Monday, September 1, 2014

Raleigh Kennel Club, Sunday August 31, 2014 Raleigh, NC

HAVANESE
TED - WINNERS DOG
PORTER - 1st in BBE

MYRA - WINNERS BITCH & BEST OF WINNERS

ZEUS - SELECT

SELENA - BEST OF BREED & GROUP 4

THANK YOU BREED & GROUP JUDGE MRS. CINDY VOGELS

BICHONS
NURPLE - BEST OF BREED

THANK YOU BREED & GROUP JUDGE MR. ROBERT HUTTON

Durham Kennel Club, Saturday August 30, 2014 Raleigh, NC

HAVANESE
TED - WINNERS DOG
PORTER - Reserve Winners Dog

MYRA - WINNERS BITCH & BEST OF WINNERS

ZEUS - BEST OF OPPPOSITE

SELENA - BEST OF BREED & GROUP 4

THANK YOU BREED & GROUP JUDGE MS. PEGGY LLOYD

BICHONS
NURPLE - BEST OF BREED & GROUP 3

THANK YOU BREED & GROUP JUDGE MS. DENNY MOUNCE

Alamance Kennel Club, Friday August 29, 2014 Raleigh, NC

HAVANESE
TED - Reserve Winners Dog
PORTER - WINNERS DOG
MYRA - WINNERS BITCH & BEST OF WINNERS

SELENA - BEST OF BREED & GROUP 2
Zeus - not shown today

THANK YOU BREED & GROUP JUDGE MS. DENNY MOUNCE

BICHONS
Nurple - Not shown today
Dave apologized to Judge Peggy Lloyd and explained the situation.
We look forward to showing Nurple to her again soon. 

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Topeka Kenne Club, Sunday August 24, 2014 Topeka, KS

HAVANESE
PORTER - WINNERS DOG
MARLEY - Reserve Winners Dog

SELENA - Best of Opposite

Judge Loraine Boutwell

Manhattan Kansas Kennel Club, Saturday August 23, 2014

HAVANESE
PORTER - WINNERS DOG

SELENA - SELECT
ZEUS - BEST OF OPPOSITE
TRULY - BEST OF BREED

Thank You Judge Charles Trotter

Topeka Kennel Club, Friday August 22, 2014 Topeka, KS

HAVANESE
MARLEY - That's Mytymo at Maplehave Eh - WINNERS DOG 

BELLE - That's La Belle Epoque - 1st in BBE/WINNERS BITCH/BEST OF WINNERS !!! 
      Her first points!

ZEUS - SELECT
SELENA - SELECT
TRULY - BEST OF BREED - Thanks to Bobby Alexander for his help showing Truly!  They looked so cute together!!!

THANK YOU BREED JUDGE MRS. TERRY BERRIOS

Manhattan Kansas Kennel Club, Thursday August 21, 2014 Topeka, KS

CHINESE CRESTEDS
HUEY - Delende 4-Reil You Crack Me Up - 1st in BBE/Winners Dog/Best of Winners!

HAVANESE
PORTER - WINNERS DOG
SELENA - BEST OF BREED

Thank You Judge Jordan Chamberlain

MO-KAN Toy Dog Club, Topeka, KS Wednesday August 20, 2013

HAVANESE
PORTER - WINNERS DOG
SELENA - BEST OF OPPOSITE

Thank You Judge Frank Sabella

Manitoba Canine Association, Sunday, August 17, 2014

HAVANESE

TED - WINNERS MALE 
CH PORTER - Reserve Winners Male

CH KEISHA - Reserve Winners Female

CONGRATULATIONS to our dear friend LINDA ARONSON on finishing her girl today!  By going BOW she got the 3 points that she needed!!!  THANK YOU LINDA for all of your help this weekend.  We look forward to seeing you again soon. 

