Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Gotcha Day

Happy Birth/gotcha Day to Lady Bug!  We have had her for 2 years and we think she was 4 when we got her so that makes her 6!  She is the sweetest spaniel and loves people.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy Fesitvus!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQFLqMyo0fo

May all the grievances be aired and may you succeed at the Feats of Strength.  

Friday, December 16, 2011

Last show of the year

Last dog show weekend of 2011 will be here tomorrow...how can time go by so fast!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Bandit, CGC!

Bandit was from Priscilla's first litter of puppies and is loved owned and trained by Cathy Bermudez in Long Island, NY.  I got a great email tonight saying he passed his CGC test!  He also was an AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy!

Very PROUD of this team - Bandit is a great boy!  He is Octane Rock Legend, CGC

Photo Shoot pictures!

All photos by M Nicole Fischer Photography



CC

Iggy Pop

Priscilla

Monday, December 5, 2011

Happy Birthday CC!!!

Naughty Meech is one year old today!  Feels like yesterday I was picking her up from the airport!

She came such a long way and the sky is the limit!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Some updates


CC playing show dog!

We also had an AWESOME photo shoot on the 10th with M Nicole Fischer Photography and I can't WAIT to share pictures here.

CC also participated with Iggy Pop at Meet The Breeds at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC.  Iggy Pop is just a fantastic dog.  He was available for cuddles all day on Sunday.  CC did very well too!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

CC at the Beach

Sandy Hook

I took CC for her first beach trip - the whole album goes back to last year.  The album should be public - I hope!

She is so good off lead and had a BLAST!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

NADAC trial


Me and Iggy Pop joined our friends Raquel and her Chessie Reign for the NADAC agility trial.  This was our first time trying NADAC agility and we were excited to try something different.

I LOVE the courses - fast fast fast courses with tight course times - so if you have a fast dog its for you!  Lots of obstacle discrimination as well.  I was entered in Jumpers and Tunnelers.  Jumpers is just that - jumps.  No weaves - makes for fast fun!  Tunnelers is also self explanatory - all tunnels.  Tunnelers is WICKED fast and its so fun to see the dogs that realize they get to run through tunnel after tunnel.  

The BEST part about NADAC is that Cardigans are under their breed exemption!  So Iggy Pop can jump 8 inches no problem - he can even jump 4 in Veterans once he is older.  Weaves are only found in Weavers and Regular classes and there is no table or teeter in anything.  They do use Hoops which are harder than they look. 

Iggy Pop qualified in both classes he was entered in with clean runs and first places!!!  Go Iggy Pop!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Storm

Being hit with a freak winter storm proved fun for the dogs and grumbles from me.  Counting our blessings we never lost power.  Most of my office folks had lost power so they brought into work everything from dogs to cats to kids.  

CC thought the snow was ALL FOR HER!  :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Whirlwind weekend

Friday and Saturday CC and I played in the conformation ring and came up empty handed.

I got a phone call my best friend was in the hospital - then I found out that Priscilla was going to have a singleton puppy.  Sadly the puppy didnt make it.  :(  Priscilla is ok she is just very sore with the C-section.

I also turned 29.  Wow.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A good weekend!

CC got her first point at Palisades Kennel Club!  She also got a Puppy herding group 4!  Go beastie!


Sunday, September 25, 2011

Brags!

CC earned her Canine Good Citizen title yesterday!  She passed with flying colors!

Iggy Pop took the TDI test for Therapy Dogs International and he also passed with flying colors! 

So proud of both of them!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Happy Birthday Iggy!

The Iggy Pop pup is 4 years old today!

A great teacher, he was  a dog that needed a job.  I was (still am) an uncoordinated human who was dying to try agility. And it led to an addiction....

URO1 Ula Mauna Octane Breaking The Law BN RE NAP NJP CGC!

Shoot for the stars Iggloo - you are a great team mate - especially to put up with me!

Monday, September 12, 2011

10 years ago

10 Years ago I watched as the New York City skyline changed forever.  My family lost our priest in the tragedy and my friend lost his entire company.  He still is in the process of recovery.

