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Monday, February 28, 2011


Here is Bizzie's new litter. She did it again - the x-ray showed 3 pups again and once again she popped out an extra one!

She had 3 girls & 1 boy - 2 dark sables & 2 black & whites. These are bigger pups than her last litter & are really active already. Very difficult to get photos when they won't stay still! Lots of color in their coats & quite interesting markings. One little girl looks like she has a mustache! Bizzie is a great mom & very protective of her little ones. Here's a couple of photos. Will try to get some more later.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Bizzie Bee

Well, Bizzie's puppies are due soon - not soon enough if you ask her!
She's absolutely huge - has gained almost 2 pounds, which is a lot on a 6 pound papillon!
I feel so bad for her, she's so uncomfortable - she just goes outside to pee, then comes back in & flops down on something soft.
Her Xray showed 3 pups, but we'll wait & see - last time she had 4.
Wish her an easy delivery - those puppies look pretty big on the xray!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Trial Results

Well, it was a fun, interesting weekend. Our trial is at a barn where we've been many times before, but the minute we walked in the door, Blast started to sniff the ground like crazy. Not sure if he could smell mice, horse poop or what. This is not a regular behavior for him, so it took me a bit by surprise.
Our first run was jumpers & Blast ran the entire course with his nose on the ground. GRRRR! We were overtime since it takes a little time to sniff every inch of the course & then pop over the jump!
We managed a Steeplechase Q next - the part I was happiest with was we got the weave pole entries both times & they were not nice angles! Then we ran a really nice Standard course which earned us a 1st place & a Q and a Title! That's his Masters Agility Dog of Canada! Yeah Blast - never thought that we would get there...
Next run was gamblers & he was back to sniffing again, so poor results there.
Sunday started with gamblers & it was back to drifting off - my mistake - I should have just run closely with him & not tried to send him to any mini gambles... I swear one of these days I'll learn!
The next standard course had a few tricky parts & we ended up with 10 faults, but again we got the weaves just fine. He bailed off the teeter once, which was odd...
The last run was Snooker, & we really had to work for it, but got another Q! I'm finding those front crosses are really the answer for us - just have to make sure I get into the right position.

Anyhow, I'm really happy with our progress - as they say - "We've come a long way, Baby!"

Friday, February 11, 2011

Trial weekend

Blast & I are trialing this weekend. We'll see how it goes. We haven't been to the Fez Dome where the trial is held for quite a while so hopefully he'll keep his act together. Our first run is usually wild & wacky & this time it's jumpers, so it could be fun! LOL!

On the home front, Bizzie is definately pregnant. I weighed her yesterday - she's now 4.0 kilos - started out at 3.3, so that's a gain of .7 kilos, or 1 1/2 lbs, which is quite a bit for a 7 lb princess.
Her due date is Feb 27, I can hardly wait!

Bizzie Bee