Sunday, June 11, 2017

Rosie and puppies playing in the kennel.

Today is the hottest day of the year...
Regardless - we took Gigi's little guys to play outside.
Of course in the shady area.
Rosie wanted to participate, but not this time.
Still - they clearly had fun with each other.
She is looking very big compare to the little ones,
but  do not forget -she is a puppy too.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Manya and Tory... soon to be show dogs!

 Only month ago "puppy-puppy", Manya will be 5 months old in a week
and dramatically changed her looks.
She and her sister Tory both are also dramatically changing
their baby-teeth and we really have to watch out!

 Every time they finding something it goes strait to their mouth!
Of course not to say that adult dogs not giving them the same idea.
Below: two little butts on the left - Manya and Tory.
Substantial butt the right - Lusha.

 Girls are looking like teenagers now. Tory got those long legs!

 Of course there are constant arguments about "whose?.."

 Sometimes even Lusha participating.
But she is getting tired of chasing toys quickly and
pups are having great time with each other...
Their treasures are safe!

 Run, girls, run!
Very soon You will be trotting in a show ring.
But till then... just play away!
It is summer!

Gigi's litter, 6 weeks.

 Gigi's little guys are 6 weeks old now and (weather permitted)
we trying to introduce them to Big Outdoors.
Today was a very good day to play outside, therefore we did.
Much play, much fun. To make whole experience safe,
we did it at the time when adults dogs are having their lunch.

 Manya and Tory, who are almost 5 months old right now
were allover to interact with puppies, but only across of the fence.
Main concern was - possible arguments over toys!

 And last, but not least - everybody's favorite red wagon.

New Castle show cluster.

Last week Jim and I went for our longest-ever show cluster
at New Castle, PA.
Weather was challenging, we also had serious equipment malfunction 
on show grounds and our RV had good chance to burn down.
 Fortunately we ended up only with some roof damage
and nobody got hurt.
This is the most important part.
Regardless of all issues we put 3 more Majors on Lusha - 
GCH Shazzam Of Oz Tactical Solution,
what brings her to total of 60 points toward her
GR. Champion Bronze Level.
Taking few weeks of break now.
No shows... Taking care of puppies, grooming etc.
There is always more to do here with dogs then anybody could think
(including even my dear husband,
God Bless his Soul!).
Currently Jim is on RV fixing quest.
I'm getting group of young dogs ready for summer show season
and trying to catch up on many other things...
Including computer stuff.
Stay tuned. I hope to post more in a few days.

Goodbye, Basya!...

This week we finally had to let go our beautiful Basya 
(Shazzam Of Oz Basic Beauty)
amazing old girl, " Sergeant" of the house,
who always knew what is right (Basya's way) and what is wrong.
No one of young dogs were even picking at her, as she was 
"Thee Order".
Yesterday she joined her mother Casya 
(Shazzam Of Oz Cassandra)
on Rainbow Bridge.
May You run free, play hard and be young and beautiful again,
how we want to remember You both!

Above - "Basya" - Shazzam Of Oz Basic Beauty,
Philadelphia show cluster.

Below - "Casya" - Shazzam Of Oz Cassandra,
Harrisburg show cluster.

Loved and never forgotten!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Puppies and more puppies!...

Spring time... and we have few litters in the house of different age.
Of course the oldest are Time-sisters.
Manya and Tory, born in January.
Girls are over 3 months old by now, already in rolled show coats
and with perfectly set "show ears".
Still babies and not even started to change their teeth.
Here they are - sleeping together after much play.

"Litter" of Tutta and Tim resulted in singleton puppy girl this time...
But what a girl! She is almost 3 weeks old now 
and absolutely smashingly beautiful! 
Her coat and color will be to die for...

On other hand our other "special litter" from Time and Bea
is about two weeks old.
They are closely related to Awwa's "twins"
and hopefully we will have a show boy prospect from this litter.
Same as Awwa's sisters those puppies are not for sale.
At list not until show evaluation.

Lastly the newest addition to "Shazzam's" family -
litter from Gigi and Chant.
They had 6 nice looking puppies, surprisingly
all of them turned to be S/P color.
(It was possibility of having B/S puppies, but...
it didn't happen. Genetic is a tricky thing).

Here is all 6 brothers and sisters enjoying at the milk bar. 
This is probably the only time when You will see their photo with tails,
 as very soon they going to loose it.

Keep in mind, those are new-born puppies
absolute babies and look accordantly...
Eyes are closed yet, not much to be said of color
nor of personality. Do not even ask, it is too early!

Above - 4 boys. Extremely wiggly.
Below - two ladies.

All are doing well! All have homes.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Go Lusha!

Do not know how to start... But what a week!
Two weeks in fact...
First we went to small show in VA with 3 dogs -
Lusha, Awwa and their little sister Josie...
Girls did very well. Lusha went Best Of Breed one day
and Best of Opposite the other day.
Awwa got winner bitch and Josie reserve of winners.
Weather was not the easiest, so no pictures from that weekend...
Right on return Lusha and I went to Agility trials.
First day she had a blond moment and dropped off the bar resulting in NQ.
Second day she went like a PRO and was best it her class with her first Q
in Agility Novice Standard.

Here she sits, all proud of herself on a back of my SUV.
After trials we had to get ready for big show cluster in Harrisburg, PA,
what is our "thee most local show".
We had 4 dogs entered - same 3 ladies stated above
and Dora, our Xolo pup.
It was... much work I have to say, but we did well.
Bunch of ribbons, several placements, but most importantly 
Lusha picked up two majors and completed her final requirement
for getting her GR Champion Title!
Our friends did very well too and finished several dogs over this cluster.
It was great to see everybody happy and smiling.

Here is the picture from very last day of cluster.
Left to right - Shawne Imler, Becca Wilson and me...
 with 3 newly titled dogs!
And lastly - winning photo of Lusha:

But we are not done yet!...
Stay tuned, more to come!