Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A case of adolescent rebellion?

Am I doing OK, boss?

This is better....

Emily enjoys Ice Cream at Groups courtesy of Grandma.

Sarah, the eternal dog petter.....

Norman...Norman...what were you thinking? The first day of the Atlanta Shows (AND OUT CLUB DAY TO BOOT!!!) Norm decides it is time to assert himself on the table and get excused for nipping at the judge (and then Cheryl too). It was like watching a terrible accident. He was put in time-out for the rest of the day...and was gone-over by every human (I think) Cheryl could find in the grooming area. Our club prez saw me later and said "I heard Norman tried to bite Polly" (the Mrs. Dr. Smith). Thanks Norman.  BUT he was much improved by Saturday, and we were WD  Sunday ,so that was encouraging. He has gone back to TN with Cheryl and even attended her handling class so he could do lots more table work. Laura said he did pretty well at the class so hopefully this little bump in the road has passed. Four more shows in Marietta GA this weekend.....It has been VERY tough without Norman. We will all be glad to have our little buddy home so he can be Batman for Halloween with the girls (BATGIRLS!)

Monday, October 18, 2010

See you later , little buddy!

We dropped Norman off with handler Cheryl Mika on Sunday at the Nashville Show (Norm was not entered). He will be staying at "Camp Cheryl" for some training before the Atlanta shows this weekend and the Marietta (GA) shows Halloween week. We miss our SWEET Boy but we are sure he is having fun and learning some important things that a good show boy needs to know! Congrats to Norm's sis Rosie for going WB on Sunday in Nashville!

Thursday, October 7, 2010


This is very belated... here is the official show pic of Norman with handler Cheryl Mika in Atl from August 29 when he was WD and Bos for 5pts. I tried to retouch the bkgd a bit and added the BOS ribbon to Judge Bolus' hand as it was not in the orig. photo. I think that Norman looks very much like his dad "tex" (grangefield Rob Roy) in this picture... well except Tex is red...On a sad note, out 12yr old male kitty was mauled and killed in my mother's garage last Sunday. Dasher died in my arms. It was just awful, and we are still looking for the dogs.The terrible irony here is that Dasher just loved dogs (well our dogs...NICE dogs).Norman is still looking for his buddy.On a happier note... Norman is entered in both Atlanta cluster shows the last two weeks of October. Seven shows in nine days. He will be one tired puppy!