Wednesday, September 30, 2009


It is with much sadness that I announce the passing of "Sidney" beloved sweet girl of Charlie and Dawn. "Sidney" was from the "M" litter and she was the first born. I always thought of her as glamour girl because of her lovely "white gloves".

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Kimberlite's R and S Litters

Sparkle and Ophie are in heat. So - if all goes well, we will have two litters at the end of November. Fingers crossed.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Dog Showing This Weekend in the USA

I am sitting here in my motel room in Helena, Montana. I left on Tuesday night and spent the night at Swift Current. Was on the road on Wednesday by 8:30 am and headed towards the border crossing at Climax. The guards there were quite thorough and checked all my paperwork, inspected the van to make sure I was not bringing in anything illegal. After I get the OK to proceed - I have to drive through these two big pillars that x-ray the vehicle to see if there is any "radiation". If, it finds radiation, then your vehicle is subject to a much deeper inspection. Fortunately, I was not carrying any radiation - however, I'm sure if the dogs had of farted the thing may have gone off.

It's hot here in the West -- and yesterday was one of the hottest days. With mercury at 91 degrees F, here I am driving with front and rear air conditioner working, cruise control (and Montana has a speed limit of 75 mph) and I am climbing mountains. I glance down at my dashboard and check the gauges only to see (to my horror) that the temperature gauge is in the redline! Oh! Oh! Last thing I need is my van overheating. So, I rolled down the windows. Shut off the A/C and take off the cruise control, turn the dial to defrost and turn the heat on FULL BLAST. I can literally see the temperature gauge dropping.

I've forgotten how noisy it is to ride with windows opened. Anyway, I had to continue to do this full heat - back to A/C all the way to Helena - but at least my van did not explode (6 hour drive). The dogs were not too uncomfortable as the wind blew back in the van. However - my hair was another story. I didn't look at myself in the mirror until I was almost ready for bed and much to my horror see that my hair is sticking up at 90 degree angles - courtesy of the wind blowing through the windows). I was a delight to look at. And I thought people were looking at me because I am so stunning...ha ha...NOPE - it's because I looked so stunned.

Got settled in nicely in my room and and enjoying my time with my room mate Vicky. We had an early night - I think I was asleep by 10 pm.

Up early thought and off the show. While I tried my best, we didn't get any points today. But, I have 3 more crossing my fingers.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

How To Fly

Photo credit

Darkroasted Blend

Useful Signs

I could use the one on the right. I had no idea that alligators were musical!

Friday, September 11, 2009

New Dog Show Outfit

Not quite sure where to put the bait?

Things That Make You Go Hmmm....

People who frequent Walmart.

For Your Viewing Pleasure

I've not done much posting lately, but I found a couple of chuckles.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Zucchini - Free to a Good Home

Mental note for next year - You only need ONE zucchini plant. So, I rounded up all the poor, stray zucchini's and brought them to the dog show and put them on a table with a sign - FREE TO GOOD HOMES. I am very pleased to let you know that all found placements.

Saturday, September 5, 2009


I do NOT need a bath!

Cats Can Swim!

Unfortunately, we missed a really good photo opportunity tonight as the memory card on my camera was full. I decided to take our male cat, Mr. Slinky, for a boat ride. Well - he had other plans. The instant I put him in the boat he started whining - like somehow he doesn't like water? I got out a couple of feet from shore and he stands on the bow- meowing and I thought - great - he's going to stay in the boat and go for a ride. NOPE. Now, this is where we really missed the photo opportunity - he launched himself like "Free Willy" - a lovely dive from the bow of the boat and he swam to shore.

Now, since the pond is so full of algae, not only did Mr. Slinky have to lower himself to swimming, but he also had to be showered with fresh water - with me holding him and Peter using the garden hose...yes his claws were out (and I would have deserved any scratch - but, he's such a good boy he never tried to claw me).

Have you ever seen a p**ed off cat?