Not looking forward to the July heat wave, but happy the June chaos is almost over with.
The Stormy/Mickey puppies are finally starting to trickle out the door - there is a girl available as I have decided not to keep one. I really had no idea how much work the Sussex puppies would be, and I'm opting to keep a Mia kid since this is her retirement litter. It will make me cry to see her leave, but ready to go now!
Mia had 9 "Triple Crown" puppies on June 6 - all black and white! There is currently one girl available. I would expect them to be ready to leave around August 8th. I have a week long dog show out in WA the week of the 15th so I will NOT hold them back past then. Please don't ask me to.
Maverick finished off his RAE and became the third Sussex to ever earn one. I told myself never again, as it's grueling and monotonous...and expensive. He is continuing on with trial obedience though, and has a date with Grad Novice in September. He has also won 5 NOHS Sporting Group 1's since the end of May and even took an O/H Best in Show at the Electric City shows in Great Falls. June is our kick off to the season, so we are just getting started! Hopefully we will be going to the Eukanuba National Championship in Orlando in December.
Ice got his first Utility B win, and even has OTCH points now! Especially amazing when I remember that day he flunked Beginner Novice three summers ago. He has a LOT of trials planned for summer and fall, and our goal is really to smooth out some consistency with a few things, then go for UDX.
Cate finished off her Senior Hunter title and I have a few more started youngsters in the pipeline.
I said the final goodbye to my much beloved Cougar - Toby's littermate. He was 14. It hurts. :'(
Two hundred pheasant chicks arrived today - and 100 more chukar are coming after July 4th, so at least we will have something to shoot at other than pigeons this fall.
I am still trying to decide if we will be heading out to Western WA for the 4 day hunt test or doing a 4 trial obedience show over Labor Day - oh, decisions, decisions...