A straining and exciting weekend: 1,300 km (appr. 810 m) to drive, summer heat on Saturday and continous rain on Sunday, a family reunion and a lot of support from friends, no place on the rostrum but excellent results for Kira (Zausel’s Red Rose) and her first daughter Nukka (Almudis of Kahnawake).
At the Saar-Pfalz-Schau (Specialty Show DCNH, Saturday, June 24th, 2017) Nukka got “Very Promising” from breeding judge Hassi Assenmacher-Feyel (DE) and was placed second in Puppy Class (VP2 /2). Kira got “Excellent” and was placed second in Open Class (Exc 2 /2). Since I am a rookie in breeding, I was only out for excellen results for both girls, thus I am happy with what they achieved.
Besides we had a happy family reunion that day. Sammy (Alban of Kahnawake) came to the show with his family to support his mom and sister, just like Bubbles (Antonius of Kahnawake) did from afar!
From the Rhine valley we went across the country to Munich to enter a joint dog show of the VDH Bavaria on the Harness Racing Track in Daglfing (Sunday, June 25th, 2017). Breeding judge Maria Grazia Miglietta (IT) rated Nukka “Very Promising” in Puppy Class and Kira “Excellent”, she was placed 3rd in a strong competition. Both girls reached the targets I had set – rookie me happy again!
I am sorry, there are no pictures on the show! On Saturday I forgot to tell someone, on Sunday it was all raining. Hence, I have only some snapshots to show.
Sincere thanks are given to Nukka’s family for entrusting their baby to me over the weekend, Angela Tagliaferri (Lagotto Romagnolo Accompagniatore) for perfectly grooming the girls, Simone Ebardt-Heidt (Siberian Huskies of Savannah Town) for sheltering us from the heat and the rain, to Sammy’s family for paying a visit at the show, and to Bubbles’ family for feeping fingers crossed.
Happy puppy parents are people who happily share any news with the breeder, while the puppy grows up. Bubbles’ two-legged mom and dad have tricked the tooth-fairy and gave us one of his baby teeth. I can’t think of any better little present!
Yesterday, Sammy paid us a visit with his family, and we could see for ourselves that he turns out to be a handsome boy, funny and sweet as ever. Bubbles came along with his family, so Kira had the chance to enjoy her two sons playing together.
Later we took a nice walk in the beautiful valley of the Rosphe creek in the Burgwald area – and Sammy took a chance to bunk off with uncle Siko for a short while. But they returned quickly without doing any mischief. 😉
Most of the time, Sammy trotted side by side with Kira, showing he will be a sporting ace, when he has grown up. At the end of the walk both had a bath in one of the ponds along the track – apparently a perfect ending.
Bubbles’ mom loves to get exercise. Tough exercise. Since Bubbles himself is not that sporting yet, he comes for a visit now and then, so he is looked after and uncle Sisko can teach him some manners. At least that is Bubbles’ mom’s plan.
Bubbles is familiar with our garden for most of his life and loves to play here. And I love to take photos. So people xan see how handsome a boy he is becoming.
Today Bubbles paid us a visit, playing in the garden right before his first puppy class. He is growing like weeds and turns out to be a really handsome, deep auburn boy. He was having fun re-exploring the place where he used to play as a little pup. Sadly, he did not have much time, but we will meet again very soon.
Last night, we and Kira and Nukka (Almudis of Kahnawake) took part in a conformation training with Tanja Backes. While Kira is familiar with training for shows, everything was new for Nukka. She was very excited, yet joined in nicely. I did not ask much of her, but gave her a playful first lesson. And all the other participants just shrugged off the hassle a pup brings up. All of us once started with a baby dog.
After the first round, I had her taking a break, and she was watching attentively what the other dogs were doing. Particularly her mommie Kira. <3
En passant, my husband turned out to be a natural doghandler. Well, I suspected that all the time.
Today, I paid a visit to Bubbles (aka Antonius of Kahnawake), our very first born pup. First he got in a fever of excitement, because he was so happy, then he took a long nap – his mommy and I seized the opportunity to enjoy her spotted dick (no insinuating, please! It’s a British dessert! 😆 ) and gallons of coffee and chatting along. Afterwards we took Bubbles and his canine foster mom Kima for a walk along the river Lahn.
Unfortunately the lighting conditions had been getting worse, hence the image noise… I still have to learn a lot about my camera. 😐 Nontheless, I am glad to see he es growing up nicely.