Saturday, December 31, 2011
Some may not know I had a mini wire dachshund years ago by the name Jazzie, who is retired in Idaho. She became a champion and had two litters of puppies one of which also became a champion owned by Dr. Mike Peterson in Oregon.
It's Wendell's 5th birthday today, how time flys! He is going to have steak
tonight. What a loveable guy he has been. I know my life would've been empty
Good luck in 2012!
Steve & Thomas
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
This last weekend was the biggest victory for Dash and his owner Britt Litchford (not pictures), Elaine Jong and Lee Little, I was happy to be apart of it and want to thank all of them and Karen Whalen for her undying support as without this group we would never have gotten to where we are today.
There were 29 champion Norwich Terriers entered at the Eukanuba Invitational in Orlando, all but two were shown. The group was huge, so big we were given one of the bigger rings in the facility for Sunday's show. The circle of compeditors lined up one and a half times around the inside of the ring, I have never seen this many Norwich in one place much less ALL AKC CONFORMATION CHAMPIONS. I knew we had a very good chance at winning as we had done very well under this judge in Portland Oregon with a breed win over 5 other champions.
As I recall what actually happened seemed to go by so fast it seemed like a dream. We were pulled out three different times for a "second look" during the competition which ultimatly resulted in a very prestigious Award of Excellence which there were only five of and we received the second. Elaine and Lee were delighted with the results.
Here is an official link to the Eukanuba website page which shows Dash's winning picture and a few additional shots from past shows (takes a few seconds to load the pictures). You will have to cut and past the link as I cant seem to make it a direct link.. yet.http://www.akc.org/nationalchampionship/show/detail.cfm?layoutType=pop§ion=detail&ri=RN16310902&rt=AKCREG&rc=2011277101&text_event_number=2011277101&rComp=AB&cdeRegion=region&descCountry=country
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
It's becoming a really challenge to get Noah looking like I want. I now have two Schnauzers
in season and Noah is still thinking the Westie's are looking good! So, I need to wait at least one
more week to do a good grooming job on him. Considering all the girls are in my grooming room where my
doggie bath tub, table etc. are located.
Noah is doing a lot of pouting lately and will get underneath the crate pads and carry them
around on his back. He is such a character!
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Our two beautiful westies we purchased from you are now 8 years old. They are the love of our lives. We are stopped on our walks many, many times just for people to admire them. Wherever we go, they go. When they hear the word "GO", it's on. Thank you for all of the enjoyment they have given us. We would like one more...maybe?
Harlen & Marlene
PS: We got snowed in at Lake Mary at Mammoth Lakes this last October. I never knew westies loved the snow!
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Mr. G for the First Time
Let me tell you about what could me the most important moment of my life. It all started with three people waiting on a street corner. My dad was in Washington retreiving our new family member. We were getting a “West Highland Terrier,” Westie for short. Me, my mom and my sister were waiting and waiting and waiting. I don’t like waiting. ‘When is Daddy coming?” I said. “Soon.” My mom said. “But Mom!” I said. “Be patient.” Mom said. “Uhh!”
We stopped talking. We waited a little while and then saw my dad’s car! We saw a little white shape in the car. I felt so excited! When my dad pulled up, he opened the door and there was a small white dog with pointy ears.
We loved him so much! He was nervous at first, but he got used to us. He is the guard dog of the neighborhood! Mr. G. has the ego of a movie star! He is a “ladies man” and we love it. I realized our lives would never be the same.
Friday, November 4, 2011
Well, after some thought, Geoff and I decided to adopt another boy so that Teddy would have a playmate. Also, because we just love our dogs! Sunny is getting older and is not much in the mood for play, so meet
Bo. We just got him a few days ago from Ma-ya Norwich terriers in Bellefontaine, OH. He is a beauty and they are all getting along great. Sunny mostly prefers to sit on the sidelines but all is well.
Here are some pictures of them and their new pup mobile! Hope all is well with you. Sylvia
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Shown here Saturday October 29th winning the Terrier Group for the first of many times to come in the future Dash went onto Best In Show but fell just short... receiving many compliments throughout the weekend we start preparing him for the Eukanuba Invitational in Orlando Florida in December... ONTO VICTORY!!!!
