Sunday, June 28, 2009

The Bell brats!!!!!

It's a beautiful Sunday morning and I decided to go outside and try and take pictures of Gabby and Cody. Gabby turns 6 months old on July 1st and Cody just turned 4 yrs old back on June 16th they are half brother and sister out of Akadia Hellsbells "Bell" from Shannalee of Akadia shelties.

Akadia Something To Talk About "Gabby"

Akadia Wildfire, CD, RE "Cody"

Another shot of Gabby

I think this is a beautiful shot of Cody

One more of the Gabby
I wish the camera would of captured Gabby's beautiful red coat, her coat color is a dark red and she will look stunning when it all grows out. I can't wait to see her with her adult coat. I'm a softy for the red sables.

Saturday, June 27, 2009


We are now on facebook, took me long enough one of my cruising friends got me hooked on it.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Twin Creeks Gone With Z Wind "Ashley"

Decided to share pictures of our girl "Ashley" Twin Creeks Gone With Z Wind she is a daddy's girl and loves my husband, Ashley will turn 6 years old in August. These photos were taken in October 2007 while we were at the Boise shows.

Ashley is retired from the show ring, she developed a bunny hop in the rear. When she was a puppy she jumped down from the back of our couch over a railing and landed by the front door it was about a 6 foot drop, we took her in to the vets nothing was broken but she decided that when she runs she has to do a bunny hop as she was recovering and didn't want to put any weight on her rear. She has been x-rayed many times but as she has gotten older the hop is more visible. So now she just is my husband companion when I'm at work she has to supervise whatever he does at home and he loves it.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Cody and the bumble bee toy

Cody's favorite toy on the trip was a bumble bee
Oh look it's my bee!!

Think I check out my bee!!

Pose for a photo, moms got the camera out again!!

Okay it's time to attack the bee!!!

My Boy Tyson with his littermate Buddy

These pictures are off Hill View's Lit Bud of Mine, UDX "Buddy" and ASCA-OTCH Hill View's Ain't Misbehavin', UD, RAE, ASCA-UD, U-CDX "Tyson" these dogs are littermates and turn 11 years old on May 11th.
Buddy on the left, Tyson on the Right

The litter also had a sister, but the breeder lost her back in February the boys are out of Ch Royl Marchwind Flash Gordon, CD x Tararose Sonata.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Final Day at the Idaho Shows

We just arrived back from Idaho about 1 hour ago had a fabulous time showing my boy Cody, today we started our quest for his RAE title today we showed in Excellent B and placed 2nd with a score of 93 then on to Advanced B where he placed 1st with a score of 97 this was his 6th straight day of competing and I'm very proud of my boy.

After we got through showing we had a bit of early lunch then found Shannalee of Akadia Shelties Cody's breeder and said our goodbyes, while we were up there this past week Shannalee measured our girl and she is 13-1/2" and right in the middle of the safe zone and she lost both of her top caines which I'm so happy about as the new ones were starting to come in. We hope to show Gabby at the Boise shows in the 9 - 12 month old puppy class may be for a couple of days and show Cody the other two days either for his CDX or working on the RAE haven't decided yet. Our next shows will be in September for Cody hopefully going for his CDX title.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Idaho Shows Day 6 1st place finish New RE Title

Cody goes over broad jumps
Going over the high jump

Working on the course

Almost done
Today the dog gods were with us again, and we had great weather, Cody had a great time in the ring we finished our Rally Excellent Title with a 98 and 1st place finish. Weather I hear is to be horrible tomorrow most likely will not show and head home, hubby wanted to leave this afternoon but I do all the driving and I'm tired. Hopefully we will be able to show, hate to waste entry fees.

Photos from Thursday June 11th Rally Trial

Friday, June 12, 2009

Idaho Shows Day 5 4th place finish

Well the dog show gods are with us again, no rain, it didn't start to rain until around 3:00 pm shelties were all done showing and we were done. Cody qualifed again in Rally Excellent with a score of 90 (I did a 10 point handler error, bad handler) and 4th place finish. With luck we should finish the Rally Excellent title tomorrow, but the weatherman is forcasting rain all weekend.

