New beginnings…

Finally getting a chance to sit down again, seems like it is too long in between that I forget stuff!  I will try to recap.

November-  GREAT news from the 2014 Mid-America Field Classic as Clark WINS the Open All-Age stake!   This was Clark’s first broke dog placement and he did so in a big way!  Way to go buddy and thanks to trainers Diane Vater and Chuck Cooper, and breeders Wayne and Bev Cowgill.   The Minneapolis KC show was in the new building this year and it was really nice.   The first day Uno was WD, RJ was RWD, Buzzy was WB/BOW and CeCePink (Rowdy x Lucy), and Iris was BOB!   This minored Buzzy out, so she just needs a major to finish now.   Sunday Uno was again WD, RJ was RWD and CeCePink was WB/BOW.

December – We again traveled to one of our favorite events of the year… the WCA National Field Championships in Ardmore, OK.   The week starts with the WCA Winter Specialty where we made a pretty darn good showing 🙂   Two of Rowdy’s sons were there (Rowdy x Velvet).  It was so fun to see them and meet their wonderful owners in person.   I handled Monroe for his owner to Best Dog in Sweeps!   Halley made an appearance in the 11 + bitch class in the sweepstakes and had a grand time.  She loved to be out there again strutting her stuff.  It is always such a joy to see the oldies back out there.    She was very tired the rest of the week!   In the specialty RJ was WD, but again unfortunately the BOW eluded him for that last major.   Rowdy won SD!   One of the most fun things of the show was this was BB’s show debut!   She had a bath and about 10 minutes of training.   She showed like a champ!      At the trial, we didn’t have any placements with our guys, but Clark did earn himself a Judges Award of Merit in the WCA Amateur Gun Dog stake!  That boy has a future I think 🙂   Was so awesome to see all our friends, be a part of their successes, and just be together enjoying the dogs.   Was beautiful weather this year!

Goodbye 2014… Hello to the New Beginnings of 2015!

One of my most favorite shows of the year is the first weekend in January – the Northstar Weimaraner Club specialty and the Land O Lakes KC in St Paul.  This year the veteran sweepstakes was very special… The 4 littermates from our first Halley x Davor litter showed.  They are all champions and all will be 10 years old at the end of this month.  So special to see them all there together!  CeCePink (Rowdy x Lucy) was WB all 3 days and is also now minored out.  Uno was the only dog entered, and did pick up another point for BOW on Saturday.   At the specialty Rowdy’s son Oliver was SD!  Iris was BOS on Sunday.  Rowdy was SD on Saturday and then earned himself BOB on Sunday!

The next weekend Anna, my mom an I traveled to Colorado to see the Rowdy x Lillian puppies!   We were able to stay with my Aunt Karen two of the nights.  It was so wonderful to see her again!  As a bonus we were able to eat dinner on Thursday night with my cousins Steve, Craig and Craig’s wife Tonya!   We hadn’t all been together for about 15 years!!!!   We then traveled down to Amy and LaRita Fast’s home to visit the puppies – we did temperament evaluations, structural evaluations, and simply spent some time.    We did some sight seeing while there as well –  Manitou Springs (where we tasted all the springs –  YUCK!), Garden of the Gods, and the Manitou Cliff Dwellings.  Very amazing places!  The views in Colorado are so cool and the weather was great!   The first day at the hotel, the weather was a little foggy.   The next morning we walked out to sun and full views of Pikes Peak!   We all stopped in our tracks… beautiful and we didn’t even know it was there the day prior!

The decision was made…. little Miss Yellow was to come back with me to MN.  She is sweet, feisty, smart, fun, moves with a purpose and has a very bright future!  She is now known as  “China”   Jewel’s Foxfire Wild Ride.    We are excited to have her here with us 🙂    Till next time…..