Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Colonial Rottweiler Club and Port Chester Dog Training trials

Now we enter the season of the agility trials.  I was hoping to have more Double Qs with Ryka but she seems to be bombing out in jumpers.

She now has 7 (out of 10) MXP legs - 3 more to go!

CC won a very large masters jumpers class at the Colonial Rottweiler Club trial but we still cannot finish our AXP.  I am hoping the stars will align somehow.

I also am still gainfully unemployed - not for lack of job searching.  I am thinking of writing a book but who knows.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Booster Fund Raiser for Mindy

Booster page to buy t shirts


Mindy drew some designs and I chose this one to start the booster campaign.  $20 a shirt and it will help Mindy with her medical bills for dialysis.  We need to sell 50 for them to print and it will go to a good cause.  I ordered shirts before from this company and the shirts are not cheaply made so it is a good value.

Zazzle shop

I also opened up a Zazzle shop - the products aren't live yet but Mindy's other designs will be offered for sale on various products like mugs and stamps.  More products will be added as time goes on.

Thank you for your support!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

A request to help a friend

Let me be serious for a minute.

A dear friend of mine, Mindy, is a talented photographer and artist.  She is more like a sister to me.

The past month her health has taken a turn for the worse and she needs a kidney transplant.  She only has one kidney to start with and that one doesn't work.

We are looking for donors (will be kept anonymous) over the next few months so if you would be interested please contact me or Mindy at rakkauscardigans@aim.com.

Also, we will be starting a Zazzle shop of Mindy's art on wearables to help offset the cost of medical bills.

Thank you so much.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Afghan hound trials and Gloucester County trials

Lzzy finished her Novice Standard Preferred agility title on march 28th!!!

CC bombed out on the 28th but on the 29 got 20 more PACH points and her 5th MJP leg.  Halfway there!!!  No videos from this weekend sadly.

Ryka is in season so she was scratched from the past 2 weekends of trials.  Bummer!  But she will not be in season for the CWCCA national specialty!

Gloucester County trial I was only entered on Friday with Lzzy and Ryka.  Since Ryka was scratched it was just me and the marshmallow face.  Our first time in Open level agility she had to visit the judge and zoom around in Standard but she got it together for Jumpers and got her first OJP leg!

Video here:

Monday, March 23, 2015

Lzzy NJP and High In Trial!

At the March SOJAC agiltiy trial, Lzzy double Q'd with 2 first places and finished her Novice Jumpers Preferred title!  

She also won the Novice Preferred High In Trial award from the club!  My first HIT pup!  


Saturday, March 7, 2015

Lousy Smarch Weather

I was hoping it would be warmer out but Old Man Winter still had his stranglehold on the Northeast.  

However, we start HERDING Lessons again!  Yay!  

Hoping to get CC trialing sometime this year (if I get over my feat of sheep).  And agility trials are going to be plentiful.  

I have not done conformation in a long time and we are starting back up again this month at some supported shows.  Lzzy is halfway finished and I hope to get that done this year so it is over and done LOL.

Right now Lzzy has this:  eosinophilic furunculosis   

Don't worry I can't pronounce it either.  Good news is it is on the mend and she should hopefully be back in the saddle soon.  

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Bayshore Companion Dog Training Club Trial

WOW did CC smoke em at this trial!  She went 3 for 4, getting her first AXP leg!!!  FINALLY.

here is her second jumpers run of the day.



Here is her first jumpers run of the day



Her first AXP leg!