Monday, September 28, 2009

Happy Birthday Troy!

Wasn't he the cutest puppy?! It's hard to believe he is 5 already!!

Taken this summer. He is our sweet, special companion.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Seasonal Fare

It is hard to believe that fall has come when it seems that summer never came.

This weekend we enjoyed the splendors of the season. Not traditional was my buffalo chicken lasagna which we enjoyed with butternut squash, mulled cider and ended with fresh cider donuts. I do enjoy the flavors of the season!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Growing Up

We had a gorgeous fall day today in New York so we took some photos. I am very happy with how our trio of Sabrina x Carbon kids are growing up.



And we cannot forget "da baby"...

"Zsa Zsa"

Brown Dog Update.

Last week older brown dog turned 9. Happy Belated Birthday Tristan!

Tristan & Eva are settled in at their new home together now. Tristan enjoys stealing Eva's favorite bone and either burying it in the yard or stashing it in a secret corner of their home. Look at how Eva's coat is now so shiny after her life on the run a month ago!

Thank you Terry & family for loving our brown dogs!

Monday, September 21, 2009

It's official!

From the AKC website:

CH Visions I Have A Dream PT - DN14250002

Conformation - Awards Processed Through 02-SEP-2009

Number of Points 17
Number Major Wins 4
Number Major Judges 4
Total Number Judges 5

Herding Test - Awards Processed Through 18-SEP-2009

Number Qualifying Scores 2
Number Different Judges 2


I adore frogs! I think they are some of the neatest creatures. Yesterday we went to the Berkshire Museum to see the exhibit Frogs! A Chorus of Colors.

Here are some of my favorites in the exhibit:

Doesn't he/she look like a gargoyle?

Poison Frogs - The blue & white are Dyeing Dart Frogs, the yellow & black are Bumblebee Dart Frogs and the golden terrors, the Golden Dart Frog, is the most poisonous vertebrate in the world.

This is the skeleton of a Goliath Frog, the largest frog in the world.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Companion Pups Available

Our partner, Rita Hellegers of Cornerstone fame, has 3 companion pups available.

Aren't they adorable!?
"Roshi" - blue merle male

"Crook" & "Mini" - black & white females

They are near Orlando, FL. Please call Rita at (407) 348-3671 for more information.

Monday, September 14, 2009

From the inside, looking back...

Second generation Princess Mountain Goat.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

I'm in my element...

On the Element Owner's Club forum, they have a thread to post your photos of Dogs in Es. We were rearranging crates in the Red E, so we decided to photograph our Cardigan Crew at the same time.

Luther showing off his PT rosettes.

The rest of the blacks. (L-R) Sabrina, Darla, Magnet & Troy.
Yes, I run my boys together.

The blues, a repeat of last weekend. (L-R) Zsa Zsa, Emma & Snickers.

How about posting photos of your dogs in your Element?

Monday, September 7, 2009


Aren't they just beautiful? (L) Zsa Zsa (C) Emma (R) Snickers

Their beautiful markings (reversed order).
I love how they go from lots of body black to very minimal.

Leonard's sister, Susan, visited today from Syracuse. Emma thought she was the greatest!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

More good news!

Luther's son, Rocky, finished his championship today! Congrats to Kim & Leo!

Herding Day 2 - New PT!

Luther earned his PT with lovely comments from the judges - one even saying "Great corgi. I hope you have plans to keep working him." I plan to learn ducks so we will go from there.

What makes this even more special, he got his legs on my birthday (Friday) and my late father-in-law's birthday (yesterday)! What a special present.

His dam, Demi, earned her first point to her Championship on my husband's birthday (8/9) and finished a few months later on my mother's birthday (11/24). So competing on birthdays must be good karma!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Herding Day 1

Luther got his first Q for his PT with a beautiful run.

I am staying at Katrin's overnight with Luther & Zsa Zsa. We met up with Julie for dinner. We had Korean BBQ which was fantastic! And a yummy chocolate ganache cake for desert. Thank you both!! What a lovely way to celebrate a birthday.

Hopefully we will get his 2nd Q tomorrow, which would have been my father-in-law's birthday.

Thursday, September 3, 2009