Saturday, January 17, 2009

Good Day at Manchester

Whitney won her Junior class today. That is 3 firsts out of 4 Junior classes so far, 8 firsts altogether. (edit; Even tho it looks nice in the pic, it was very wet and blowing a gale when I arrived at 6.30am. Got rather wet)

The puppies have had to be moved out of the whelping box because they can already climb out at 20 days. Once again, this a picture waiting to be taken. I keep the camera close to them now.

And this is one of the Amaryllis that our friend Leive gave us. We do nothing to them, just water when we remember and look at what they do. The other one is red but has not bloomed yet.This plant was just a bulb still at Xmas.


Anonymous said...

Good Job, Whitney! And you look very dashing, Colin. It looks as though you missed the gales for this show. I'm glad.

Grannie said...

You always take such a great picture! Even with the competition from your little champion!

Lia Nord said...

Congratulations to you both for the show! I heard that the weather was going to be awful--at least you got a good picture taken. I imagine you're hurting now, though!

The puppies are so cute! I love how they're all lined up--except for the last two, who are tumbling over and under each other. They're growing fast!

Angela said...

Well done Colin and Whitney! Those pups are adorable.

FuguesStateKnits said...

How wonderful! I just love your pics, Colin! The puppies are sooooo cute - I can see why you keep the camera close at hand where they're concerned - such a sweet scene!
Love the orange ensemble! You look good in just about all the colors - how do you manage that?
Hope you got back safely and warm!
Joan, in Ellicott City, just 25 miles from Washington, DC where the excitement is reaching a fever pitch!!!!
Go Obama!

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Yarnhog said...

Whitney looks so proud of herself!

Sheila said...

Congratulations to you and Whitney! I love the puppy pile. They are so sweet. Don't you just love amaryllis? They seem to grow from air. I send one to my parents every Christmas and after it blooms they plant it in the ground outside of their home in Florida. Glorious blossoms.

Anonymous said...

The puppies are darling!! You are so lucky to be able to breed and show your wonderful little dogs. Unfortunately, I am not in a position to do so, and probably never will be. Details not important. ::smiles:: But I can enjoy your puppies and your shows with you. Thank you for sharing these precious babies with the rest of us.

My husband just bought me a white amaryllis, a red one, and some paper whites for forcing. The red one hasn't peeked out of the bulb yet, but the other 2 pots are showing some green growth. I can't wait for them to bloom!

I would have liked to have bought some iris roots and some other perennial roots/bulbs during the fall, but finances didn't allow. I'm hoping to be able to get some this year, as my daughter & son in law are purchasing the house we all live in this year. So once that happens, we can do what we like with plantings and such. It's been a long time since I've been able to garden. Will be fun to be able to put in flowers, herbs and such again.

anachronist said...

They are so lovable, all your pups, and show winners over and over again, it must make you proud.

How do they do that? the little ones sleeping at the same time? and being lined up in the pictures.

You help along there, I guess :-)

Love that orange outfit, reminds me of the orange pullover you knitted with this great pattern on the garter carriage.
We have talked about it last winter when we met in Heidelberg, remember?
I would so love to hand knit this pattern, and recreate the look, if you dont mind sharing this chart?

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Colin!
What a lovely picture-you are both sooooooo photogenic-and I can't decide who looks the most pleased.
You both look very handsome. xx

Vicki said...

That is a good looking picture. and the dog looks good too. I wish we were closer than accross the water. I sure would love one of the pups. they are wonderful