Sunday, May 30, 2010

Busted, Flat

Where toys go to die.

Lola's New Toy

I bought a basketball today and Lola immediately claimed it as her new toy. Within 3 minutes of playing with it, she had managed to puncture it. She then spent the next minute eyeing it suspiciously as it hissed - getting down and barking manically at it. Since the ball did not retaliate, she determined it was not about to bite her and resumed playing with it.

Even though this ball will be quite deflated in the next 24 hours, it will still be a great toy. We had a "yard" basketball before and despite it being flat and I think being wedged one winter in the blades of the snow blower - it still served as a fabulous dog toy.

UPDATE: Just looked outside and the ball is totally flat! (see next post).

Friday, May 21, 2010


My heart is breaking, another one has left us. "Apollo" - Kimberlite's Fly Me to the Moon - was a very special boy with a very special look. Our blue eye boy. Safe journey sweet one.
April 23, 2000 - May 21, 2010

My Girl Callie

Callie, our toy hoarding princess passed away yesterday at the age of 8 years. Here is her tribute.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Candid Photos of the 2010 American Specialty

If you are like me and didn't get to the 2010 BMDCA National Specialty well the good news is that photographer extraordinaire, Chris Stefanac, was "on the job" and taking incredible candid photos.

Check it out!

Well, check back from time to time because Chris will be uploading spectacular photos.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Berk and Ali

Berk (Dylan x Pal son) having a roaring good time on Wakaw Lake, SK. with Ali. I've also been told that Berk protects "his girls" (Ali and her sisters and friends) when they have "hen parties" at the cottage. He will not let any strangers on the property. Good Boy!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Getting the Perfect Shot

One of the show photos of Bogart was done with the great skill of photographer, Cathy French. Bogart was not co-operating on Friday when we were trying to get his Group 4 picture. He would look everywhere but where we wanted him to look. We tried throwing toys, food, calling his name...nothing. All I could do was laugh!

So, the following day Peter had come to the show with me and with his assistance (getting Bogart's attention off camera), Bogart perked his ears and threw his weight up over his shoulders and we got "the shot". Cathy, then photoshopped the judge, Fred Dewsbury, from the follow day into the new picture...and a star is born!

I really like this photo from Friday though.

Monday, May 3, 2010

New Champion!

I am proud to present my new champion...Can. Ch. Mountainair's Lullaby of Kimberlite. I finished Lola on Saturday when she earned Best of Breed under Judge Fred Gordon (not in picture). Lola, bred by Darcy Babb, is out of my boy "Joey" Ch. Kimberlite's Not Yer Avge Joe and Ch. L-Sins Mountanair Navy Blue (Navy.

Here is The Princess - the New Champion at 21 months of age.

My Boyfriend

I had a very good weekend at the dog show in Saskatoon. I entered Bogart and Lola. Bogart is 8 years old and well, he is my boyfriend. This was his last weekend to be a show dog since he will be undergoing surgery on Tuesday for lump and wart removal as well as being neutered. The old boy did very well - earning two Group IVs.

Pictured below - my boyfriend - Am/Can. Ch. Kasablanca-L-Sin's Heart Throb with Judge Fred Dewsbury and then Judge David Eadie.