Monday, May 30, 2005

Butler County Dog Show, Hamilton OH

Do you remember Ace from the pond in March ? (see archives posted March 6-7) The boys got together again this weekend and after some adolescent posturing - can you say youthful testosterone? - they had a grand time chasing the girls and all round carrying on.
Gildy won Best of Breed for the Malinois both days!
Paris won Best of Breed (Belgian Tervuren) both days!

Cincinnati Kennel Club, Inc. - Sunday 05/29/05

JUDGE: Mr. Jon R. Cole

BELGIAN TERVUREN. Puppy, 9 to 12 Months Dogs.
1/W/BW 9 FAKAISER'S JOKER. DN 10370601. 07-21-04
(3 Points) By Xoran Van De Hoge Laer - Fakaiser's Avila.
Owner: Patty Naulty., Elizabeth, IN 47117. Breeder: Bente Harlem & Dag Harlem.

BELGIAN TERVUREN. 12 to 18 Months Dogs.
1 21 JUST-A-WYN SKID IN SIDEWAYS. DN 06357704. 03-08-04
By Ch Sunset's Orion A - Ch ShumakerHills, Just-A-Wyn-E The Pooh.
Owner: Patricia Heisler., Cincinnati, OH 45204. Breeder: Mary Lynn Wyneiski.

BELGIAN TERVUREN. Bred by Exhibitor Dogs.
1 11 ENORA A PERFECT HOLE IN ONE. DN 05710703. 11-17-03
By Ch Perfect Of The Two CD - Ch Klaar Altesse Victoria Secret CDX PT.
Owner: Patricia Borgo & James Borgo., Shelbyville, KY 40065. Breeder: Patricia & James Borgo.

3 7 BLAK JAK'S PIZARRO. DN 06426803. 12-30-03
By Lodi De La Prairie De La Sommerau - Ch Marguax De La Closerie De Yenda.
Owner: Tracy Pruss Karceski., Union, KY 41091. Breeder: Patty Naulty.
1/R 15 MONT CENIS BEAU GESTE NAJ. DL 89275209. 09-07-01
By Ch Acajou Et Chimay Gigolo - Ch Phenix's Sundance De Rue CDX NAJ OA.
Owner: Gail S Frazier & Thomas Frazier III., Louisville, KY 402071618. Breeder: Richard Ramler & Katherine McKenny & Violette Wilson.
2 19 MAXIMUM FIND SILVERTRACE. DN 09209001. 03-22-03
By Maximum Baiser D'Adieux - Debelisi Irrepressible.
Owner: Eddie Williams., Cincinnati, OH 45255. Breeder: Laura Maxim.

BELGIAN TERVUREN. Puppy, 9 to 12 Months Bitches.
1/W 8 TOUJOURS JEUNE MYSTIC WIND. DN 08272805. 08-26-04
(1 Point) By Ch Cinema Sweet Tooth - Ch Magic's Brise Toujours Jeune.
Owner: John Clifton & Lori Keele., Lexington, KY 40503. Breeder: Ken Salerno & Vicki Salerno.

1/R 12 MONTAGE BEACH BLANKET BINGO HT. DL 90962302. 06-05-02
By Ch Neartic De Le Grande Lande - Ch Montage Jazz Singer PT.
Owner: Susan Geers-Meiners & Kathy Madden., Bethel, OH 45106. Breeder: Kathy Madden.

BELGIAN TERVUREN. Best of Breed Competition.
OS 10 CH BLAK JAK'S OPIUM. DL 90621901. 01-13-02
By Ch Olim De La Tangi Morgane - Ch Margaux De La Closerie De Yenda. Bitch.
Owner: Patty Naulty., Elizabeth, IN 471178047. Breeder: Patty Naulty & Judith Lee Specht & Kathleen Zahs.
B 17 CH NICHA'S SOUPCON DE PARIS PT. LN 755274. 07-11-01
By Nicha Question De Charisme - Nicha Nova Une Etoile Est Nee. Dog.
Owner: Brooke Cole, Michele Gauvin., Park Hills, KY 41011. Breeder: Michele Gauvin.
If anyone ever asks, yes, FIVE Belgians CAN fit in a small yard and have lots of fun!!

First Crush!

Alex's first crush - "Gildy" a Belgian Malinois. Met at the Butler County Show this weekend in Hamilton Ohio.

Saturday, May 28, 2005

"Aunt Susan" getting Alex ready for tomorrow. WOW, he looks more adult and professional already!
Getting ready for a puppy match at the Butler County Show - Memorial Day weekend. These 'regional' Belgian owners have been great to me and Alex.

Friday, May 20, 2005

Off topic (of Alex) but a message that will make you stronger - "may the force...."

Sunday, May 15, 2005

It has been a busy-while since my last post. The grass is greening and I have had to mow 3-4 times already. Spring in Cinti goes from March cold to mowing every 5 days. LOL My neighbor and I took "the boys" to the park this morning. It is becoming more obvious that Carlos is getting older in his hips. He is 8 years old now. He is running hard, quitting early, ready to go back to the car long before the rest of them. I have always fed him Nature's Recipe Lamb and Rice and they have all been very happy with it - and me. Our next trip, we will buy the Joint and Hip formula. The vet told me last month to give him glucosomine and chondroiton and now I think it is time to also add within his food. He is my first dog - of my own - as an adult - and he has taught me much. It is chilly today, but sunny. A good day for doing most anything. Give your pup a hug and enjoy it!

Thursday, May 05, 2005

If I didn't have dogs...
1. I could walk around the yard barefoot in safety.
2. My house could be carpeted instead of tiled and laminated.
3. All flat surfaces, clothing, furniture, and cars would be free of dog hair.
4. When the doorbell rings, it wouldn't sound like the NCDL kennels.
5. When the doorbell rings, I could get to the door without wading through dog bodies who beat me there.
6. I could sit on the couch the way I wanted, without taking into consideration how much space several fur bodies would need to get comfortable.
7. I would not have strange presents under my Christmas tree - like dog bones, stuffed animals or have to answer to people why I wrap them.
8. I would not be on a first name basis with three vets.
9. The most used words in my vocabulary would not be: out, sit, down, come, no, stay and leave him/her/it ALONE.
10. My house would not be cordoned off into zones with baby gates or barriers.
11. My pockets would not contain things like poo bags, dog treats and an extra leash.
12. I would no longer have to spell the words B-A-L-L or F-R-I-S-B-E-E or W-A-L-K.
13. I would not have as many leaves INSIDE my house as outside.
14. I would not look strangely at people who think having their ONE dog ties them down too much.
15. I'd look forward to Spring and the melting of the snow instead of dreading mud season.
16. I would not have to answer the question: Why do you have so many dogs?
..from people who will never have the joy in their life of knowing they are loved unconditionally by something as close to angel as they will ever get.
17. How empty my life would be...

Sunday, May 01, 2005

One year ago, Alex came to live with us - May 2, 2004. What a difference a year of Alex makes! Among all the obvious Tervuren benefits it is also harder to grow grass this spring! Compare these tufts to last spring's long, lush green! (see archives, May 2004)