Saturday, December 31, 2011

Wendell and another Happy New Year!

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
without him.
Good luck in 2012!

Steve & Thomas

Happy New Year!

Dear Chris,

We're all sending you our warm greetings and best wishes for a

May your 2012 be filled with health, happiness, friends, and all good things!
Lots of WINS, too!

Elaine and Britt, Dash and Lil

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas the Canadian way...

Merry Christmas and Happy Boxing Day!

Here's Milo helping Sasha put together the booty for santa and his reindeer.
wishing you a great holiday
the Pihls

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to you, Less the girls and your entire family!


ps.. apparently these two girls are well trained to await there DINNER!!! ; )

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Eukanuba Invitational in Orlando Florida

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.§ion=detail&ri=RN16310902&rt=AKCREG&rc=2011277101&text_event_number=2011277101&rComp=AB&cdeRegion=region&descCountry=country

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Poor Noah....

Hi Chris
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

Merry Christmas Kelsey and Maddie!

Hi Chris,

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!