Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A day of highs and lows

The day started with the good news that one of my girls who we thought may be barren was scanned today and was seen to be carrying 2 possibly 3 pups. She will have another scan next week just to confirm all is well. Flame is starting to slow down a wee bit, she is in pup and due to whelp this weekend coming but as she is pretty uncomfortable looking we may get to meet her new family sooner rather than later.

While preparing the space in my room for Flame to have her pups I decided that it was time to let Domino go, he died on 27th January 2009 and even though I can still feel him sleeping in my arms I knew that today the day of Domino's 11th birthday was the right time to let him join his friends in the garden.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Two of my Phalenes

Serenglade Indigo Moon (Indy)

Serenglade Drivin Miz Daisy (Daisy)


We got a telephone call out of the blue from Angela and Jamie to tell us that they have gotten engaged. And the ring is beautiful. Looks like there is going to be another party soon and of course there is only one place to go and buy the celebration cake.

A dog show !!!

Yes I bathed the dogs and took them to a dog show, feel as if I hadn't been out for ages. We went to Scottish Toydog Society open show on 10th April with Daisy, Ayla and Indy. Daisy thoroughly enjoyed her day and went round with her tail wagging unlike other occasions when she was happier just to watch proceedings from the distance. Anyway Daisy won a 1st in Jr, Ayla got 3rd in Post Graduate and Indy was 3rd in Limit. Ayla and Indy 2nd and 3rd in the members stakes class for which they won £15 between them so I'm off today to buy a new crate for the car for them to travel in and that saves us having to take out the travel boxes every time we want to go to the park.
On the Sunday I went with Jean Walker and Anna Fraser to Cambuslang open show were I was asked to handle so other dogs as well as my own. First up was Cy the CKCS who won 1st in his class. Next I handled Henry the Pug who won 1st in his class then took Best of Breed. Straight in to the next class with Indy who also won 1st in his class and Best of Breed. My next charge was an 8 month old Pug puppy called Boris and what a handful he was, so full of himself and with no fear of heights that had me hanging onto him for dear life when I had to put him on the table twice as he was seen by two different judges in the day. He got 2nd in minor puppy toy and then got 3rd in a puppy stakes class. Anna handled Indy for me in the group challenge as I took Boris. Indy got group 3 and Boris went unplaced. A long and tiring day but very enjoyable with good company.

Angela's 21st Birthday

Our next event after Crufts was Angela's 21st birthday. One of our gifts to Angela was for her and Jamie to travel to London and stay over to see the Phantom of the Opera. When Angela was two years old she started figure skating and most of her music for her programme's came from the Phantom, so it was always going to be a special moment for her to see the show. Angela had organised an evening in Glasgow for dinner and drinks with a few friends to celebrate her birthday. To continue the Phantom theme we arranged for an appropriate cake to be the centre piece for the table.

We would like to thank Pauline and Kate bespoke cake designers at Cake of Your Dreams for doing a wonderful job.

We're back!!!!!!!!!!

Seemed like ages since I last posted on the blog and how right I was, haven't even mentioned Crufts. I had a car full (or so it seemed), with Daisy, Ayla, Flame and Indy going wtih me and Anna travelled with us with Ruben. I'll have to look and see if I have any pictures but I will assume not as I remember taking my camera with me but I don't remember taking it out of it's case. LOL Anyway had a brilliant time catching up with folk form both home a overseas that I hadn't seen for ages and also meeting some new people as well. Indy was first in the ring in Post Graduate dog where he was placed 2nd and we were very happy with that. Ayla and Flame both went unplaced in there classes and wee Daisy didn't go in the ring as she was a bit overwhelmed by it all and wasn't happy about showing but she certainly enjoyed the numerous cuddles she got from everyone. We stayed with Angela and Jamie on the way home and poor Nacho just shook his head when he saw the dogs arriving, probably wondered who would beat him to the food bowl this time. lol I love stopping over with Angela and Jamie as it gives us time to catch up and have a chat, also the journey home the next morning is relaxed and means we don't have to rush into morning traffic or anything.