ZEUS - BEST OF OPPOSITE
SELENA - BEST OF BREED & GROUP 2 

Thank You Judge Dr. Michael Woods


BICHONS
NURPLE - WINNERS MALE

Thank You Judge Maribel Sy

Prairie Toy Association Specialty, Saturday August 16, 2014

HAVANESE

TED - WINNERS MALE & BEST PUPPY
PORTER - Reserve Winners Male

KEISHA - WINNERS FEMALE & BEST OF WINNERS

ZEUS - BEST OF OPPOSITE
SELENA - SELECT 

Thank You Judge Michael Hill

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Manitoba Canine Association, Saturday August 16, 2014

HAVANESE
PORTER - WINNERS MALE & BEST OF WINNERS
NEW CANADIAN CHAMPION
KEISHA - WINNERS FEMALE 

SELENA - BEST OF OPPOSITE

ZEUS    - BEST OF BREED & GROUP 3

Thank You Breed Judge Patricia Taylor & Group Judge Ekarat Sangkunakup

HAVANESE FANCIERS OF CANADA NATIONAL SPECIALTY, Saturday, August 16, 2014

We were so thrilled with winning the Regional, we were almost afraid to show at the National.
It was a full day.  Starting at 8:30 with the HFC Puppy Sweeps, followed by the Breeder Sweeps.
Then there were some really nice veteran's in the Veteran's Sweeps.  That was immediately followed by the conformation competition for Nationals.  When that competition was complete, we went immediately to the Toy-Breed Puppy Sweepstakes for the Prairie Toy Specialty.  When that was over, we headed outside to the Havanese Breed ring for the MCA All-Breed Show.  We then had about 30 minutes to prepare for the Havanese Breed ring for the Prairie Toy Specialty.  After that it was back outside to the Group Ring for the All-Breed show. Whew!!! I'm tired just typing that, and we did it in 90+ degree heat.  The building was hotter than outside as outside we at least had a bit of a breeze.

So our results of the Havanese Fanciers of Canada 2014 National Specialty…
Drumroll please……………
Puppy Sweepstakes - Judge Ben Wasylyshen
PORTER - That's All That Glitters @ Bejeweled - 2nd in Senior Puppy

Breeder Sweepstakes (Bred-By) Judge Ben Wasylyshen
The Bred-By sweeps was only two classes, males & females. 
I showed Zeus, Dave showed Porter.  For the girls, Dave showed Selena (of course!) and I showed Keisha.

ZEUS - 1st 
PORTER - 3rd

KEISHA - 2nd
SELENA - 1st & BEST IN BRED-BY-EXHIBITOR SWEEPSTATKES

Thank You Judge Ben Wasylyshen
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Conformation - Judge Ekarat Sangkunakup

TED - That's A Real Lady Killer @ Evertop - 2nd in the BBE class (behind Porter)

PORTER - That's All That Glitters @ Bejeweled - WINNERS MALE

TRULY - That's Truly Scrumptious at Mendota - 2nd in the BBE class (behind Keisha)

KEISHA - That's Mendota's Sassy Soul Sister - 1st in BBE, WINNERS FEMALE, BEST OF WINNERS - NEW CANADIAN CHAMPION!!!

ZEUS - BEST OF OPPOSITE

SELENA - BEST OF BREED 
Havanese Fanciers of Canada National Specialty
Saturday, August 16, 2014
East St. Paul, Manitoba, Canada
Judges:  Maribel Sy (HFC Regional Speciatly), Ekarat Sankunakup

Thank You Judge Ekarat Sangkunakup for this wonderful recognition.

All dogs were breeder - owner - handled.

HAVANESE FANCIERS OF CANADA REGIONAL SPECIALTY, Friday August 15, 2014

WOW, WOW, WOW !!!!

IT WAS HOT IN MANITOBA 
and 
OUR KIDS WERE ON FIRE !!!!

TED - That's A Real Lady Killer @ Evertop - RESERVE WINNERS MALE

PORTER - That's All That Glitters @ Bejeweled - WINNERS MALE

TRULY - That's Truly Scrumptious at Mendota - 2nd in the BBE class (behind Keisha)

KEISHA - That's Mendota's Sassy Soul Sister - 1st in BBE, WINNERS FEMALE, BEST OF WINNERS - NEW CANADIAN CHAMPION!!!

ZEUS - BEST OF OPPOSITE

SELENA - BEST OF BREED 

Thank You Judge Maribel Sy for this great honor.

All dogs were breeder - owner - handled. 
HAVANESE FANCIERS OF CANADA REGIONAL SPECIALTY
FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 2015
EAST ST. PAUL, MANITOBA, CANADA
JUDGE MARIBEL SY

Bragging Notes:
Keisha was Winners Bitch at the 2011 Havanese Club of America National Specialty under Judge James Reynolds.

