I am always dreadfully behind in blog posts and sometimes dont know why I bother trying to keep up with them (seriously – follow our facebook page, that is far more current than the blog!)
But here goes….
Gizmo finished her PT in September, and earned her first AKC Started leg as well. Her natural talent with stock never ceases to amaze me. We have big plans for her, so long as life continues going in the right direction, which includes puppies in the Spring. We completed her health testing in October with her OFA Hip evaluations and are very pleased to report she received an OFA Excellent hip rating. She has beautiful hips. We chose the sire for her first litter while we were at Nationals this year, and are VERY excited for our Spring 2017 litter ….being patient and waiting for mother nature is hard! lol
Gable added more lure coursing legs in his quest for his CAA lure coursing title in September. He will hopefully be able to earn the remaining 5 needed legs next summer. He has been out as a Special on a limited basis this year, and at our final show of the year was awarded a Herding Group 2. Quite proud of my handsome brindle boy, he has been a dog of so many firsts for me, and I’m sure will continue to be as we venture into more performance events together.
The babies are all growing up well. Aine and Sparrow continue to grow into their own awesome little selves, and I’m excited for their futures.
Tipsy was awarded her first major this past weekend at our last shows of the year. She is starting to come into her own and mature.
2017 is looking like it will be an interesting year of dog events….we are excited to see what it has in store for us.