Yesterday was a day to reflect and remember, I grew up in the NYC metro area my whole life.  And yes I have never seen the city so together in the months and years afterward.  Its a different air.  Watching week after week as all the local channels turned over to 24 hour news coverage looking for survivors.  I went to Ozzy Osbourne and Rob Zombie concert that December after - it was normalcy - Ozzy got a cross made up of steel from the tower. 

In February 2002 I went to my very first Westminster dog show.  Glenn Close sang God Bless America, all the service dogs were honored.  Not a dry eye in the house. 

The Freedon Tower is beautiful.  The Memorial is perfect. Rebuild and Reflect.  

Never Forget. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

End of summer blues

Well summer comes to an end way too soon.  I am looking forward to my upcoming trip to Florida in October. 

Priscilla was bred again to handsome Powell and hope there are beauitful babies this time!  :o)

CC is still evil puppy and Iggy Pop is a good boy! 

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Stand Back! Theres a Hurricane Comin' Through!

Well it's about to get real.

I thought the media was the typical hype about this impending doom but its no joke.  A strong category 1 storm will make landfall in Cape May, NJ (the southernmost point) early Sunday. 

Living in the Meadowlands up by NYC we are still low lying and its not going to be a good time.  If we have to evacuate we are going to my friend Lisa's house in PA.  We stocked up on batteries bottles water flashlights and cat food.  Tomorrow i need to get dog food and top off the tank Saturday.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

A great weekend!















Iggy Pop's first venture into Open Standard Preferred saw us with a tough course. 
























But since the Iggloo was a move-up I took it in stride.  He was awesome!!!  He got first OAP leg with a first place!  There was another cardigan there in our class too and he got him on time by 5 seconds.

Today Iggy Pop in true border corgi fashion got cocky and said "i dont need to listen to you" so he didnt Q.

Priscilla though had a wonderful run in novice standard and got her NAP with a first place!  Yay!

Then we tried Time2Beat.  Iggy again was wild the first part of the run but then something clicked and it was magic...he was amazing.  If he Q'd he would have had the 8 inch class.  Oh well. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Miss P (dis)obedience



Prscilla and I giving it our try at obedience.  Not bad IF she wouldnt have been Queen Bitch and flip me off during our group exercises.  She knows how to stay in every place everywhere.  At match shows too.  Naughty.  ;o)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Cool video!



Its not my music but the video is GREAT

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Fixed the comments

I fixed the commenting area of my blog - thanks to Jennifer of Never Say Never Greyhounds for letting me know of the problem!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Iggy Pop NAP!

Iggy Pop got his Novice Agility Preferred title Sunday 6/26/11 at Staten Island Kennel Club!  Woo Hoo!  Onward to Open!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sunday, June 19, 2011

DelVal Cardigan specialty

Wow!  Is all I can say about this past weekend - Priscilla picked up another Novice Standard leg in agility with a beautiful run (found in this blog).  Then Saturday was day 1 of Bryn Mawr Kennel Club which has a regional specialty for cardigans every year.  CC went Best Of Opposite Sex in Sweeps, won her regular class, AND got Best Puppy!!!!

Sunday CC was second in her sweeps class, sister Tattoo went Best Opposite in sweeps.  CC won her regular class AGAIN though - under breeder judge Steve Gladstone!

Brother JR was Reserve Winners Dog and Best Puppy today!  Keeping it in the family!

They cant all be winners...

Iggy Pop NQ agility video...he was a little off and my handling sucked.  Live and learn!  But you can see how quick my Popsicle is!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Iggy Pop's video shoot

Iggy Pop was a STAR on Thursday - he went to FreshPet as a VIP (very important pooch).  :)

We had a long wait since the video guy was late.  But he schmoozed with all the employees and they all said how incredibly awesome he is.  Then we went into the kitchen area where the shoot was going to take place.  MY arms and hands were in the video- not my choice but my not manicured nail stubs were filmed taking food out of the fridge and cutting it up (FreshPet is a manufacturer of refrigerated pet food.)

