Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Puppies Playing Outside



Puppies Playing Outside

April and the puppies by Rudy are now five weeks old and spend a good part of the day outside under large maple tree. April likes being in with them also, but only so long as I am there reading a book or working.

They have toys, water, dry food and three times a day warm baby cereal with milk and a bit of Karo Syrup. Not a bad life. One of their favorite games is running around the tree trunk and playing peek a boo with each other. Another is "Who can annoy Mom the most?" They climb on top of her and play King of the Mountain. Then once in a while one gets very cheeky and jumps up and nips her muzzle. She is oblivious to all of this, but if they get a little too out of hand she will put them in line.

They are getting to really enjoy their toys, as you can see in this picture.
Ryan has been taking them out for runs down the meadow and they can't quite keep up with him. There will come a day just a few weeks away when they will zoom ahead of him!

The weather has been beautiful and perfect for them being outside. We will be having rain a few days of the weekend but we need it for the garden.


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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Foxfair Silent Screen Star, RWB, KCA National Specialty

LILLIAN - SHOWING UP A STORM!

Not to be out done by her brother Lillian also had to win her large open class and then go on to win Reserve Winners Bitch at the KCA National Specialty under the highly respected judge, Pat Hastings, with Jeanne Buente Handling. Lillian has her very own personality, which is quite different from her brothers.

She is opinionated and likes to do things her own way. I taught her to bait as a baby by throwing the bait at her from across the room. She liked this so much that now she feels she will just stack herself up and you can stand - waaay back over there! This makes for a pretty picture in the ring - but don't try and fuss with her coat, etc, No, she looks just fine, thank you, and will stack herself - as you can see in the picture.

Lillian would like to thank her good friend Gina Marsh of Keesland fame, who gave her wonderful long walks all week of the National and loved on her - as Lillian thought was her due! We had a wonderful time with Rudy and Lillian and Gina and Joan. They would like to know when they are coming back!







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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Foxfair Rudy Valentino, Reserve Winners Dog at KCA National Specialty

RUDY SMILING AT THE CAMERA!



Rudy is shown here with 2011, KCA Judge, Karen McFarland, Jeanne Buente on the lead, and trophy presenter, KCA Vice President, Heather Myers.
She is not in this picture but Rudy would like to thank his special friend Joan Dean who took him for wonderful long walks all during the KCA specialty week!

Rudy had a fun time at the KCA National Specialty, but then he creates that wherever he is, it is just his personality, which is - let's just say he has a sense of humor.


It started for him at Shells, who is the groomer that prepares him for shows. When I arrived to pick him up he was in his usual spot, laying on the floor, legs stretched out behind him. Shell said, "You are not going to believe what he just did! I replied, Try me!
It seems Rudy was done being groomed and decided he wanted a little company to play with, so he went over to the crates against the wall, and opened the crate doors letting out two very happy Miniature Poodles. According to Shell he then told them to - RUN!

At the shows one of the things we do to get their coats ready is to line brush them. This means you go through the whole coat with a pin brush spraying with a fine mist of water each line of hair every inch or so. Rudy make this process even more entertaining because he likes to drink out of the spray bottle! So when you spray the line he is right there trying to get the whole nozzle right in his mouth.

Grooming is a boring process as far he is concerned and this is just one of his efforts to make it fun and lighten things up. Unlike his sister Lillian he really doesn't take anything very seriously. He is very cooperative in the show ring, he likes the treats and moving is his favorite. Standing still for a long time - not so much - but then you can always show him the water bottle - now that is fun!




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Wednesday, June 01, 2011

April has Puppies and Now They Have Names




Gina and Joan Sleeping




Joan at 10 days









APRIL'S NEW FAMILY



April is very happy with her new family, two girls and one boy. The story of their birth is interesting. So, Gina Marsh and Joan Miles flew from England into Cleveland Hopkins Airport to visit and go the KCA National specialty. They arrived on May 13, and then we drove to Mason, Ohio and spent the next week at the show. It was fun and exciting but also very tiring, and the drive from Burton to Mason is five hours and some. That does not account for stopping to exercise Rudy and Lillian who went with us (more about that later). Then on Sunday May 22 we drove the five hours back home. My sister Donna and brother in law Jack had a really nice dinner for us at thier house and we then came home. As we are getting ready for bed at 10:00, April who had puppies due on Wednesday said she was going to have them tonight!


Gina just looked at me, knowing it would be a long night and Joan clapped her hands and said "Oh, Goody we are going to have puppies!." I looked at Gina - knowing it would be a long night! At 3:30 we were done and went to bed. Then Gina and Joan had to get up early to get to the airport and the long ride home.My sister again saved the day by driving them knowing I had to stay with the puppies. So, in honor of Gina and Joan who loyally stayed by my side and helped us get the babies into the world their names are Foxfair Virginia Dare, Foxfair Lady Joan and Foxfair William Esq. Hmmm, I wonder where the William came from!
















































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