My daughter Lexie debuted in the ring alongside of her Papillon Sparky. "I'm excited and scared," she told me as we climbed into the van at 5:30 this morning to head for Albany. I didn't know if I was going to be able to watch them make their first go at it because Cardigans were almost the same time and in a different building. But I was and even got a couple of shots with my camera phone...
I am soo proud of her. Lexie is going through a shy phase and Sparky is hitting his teens with 3 Cardigan girls at home in successive phases of their heat cycle. But they both came through it alive. And Lexie was absolutely thrilled to get a red ribbon today.
The judge was awesome and supportive to Lexie. I love that!! Thank you Ms. Gloria Kerr for being so encouraging.
And Rogue and I took home a Best Bred-By, BOW and BOS under one of our favorite judges Ms. Emily Fish. Thank you, Ms. Fish. Rogue just needs one more point to finish!!!
Rogue (Toreth C-Myste Rollin' On The River) Grandma Carolyn said: "You are going to special her aren't you?" Answer? Hell, yeah! Okay I guess I'll have to finish her first but we're just two points away.
(note to self: throw out that outfit and get a haircut!)
Karma (Toreth What Goes Around Comes Around) And around she does go! Incredible reach and drive. Fluid, floating gait. "She levitates!" exclaimed an observer at the Rose City Classic. And don't you just love a long neck on a Cardigan?!
Shade (Coedwig Toreth Under The Bodhi Tree) Everything you see here, another pretty mover and a temperament to die for too! "Under the bodhi tree" is a reference to where the Buddha is said to have achieved enlightenment. Someone recently told me they thought she had a face that could melt butter. Well, she has definitely melted my heart.