Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
It has been a very long while since I let you know what is happening. I can't even remember the last time I posted. But here goes... last National Specialty week was in October 2019 in Albuquerque New Mexico. As we did the last time the National was held there, we drove. This time three of us went together, Lavonne, Susan and I. Karen stayed home this trip. We left our homes in Wisconsin on the first day and drove to Iowa to drop a Lhasa at her new home. Then off we went to Independence Missouri to stay over night at Ronnie and Wade's before going on to New Mexico the next day.
So we arrive in New Mexico. I had Cody and Lumpy. Lumpy is the old man and he had a blast walking under the plastic as we tried to cover the floor to protect the carpet in the grooming area. Everyone got quite a kick out of the old man having a blast running around seeing everyone.
The shows were great. Everyone showed such lovely Lhasa apsos. Congratulations again to all the winners.
In the futurity, Cody, went Best Puppy in Futurity. The fourth time a Golden Tu Lhasa has one Best Puppy or Adult at the Futurity.
Very proud of Cody.
Then Lumpy got his turn. He was entered in the Veteran Sweepstakes in the 11 years and older class. He was in the cut down class so he did not have the long hair you see at shows. He had a blast. He did not always have his tail up, but our judge had a great time with the "monkey man" and he won the Best in Veteran Sweepstakes. Very happy he was able to be experience being the best!!!! He always had been in my eyes and heart.
Ch Golden Tu On My Head aka Lumpy
Lumpy had a great time at the Nationals. He made so many new friends and Steve loved his enthusiasm for being with other people and lhasas. He asked him to walk the ring for the National judge after the class judging so she could see how well of an old man he is. Pat Trotter loved that he was still is such fantastic shape and told me that I have a great breeding program with such a healthy dog at his age. I was thrilled for the compliment. He received a huge ribbon for Parade of Champions with his name on it that we will cherish forever.
Mr Lumpy hanging out in the hotel room. He was so spoiled that trip. He was so good for an old man. I am glad we were able to take him along. Lumpy had a health issue that I had not shared at the time with anyone. Only our vet knew that he had a tumor which was very small in October, but grew by May 2020. I had to say good bye to the best little heart dog ever in May and Lumpy at 15 years young crossed over the rainbow bridge outside under the trees and sun in my arms. I miss him every single day. His sister Dora is coping with out Lumpy being around her as her constant companion.
So we had a great National trip this year once again. We were looking forward to the future with the lhasas.
The Best in Specialty Friends in New Mexico!!
2019 ended as a good year with me getting a full-time job at a University near us as the Compliance Officer. December was a learning a new job time. I was looking forward to the future.
Well 2020 came in very uneventful. Our home of a couple years has been very nice. The motor home has had her issues with a slide that just does not want to close at all. But it is fixed. We hope!
2020 became the year from ?>#@$!!!! More on that another day.
Jan and Rosie
Saturday, October 12, 2019
|Rosey smelling a corsage. Need some color on a gloomy day.|
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
So I thought I would give you updates again in photos.
|This Lumpy, Dora and Wendi's favorite spot. They have begun camping at the bottom of the stairs into the family room.|
|Rosie enjoying the comfort of being with mom in the motor home for a doggie show. She loves to travel.|
Sunday, September 29, 2019
BIS-OH GChB. Joyslyn MLS Dakota Wind Breaker had two little babies: 1 Boy and 1 Girl. We were so surprised that they were golden in color and not black. They are very quiet babies, which is good cause mom is very afraid of them. She did settle down as the weeks went on. As of two/three weeks they looked like this:
So on ward and upward. Keeping it going. Soon we will show you more.
Jan and Rosie
Saturday, September 28, 2019
September 28, 2019
Well this was a crazy summer. We had the motorhome for the major shows but we missed a few because she was in the shop this summer more than usual.
We did make it to Duluth this year to show Cody and Boss and TimTam. Cody likes to follow behind me. Like directly behind me. Boss is a chubby guy right now but picked up a couple extra points. Timtam is a crazy woman at the shows. Barks at all dogs her size and loves the little guys. She thinks she is a lhasa for sure. She did pick up a point.
|Boss being groomed.|
|Timtam when she is quietly getting groomed.|
We went into Duluth for dinner many times. Beautiful city.
|out over the lake toward Wisconsin|
|Beautiful foundation along the canal|
|A carriage horse waiting for the next customer|
|A old historic building in the bay of Lake Superior|
|Off the shore along lakefront towards canal|
|The Canal lighthouse|
We went in to celebrate Wade and Sandy and Ripp's Group Ones and Best in Show!
|Ripp and Wade winning Group|
|Wade celebrating Best in Show!|
|Oh yes those are brick streets, same ones that I drove over.|
|Side porch. My room was on the second floor there facing the road.|
|A small snip-it of the class reunion.|
It was a great reunion. Good to see so many of my long time friends. Glad many of them made the trip. We did have some sad moments when we remembered those that were no longer with us. Several very close friends are no longer with us in body but they are in spirit. Miss them daily.
Well that is the best of July and then into August we go. I will gather of the photos and share more of the fun and several surprises. Yes.....
As always, Rosie and Jan
Monday, June 3, 2019
Well we are back!!!!!!!!!!!! Scared you all for a moment didnt we? I am super busy to the point where I am having anxiety attacks in the awake and sleep. So I thought it might be good to do something different. Maybe???
So here I am trying to down load photos from my phone which is not working for me. So I guess I'll just tell you for now..........
1. I have 3 show dogs in hair to brush and bath weekly.
2. I am working on the completion of my doctorate degree.
3. I work 4 days a week 28 hours a week.
4. I am tired all the time.
So as soon as I find the photos I will down load them. Our first riding with rosie show will be soon. Watch for the details from an exciting dog show weekend.
Toodles for now-
Jan and Rosie