Monday, May 30, 2011

Mia and Remi's Day at the Beach

The girls spent Memorial Day on the beach with their mama's (Erin and me). We had a great time and so did the girls - and they were so well behaved. Needless to say, we will be spending many more summer days just like this!:)










Saturday, May 21, 2011

Retrieving Practice

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I've been working really hard on getting Mia to swim and it's paid off - not only is she doing water retrieves but she's really starting to like it.  When I first started trying to get her to swim, she wanted nothing to do with the water and if I pushed her out, she turned right back around and swam to shore.  I worked a lot on building her retrieve drive and that has helped tremendously.  The more she goes in, the more she likes it and the less scary it is.  Hopefully, we can get our Novice Retrieving Dog Rating (NRD) this fall.  I am so proud of Mia and how far she's come.  LOVE her!!:)






Sunday, May 15, 2011

Goofy girl!

Mia was actually sleeping like this today (notice the bone in her mouth).  Her eyes were closed but she opened them when she heard the camera...here she is 15 seconds later:



Goofy girl!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Mia wins her second major!!!

I am thrilled to announce that Mia won a 3 point major at the Myrtle Beach Kennel Club show in Florence, SC under judge Susan St. John-Brown (handled by me).  This was Mia's second major which means she only needs 3 single points to finish.  She showed beautifully both days and came close to winning yesterday.  Here are a few pictures taken at the park last week by our friend and mentor, Diane Gallagher.  Our official win picture should arrive in the mail in a couple of weeks.