Monday, May 31, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Here is my attempt at a photo like Shep's prize-winning shot from the Nat'l . Wilson is standing on a root-cluster that was washed up on the river's edge. The roots are not quite as pretty as the logs in her photo, but Wilson was still willing to strike a pose when I asked him to stand on it. I couldn't quite get the same angle because it would have meant kneeling or squatting down in the water, and it was WAY too cold for that. All in all, I like this picture, but it does lack the pizzazz of Shep's!
I attempted a similar shot with Jimmy, without much success. He must have hopped on and off about a half dozen times, thinking I was crazy to ask for a stay on such a ridiculous object. He ended up looking all hunched up due to his foot placement and a messy, wet coat.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Performance: The dog shall pause on the table for five cumulative seconds. The
judge’s count shall start once all four paws have touched the table (and the dog
remains on the table top). Neither a sit or a down position shall be required.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
I liked this one of Wilson for all the textures and monochromatic color scheme....
A big splash as he dives in after a stick.....
Jimmy is in hot pursuit (well, cold pursuit, as the water was quite chilly!)..... They really throw back a pretty respectable wake, don't they?
Friday, May 14, 2010
This is what Stephanie wrote:
Please help me find a lost Cardigan Corgi in the Gainesville, Florida, area. This is a one year old brindle and white male. He was at the German Shorthaired Pointer National Specialty. He escaped his crate two days ago, from what I understand. He has never been away from home, and is probably scared to death!!. If you know anyone that is in that area, PLEASE, PLEASE, let them know he is missing, and to be on the lookout for him.
PLEASE call me day or night if you see him, or have any information about him! His call name is Raisin.
Monday, May 10, 2010
Jimmy wants to send a birthday bark out to his brother Bobby in DC.........
Saturday, May 8, 2010
This next picture doesn't even look like Jimmy. This dog is too calm and composed!
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
My first experiences with long-backed dogs were Dachshunds. I heard frequent stories of back troubles leading to paralysis. I wondered why anyone would even risk getting a Doxie if that's what you were in store for. Are Cardigans pretty much the same risk?
I know this isn't the usual happy-go-lucky post about having fun with my dogs, or a pretty picture on a beautiful day. I am sure this is not a pleasant topic for any of us. But I get deeply saddened and disturbed when I read about a Cardigan whose back just gave out.
Are our Cardigans really so fragile???
Sunday, May 2, 2010
I truly enjoyed getting to meet the people and faces behind so many of the blogs I enjoy!
I don't think I will be making the long haul to Houston next year, so I'll see you all again in Ohio in 2012!