Thursday, September 30, 2010

Ewwww - what is it?

This is Herman Monster. He lives on our garage. His body is about half an inch wide, but I didn't get close enough for an exact measurement. I'm extremely arachnophobic, but I'm a live-and-let-live person, as long as he's outside the house. Anybody know what kind of spider this is?

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Busy, busy, busy

So I've been busy, busy, busy! A recent highlight - 5 days in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin for the French Bulldog Nationals! Great fun, wonderful people, and Dax and Teddy were both entered! Thanks to my new (Silver) friend Michelle for the picture of Teddy and me in the ring, and to my old (Gold) friend Andrea for the shot of Daxie!

It really almost looks like I know what I'm doing in the conformation ring with Ted! If I'd just remembered to fix those front feet - he's supposed to stand straight, not assume Second Position for Ballet!

And Dax is the first sitting dog on the right, I'm the third stern-faced individual from the right, we were all praying to the stationary powers-that-be that our dogs not move. Dax didn't on this exercise, which has a one-minute duration. Unfortunately, she did on the "Long Down," which should last 3 minutes and in Dax's case lasted about 4.5 seconds. Sigh.


Friday, September 17, 2010

Hope's at the Frenchie National Show

I've been holding the fort here at the shop this week while Hope's been playing with French Bulldogs at the National Specialty Show in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Here she is with Teddy (on the picture's left) and Luke. Luke is Teddy's half-brother. Luke spent a night with us when he was a baby, on his way to his permanent home. Now he's all grown up and a champion, to boot. - Fran
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Friday, September 03, 2010

Fall's in the air

After record-setting weeks of heat and humidity, Chicagoland is getting a taste of fall with highs only around 70 degrees F! This holiday weekend will be refreshing and the air conditioner can get a break! Everyone seems more energized, even the dogs! Tango was racing around the yard this morning and Teddy was chasing him. Dax got into the act as well! Where's the camera when we need it? While we're not looking forward to the really cold weather and nasty precipitation that comes with it, a break from the heat is very welcome! Happy Labor Day everyone! - Fran
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Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Titled lady!

Dax finished her NAJ title (Novice Agility Jumpers) on Sunday at the Blitzen Agility Club trial! This picture was taken at a trial earlier in the year at the same venue. I am so proud of my little girl! Her official name is now: Gargoyles What A Trill, NA, NAJ!
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