Well, I've been off for a while. A few months ago, I was spayed and have been pretty much a lazy dog ever since. My buddy and kennel mate, Stormy the Siberian, is getting older and feebler (13 years old this August). My old human has been in a funk after suddenly losing Bruce the Siberian in February. He was diagnosed with cancer on a Friday, and by Tuesday he had to put to sleep. He was such a stoic guy that she didn't realize how sick he was. Only ten years old, too. The big news around here is that Miss Penny the Siberian is now 16 years and 4 months old. She keeps truckin' along, enjoying her food, rest and little playtimes. We cherish each day with her. The Siberian National is coming up next month in Lawrence, so we hope to see friendly faces there. Eddie will be doing the hike, rally, junior showmanship and breed. Hope to see you there!
Well, really, just the conformation part of it all. I am going to be spayed! We are all so happy with this decision. Afterwards, I will enjoy an obedience career and maybe agility, too. I am retiring with 8 championship points.
My old female human took me for a long ride today, and guess where we ended up? Yes! At Lisa's house! I nearly jumped out the van's window when I saw her today! I'm spending a few days with the D'Azul Siberians and their human family so Lisa can show me in Kansas City this week. Keep your paws crossed I can win some more points. Last Thursday I won reserve to a major in Topeka with my old female human handling me, and 2nd in a large open class the next day. Hopefully my turn will come. Anyways, I'm so excited to spend the night at Lisa's again!
Lisa T. and I have gone to the dog shows together, and today at Sedalia, she and I won Best of Winners for 2 points! Sadly, the major was broken by the absence of one dog, but that could not be helped. She had a hurt paw, so she stayed home to mend. Lisa showed me at the Moberly shows a few weekends ago, and I picked up a point there. I now have 7 points out of the necessary 15 towards my championship: I'll be on the hunt for majors soon! My human says she'd like to have a "CH" at the front of my name, and other fun titles like "RN", "CD", "NA", ect., to the end of my name. Eddie and could go to classes together- now that's what I call "FUN"!
An era has ended at our home. My beautiful friend, Kiana, a gray and white, brown-eyed Siberian beauty, died last night at the age of 15 years, 9 months. She torsioned suddenly last night, and my owner made the decision to end her suffering. My owner held her head in her arms and told her how much she loved her as she was put to sleep.
Kiana was Queen, and lived as only a very pampered dog should live. She was the first AKC champion of our family, and did some very nice winning as a young dog. One particularly happy day many years ago, she won the Open class and then Best of Breed over two group-winning male specials (champions). Kiana then topped the day off by winning a Working Group 2. She was also the first dog to help with the sled dog program my owner does. When Kiana became ill with mammary cancer and diabetes, she was retired. Amazingly, she not only recovered from the cancer, but in a year's time, the diabetes she was taking two injections daily for, reversed. She never had another problem with it again. Kiana saw my owner through graduate school, the stupid single years, marriage, and then babies. She was very attached to my owner, and would stop eating if separated for more than a few days. Kiana was elegant, regal and very much the dominate dog in the family. She is irreplaceable.
Rest in peace, Kiana. I know you are playing with Higgins the Bullmastiff and Clarence the French Bulldog. Most importantly, you are not in pain anymore.
Eddie has returned home to rest from his show career for a couple of weeks, and to catch up on digging holes in the backyard, and to touch noses with me a through the fence. Lisa and Eddie have won 13 points, including both major wins, in a very short amount of time! We are hoping they can complete the championship title with one more show weekend (toes crossed here.) Go to Captain Maverick's blog to see his photos... from beginning to present. You can tell he started out without much hair (it was in the summer months), and now he is in glorious coat! Eddie is such an easy-going guy that he's settled into the routine around here without a misstep. Good ol' Eddie. We're glad he's home (and he's a lot quieter than that Arlo dog!)
I'm a red Bullmastiff girl who loves my human family, eating and sleeping. In my spare time, I enjoy tearing up the humans' deck and chewing on anything that doesn't move. I live with 5 other dogs (Siberian Huskies and an Australian Shepherd-looking mix), one French Alpine dairy goat, two Miniature Horses and a Morgan gelding.