Iggy Pop was filmed sitting politely for his food and eating it (licking the bowl clean in true Corgi fashion).  And he was filmed looking longingly at the counter for more.  LOL  Afterwards he had pics taken with staff members for business cards.  They ALL loved him!

He got free samples to take home, a nice cooler (perfect for dog shows) and 25 dollars.  His first paying gig. 

Priscillas Q!

video
Thanks to Anne for filming us!  This was her second Novice Standard leg.  We were one of 3 qualifiers! 

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Iggy Pop - superstar

Iggy Pop will be filmed for FreshPet!  Details to follow.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Updates

havent been here in awhile, but its been busy.

CC is growing like a weed!  She had her first match show and took 2nd behind her sister! 

I was in lovely southern california for a week...and man it makes Jersey look like a dirty sock.

Oh look, hello everyone!  Just out for a walk out front of my house!  teehee!

New Pics!




The following pictures were taken by Nick Bugemelian at my job. 
 Me and Iggy Pop
 Me and CC
 Me and Priscilla
Me and Lady Bug

Monday, April 18, 2011

More wacky puppy

 Priscilla and CC hard at work
 Holding the chair takes skill
Yup...this face sums it up

Germs and Viruses

Thank you Dan, Maria, Aaron, Ginny, and my love, Paulie.

I seem to have caught the nasty virus that laid you all up in bed for days with a fever and sweats.

Going to the store to stock up on OJ and tissues. 

Damn wing night was worth it though. 

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Puppy abuse







My dogs have it so ruff...this is at work.  I think she is figuring out the bed. 

Friday, April 8, 2011

Meet CC!

She is a non stop brindle machine!  Super smart and food motivated! 

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Change is a comin....

Cable company is being a crook.  I was paying 136 a month for JUST basic cable and basic internet (and I mean no movie channels, no HD, and with a DVR)

Got an offer from Verizon from my one buddy who works there to give me ALL the channels, multi-room DVR, fastest internet for 117.

I called Comcast to see if they would counter offer. They did - same thing for 159.  Uhhh....I said I need to SAVE money.

I guess this is how they treat their long time customers...  

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

More Nose Work

Longer Nose Work Video with commentary.  :o)

Nose Work Video

Lets see if this works...this should be Iggy Pop doing Nose Work.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Coming Soon!





Thank you Anna and Robert Pol for allowing "Sissi" to join my family.  :o)

She boasts an incredible pedigree and lots of smarts!  I can't WAIT! 

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Big suprise!

Well, I will have a new addition soon!  Date isnt set yet.  But a new little beastie will be joining the cardi clan! 

Details soon! 

Monday, February 28, 2011

Cardigans CAN fly!


Barry Rosen takes the BEST pictures.  Now I am running both dogs in Open jumpers...what was I thinking again??





Iggy Pop earned his UKC Rally level 1 title with a score of 92!  Priscilla got her first 2 legs also!


Priscilla got her Grand Champion certificate!  This qualifies her for Eukanuba!  :D

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Priscilla, NJP!

Priscilla eanred her NJP title yesterday at Dream Park with a clean run and FIRST PLACE!  She really put the booster jets on! 

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Its official!

GCH  

Number of Points 30  
Number Major Wins 5  
Number Major Judges 5  
Total Number Judges 12  
Events w/CH Defeated 3

GCH CH Xtacee Neon Moon RE  



Sunday, February 13, 2011

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

New Titles!

Priscilla earned her Grand Champion title Friday, Feb 5, at Sand & Sea Kennel Club under judge Nathaniel Horn!

She also earned a CD leg with a third place and her second NJP leg with a second place!

Drumroll please...Iggy Pop earned his NJP with a first place!!!  Go Pop Go!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Iggy Pop video

video

This is appropriately to the song "Hellraiser" by Motorhead.  A fun little video I made. 

Monday, January 31, 2011

Agility Pictures

Man I need a trial or something...a month without agility is rough...See the intensity on this dogs face?  He is NO JOKE.  His first place in JWW was on a course time allowing 47 seconds and he ran it clean in 21.22.  I love this dog.  He taught me so much.  And we are still learning to be a team but we are getting there.  He runs balls out.