Saturday, June 13, 2009

Finnish National

Yaahoooo!!! Kennedy, aka Cheysuli's Tri To Remember, was awarded a CC at the Finnish National today. I am so pleased, and so proud of Taija and the boy. What a thrill!

For those not familiar with European shows--and that includes me!--this is like getting WD and five points at our National. He just needs two CCs now!

Congratulations Taija!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Tomorrow Is The Day

The Finnish National is tomorrow, yaaay! This will be Kennedy's debut in the specialty. He's had two reserve CCs and all his critiques are wonderful (In Europe the judges write a critique of the dogs), so Taija and I are hoping for a special day. Ironically, the judges are both American, Steve and Marieann Gladstone, who were two of my very first breed mentors many years ago. They have not seen Kennedy, so it will be very interesting to see how the boy does.

For CCs (champion certificates), a dog to gain his championship must win three CCs, and one must come after the dog turns two. So in the meantime we're hoping Kennedy can get his first two out of the way, then have fun trying to win more as he grows on to two. He can win as many CCs as are available, but he won't be a champion until he gets that first CC after he turns two. I've often thought that might be the way to go here in the States.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Flagstaff Show #2

Angus was 4th again today. 8-( In Cardis, Gypsy picked up another point and now needs just one to finish her championship. (Gypsy is Fudge X Panda and litter-sister to Taija's Kennedy.) Skye was third, and Cassidy didn't make BOS today. Same bitch special won, She got a Group 4 yesterday, so we had a Pem =and= a Cardi in the Group placements, which doesn't usually happen. I was tired and sunburned and did not stay for the Herding Group today. (Breaking down an EZ-Up canopy by yourself is particularly "fun" when your back keeps cramping! And there is nothing whatsoever "easy" about EZ-Ups!)