Thank You Elaine for all your help and patients with me over the weekend, your much more than Dash's owner!
Thursday, October 27, 2011
This is the woman that makes everything at White Diamond Terriers work when I am on the road...
Stephanie has been my pet sitter for some time now and without her I could do absolutly nothing. Stepanie takes WONDERFUL care of of the kids at White Diamond while I am gone for every reason. Weither she gets good notice, poor or short notice Stephanie has always been able to work her life around caring for my kids. She isn't just a pet sitter either, she takes the time to play with my kids, makes sure they have what they need and keep them all strait, which is no easy task.
Recently Stephanie's car decided it was going to retire unexpectedly so there was no other choice but for us to purchase a car for her as she is such an important part of White Diamond Terriers!
Congratulation Stephanie and thank you for everything and every moment you spend with us at White Diamond Terriers!
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Hi--I'm having a great Sunday in PT playing with sissy Lil and pestering Britt and Elaine (always)to let me outside to enjoy the last rays of the afternoon sun! Arf arf!
Don't let his cool demeanor fool you... Your looking at the next AKC conformation champion handled professionally by myself. Cobber came to us from his owners in Western Washington by way of refural from one of my best clients.
Cobber will be staying with us to learn what he needs to know to win! As you see he is on a tight training regiment of rest, next will be the WORK! He will be a lean mean showing machine in no time. Look out for Cobber at an AKC conforamtion event near you!
Monday, October 10, 2011
Yep! that's my silver Mustang convertible I have been well... have had someone working on for about 6 months, now it is time to DRAG RACE! As you see it its been converted from a stock everyday convertible into an instrument of terror. The car is now been wickedly supercharged to the point of 650HP with 4:10 rear gears to make it faster from a stop along with a few other goodies and a radical computer tune making it an 11 second quarter mile semi controllable drag racer but still street legal. Sorry I didn't get better pictures but someone had to drive, well hold on for dear life anyway!
I had only been to the drag races once before in my life but as a fan of it on TV I thought, I can do that! Here is my story from last weekend...
It was pretty scarry as everyone involved assumes you know exactly what your doing....
I rolled up at exactly 1pm asking the person at the gate if it was too late to run as I just happen to have had other business in town and semi close to the raceway, they made a call and handed me an inspection card... "What's this I am thinking". She asked if I was a 14 seconds and over car?... Heck, I didn't know but I was smart enough to know 14 seconds and under was $50 to enter as opposed to $30 for 14 seconds and over so I paid $30! She said drive around and find the inspector... ok. I drove around and called my friend Stephen who flagged me down toward the end of the strip. He was still putting slicks on his Duster and then had issues with his transmission brake so he needed more time to work on his car before he could race. He didn't know at what point I needed a helmet so he handed me his in haste to get back to his car. In the mean time I asked him who the inspector was. Stephen pointed him out as he was the greasy looking, balding pony tailed auto mechanic with a cigarette hanging out of his mouth trying to replace a power steering pump across the way. I showed him my card and he said fill it out, so I did. After that he glanced at my car, said "wow, nice car, sure you wanna race that? I said oh ya! He quickly signed my car without "inspecting" anything.
OK... without looking like a total idiot I drove toward the lines of cars then asked someone where I should line up. Each person I spoke to was very helpful and no one laughed at me. In minutes I found myself being waved forward onto the track. I had my window down and the guy at the line told me to roll it up. My heart was pounding as I tried to do a burn out but my brakes would not let me as I had had no practice... I pulled up to the line and followed a friends directions mashing the gas pedal to the floor on the last yellow before the green light. My reaction time was .3 seconds and 12.3 seconds at 114mph, for my first drag race I was told I did exceptionally well. Though I did spin the tires a little it turned out to be my best run of the day as I lined up to make another pass. I was waiting in line again as I thought I could make a third pass, I had no idea I was waiting to race someone when a guy said "where is your break out time"? I had to idea what he was talking about so he explained it to me and told me a number to write on my windshield which gave me a goal time to be as close as possible without going under. It was hot, I was racing a pickup with a similar time on there windshield... I spun the tires for what seemed to be half way down the track after I took off and was heading for the wall so I let off and finished the pass with a 14 second run. My mechanic told me after he tuned my car it should be 650HP and 11 second quarter mile if you can get traction, no I know what he meant now.. Need traction.
