Love this gaiting shot of Krash, taken at the Northern California specialty last weekend where he won his 6th specialty Best of Breed. Krash is an excellent example of the fact that a newbie can show a good dog to exciting wins. Earlier this year Krash was Best of Breed at the the National, always handled by his owner Jordan. Krash is Jordan's first show dog and he finished his Championship with an excellent record. She's put a lot of work into him, also works him in Agility and recently earned a Coursing title. Jordan also keeps Krash in excellent condition. Yes. novices CAN win! All it takes is a good dog, properly conditioned and correctly handled. (Krash is from the Argus/Aruba litter and is a littermate to our Pauli.)
Had hoped to have a good link for making donations to help the animals in the wake of the Hurricane Sandy disaster. Please don't be tempted to donate to the HSUS. Only a very VERY small percentage of the money they receive actually goes to help animals. Far too much of it lines the pockets (and retirement accounts) of it's managers.
Spent the evening watching hurricane coverage on TV, frosting a double batch of Pumpkin Raisin Nut Cookies that will go into the freezer, and making Porcupine Meatballs for the crockpot The meatballs smelled so good as they cooked all night! A big recipe, so some of these will also go into the freezer.
Lots of emails to respond to, sorry I am a bit behind. Holly is looking QUITE pregnant already, with at least 3 weeks go go