Truly won her class in Puppy Sweeps at the 2014 HCA Nationals, under Judge Elaine Cirimelle.

Zeus was Best Puppy in Show at the 2010 HFC Nationals under Judge Ekaterina Senashenko and Select Dog at the 2013 HFC Nationals under Judge Lee Steeves

Selena was Best of Breed at the 2013 HCA Nationals under Judge Dr. Robert Smith, Best of Opposite at the 2013 HFC Nationals under Judge Lee Steeves, (where her father, Desi, was Best of Breed for his 3rd National Specialty win!)

Desi - BIS MBISS AM GCH CAN CH Gingerbred Yukon Jack Desiderio is Selena, Zeus, and Keisha's sire.  He is Truly's Grandsire.

Boo - CH That's Right Out of the Box is their dam.  Owned by our fabulous friend Jane Chavez, Boo was bred and co-owned by us, co-bred with Grace Westerson.

Truly is out of the Multiple Group Placing Desi son, Mason - GCH That's the Notorious Defender, owned by Connie Rousch, and Panda - CH That Is Nirvana's Panda, owned by Ruth Francis-Floyd.  All bred or co-bred by us. 

That's all I can think of for now.  
I hope I didn't leave anyone out. 

Will post the HFC Nationals Results later. 


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Manitoba Canine Association, Friday August 15, 2014 - East St. Paul, MB

HAVANESE
PORTER - WINNERS MALE
SELENA - BEST OF OPPOSITE
Zeus    - zippo :(
CAO - SELECT 
Thank You Judge Robert Denis

BICHON FRISE
Nurple - Not shown due to conflict with Havanese

Manitoba Canine Association, Thursday August 14, 2014

Well, we finally made it to East Saint Paul, Manitoba (Winnipeg suburb) at 2:30 AM Thursday morning.  Still had 6 Havanese and 1 Bichon to groom.  It's always something when it's the first trip in a new vehicle.  LONG story so will save that for later.

Our phones don't work in Canada and were too far from town to walk to find a Timmy's for wifi, so were incommunicado from Wednesday night through Monday.  Dave's phone stayed in Canada so he was off the grid until afternoon when we stopped to get him a new phone and transfer his service over.

We were hoping that Nurple wouldn't need a bath before the ring.  He still looked great from his Group 1 the Sunday before, and that would save some time.  That was until we stopped to potty dogs along the way and thought "the gravel here looks good."  Famous last words.  We put up the pens, put the dogs out and I no sooner turned my back to scoop some poop and he dug the gravel out and was rolling in the gray dust and muck that was on the plastic groundcover under the river rock!  So much for keeping him clean. - or we could have went with a 'new style' - the silver Bichon!

So 2 hours of sleep and much grooming later:

Updated Results 08/22/2014 11:19 AM 
HAVANESE
PORTER - WINNERS MALE
SELENA - SELECT
Zeus    - nuttin' nada zippo
CAO - CAN GCH That' Better Than Sex Too Eh - SELECT
( MBIS AM GCH CAN CH Adorabull That's Better Than Sex - Roche X BISS Nirvana's Mystic Nutmeg - Meg ) Owner Handled by Lorette Ball
Thank You Judge Evelyn Beilhartz

BICHON FRISE
NURPLE - Winners Male
Thank You Judge Robert Denis

We copied the results off of the tear sheets, so I need to confirm the Selena and Zeus placements, but I think that's how it went.  I know that Porter (Meg x DSL) was Winners Male.

Winnipeg in the summer 90 degrees and HUMID, who knew?
The electric hook-up for the motorhome wasn't cheap and was only 15 amp, so wouldn't even run one of our air conditioners, so we ended up running the generator all day.  It cooled enough most nights to turn it off then, so that helped $$ a bit.

Only one show on Thursday.  2 on Friday.  3 shows, plus 3 sweepstakes on Saturday. 1 show on Sunday.

