|Judge Adam King, me, CJ Kenon (Rusty's breeder) and Rusty|
One of the favorite songs I sang to my kids and grandkids is "I love you a bushel and a peck." A Mother's Day gift:
Between the two May shows, I drove to Nebraska to visit my mom, sister, and brother-in-law. On the way I stopped in Iowa to drop off the stand dryer that would not work, hoping that it would not cost a fortune to fix it. (It didn't -- whew).
Evidently Mom decided that since I was coming, she would clean out the huge storage tub of family photos. I came home with a sack full of pictures, well aware that what I was feeling about that is how my kids are going to feel when I decide to foist on them all the photo albums I've put together over the years. Hey-- at least I put the photos in albums AND wrote on the back of each photo.
She also dug out of the closet an art project I did in high school. LOL...when I first saw it, it was upside down and I had no idea what it was until I flipped it a couple times. I brought it home and now it is in the back of one of our closets.
The other weird thing we found was a warranty for the casket sold for the burial of one of our relatives. We laughed and laughed. Read it and see if you can figure out what is so absurd about that 20 year warranty!
So are you supposed to dig the casket up annually to check on it water-tightness??
On to other things:
There is no news - yet. Millie has been bred and an ultrasound this week will let us know if she is pregnant or not. I'll be letting people on the waiting list know the results of the test.
Not a puppy but a darn cute baby:
Here is a photo taken of a fawn whose mom bedded it down this morning in the plants surrounding one of our trees. I have nothing against deer except I wish they would stop eating our hostas.
Puppy Coat Change
Ebony is now 8 months old and her coat change has begun. Here is a photo of just some of the hair we have brushed out of her coat in the last few days. This mess was from yesterday.
If you have a young Lhasa, it too will go through a coat change. They all do it! Perhaps this article will help you get through it:
by Joyce Johanson
Another helpful article, "Sorry, Not A Winner!" by Cassandra de la Rosa, was published in the June issue of the AKC Gazette, page 73. In the article, Cassandra outlines things a newbie needs to do to be successful in the show ring. I would add the following to her list: socialization and practice, practice, practice at home and at a conformation training class.
One of Ours