Monday 27 September 2010
While I have my hands full at home with pups my friend Brooke, also the co-owner of Flute, is having a blast in the US rings showing Flute as a Special looking to put the new American Kennel Club Grand Champion title on Flute. Here she poses after taking breed both days in the States. She had some wonderful wins a couple weeks earlier at the Heartland Regional Standard Schnauzer Specialty winning Select Bitch. I'm very proud of our bouncy girl Flute and of course Brooke who is conditioning, grooming and handling Flute herself. Ah now this is more like the Flute I know and love....more liver please?
Friday 24 September 2010
Thursday 23 September 2010
Wednesday 22 September 2010
Friday 17 September 2010
Wednesday 15 September 2010
Tuesday 14 September 2010
What a perfect late summer/early autumn morning, crisp, clear, beautiful deep blue skies. I wandered around the property with my camera capturing some of the gorgeous wildflowers currently in bloom. Black Eyed Susan's are stunning. This is a Jewel weed, tiny orange orchid like blossoms, they gather in cool damp areas and from what I read the succulent stems can be rubbed on your skin should you come into contact with Poison Ivy....which we also have a lot of in the area. Tiny purple asters are everywhere And of course flowering Golden Rod branches tower above everything. And lastly our special flower Jewels, whom I left inside the gate while I was out with the camera. She is rather slow and tends to wander off with her own old girl agenda. She was not impressed to be left behind.
Sunday 12 September 2010
Clover met the pups for the first time this morning. I was a bit tentative about how it might go, Clover can be a little....boisterous at times. Of course just when you think you know a schnauzer they do a complete three-sixty on you. Clover was fantastic with them, very careful, lots of sniffs and kisses, didn't even steal their toys (Daisy are you listening to this?). Now, that doesn't mean that in a couple of weeks when they are racing around that she will be able to contain herself, but she did surprise and impress me. Maybe Boot-camp is working on the little hooligan.
Saturday 11 September 2010
Sometimes a simple white flower is the most beautiful. This white clematis covers our front porch every September looking like a big drift of snow. Busy weekend of dogs, pups and lots of grass cutting before it rains on Sunday. Hope others are getting a chance to relax and enjoy the last of their summer flowers.
Friday 10 September 2010
Trinny's pups are starting to look and act like little schnauzers. Today they were downstairs for some socializing including a quick visit from Trinny's owner before they head off for two weeks vacation. This is the smallest girl, she is a little imp, my favorite at the moment, but I like them naughty :-))
Wednesday 8 September 2010
Sunday 5 September 2010
This is an incredible video showing a working Border Collie on the Welsh hills. I cannot imagine the amount of work that has gone into this dog. I fully realize that the breed has supreme herding desire, but the control this gentleman has of his dog, and at such distance is a joy to watch.
Saturday 4 September 2010
Aside from being busy with pups we have had another visitor this week, a nasty little stomach bug has invaded the dogs. Started with Hexe almost two weeks ago, figured it was a one off and perhaps she had eaten something that didn't agree with her. Poor girl had a rather nasty crate accident during the night, I wasn't worried as she remained energetic and never lost her appetite. A few days later it hit Cutter, now that was unpleasant, I won't go into too many details but lets say a garden hose was needed to get the boy fit to be picked up and and placed in the tub for a major bath. Why do these things hit the dogs at night? Again, other then the nasty back-end issues he was in fine form. Since then we have had two more dogs come down with this, thankfully no more crate disasters. Puppy Clover has just up-chucked her breakfast and I hear her tummy doing the gurgles, I sure hope it isn't her turn. I would guess that everyone will of either had it within the next few days...or better yet it will mysteriously leave us as quickly as it appeared. Still cannot figure out from where this would of come, I haven't been anywhere for the last three weeks because of pups. Only thought is that we picked something up while at the vets, but then you would think Fiddle would of been the first one to be ill and so far (knock on wood) it hasn't affected her. So for now please enjoy this photo taken last summer during a walk in our top field.