Saturday, October 31, 2015

Fun with Rally!

 Dogs are finally out of coats to do conformation shows, but
beauty about performance events - nobody gives You any points
for excessive grooming...
So this weekend our "out of coats" dogs are having fun
with another Rally-O event at Bloomsburg, PA.
Our "seasoned veterans" - Roy and Lusha
for the first time went to Advanced class.
General difference between what they did before
and what they will have to do now- all work is done off leash.
Plus there are some more complicated elements and jumps...
All went well with them two on their day one
and both got another qualified scores and green ribbons!

As for our wonderful Chant, it was his debut at Rally Novice.
he performed very well and scored very well. 96 out of 100!
Great job Irina- Chant Team!

Jim did all the driving today and naturally You can not see me, as 
I'm the camera person...naturally.
Jim took some more stills and videos with his phone,
but I have no time to do anything with it as for now.
Tomorrow is another day, let see how it will go.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Good times at the farm!

Above: Home-Run by Lusha and Elly
(Shazzam Of Oz Tactical Solution and
Adamis Virgin Mother)

End of October, we and our dogs still enjoying last warm days and 
taking advantage of any opportunity to get out there...
It is a special  treat for us, as majority of time is taken but
those precious puppies... Of course babies are priority,
 but adult dogs need their time too...
So few days ago, we just grabbed the group of girls
and went to visit our friends at Cove Creek.
Everybody had a good time - humans and dogs,
and we returned with bunch of good photos, what I'm going to share with You now...

 Above: Laila and Elly trotting side-by-side.
"Laila" - CH Shazzam Of Oz Arabian Night.

 Above: Leila and her beautiful daughter "Ziva".
Shazzam Of Oz Exclusive
(by CH Shazzam Of Oz Whatever & CH Shazzam Of Oz Arabian Night).

Below: Portrait of Ziva, thee Diva!

 Above - more of Ziva.
Below: "I'm just gliding here!" - Lusha.

Above: "We are family!"
Left to right-
Adamis Virgin Mother (Elly) &
Shazzam of Oz Tactical Solution (Lusha).
Elly is a full sister to Lusha's Mom, Bea.

Leila is checking around old garden beds.

 Above: Like mother, like daughter!
Ziva and Leila want their voices to be heard.

 Above: Elly is demonstrating her fabulous beard.
Leila is demonstrating her fabulous butt.

 Above: Line-up for the toy give-away.
Below: Lusha and Elly on a mission.

Above: Another one of Ziva. She was full of herself.
Below: Leila (left) and Ziva (right) enjoying running together. 

 Above: Ziva and Elly playing good girls 
and evil Lusha is sneaking on them two from behind...

Above: Leila and Ziva. Two true black beauties.
One is the Champion. The other one is yet to become one.
Watch for her going out to the ring next season.
She is ready!

 And this is my favorite shot of the day...
I call it "The Kiss".

Thank You to our friends Kent and Karen Durr
for sharing their beautiful place with us and our dogs.
Especial thank You to my best friend Karen
for helping us with this photoshoot
(we worked side-by side with two cameras!)

Friday, October 23, 2015

Show, shows, more shows!

Last three weeks were really intense over here...
Not only dealing with all the puppies what is much work!), but also
I had to go for week long painting trip to CT and on return - grab some dogs
and my beautiful God-daughter Veronika and head out to WV for another week.
 We two were staying with our friends Claire and Bill for 4 days long show cluster.
We weren't the only guests on guys farm. Together with us went 4 of our schnauzers:
Lusha, Avva, Chant and Roy.
Long story short - it was much work, much fun, good time with good friends.
We brought home another bunch of ribbons and several new wins!

Roy (front), Chant (middle), Lusha and Avva (left to right on a back).
All enjoying their new accommodations in WV!

Above - show moments.
Veronika and Avva checking each other out...
(Are we ready to go?!.)

Yes, we are ready!
Them two in the ring.

Above and below... Veronika with Roy.
Unofficial winning photos.
I still waiting for official stuff to be e-mailed to us.
It may take some time.

Above: Lusha takes another win on the last day
of Cumberland show cluster.
(Another unofficial photo.)
She did extremely well this weekend and ended up with winning 3 days out of 4.
She collected another 4 points and on a day one went Best of Breed,
what was a bonus!
Roy got his very first point toward his Championship too...

Now we and dogs will be taking about month-long brake from conformation shows
and work on some performance events instead.
In a two months we ended up with putting 5 Championship points on Chant,
1 on Roy and 6 on Lusha. All owner-handled.
Irina did marvelous job on working with those coats.

Next weekend we going to have our first Rally-O Advance performance trial.
Now... would be nice just to take it easy... for change.