My friend Stephen trans brake was still broken but he wanted to run. I asked him how fast his car was before I ever told him my first time, he said 11 second car... I laughed inside a little as I told him my first pass (first ever!!!) was 12 seconds. He finally ran but his brakes could not hold him at the line so he red lighted.
It was time to go home with the top down and warm sun still shining... Success! I will return, with traction....
Sunday, October 9, 2011
After weeks ow waiting 24hrs a day for a opening in the curtains and though long distance spy photography we are able to catch this rising star at White Diamond Terrier code name Emily, going through her nightly ritual of play/training for her future career as a top ranked AKC conformation champion. Emily reportedly is just over 11 weeks old now and has a keene sence for toes without socks and abandon slipers...
More to come....
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
It's been raining here for the past two days--and it means that Dash has to wear his raincoat. Here's our little trooper in his blue raincoat with his red harness over that--he's not too sure about his garb, but he actually trotted along very happily in the rain when we went out, and the front panel of the raincoat protected his front bib area and furnishings from the mud--much less of a clean-up when we came back inside. Lil's raincoat is bubblegum pink!
Sunday, September 18, 2011
As we were very patient through the weekend waiting till Sunday for our Norwich National Club supported entry, you will see Dash winning the Best of Breed and going on to take a Group 4 placement being awarded over 250 breed points keeping him ranked #9 of all Norwich Terriers in the Nation.
Here are a few pictures of Lexi's Birth-day!! We started out with a trip to
Petsmart for new toys and some treats, she also got a "chuck it" to throw
her tennis balls with!! She is the fetching queen!! We then went for a
walk to the school field and she played till she dropped!! Lexi has not yet
enjoyed her "Birthday Cake", but the girls have her evening all planned
out!! I also included a few pictures of the girls by an apple tree and a
neat shot I took of an apple orchard, ready for picking! Beautiful
September here, hope yours is the same!!
Take care and we will chat soon!
Corrine et al!!
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Taking a moment out here and there to visit clients is a very important part of being a reputable breeder. Jeff and Ella are very good clients and if you have followed Henri and his care regiment you know its been a long hall to where he is today which is being a very healthy and happy boy.
Just a quick note to let you know that Henri’s IMHA Success Story is now online at the Meisha’s Hope Web site. The following URL will take you directly to Henri’s Story, sorry you will have to cut and paste this link:
Attached is the photo of you and our new family celebrity, Henri. White Diamond's Miracle is keeping up with the Kardashians. We keep hoping it doesn't go to his head. I hope you had a chance to read the article. It is looking like, there many be another article written about Henri early next year. We will keep you posted. It meant a lot to us that you came to visit. Thank you!
Monday, August 29, 2011
Dash takes Best of Breed and Group 4 placement during Western Washington Terrier Association weekend!
Another win for Team Dashie! Thanks so much Chris for making our boy shine! Karen, you are a terrific friend to help with both Dash and Lil. I think that it does take a team to produce a winning dog. Just so proud of us today, and we'll get a write-up and hopefully a picture in the Norwich Terrier News.
Chris, it was so nice to meet your extended family of owners--they are all nice people, and they obviously love their dogs and you, too! Nice to have a cheering squad to celebrate your success.
Shown here with Dash and I are his owner and President the of "Team Dashie" Elaine Jong. This win was especially sweet as Sunday was sponcored by the Norwich Terrier Club of America.
Monday, August 8, 2011
Emily was due for her nail trimming today and when I came home I found her outside of her whelping box nuzzled up on the carpet that had been exposed through her mother Sara's efforts to make it happen.
I decided it was time to bring her out and let her play in the living room, WOW what a mover. This easily explains finding her outside of her warm comfy whelping box, she crawled right out.
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Dash continues his winning ways shown here in Portland Oregon winning Best of Breed both days recently. Dash remains nationally ranked number 9 in the Country!