Time to half-hearted offer to help Dave groom for the Toy Specialty this afternoon.  Wish us luck!  More results to follow!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Kennel Club of Freeborn County, Albert Lea, MN Sunday, August 10, 2014

HAVANESE

Puppy Class:
Porter - 1st, Winners Dog

BBE:
Myra - 1st/ Reserve Winners Bitch

The Sibling Rivalry Specials:
ZEUS - Best of Breed
Selena - Best of Opposite
Truly - Select

Thank You Breed and Group Judge Lesley Hiltz

BICHON FRISE
Nurple - Best of Breed, GROUP 1 !!!!

Thank You Breed Judge  Francine Schwartz and 

Group Judge Edd Bivin

Kennel Club of Freeborn County, Albert Lea, MN Saturday, August 9, 2014

HAVANESE

Puppy Class:
Porter - 1st, Winners Dog, Best Puppy, BEST PUPPY IN SHOW!!!

BBE:
Myra - 1st/ Reserve Winners Bitch

The Sibling Rivalry Specials:
Zeus - Best of Opposite
Selena - Select
TRULY - Best of Breed

Thank You Breed Judge Kim Hamel, Group Judge Edd Bivin  
and Best in Show Judge Peggy Beisel-McIlwaine


BICHON FRISE
Nurple - Nuttin, Nada, Zilch

Breed Judge Lesley Hiltz and Group Judge Francine Schwartz

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

HCA Regional & National Update

Hello all.  
Sorry I haven't written in quite some time.  Between my health issues that you may or may not be aware of, and the allergic reaction that I have had to a new medicine, I have barely looked at a computer in a few weeks.  

For those of you who saw me at Nationals, it was bad then, but you wouldn't recognize me now.  The hives have gotten so bad that I couldn't see out of my right eye yesterday and the doctor's advice:  Well, if it affects your breathing or blisters up, go to the emergency room.  That means that I would probably get admitted to a burn unit.  Let's pray that it doesn't get that bad.  I actually scared a little kid yesterday at the doctor's office (that was kind of fun though!).  This could go on for weeks, after only having taken 3 doses of generic Lipitor!  Hives was not even listed as a possible reaction on the info sheet from the pharmacy.  I only found it when looking online.  I look like I was attacked by a swarm of bees, rolled in poison ivy, then left to bake in a tanning bed for hours.  

But, enough about me.

NOW, for the good, and not so good, stuff… 

HCA REGIONAL, Thursday July 24, 2014, Judge Robert Hutton:

RICHIE - 3rd in the BBE class (with Dave)

ZEUS, SELENA, TRULY:  all entered as specials, and we had a plan that, of course, went all to heck.  Poor Patti Lucas.  She was stuck showing ZEUS who is normally easy, but Truly was in standing heat so he had very few brain cells left, Dave was on SELENA, and I was on TRULY

We all made it to the final cut, but "Alas, poor Yorick..." (oops flash back to Shakespeare in the Park days) none of us walked out with a ribbon. 

HCA NATIONAL SWEEPSTAKES, Friday July 25, 2014, Judge Elaine Cirimelle:
RICHIE - 3rd in 9 - 12 month class (with Darlene)
PORTER - 4th in 9 - 12 month class (with Dave)

TRULY - 1st in 15 - 18 month class (with Dave)

HCA NATIONALS, Male classes, Friday July 25, 2014, Judge Jan Paulk
RICHIE - 2nd in BBE class (with Dave)
PORTER - 2nd in 9 - 12 month class (with Dave)

HCA NATIONALS, BEST OF BREED, Saturday, July 26, 2014, Judge Jan Paulk
SELENA - Select Bitch 


ZEUS, SELENA, TRULY:  all entered as specials, and we had a plan that, of course, went all to heck AGAIN.  Poor Patti Lucas, AGAIN.  She was stuck showing ZEUS, AGAIN, who is normally easy, but Truly was now in standing heat and in the line-up right behind Zeus, so he had ZERO brain cells left, maybe less, if that is possible.  Dave was on SELENA, and I was on TRULY. 

In that quality of an entry to have three specials make the cut, at BOTH SHOWS, we were very proud of our kids.  

Congratulations to all of the winners.  I must say that Ms. Paulk was very consistent with her judging and we were pleased to be in the ribbons.
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All dogs that we exhibited were our breeding:

Richie & Porter - Meg x DSL kids.  
BISS CH Nirvana's Mystick Nutmeg X CH That's Havanney Truckin Along.

