July 26, 2010

Ping's first ribbon

Congrats to Ping (Shaq x Miikka 2009) and owner/handler Peter for passing their first NAHRA started test!!
And also congrats to Pie (Ping's older "sister") for completed their MHR with Peter's daughter Morgan!

Way to go!!

July 20, 2010

Lazy days of summer

HOT here in Colorado.  Annoyingly hot.

We're still getting in lots of good training though, gearing up for a stretch of trials starting this week-end.

But, it's not all work and no play for the girls.  They seem to be enjoying the heat more then I am.

From left to right:
Libby, Miz (FC AFC Mizpah Miss), Miikka and Darbi.

Sadly, Miz was retired this spring due to a cruciate tear at 9 years old.  Being the 3 time US National Finalist that she is, she deserves her days in the sun.  Miz is also the "cranky" dog that bit Libby on the tongue...they get along famously now.  I guess Libby is less of a pain, but if you asked me I'd say the jury is still out.

July 16, 2010

Pedro in the paper

Pedro made the news!

What a fun article about him.

I'm sure it's not  stretch for you guys to figure out Elmingo Stables is me.


Pretty In Pink

Miss Libby got a new pink bumper from Auntie Barb (Prime's momma).

And Libbs wanted to show off how good she is at "hold".  She is working through force fetch now.

July 10, 2010

Pedro Wins!

I know it's a lame photo, but it is a picture of a video off the computer.

Pedro made his FIRST start at Assiniboia Downs tonight and he WON!!

His "real" name is Cactus Cut and it was so much fun to watch the race and cheer him on.

I don't know when his next start will be, but he's looking good for two year old stakes races.  It was a Maiden Special Weight race for Open company...meaning any two year old on the track could enter.

Go Pedro Go!!

July 7, 2010

You and I

Ping's (Shaq x Miikka 2009) owner sent me this great shot of her and her big "sister" Pie.

July 5, 2010

Pinch Hitter

I'm back home in Alberta.

And exhausted.  

10 days on the road with 19 dogs can wear a gal out.  Feed, air, water, train, rinse and repeat.

I'm having a jammie night tonight and will probably be in bed by 8.

Had a fun, but not very successful week-end with my girls.  Darbi went out after a weak water blind on the first day and in the opening series the second day.  Darbi has been getting looser on her water blinds each week, so it's time to address it.

Miikka went out in the first series the first day and after the land blind the second day.  She still is not back to where she should be, so back to square one with her again.  We have some ideas...we will see if they work.

Fun part of the week-end is that I ran a different dog on the second day.  Kenny asked me to run his very nice dog Arson, as he was already qualified for the Canadian National.  Kenny, in turn, ran my two girls on day two, as well as his other dogs.

Well, the "plan" to give Arson a handicap by having me run him back fired.  Arson and I WON the Open on the second day.  He was so much fun to run.  The win titled Arson in Canada and he is now a Field Trial Champion.

Thanks for the ride Arson...it was an honor to stand beside you.