Monday, January 31, 2011

Ebbtide Wish On A Rainbeau "Beau"

JJ's handsome big brother, Beau, is the current star!

He and owner/trainer/handler Cathy Baird hit the San Mateo KC Cluster for two days on Dec. 30 & 31, 2010 and competed in AKC Rally for the first time. As a first time dog show handler, Cathy made a common error and entered Beau in Rally Novice B (for experienced handlers), instead of Rally Novice A (first time competitors). Nonetheless, Beau and Cathy turned in 2 respectable performances which qualified for their first two legs for their title AND earned them a THIRD PLACE IN RALLY NOVICE B, with a score of 94!
I love Cathy's comment to me after her first day in Novice B: "With my score today, I would've been in First Place in Novice A." ouch. Live and learn, you know.
In the conformation ring, I manages to show Beau to 2nd place in Open Blue on Thursday before I headed home. Cathy showed Beau herself on Friday and won FIRST PLACE AND RESERVE WINNERS DOG! Who needs me?!?!!

Owner/trainer/handler Cathy Baird and Beau and their haul from the 2 days at San Mateo in December.

Beau, just 10 days short of his 3rd birthday
BIG congratulations to Cathy and Beau! We are proud of another great member of the WISH litter (BIS CH Tri-Ivory Make A Big Wish HOF x CH Ebbtide Fern)!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Trying Out The New Camera

"Fern" CH Ebbtide Fern

"Maddie" Ebbtide Madam President CD

"JJ" Ebbtide Careful What You Wish

Three Generations: L to R Maddie, her daughter Fern, grandson JJ

Meyer Lemons - faithfully wrapped in blankets at night to stay warm

Coldest morning yet...

Euphorbia 'Blackbird'

Cold rose

The dogs don't care if it's cold..

Paperwhites yesterday

Foster - the old kitty - 19.5 years