Thursday, June 25, 2009

Zoey in Montana 2009

Jonathan has traveled to Montana on his yearly summer trip. Here are a couple of pics of Zoey with the Montana sun setting behind her.

And a pic of her all geared up in her wheels getting ready for one of their many hikes. Jonathan says she gets all excited when her wheels come out and she gets a big smile/grin on her face, cause she knows that means they are going hiking. Zoey keeps up with Jonathan and the other dogs just fine in her wheels. She goes up hill, down hill, over rough terrain (hence the wide wheels) and most anywhere the others go. Jonathan promised me more pics of Zoey as the summer goes on.

Have fun Zoe-Zoe, your heart, soul, determination and spirit is still amazing to us all.

Orphie 6/4/1995 - 6/20/2009

Just two short weeks after her 14th birthday, our beloved "guard dog" Orphie crossed over to the Rainbow Bridge. She was a great dog and had a big tolerence for puppies. She will definitely be missed here at Eclipse.
Sleep well my sweet girl.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Tawny goes BIS

Tawny & Amanda won their first Best In Show yesterday in North Carolina.
Although I didn't breed or own Tawny, I am so extremely proud of them both, and I wish them continued success.
Tawny is well on her way to a great show career, and I wish her and Amanda many more Best In Shows.

Love & Hugs to both Amanda & Tawny.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

More Pics of my Gorgeous Zoey

Update 2 at Eclipse

Hi all. This past weekend was the American Whippet Club Eastern Specialty. Tyler and I went with only two dogs, Vanna & puppy Rayne. We didn't do squat all weekend, unlike last year when Vanna won WB, BOW, BOB & Group 3, and Rio was RWD, Best Puppy & puppy Group 4. I guess you really can't have it

But I got to see a lot of people and friends that I did see at the National in Atlanta, but with such a big show, didn't get to spend a lot of time with. Friday night we went out to dinner for Amanda's 25th birthday (lord I remember when she was a chubby 5 year old). We had a great time with her new beau Jonathan, Susie & her friend, Barb, Vince & Laura.

Saturday was the Specialty day and we had the thrill of cheering on Amanda & Tawny (Rio's sister) on to Best of Breed and a Group 2. Although it was very exciting, it amazes me to no end how one person will actually talk to a judge and can fix a show so that someone won't win. It's just mindboggeling to me. Anyway, it was exciting just the same.

Saturday night Lesley, Jeannie, Allan, Tyler and I ordered pizza and had it delivered to the Red Roof where we were staying. We sat outside drinking beer, bloody marys and eating pizza.

Sunday was another day that was mindboggeling as to how a judge will do just what you expect them to do, cause of the closeness a person has with that judge. Or that person has that judge in their pocket. Don't know how that works.

Tyler was bored at times until he discovered that Lesley could get U-Tube on her I-Phone, and he watched You-Tube videos of the Family Guy, the Simpsons and who knows what else. I don't know how many times she had to recharge her phone cause Tyler had it constantly.

Today was the last day of school, so Tyler is home now and already driving me crazy with lets do this, lets do that, and so on. We'll go to Dorney Park one day, and we'll go to the Smithsonian sometime, and maybe to the Philadelphia Zoo. We'll keep busy over the summer with stuff I'm sure.

Till next time...

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Three Labs

Three male Labradors, 1 chocolate, 1 yellow, and 1 black were sitting in a waiting room at the vet's office when they struck up a conversation.

The black Lab turned to the chocolate Lab and said, 'So why are you here?' The chocolate Lab replied, 'I'm a pisser. I piss on everything....the sofa, the curtains, the cat, the kids. But the final straw was last night when I pissed in the middle of my owner's' bed.' The black Lab said, 'So what is the vet going to do?' 'Gonna cut my nuts off,' came the reply from the chocolate Lab... They reckon it'll calm me down.'

The black Lab then turned to the yellow Lab and asked, 'Why are you here?' The yellow Lab said, 'I'm a digger. I dig under fences dig up flowers and trees, and I dig just for the hell of it... When I'm inside, I dig up the carpets. But I went over the line last night when I dug a great big hole in my owner's couch.' So what are they going to do to you?' the black Lab inquired. Looks like I'm losing my nuts too'. The dejected yellow Lab said.

The yellow Lab then turned to the black Lab and asked, 'Why are you here?' 'I'm a humper,' the black Lab said. 'I'll hump anything. I'll hump the cat, a pillow, the table, and fence posts, whatever. I want to hump everything I see. 'Yesterday, my owner had just gotten out of the shower, and as she was bending down to dry her toes, I just couldn't help myself. I hopped on her back and started humping away'.

The yellow and chocolate Labs exchanged a sad glance and said, 'So, nuts off for you too, huh?' The black Lab said.... 'No, I'm just here to get my nails clipped.

Involuntary Muscular Contractions

A professor at the University of Vermont was giving a lecture on 'Involuntary Muscular Contractions' to his first year medical students.

Realizing this was not the most riveting subject, the professor decided to lighten the mood slightly.

He pointed to a young woman in the front row and asked, "Do you know what your ass hole is doing while you're having an orgasm?"
She replied, "Probably deer hunting with his buddies."

It took 45 minutes to restore order in the classroom.........

Thoughts For The Day

Now that I'm older, I thought it was great that I seemed to have more patience. Turns out I just don't give a shit.

The Importance of Walking

Walking can add minutes to your life. This enables you, at 85 years old, to spend an additional 5 months in a nursing home at $7000 per month.

My Dad started walking five miles a day when he was 60. Now he's 94 years old...and we don't know where he is.

I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.

The only reason I would take up walking is so that I could hear heavy breathing again.

I have to walk early in the morning, before my brain figures out what I'm doing.

I joined a health club last year, spent about 400 bucks. Haven't lost a pound. Apparently you have to go there.

I do have flabby thighs, but fortunately my stomach covers them.

If you are going to try cross-country skiing, start with a small country.

We all get heavier as we get older, because there's a lot more information in our heads. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Every time I start thinking too much about how I look, I just find a Happy Hour and, by the time I leave, I look just fine.