ZEUS & SELENA - Boo x Desi kids.
CH Adorabull's That's Deja Boo X  BIS MBISS AM GCH CAN CH Gingerbred Yukon Jack Desiderio

TRULY - Panda X Mason
CH That is Nirvana's Panda X GCH That's The Notorious Defender


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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Havanese Female Available to Show Home

We have high hopes for this girl.  We have held onto her to show, but just can't keep them all.

Lizzie is a Naughty X Bugs baby, born October 15, 2013
Naughty - AM GCH CAN CH That's So Adorabull - Just Spank Me
               ( Naughty is Selena's littermate - Lizzie reminds us of Selena at this age) 
Bugs - AM CH That's One Nirvana Couldn't Kill

These photos and video were taken today, July 17, 2014

We welcome all serious inquiries.









See her video here:



Meg X Mason Puppy Girls

Meg - BISS AM CH Nirvana's Mystic Nutmeg
Mason - AM GCH That's The Notorious Defender

Girls born on May 14, 2014

Possibly available to Show Homes, or we might keep them…Things that make you go 'Hmmm.'




Serious Inquiries Only

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Roaring Fork Kennel Club, Eagle, CO Sunday, July 13, 2013

HAVANESE

It was a whirlwind of BRAIDED Havanese:
Every Havanese shown today was braided!  We had fun with Judge Bivin and the babies.

Puppy Class:
Porter - 1st, Winners Dog, 4 POINT MAJOR!!!
Ted - 2nd (I thought he was going to give it to Ted, being shown by D2 (dave's other darlene:)

BBE:
Richie - 1st

Open:
Midas - 2nd
Whiskey - not shown

It was great to meet Jennifer Shockey and her family as well as Phylis Bozarth and her boy.  We look forward to seeing you all again very soon!

And the GIRL:
Myra - 1st/ Winners Bitch/Best of Winners - 4 POINT MAJOR !!!

The Sibling Rivalry Specials:
Zeus - not entered
Selena - Best of Breed - GROUP 2

Thank You Breed & Group Judge Edd Bivin  


BICHON FRISE

Nurple - Best of Breed - made the cut in group

Breed and Group Judge Edd Bivin

Roaring Fork Kennel Club, Eagle, CO Saturday, July 12, 2014

HAVANESE

It was a whirlwind of Havanese:

Puppy Class:
Porter - 1st, Reserve
Ted - 2nd

BBE:
Richie - 1st

Open:
Midas - 3rd
Whiskey - 4th

Congratulations to Jennifer Shockey and Javi on their win!

And the GIRL:
Myra - 1st/ Winners Bitch/Best of Winners - 5 POINT MAJOR !!!

The Sibling Rivalry Specials:
Zeus - Best of Opposite
Selena - Best of Breed - GROUP 2

Thank You Breed & Group Judge Bonnie Linnell Clarke  


BICHON FRISE

Nurple - Best of Breed

Judge Arley Hussin


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Sedalia Kennel Club, Sedalia, MO July 6, 2014

HAVANESE

TED - (Naughty X Bugs) That's A Real Lady Killer @ Evertop 1st/Reserve

PORTER - (Meg X DSL) That's All That Glitters @ Bejeweled 2nd

 and THE SIBLING RIVALRY....

SELENA - (Boo X Desi)  BISS AM GCH CAN CH That's Adorabull's Dreaming of You - Best of Opposite  


ZEUS -  (Boo X Desi)  AM GCH CAN CH Mendota's Adorabull Greek Legend - BEST of BREED


Thank You Breed Denys Janssen
Group Judge Thomas Nesbitt


BICHON FRISE

NURPLE - (Sparkle X Mr. Mushnick)  
GCH Chilleykings That's A Little Twisted 
             BEST of BREED, Group 1 !!!

Thank You Breed & Group Judge Thomas Nesbitt 
Thank You Group Judge Sandy Wheat
Best in Show Judge Ms. Denys Janssen

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Jefferson City Kennel Club, Sedalia, MO Saturday July 5, 2014

HAVANESE

PORTER - (Meg X DSL) That's All That Glitters @ Bejeweled 1st/Winners

MORIAH - (BeBe X Bugs) That's The Colours of the Wind  1st
                    Owner Handled by Jeanne Woods!

