Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Today is a sad day for my PA.  Muffin the sheltie crossed over to the Rainbow Bridge.   She was 14 1/2 years old.  Yesterday she was just fine, but this morning she was in some kind of distress and my PA took her to the vet where she was diagnosed with congestive heart failure.  The prognosis was not good, so my PA made the very sad decision to let her go. My dad Rocco is upset too, as he was the only cardigan that Muffin would play with. 

Rest in peace Muffin. Romp and play at the Rainbow Bridge with Sammy, Missy and Reba.

Sept 18, 1996-Feb. 16, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011


 Today marks the second day of the storm. My PA had a snow day yesterday and another today. The storm dumped 12 inches on us (mostly in the driveway) and it was cold and windy. Today, the sun was out and PA did get down the driveway (she has her mother's Jeep) very, very, carefully. Here are some pictures from yesterday.


Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Another day, another snow day.  This is number 6 and my PA is getting tired of it.  Makes more work for her as her students email her about classes, assignments, etc., and she has to respond to all of them.  (Which is why she hasn't posted my dictation in a number of days!)

Bailey, Sandie, and Zoe managed to get down to Pine Bluff, AR for the dog show.  They just missed the storm that moved in on Friday night and dumped bunches of snow on us again.  Because of the bad weather in Texas and Oklahoma, only 200+ dogs showed up for the show. 

Bailey and Sandie did pretty good though (Zoe took the weekend off and was just a couch potato).   Bailey went Winners on Saturday and Winners and Best of Opposite Sex on Sunday, though he didn't get any points (not enough dogs)   Sandie was Winners, Best of Winners, and Best of Opposite Sex on Saturday, and Winners, Best of Winners, and Best of Breed on Sunday.  She got to go in the Herding Group ring for the first time.  Although she didn't get a placement, a couple of judges came up to my PA and told her that Sandie was a really nice Cardigan.

Here are Sandie's and Bailey's Show Pictures:

Bailey Winners/BOS

Sandie, Winners/BOW/BOB

But the best news is my Aunt Patti's Samoyed, Sno took the Working Group both Saturday and Sunday and got to go to the BEST IN SHOW ring!  What a thrill for Aunt Patti and Sno.

Sno in the Best in Show ring.  Isn't she pretty!
Well time to go snuggle up--the snow is still coming down, and down, and down.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


My PA can't believe it.  Another snow day! Even though it hardly snowed at all.  The university notified everyone at 10:00 p.m. last night!  So we slept in (very rare around here) until almost 6:00 a.m. but now we want to go to the kennel to eat.  My PA is putzing around.  She said it is still pretty cold and she doesn't want to tromp out to the kennel yet.

I hope she is ready soon--my tummy is growling.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


I haven't posted recently as my PA has been busy with all of her classes and she is so tired that she doesn't want to take any dictation.

However, I told her we had to blog because I want to give a thumbs up to Bailey, also known as Coedwig's Bailey on the Rocks.  I call him Bailey Butt because he can be a pain in the you know what.   Anyway, last Saturday, our kennel club had their annual puppy match and Bailey did really well.  He took a Group 1 in the Herding Group!

Bailey with his ribbons and the blanket he won

He won a really nice puppy paw blanket.  I wanted to lie on it to keep warm (yup, it's cold here again), but my PA said it had to go in the trophy cabinet with all the other trophies.

See the blanket on the left side?

Hey Buddy, we are looking forward to the BIG DAY when Bear arrives.  We can hardly wait to see pictures of you and him together.  I know you are going to be a great puppy mentor.