Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Idaho AHBA Trial & Miss Bea

We are home from our journey across the mountains to Idaho where we spent Thanksgiving with Dianne & friends.

I am beyond exhausted.

While in Idaho we participated in the Gem State Herding AHBA trial that Dianne judged on Saturday. This was a new experience for me, completely different from a USBCHA border collie trial - but fun none the less. I am proud to say that both of my girls (Beth & Brynn) earned titles this weekend (2 qualifying scores on different courses/different judges). On Saturday Beth placed first, Brynn third. Sunday Brynn placed first and Beth placed second.

They both titled in HRD (Ranch dog) Level II.

This is the best venue for Beth.  She prefers to be close to me.  I believe Bonnie could even do this type of trial, at least the JRD (junior ranch dog) or even Level I later.   All in all, the trial was a good experience. Most significantly, it showed the HUGE arse gaps in my handling skills & where we need work.

I am proud of my girls.

Brynn was not proud of me, she thinks I need to learn how to handle a gate correctly & trust her - then she could actually do her job.


Brynn doesnt care about any of that anymore.  She has a new love.

My little pup Brynn has grown into a doting auntie.  She has appointed herself as the puppy nanny and is taking her job seriously, indeed.  

Say hello to her new charge,  Orchard Run Bea.  (Bett x Riggs)


Bea came home with us from Dianne's place.


She is a happy, confident, well adjusted & socialized puppy.


The entire litter was special.  They litter spent their first month in the x-pen set up in Dianne's kitchen/dining area.  Dianne's kids, Paxton & Kelton loved on the puppies daily.  They were all exposed to kitchen & household noises & many different people.


Bea already comes when called.


Dianne started calling her Ba-Bea - so she knows her name...a little.  If I want her to run to me immediately I just say "pup, pup, pup" like Dianne did and she zips right back.


She has the cutest little sit.



She is definately related to her daddy, Riggs.  As you can tell from the tongue...


Bea wonders what the white stuff is...


I am wondering when I will have a full night of sleep again.


Someday soon she will sleep through the whole night.  Till then I will be a zombie in love with puppy breath.

15 comments:

Jennifer Rose said...

awww she is so cute :D

Diana said...

She is just beautiful! Diana

gvmama said...

Isn't she a beaut! Have a ball with her (literally)..Suzanne

sagechronicles said...

What a cute puppy! I know you'll have a lot of fun with her.

food for thought said...

she is adorable!

Karen said...

Awww... Look forward to watching her grow up:)
Luna does that with her tongue too, maybe they are related, ummm, no, don't think so:)

Ann said...

She's adorable, Carolynn! Great pix, as always!

Pat A said...

Third try.
It will not be long until she will sleep through the night. Brynn was only 12 weeks old when you adopted her.

I need your help on my blog. I would like to get this style of comment list and do not know how to do that and how do you get notified of comments posted by others?

BCxFour said...

Pat, to get the style of comment list I have I believe you will need to select a different template than what you have on your blog now. Mine is Minima Stretch (I think) I will check when I am done with this comment. Then I changed some of the HTML behind the scenes to get different colors and etc. The way you get notified when people leave comments is in your preferences - make sure the box is checked that will send them to you.

Karen said...

PS Oops, just like when a human baby comes into the house and takes all the attention away from the older siblings....Congrats to Beth and Brynn on their great results at the trial:)

forensicfarmgirl said...

Oh! She's a cutie! Gotta love that puppy breath! Mine still has puppy breath too except when he finds tootsie rolls the cat left behind . . .

Sarah said...

COngrats!!!! she is bea-utiful :)

Colleen Reeves said...
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pam said...

Congrats. She is stunning.

terri said...

WAIT... do you have to RENAME your blog to BCxFIVE?