Monday, June 15, 2009

Ollie's First Dog Show

Hi all!

Ollie tells me he had fun yesterday at his first dog show! Mom had to handle him after all, our breeder was going to do it but Baby Ollie got too nervous before going in the ring. Good thing ya bought that new outfit at Kohl's Saturday night, huh Mom??

He got to meet other Bedlingtons who show and they were really helpful:

Cousin Vegas was there telling him to look pretty and have fun. He's had a LOT of show experience and was just visiting that day. I used to show against him now and then.

Ollie getting a final comb-out before the long walk to the ring.

Ollie said he was SO relieved to see Mom and have her take him in. He's waiting with Jamie, who's Josie's half-sister, who ended up winning 2 points in her class. Yea!

"Ooh this isn't so bad. And Mom's wearing a DRESS -- wow!"

"mmphfmmfphhh.. she put her finger in my mouth!"

"Yeah, let's get away from her!"

"And here we come back again... hey Mom it's hot out here.."

Since Oll was the only 6-9 month puppy entered, he won a blue ribbon! Yeaaa!

So then he had to come back for Winners Dog against the other males who won their classes. He was the littlest guy there and so young.. but so pretty, everyone said. Didn't win but that's totally OK. He did beautifully, Mom said.

That ring in PA was so wet. Mom didn't want to get down on the ground to stack Ollie but she had to. Ew! His next show is in southern MD in 2 weeks with Mom handling again, probably.

Mom also said I was lots worse to handle at my first dog show -- I wouldn't even walk up to the judge, I was afraid of him! I think Mom's making that up. Who me, afraid?? (MOM: No, you WERE afraid of the judge!) I can't believe it...

Next weekend it'll be MY turn to shine -- agility again! 'Bout time, I'm getting bored..

Rudy and guest blogger Ollie

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Puppy Mania!!

Hey, I promised puppy pics and here they are finally. My boys and girls are now about 4 weeks old, eyes open and toddling around. Mom says they don't chew real hard now but their little nails are sure sharp when you're wearing shorts and they try to climb on you. They'll all turn gray/white as they grow up, but I was born chocolate brown so I'm technically a liver color. All my brothers and sisters were born black except me. I'm special, I was more like my daddy!

It's a little hard to get a lot of detail with them being so black, so click on the pics if you want to see more clearly.

Hanging around the food bowl -- they've discovered dog food tastes good..

Now how many puppies can you fit in one bowl?

Ohh boy -- urp -- that was gooood food!!!

Hey where's the bowl? It was here a minute ago..

So they all started a search party...

Ah! Here's Mom -- she'll do!

I love you Mommy!

Aren't they sweet... I have lots more but that's enough for one post. I'll put up some more later.


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Well since I'm not doing anything exciting at the moment, let me talk about Ollie's upcoming debut in the show ring!

98th and 99th All-Breed Dog Shows
& Obedience Trial & Rally Trial

Bryn Mawr Kennel Club, Inc.
(Member of the American Kennel Club)
Ludwigs Corner Horse Show Association Grounds
Ludwigs Corner, Pennsylvania 19380
(On Rt. 100, North of Intersection with Rt. 401
4 miles North of PA Turnpike, Exit 23)
SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 2009
Show Hours: 8:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. Each Day

Yep, Ollie's going to get pretty on Saturday and then on Sunday he'll go up to PA with Mom and our breeder Linda to the big dog show! We'll get pics of that. He's going to be in the 'Puppy 6-9 months' class and I think there's going to be at least one other little Bedlington puppy there. We'll see how Ollie behaves for Mom!

Our big Deerhound buddy who lives at the kennels will be showing there, too. He's about 10 times taller than any of us Bedlingtons but he's very gentle.

Wish them luck!