Thursday, April 7, 2011

Spring At Last!

It's amazing how these come up overnight!

Perfect weather.  Yesterday was gorgeous, today expected to be the same.  Rain in the forecast for later, but that would be OK too.  The grass would really green up if we got some rain.  It's tempting to uncover the flower beds that are buried beneath the oak leaves, but I think that can wait until next week.  The Daffodils that were buried in snow a few weeks ago seem to have survived, and their buds are getting plump.  Yay for Spring!

Chicago shows this weekend, primarily as a tune up for Penny who has not been out since last fall.  We'll stay with Meg & probably see a couple more of the lovely Ricky/Crystal pups - nice litter.  Jess & I both covet the brown boy Mac. 

Entries closed for the National yesterday and all we have entered are adults, mostly brownies.  Argus & Penny for Specials, Argus & Pauli for Top Twenty, Argus for Stud Dog, and Lucy in Open Black.  Wish we had something to show in the classes, but all we have are "Grandpups" to cheer for this year.  I'll volunteer at the health clinics since I don't have a Sweepstakes entry (same day), and we'll get some of the affordable testing done on our dogs.  Great price on the thyroid test, and this year they are offering cardiac testing for the first time.  Argus is up to date on thyroid & eyes, but will do the cardiac test.  Lucy is signed up for eyes, thyroid & cardiac.  Pauli & Penny will also get some testing done.  Because the girls will presumably be bred at some future date, we will get the testing taken care of now.  Much more affordable to have it done at the DCA health clinic.  Thanks, DCA!

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