Idaho Shows Day 4 2nd place finish

Today we started the quest for Cody's Rally Excellent title and I'm happy to say he got his first leg towards that title with a score of 98 and a 2nd place finish. My boy is working so well even in crappy weather but at least it did decided not to rain when he was in the ring.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Idaho Shows Day 3 Another 1st Place New Title


Warming Cody up before entering the ring

Cody in the ring do the figure 8 exercise

Cody finishes title with another 1st place finish and a score of 195-1/2

We had another wonderful day of showing Cody finished his CD title (Companion Dog) with 3 first place finishes and scores of 189, 192-1/2 and 195-1/2 I'm so proud of my boy. We left Filer around 2:45 and did the 2 hour drive to Blackfoot Idaho after checking in at the hotel we headed to the show site than the rain came and it rained and rained. Hopefully it will not be raining tomorrow morning when we show in Rally Obedience, Cody will now be going for his Rally Excellent title.
Have pictures of my boy Tyson with his littermate Buddy, I will post those tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

More Idaho show Day 2

Gabby at the Puppy match

Moving Gabby around the ring

Gabby on the table

Idaho Shows Day 2 Another 1st Place

Stay group

Jack, Ron with Gabby and Tyson's breeder Marie of Hill View Shelties

Tyson, Gabby and Ashley chilling out
We had a beautiful day today in Twin Falls, got to the show site around 9:30 am and just chilled out Cody ended up showing around 1:00 pm after the judge did a 45 minute lunch break. I am very pleased to say that Cody got another 1st place finish.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Some pictures of Twin Falls

A view of the Snake River looking East

Jack, Ron & Donna

The Bridge in and out of Twin Falls

A view of the Snake River looking West

Idaho Shows Day 1

All four soft crates lined up in a row in the hotel room

Gaby was checking out her reflection in the mirror

The obedience ring at the show site

Our little set up for the dogs
We arrived into Twin Falls about 2:00 pm checked into our hotel the Shilo Inns and Suite, very nice hotel then headed over to the show site in Filer, Idaho which is about 7 miles from Twin Falls. We meet up with some friends who have westies, we set up are area for the dogs then left and headed to dinner.

Road trip!!!!

We are all packed and ready to head out to Idaho, this is Gabby's first road trip with overnight hotel stays should be interesting. We have packed lots of toys to keep her entertained.
Don't think I can fit much more in!!!!

Four crates ready for the dogs

Will post more tonight once we get to Twin Falls, Idaho weather is going to be unsettled oh well it still a vacation with the dogs away from work and home.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Pulled out of the show today!!

We have so much rain today in Northern Utah that I talked with my trainer and pulled Cody out of the show. I want Cody's experience in Obedience to be positive and I think showing in the rain is not good as he is so new to showing Obedience, plus I'm not a duck and I didn't want to get soaked. We are also about to get a flooded basement the bottom back steps out of our house is full of water so we have to pump that out.

Tomorrow is our road trip to Idaho we have two days of Obedience in Filer, Idaho then on to Blackfoot for Rally Obedience. The rings for Obedience are covered in Filer showing in the area that they show cattle at the fair in, this will be much better for Cody.

So I will spend the rest of the day packing as I have not started yet, and relaxing. Tomorrow we have a 3 hour drive north to Twin Falls, Idaho where we will be staying.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Cody takes 1st Place in Novice B Class

Well today we started our quest for Cody's CD (Companion Dog) title in Obedience, the weather was warm and beautiful, could not of been a more beautiful day to show a dog. I'm very pleased to announce that Cody has his first qualifying score in Novice B with a 189 and to boot a 1st place finish. Now we have qualify two more times to get his title.

Cody and I just about to start our on leash healing

Cody and I doing the figure 8 (figure 8 is done around the two people that are post)

Cody being gone over by the Judge in the stand for exam

Cody just finished his recall and is still in front of me waiting for the next comand

Look Cody got a blue ribbon for 1st place so proud of my little dog.
Cody is looking up at his ribbon as to say I did good mom.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Some more photos of the dogs

Ashley and Gabby
Tyson, Cody and Ashley

Love this photo of Gabby

Another shot of Gabby