ROCKY - (BeBe X Benson) That's The Eye of the Tiger - Select Dog
                  Owner Handled by Jeanne Woods!

ZEUS -  (Boo X Desi)  AM GCH CAN CH Mendota's Adorabull Greek Legend - Best of Opposite

SELENA - (Boo X Desi)  
BISS AM GCH CAN CH That's Adorabull's Dreaming of You
           BEST of BREED, GROUP 4  

Thank You Breed Judge James Frederiksen
Thank You Breed Judge Sandy Wheat


BICHON FRISE

NURPLE - (Sparkle X Mr. Mushnick)  
GCH Chilleykings That's A Little Twisted 
             BEST of BREED 

Thank You Breed & Group Judge Denys Janssen

Jefferson City Kennel Club, Sedelia, MO Friday July 4, 2014

HAVANESE

PORTER - (Meg X DSL) That's All That Glitters @ Bejeweled - 1st/Reserve

MORIAH - (BeBe X Bugs) That's The Colours of the Wind - 1st/Winners
                    CONGRATULATIONS !!! Owner Handled by Jeanne Woods!

ROCKY - (BeBe X Benson) That's The Eye of the Tiger - Select Dog
                  Owner Handled by Jeanne Woods!

ZEUS -  (Boo X Desi)  AM GCH CAN CH Mendota's Adorabull Greek Legend - Best of Opposite

SELENA(Boo X Desi)  
BISS AM GCH CAN CH That's Adorabull's Dreaming of You
           BEST of BREED, GROUP 3 - wheeeeee!

Thank You Breed Judge David Swartwood
Thank You Breed Judge James Frederiksen


BICHON FRISE

NURPLE - (Sparkle X Mr. Mushnick)  
GCH Chilleykings That's A Little Twisted 
             BEST of BREED, GROUP 2 - Woo Hoo!

Thank You Breed Judge Sandy Wheat
Thank You Group Judge Thomas Nesbitt

Friday, July 4, 2014

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

DARLENE SEZ:

THOSE WHO GO FORTH ON THE FIFTH WITH A 

FOURTH, MAY NOT LIVE TO GO FORTH ON THE FIFTH. 

HAVE A SAFE HOLIDAY!!!

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!

WISHING YOU ALL MANY BEAUTIFUL FIREWORKS!!!

GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Oklahoma City Kennel Club, Oklahoma City, OK Sunday June 29, 2014

HAVANESE

Porter - That's All That Glitters @ Bejeweled - 1st / Reserve Winners Dog

Bailey - Angelheart's Good To The Last Drop - 1st / Winners Bitch / MAJOR !!!  NEW CHAMPION !!!

Zeus - nuttin, nada, zippo, zilch :(

Selena - Best of Breed 

Breed Judge Susan St. John-Brown 
Group Judge James Briley

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Oklahoma City Kennel Club, Oklahoma City, OK Saturday, June 28, 2014

HAVANESE

Porter - That's All That Glitters @ Bejeweled - 1st / Reserve

Bailey - Angelheart's Good To The Last Drop - 1st / Winners Bitch / MAJOR !!!

Zeus - Nuttin, Nada, Zippo :(

Selena - Best of Opposite 

Breed Judge Gloria Kerr
Group Judge Gloria Geringer

Mid-Del-Tinker Kennel Club, Oklahoma City, OK Friday June 27, 2014

HAVANESE

Porter - That's All That Glitters @ Bejeweled - 1st 

Bailey - Angelheart's Good To The Last Drop - 1st / Winners Bitch / MAJOR !!!

Zeus - Select ???

Selena - Best of Breed 

Thank You Breed Judge Carlos Navarro
Group Judge Gloria Kerr

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Lawton Dog Fanciers, Oklahoma City, OK Thursday June 26, 2014

HAVANESE

Porter - That's All That Glitters @ Bejeweled - 1st / Winners Dog / Best of Opposite (over 4 specials)  5 Point MAJOR

Bailey - Angelheart's Good To The Last Drop - 1st / Reserve Winners Bitch

Zeus - Select Dog

Selena - Nuttin, Nada, Zippo, Walked  :(

Judge Gloria Geringer




Lawton Dog Fanciers, Oklahoma City, OK Wednesday June 25, 2014

HAVANESE

Porter - That's All That Glitters @ Bejeweled - 1st / Winners Dog / Best Puppy / PUPPY GROUP 1 !!!

Bailey - Angelheart's Good To The Last Drop - 1st / Reserve Winners Bitch

Zeus - Best of Opposite

Selena - Best of Breed & Group 4 

Thank You Breed Judge Giuliano Biasiolo
Thank You Group Judge Dr. Steve Keating (judge change from Ms. Arlene Benko)

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Wheaton Kennel Club, Wheaton, IL Sunday June 8, 2041

Havanese
Porter - 1st 
Richie - 1st / Reserve Winners Dog

Zeus - Select Dog
Selena - Best of  Breed

Thank You Judge Terry Berrios

Wheaton Kennel Club, Wheaton, IL Saturday June 7, 2014

Havanese
Porter - 1st / Reserve Winners Dog
Richie - 1st / Winners Dog

Zeus - Best of Opposite
Selena - Best of  Breed

Thank You Judge Pamela Bruce

Monday, June 2, 2014

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY KENNEL CLUB, Gray Summit, MO Monday, June 2, 2014

HAVANESE
RICHIE - 1st/Winners Dog/Best of Winners
ZEUS - Select Dog
SELENA - BEST OF BREED

THANK YOU BREED JUDGE EVA BERG
Group Judge Kent Delaney



BICHONS
NURPLE - BEST OF BREED 

THANK YOU BREED and GROUP JUDGE KENNETH BERG

Mississippi Valley KC, Gray Summit, MO Sunday June 1, 2014

HAVANESE
Well, let's just say we could have left them at the hotel.
I think Selena was BOS.

Judge Kenneth Berg


BICHONS
NURPLE - Best of Breed & GROUP 3

THANK YOU JUDGE EVA BERG

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Missouri Rhineland KC, Gray Summit, MO Saturday May 31, 2014

HAVANESE
Richie - (Meg x DSL) 2nd in his class :(
Zeus - Select Dog
Selena -  Best of Breed

Thank You Breed and Group Judge Cindy Vogels


BICHONS
NURPLE - Best of Breed

Thank You Breed and Group Judge Kent Delany

Oliver's Pizza - The Worst in Raymore, MO - NO, JUST THE WORST

Oliver's Pizza Raymore, MO  -  Don't Stop, Just Keep Driving or buy a snack at the gas station next door...

A couple of weeks ago we decide to try this new little pizza place in Raymore, MO that has been open about 8 months.  With Dave having been gone for so long, and been busy since he got home, we just haven't gone out, so thought we'd give it a shot.  For a weekend evening, it really didn't meet the criteria - crowded parking lot, but we gave it the benefit of the doubt and went in.  It smelled OK and was clean, with about a half dozen patrons between the bar and tables.

Oliver's said that they specialize in Chicago, New York, and St. Louis style pizzas. That's a lot to take on for a teeny-tiny place.  They have since taken St. Louis off of the menu.  The first one came out cool with a semi-raw crust.  They are trying to Chicago deep dish pizza in a conveyor oven!  They said that they don't like the customers to have to wait for 45 minutes for their pizza.  Anyone who orders, and expects to get, a traditional deep dish Chicago Style pizza expects to wait.  The second one was a bit better but still not hot!  So, they ran it through the conveyer one more time.  Now it was hot with dried up, over baked mushrooms, olives, etc.  One word to describe it:  HORRIBLE!

Then the waitress, followed by the manger both said "You really should try our tacos, they are fabulous!"  OK, it's called Oliver's Pizza.  Not Oliver's Pizza and Tacos, or Tacos and Pizza, or just Oliver's Restaurant.  They did comp our pizza, not that I would have paid for it anyway, and gave us two coupons for Taco Platters.  We did think it was weird that a purported pizza restaurant was pushing their tacos, but this is almost the boonies, so sometimes you just have to go with things.  Since the menus had gone away when we ordered, we didn't know what was included in the Taco Platter and didn't really care.  We figured that we'd either go there with Tim, who loves tacos, or just give him the coupons.  Two platters might be a nice snack for him.  (those of you who know Tim, know what I mean:)  A couple of days ago, I gave Tim the coupons and he called and ordered the two Taco Platters to go.  Guess what he got?  Yep, tacos.  3 'unflavored' tacos in each platter.  Nothing else.  Some platter!  WOW, that was an awesome insentive to bring a customer back.  Are these people stupid or what?  

