Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Eukanuba National Championship

We had a great time at the show. It was nice meeting some of the CA list members and participating in the Meet the Breeds Booth. The Long Beach Kennel Club show was on Friday, and despite being a bit rambunctious, Copper showed well and was Winners Bitch, Best of Winners, and Best Opposite Sex. A very nice start for a young bully. Here's her win photo, complete with a string of drool!

Melissa showed her Pointer in Junior Showmanship at the Long Beach KC show, and made the final cut in a large class. Her big day was Saturday, the Eukanuba National Championship show, for which Juniors must qualify with 5 wins in Open classes with competition. Melissa and Maui did a fine job, but were disappointed to not make the finals. With an entry of over 150 of the top Juniors in the nation, it was a very tough competition. We'll be there again next year for sure!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Here We Go!

We're leaving for California this afternoon for the Eukanuba Championship show. Melissa will compete in Junior Showmanship, and Copper will begin her show career at the Long Beach show on Friday. Olive is doing just fantastic; this is her latest picture.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Last show of the year

We had a great time at the Southern Colorado Kennel Club shows last weekend. Copper was nervous and didn't perform well at the match, but by the end of the weekend she was comfortable at the show site.
Ivy competed in the Veterans exhibition, and despite being bloated from getting into the dog cookies the night before, she showed like a champion and took a Group 3, at the age of 10 1/2.

Melissa had a great day Saturday, winning her class and going on to a Best Junior Handler!

Please excuse the sloppy layout here, as I can't seem to figure out how to move pictures and text where I want them. The blogger seems to have a mind of it's own and puts it all where it darn well pleases.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

A Little Progress

Olive has made some good progress this week. She is finally gaining weight with the help of VitaminB12 injections, a probiotic, and a LOT of food. Hopefully her pancreas isn't damaged as feared; her gain this week is a good sign!

Friday, October 24, 2008

A Walk in the Park

We live right across from our City Park, so we have lots of room to walk puppies. I took Copper out today and attempted to take some decent pictures. I'm thinking of changing her name from "Envoy Penny Drops" to something more fitting, like "Category Five" which better describes her usual energy level.

Olive's afternoon

Olive is feeling good these days, and got in a little afternoon squirrel hunting. They don't seem to take her seriously, though.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Olive's registered name is "Envoy Extra Virgin". Some of you know she has recently cheated death, and I'll fill in her story here as time allows. She is finally putting on some weight and acting more like a normal puppy, but she's a quiet girl who enjoys observing her world from a warm human lap. I'll post a photo when I have a new one...the most recent was deleted!
Olive and Copper are from our breeding of Raven, "Bullyview Comanche Girl", to Marshall, "Dazlin Defiance".

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Copper at 4 months old. I'm looking forward to her first puppy match on November 7th in Pueblo, Colorado. I always thought her mother Raven was a wild girl, but Copper is Raven on Speed! Holy Smokes, I don't think I've ever seen this much energy in a being of this size. She moves and free stacks like a pro, but if I try and touch her legs or show her teeth she explodes into some kind of tornado on a leash. She'll need lots of training and practice for showing, but it's going to be a blast.