Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Nursey Finals photos

80+ of the finest baby dogs went to the post in Klamath Falls. The top 40% of those ran a second time, and the highest cumulative score won. Congratulations to Scott Glen and Don!

Alisdair MacRae and Coll laid down a lovely run in the second round.

Thad Buckler and Nic, Rex's brother:

Nic's ewes stalled out a bit at the pen:

Hello Rex!

Rex had a bit of a problem with this ewe:

But eventually everyone got in the pen.

And life was good.

I think this is my favourite photo from the Nursery field. It's Ian Zoerb and Freckles, looking out over a dusty and smoky field.

Klamath Falls 2009

Woot! Road TRIP!!! Susan and I loaded up our two good dogs (bad dogs and old dogs stayed at home) and headed way south, then way east, then did a few extra loops, then came close once or twice to plummeting to our death in the Willamette Forest ... and then we were in Klamath Falls, Oregon, for the 2009 USBCHA Finals.

Lamb is my co-pilot.

Crossing the bridge into Porland:

Lou and Kyu in a pretty rest area somewhere in Oregon:

TAKE THE EXIT! For the love of all that's holy, TAKE THE EXIT!! SOOKIE!!!

There seemed to be a forest fire (what is it about these road trips and forest fires) but we still decided to pull over and pose El Magnifico against some magnificent backdrop.

So after 11 hours, some vampire audio books (SOOKIE!!!), a half bag of tiny Toblerones, and a lot of Starbucks Double Shots, we made it! Woot!

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Western Canadians - the hardware

The Class of 2009:


Congratulations to Dennis Gellings and Jan, the 2009 Western Canadian and CBCA Champions:

And to Peter Gonnet and Jill, the Reserve Champs:

And to my friend, Vickie, who, with her good dog, Gale, made it into the finals in her first year of running Open. You RULE!!!

Trial pics, Western Canadians

OK, enough with the frou-frou pics. Here are the dogs who represented! Woot!

Hello, Rexy. Well done on your 4th place finish at WC!

And Mazel Tov to your brother, Nic, for finishing up Reserve:

Congrats to Scott and Don, the CBCA Nursery champs:

And to Peter Gonnet and Taff, the WC Nursery champs:

This is one of Beverly Lambert's dogs.

Stormy and Roy with one of the few pens:

Holly's Mirk:

Jennifer's Spot:

Norm and Jock in the double-lift finals:

Vickie and Gale in the finals:

Amanda and Clive in the finals:

Ian and Gyp:

Bev and Mirk:

Peter and Jill:

Dennis and Jan: