CATCHING UP WITH END OF OCTOBER NEWS:
Best Collie Costume
Carolyn says that Bon (far right) went to the Halloween party as Lassie. He’s definitely the most convincing IMHO!
Charlie testing The Sheltinator™, an innovative new mobile collie compactor. It works! When either Claire or I open a crate, Charlie assumes we mean for him to jump in no matter what, even when it’s a sheltie crate. Here he is trying out Claire’s invention!
Revan baby sits Heidi’s Borzoi Puppies!
New Grand Champion – Tim & Dianne have had their blue smooth girl, Deysi (Roger/Snow) out with Nick & Joel for a couple of weekends this month with outstanding success, including a collie specialty BOS, an all-breed BOV & Herding Group 3, and 3 Selects at the Knoxville, TN shows, giving her two 5 pt. majors, one 4 pt. major and a 2pt. win!
Next she was entered in two shows in Concord, NC and earned two Herding Group 4’s in a strong Group.
She finished her GCH yesterday (11-221) in AL with two Selects, one all-breed & one specialty in a field of 9 to 10 champions earning two more majors. Her GCH took only 4 weekends to complete!
GCH Deep River’s Mountain Laurel – candid by Dianne at ringside in Concord
Another New Grand Champion – Fred & Sharon M. sent more wonderful news from the AL shows. Fred emailed to say, We now have GCH Deep River Black Ice. He finished his Grand at Cahaba Valley Kennel Club in Montgomery , AL. Owner Handled by Sharon B. Melnick for all points. Sheldon and Sharon started the CH points at the Birmingham Shows in 2013 for his first Major points and finished his CH. last year at the same Cahaba Valley Kennel Club show. This year he got his first Grand Point at the Birmingham Shows and Got his last 3 points with BOS for his Grand at the same show this year. Side note, the Judge that gave him his first Major in Birmingham in 2013 finished his GCH with a 3 point major in Montgomery Judge B.Capstick.
Sheldon is our first GCH and Sharon’s first Collie. He got Select 2 times and BOS 2 times out of the 5 Shows in Montgomery including a BOS at the Specialty on Saturday. It was a good weekend.
Sharon/Sheldon also was the 1st place Owner Handler Smooth Collie for 2014. Sharon will be going to FL next month for a try at the Owner Handler Championship.
GCH Deep River Black Ice (Sheldon)
Deb K. and Anna earned her Flyball Championship! It’s easy to see that Anna truly loves this sport.
Deep River Bankside Merry and Bright UD, FDC (Scout/Valerie)
Sandee H. and Harley (Mister/Wiggy) earned his RN at the Concord, NC shows on Saturday and celebrated below. We were all proud of this team, even Harley’s mom, our 14-year-old Wiggy!
CH Bo-Dandy’s Isawig CD, RE, HSAdsc, HIAd below with a message to her son.
Elizabeth R. reports that her boy Karch (Scout/Haylee) earned his Canine Good Citizen and his Canine Good Citizen Community this month. Below, Elizabeth and Karch visit a Junior High School on the school’s Career Day.
Deep River’s Lust for Life of Kelwyn. BN, RN, AXJ, CGCA (Karch)
Cindy & Dart finished Dart’s NA & NAJ at 24″ last month! Sorry about the belated congratulations!
Dart RN, NJP, NA, NAP, PT
NEWS FROM OUR SUMMER PUPPY OWNERS:
Terasa’s boy Noah at the beach (Scout/Tori).
Wendi sent a photo of Raven with Chris fresh out of her crate after shipping to CA
Raven’s brother Farleigh & his best friend!
Another littermate to Raven & Farleigh – SiSi (Linda & Hugh D.)
Two fun videos!
The first is from Catherine C. of Roxie’s first puppy class (Scout/Tori). The second is from Wendi G. of Raven (Rafi/Gracie) getting to know her new friends in her new home in the Sierra Nevada’s.
Here is Roxanne at her very first puppy class. I am amazed at Roxi’s focus on me and her embracing new objects activities: http://youtu.be/94CoZg4StD4
First run with both our smooth, Georgia, and our border collie collie mix, Skye, out near the river, yesterday: Look at her go… I’ll send more soon. The light wasn’t very good; too bright. Anyhow, hello from the Eastern Sierra mountains. Can’t figure out how to get this one so that it’s viewable. I’ll include it once I find out!
Gerie & Chris photographed one of Splash’s favorite things, sitting on Chris’ tractor to survey his domain!
Karen C. owns Splash’s litter sister Liza who has her own blog! This is Liza’s report on her first herding lesson.
Liza’s Blog: I am compelled to write my blog before Sunday because I had such a great day. Mom told me that Monty and I were going to see something called sheepies today. I THOUGHT I knew what they were because I THOUGHT I had seen them before, called sheep instead. But I was excited to go see what these sheepies were. Unfortunately I had to ride in the car to do it.
Why, oh why, do I have to ride in the car to do everything. Mom gave me a dramamine and then at the start of the trip she stopped and got some wonderful treats called Gingersnaps. YUM! YUM! She gave some to me right away even thought I was drooling something terrible. I think they helped.
Anyway, we got to where these sheepies are and yep, just as I thought, sheep. I watched Monty play with them first. He looked like he did a pretty good job but I knew I could do better. So, after Monty finished, I got to go in.
There were THOUSANDS of them! More than I had ever seen before. I was a little apprehensive at first so the nice man, mom told me his name was Monroe, picked me up and walked with me into the middle of all of them. Sheep to the left, sheep to the right, they were all around us.
Then he put me down and I ran all the way around all of them, stopped and stared, then barked at them to try to get them to move (they didn’t). It was so much fun I can’t wait to do it again.
So, 2 wonderful things today. Sheepies and Gingersnaps (which I got more of for the trip home).
In ME, Kathy & Jody’s Zhora, littermate to Liza & Splash
Paris’ Birthday – Also Kate’s, Al’s, Stone’s and the rest of the Rocky/Willa litter born in 2004.
Liza & Monty
Silver & Anna share a chair!
Rye & Brock Work Their Sheep in MT
Osmond in MT
Aaron’s Daughter Penelope (Scout’s half sister)