Saturday, January 31, 2009

Marshall's Show debut

Marshall, Grayhart's In From the Storm, from our Trixie/Parker litter, owned and handled beautifully by Laura, made his show debut today at the St. Joseph Kennel Club show in St. Joseph, MO.
We are proud to say that Marshall went Reserve Winners Dog to a 4-point major!
A terrific way for this 8 month old boy to kick off his show career!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Blast from the past

Trixie, 8 weeks old, November 2004 With the arctic freeze here to stay, I was going through all the dog coats and came across this adorable coat, worn by Trixie, as a wee puppy. This is one of our favorite puppy pictures of her and just had to share it.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Golden Twins!

No, the color on your computer isn't broken, these are my friend Sue's new puppies. These Golden Retriever pups were born a week ago and are just precious. Momma Millie is doing a terrific job taking great care of her two adorable charges.
I cannot wait for our own little gray bundles of joy!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Cuddle bunnies...

Jam and Trixie love to snuggle together on the dog bed in our kitchen.
Jam makes a nice pillow...
Oops, Trixie got caught with her panties on...actually, they are called Seasonals. She's a very good girl and does not mind wearing them during her special time. And for the princess, we find the most fashionable patterns.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Zany Zeke

We had a great time playing with Zeke, who was always ready for the next game.
I love this toy, so what if it's pink?

I will do anything for that treat, your wish is my command...
Tennis anyone?Pose like a model...

Monday, January 19, 2009

Ranger Then and Now

Ranger, Grayhart's Midnight Lightening, out of our Trixie/Parker litter, with Patrick, in their quarterly photo to show Ranger's growth...
8 weeks old
Almost 5 months old...
Almost 8 months old and looking good!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Trixie the tease

Zeke came to our house for a romantic weekend with Trixie...and she spent part of it teasing him by the back door!
Zeke has such a great temperament and adjusted beautifully to our household despite Trixie being in season.
So close yet so far...

Junior Hunter Leg #2 for Sky

Today, Sky earned her second JH leg at a hunt test in North Carolina. Two down, two more legs to go to finish her title. Sky has a very stylish hunting style and an intense point.
Way to go Debbie and Sky!

Friday, January 16, 2009

New NSD for Sky!

Today, at the Tarheel Weimaraner Club Ratings test in North Carolina, Sky earned her Novice Shooting Dog title! The NSD is a Weimaraner Club of America title and it is similar to the Junior Hunter class at AKC hunt tests.

Debbie reported that Sky hunted well, had two bird finds and a beautiful, solid point. This is great news as Sky will be competing in her second hunt test on Sunday.

Sky is the first Trixie and Parker puppy to earn a title!

Congratulations to Debbie and Sky!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Husband #2 - Zeke

Wanted: single, grey male, must love water, the outdoors, and come from excellent lineageZeke fits the bill!

Well built with good shoulders, topline and all the right angles
A perfect match for Trixie

Monday, January 12, 2009

Where's the bird?

Wherever the bird is, Sky will find it!
Debbie took Sky for some field training and as you can see, this bitch is a birdy one!
Not only did Sky find the planted birds, but surprised Debbie and pointed wild birds!
Debbie is teaching Sky to stay steady on her point and not allow her to go in on the bird.
Using a checkcord, Debbie can keep control of Sky and teach her to "whoa," a hold the point command, until the bird is flushed.
and a little stacking practice to complete the day for our versatile girl!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Lazy Sunday

Sundays are a perfect for a little R & my favorite chair, hanging with Mom.
Find the perfect position...

Two peas in a pod

Friday, January 9, 2009

Trixie's New Beau - Meet Zeke

Introducing Zeke, Champion OB's 38 Special
Trixie will be bred to Zeke in the near future and we couldn't be more excited. This breeding combines two outstanding pedigrees and dogs with wonderful health and temperaments.
Zeke is a very typey, sweet, medium sized boy, with sound movement and balanced conformation. OFA: Good
Zeke's pedigree is full of impressive dog's with many accomplishments.
This litter will be Futurity/Maturity nominated and we expect promising show and performance puppies as well as great family companions.
Please contact me if you are interested in being added to our waiting list.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Free Stacking Sky

Debbie and Sky in the Sporting Group ring after Sky made her show debut at 7 months of age.

Sky is our first pointed pup from the Trixie/Parker litter and we couldn't be prouder.

Sky has a very promising show career ahead of her!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Big Weekend for Sky

Beautiful Sky!
Sky, Grayhart Lightfoot Early Morning Rain, made her show debut this weekend and won both Saturday and Sunday, earning a total of 2 points!!! Sky is from our Trixie/Parker litter. Check out her reach and drive...just lovely.

Congratulations to Debbie and Sky!

Truly a nice way to start off Sky's show career. Next for Sky, back to field training to get ready for her NSD (WCA Novice Shooting Dog) and hunt tests to finish her JH.

Show win picture to be posted at a later date.