , and is in charge of all who cross her path..falling leaves, birds, grasshoppers, etc."
Sally sent some photos of Ginger and wrote, "A few pictures of my favorite girl. She helped me in the flower garden and then there’s a picture with her friend Fergie. The last one is from today on the way home from the groomer. She was happy to get out of there but they always say how good she is and how pretty! I agree!"
Judy B wrote about Zoie, "I'm sending more Zoie photos. She has doubled in weight since we brought her home and seems to get longer every day. She is really a delight and so smart. She sleeps all night, walks on a leash like a pro and is pretty much potty trained. She had her first full grooming and did pretty well."
Luna had her 6th birthday and Molly Anne sent some photos and a note about her girl. "Lady Luna had a busy birthday. As rainstorms were predicted for today, yesterday she had a full play day at Day Care. With Covid they come outside and take the dogs in: Luna always has to be carried anyway (same at the vet). She really is a Mama’s girl, for which I am glad since I know she will not go off with anyone. Upon picking her up I was told Luna immediately adopted the new little kitten they just got, and mothered it all afternoon. Unfortunately, she was told “no, you cannot have a kitten for your birthday “. Today she spent time with her favorite neighbors, went to two dog parks and had a cart ride around Petco. As you can see, she did get a “kitten “ for her birthday, after all. Her “locket” is a photograph of the moon, but not just any moonshot : this is the moon as it appeared on October 10, 2014."
Theresa wrote about her Rocco, litter brother to Little Joey. "Rocco is so adorable, with a larger than life personality but I'm sure this is not news to you. He is a scrapper. His name definitely suits him. He is crazy about Kitty. Quite an adjustment for Kitty as Kojak was pretty laid back in his senior years. Kitty is very good with him. It seems as if he knows that Rocco is just a puppy. We all love him so much, and he seems to be pretty fond of us too."
Sharon wrote about Gemma: "Hope you’re well. I just wanted to send you a copy of Gemma’s registration and give you a quick update. It has been a very busy two months. Gemma has started puppy classes and is doing quite well. She picks things up pretty quickly, especially when treats are involved! Two weeks ago Gemma had her first visit to the groomer. I had been trimming her eyefall but alas, it definitely looked as though her mother trimmed her bangs. We’ve all been there! She now looks beautiful and we can see her gorgeous brown eyes! Gemma was finally able to meet our granddaughter. Thank goodness she is a Lhasa who loves children. It was love at first sight for the both of them. In fact, Gemma made an excellent soccer buddy - she is quite good at stealing the ball. I will be thrilled when it is safe for them to see each other more often.Well, I’ll end here. Again, let me thank you for matching me with Gemma. She is a joy and the best snuggler!"
From Julie M about her Daisy: "Daisy is doing very, very well. She had her last shot today – she will not need another until next year. She weighs 9.7 lbs. and has lost her top 2 front teeth and you can see the new ones coming in. She is doing well on her potty training, and for the last week or so has been “signaling” on her own when she needs to go out! It was rather slow going in the beginning, but she and Peaches are now friends, as I expected they would be. She LOVES her big sister and when Peaches has had enough she lets Daisy know. Daisy gets it and gives her a little break."
Michelle sent these photos of Sunny.
What Have I Been Up To??
Sunday at Show 1, she was Best of Winners and Best of Breed. At show 2, she was Best of Winners, Best of Breed, Best Owner Handled.
And here is a photo of the group of us who competed that weekend.
Now, there are such things as dog show disasters and neither weekend was without some upsetting moments for me. Two such "disasters" happened.They work extremely well -- except when they don't. When we were in Mason City, I woke up to a thoroughly soaked Millie, discovering that during the night the entire 20 oz. in her water bottle had leaked, saturating her chest, belly, legs, feet, and tail. The only dry part of her was her head and her back. Let's just say I was not happy. To make matters worse, all 4 of the adapters I had with me leaked -- and two of them were brand new ones I had packed "just in case."