We would have spent a lot less time and had zero aggrivation if we had just gone to Price Chopper and picked up a DiGiorno frozen pizza.  It would have been 900% better too.  I have since learned that they couldn't make it in Leawood, KS so guess they thought they could buffalo the people on this side of the state line.  NOT.  For a small town we have no less than 4 other very good pizza places.

Say Bye-Bye Oliver's!

NOTE TO OLIVER'S PIZZA:  Give it up.  You might as well cut your losses here too.  Your pizza sucks, Your tacos do too!  We felt bad for the server, who was sweet and tried, but when you have the owner and manager making excuses, how much more can she do?  We left her a hefty double-digit tip.  I wanted to include another tip - "Get a job somewhere else" but didn't.  

Missouri Rhineland KC, Gray Summit, MO Friday May 30, 2014

HAVANESE
Richie - (Meg x DSL) Winners Dog & Best of Winners !!!
Zeus - Select Dog
Selena -  Best of Breed

Thank You Breed and Group Judge Tim Catterson

BICHONS
NURPLE - Best of Breed
Thank You Breed and Group Judge John Booth

Both kids made the cut in group but no big ribbons :(
Almost a bigger Thank You our judges! :)

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Meg X DSL Puppy Miner

DOB 09-29-2013  Happy 8 month Birthday!
Available to the right show home.
Pedigree:
http://havanesegallery.hu/pair_en.php?id1=26706&id2=34844
Watch him move here:
http://youtu.be/644JizxEBHs











Sunday, May 25, 2014

Mid-Continent Kennel Club, Tulsa, OK Sunday, May 25, 2014

HAVANESE
Richie - (Meg x DSL) Winners Dog & Best of Winners !!!
Selena -  Select Bitch
ZeusBest of Breed & Group 4

Thank You Breed Judge James Reynolds
Thank You Group Judge Dr. Anthony DiNardo

GUNS DON'T KILL PEOPLE

While I am very sorry for all of the people who lost family members because of one psychotic young man in California, gun laws wouldn't have kept this man from killing those people.  He used a KNIFE to kill some of the people on his list.  Are we going to outlaw knives now?  The guns made it quicker for some, but he was determined to these kill people no matter how he had to do it.  He had a list.  Criminals have always been able to get whatever they 'needed,' and no matter what the laws are, will continue to do so.

I believe that the efforts should be concentrated on the Justice System, or lack thereof.  If the penalties were swift, harsh, and public, maybe some of these people would think twice before doing these horrific things.  Some would not.  Some would do it no matter what because they know that they are going to kill themselves at the end of it anyway.  

We live in a society that takes better care of their prison inmates, and is more afraid of unjustly accusing someone than we do of our VETERANS and their Families who have risked and given their all for our freedoms.  No other country has private organizations soliciting donations to get their Veterans the care they need.  Nor do they have Veterans being refused treatment at Federal facilities.

Had to vent.  Wishing you all a Safe and Blessed Memorial Day Weekend.

THANK YOU TO ALL VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Mid-Contintent Kennel Club, Saturday, May 24, 2014

HAVANESE
Richie - (Meg x DSL) Winners Dog & Best of Winners !!!
Truly - (Mason X Panda) Select Bitch
Selena - Best of Breed & Group 3

Thank You Breed Judge Judy Webb
Thank You Group Judge Beverly Capstick

Drake in China UPDATE

2 More Group 1s for Drake and Steven!!!

Way to go guys.  Keep up the great work!
Drake and Steven Shen

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Sunflower Kennel Club, Topeka, KS Sunday, May 11, 2014

HAVANESE -
Richie - That's The Boy With All the Toys - 1st/Winners Dog/ Best of Opposite
1st time in the ring!  Woo Hoo! 

Midas - That's A Touch of Gold - 2nd

Midas and Richie are out of Meg & DSL.

Selena - Best of Breed

Thank You Judge John Shoemaker

BICHONS
Nurple - Best of Breed

Thank You Judge Albert Bianchi