Monday, 28 July 2014

Summer time!

Hope everyone is enjoying the great summer weather... Finally!   Hope your Mosquito's aren't too bad.  :)
We have had an amazing spring.  Very very busy, going to the American Nationals and then off to the Canadian Nationals 3 weeks later, with a quick stop in Saskatoon in between at the Sheltie Specialty there.

We lost a very special friend, its been hard to talk about, but probably time, he was Rod Oishi a very close friend, and we lost him May 17, 2014 at the age of 51.  RIP my friend.

I tried to keep busy, knowing that Rod was loosing his battle, we stayed up most nights talking, but the chats got shorter and shorter, he was so weak.   I miss him SO much!

On the brighter side, i Finished his girl we co owned, she also went Best In Sweeps at the Saskatoon Specialty under breeder/Judge Simone Rudolph (Glamoor's Shelties)

She is Now Ch. Akirene's Simply Shameless  HIC
(Am/Can Ch. Elbee the Road less Traveled x  Kismet's Siren Song of Akirene
"Teegan" also went out to work some sheep and got her Herding Instinct Title.  :)

We finished "Teegan" above,  
"Carlisle" New Ch. Elbee Push for Play
"Jameson"Ch. Shadagrace Cassbar Sir Vernon  (Finnish Lapphund) BOW at Finnish Lapphund Nationals
"Sawyer"  BPIG Ch. Cassbar's River Walk  
"Suri" Multi BPIS Ch. Cassbar's Monaco

We went on a trek across Canada, and then into the United States, Pat Burroughs and i decided to go to BC to visit friends, then onto Albany Oregon, for a fun weekend of Sheltie Specialties only

We took off for the 3 day trek, and made it  in two! beautiful country!
This was a beautiful garden in Surrey,  BC
Bear Creek Gardens.

We Ventured on to Albany, 2 van loads, 4 of us with many Shelties.  :)  We had a great time with some awesome friends.    The highlight on my weekend was "Dyna" our young bi black girl was RWB at the Specialty on Saturday under breeder/Judge Rick Thompson!

Our House Guest "Carlisle" Can Ch Elbee Just Push Play was BOW x 2 days in Albany, owned by Judy Decker!  Now sporting 9 Am. points with both majors!

We picked up our lovely boy "Rush" Who is now at 7 Am Points, and made the trek home.   We also had to stop at the Oishi's in Peachland BC  Rod's parents, to visit, and bring home a special gift that was whelped at his house after he had passed.   I had whelped her myself, a singleton when visited just after his passing, and "Morgan" had one tri girl that i couldnt wait to see if she had "made the cut" for the show ring.  I was delighted to see she was all that and more!

So "Eden"  Akirene's Heaven Sent, has joined us here at Cassbar.  She will be co owned with Jackie Thuener from Hawaii, and shown here in Canada and the US by us both.  Thank you so much Irene & Aki for this lovely baby, Rod will be smiling from above.   Her mother "Morgan" Kismet's Siren Song of Akirene has also come to spend some time on the prairie.