Saturday, August 31, 2019

Keep Smiling....

...And brighten someones day!

Happy Saturday Ya'll!


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Smooches and Smiles,
Lucy

Friday, August 30, 2019

The Beautiful Aunt Gracie

When we were doing a recent photoshoot Aunt Gracie wanted to pawticipate.  This is the photo we got of her looking adorable!!!

We are asking for continued prayers and crossed paws for Doggy Nanny she is having a rough time healing after surgery.


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Smooches,
Lucy & Poppy

Thursday, August 29, 2019

#TBT - Coming Home Story and My Family Tree Expanded

Lucy helped me update the gotcha story page at the top of the blog (some time ago) but I realized I never made an indepth post about my gotcha day/past home life.  So here is the full story.  I was born 4-3-17 in a rural town in Oklahoma.

  I was born to a slate Chinese Crested called Princess.

My dad was a merle Chihuahua named Chigger.  Momma says thats probably where I get my blue eyes.

 I look  just like my, except I just have more neck freckles and blue eyes.

I was one of five in my litter and was the only female  of the bunch.

From my litter two of us were kept by the breeder.  My previous owner named me Scarlett and my brother Milo.


 Around November of 2017 I was bred to a male in the house.  I had two boys in late Janruary.  It was a tough birth and afterwards I developed mastitis and had to spend lots of time in the hospital.  That was not very fun!  I have a scar on my side from my wounds.  Once recovered it was decided to rehome me.


Thats when Momma saw my picture and instantly fell in love.  She wasn't sure she could handle two dogs (living in the city/apartment) but after taking it over wif Doggy Nanny she felt she could handle the responsibility. Momma and Lucy set out for OK to retrieve me.  We met in Walters, OK and at our first meeting I was scared.  I was stiff as a board and wouldn't look at anyone.  Momma put a harness on me and that was not fun.  My last owner never put something so odd on me before.  My last owner made a comment that didn't mean anything at the time but later would.  She mentioned the white out on my vet papers was the vet made a mistake listing me as a chihuahua/chinese crested mix.  She also mentioned I was always kenneled when it was feeding time.  Not that I was aggressive but just to keep the dogs from resource guarding.  Momma thinks my last home was more of a kennel type situation but no one knows for sure.  Doesn't really matter now anyway.


After momma got my medical records tucked away we got in the MM and set out for Texas.  Momma held me the whole way home and I never moved an inch.


I had no idea what was happening.  Then we stopped at a house that Lucy was sure excited about.  Momma put me on a leash and I got a chance to sniff Texas soil.  Once I had done my business momma tried to pick me up and she looked awful frighting so I whipped my head back to warn her I was scared.  Momma just continued to pick me up and just held me close.  Momma has always gone super slow so I never have to be scared of her.  And since that night I haven't ever even offered to "warn" her again.  Then we went to a new place, called home, and the post Life wif Poppy tells my story from there.

As I was pawing this post Momma got a message from a person on FB.  Asking if she got me from [name removed] in Oklahoma.  It was my dams (Princess') original breeder and she owns my grand-dam.  Her name is Tinker and when she sent pictures I couldn't believe it.
(tinker)

Momma said I look even more like Tinker than I do Princess.  Here is top left Tinker (Grand-dam), top right Princess (dam) and bottom is me.

Another thing we have in common is we also like to get furry comfy and have a fondness for sweaters.  BOL
                                                                                              (tinker)

Further conversation revealed Tinker is  1/2 chihuahua and 1/2 chinese crested.  Tinker was bred to a merle chihuahua producing Princess.  Princess was bred to a different merle chihuahua producing me.  So this makes even more sense that my Wisdom panel showed 50% Chihuahua and only 12.5% crestie.  I have a lot of Chihuahua in my pedigree.  But my crestie genes are strong.


Smooches,
Poppy



Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Guess What Day It Is

Hey, Hey, Ya know what day it is?

HUMP DAY!!!!!

BOL! It tickles me everytime!


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Smooches,
Poppy

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

#TOT

Happy Tongue Out Tuesday!


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Smooches,
Lucy

Monday, August 26, 2019

Day Care Is Closing Again - Prayers For Doggy Nanny

Furiends, Doggy Nanny is going back in for surgeries today.  She is getting her hip repaired.  We ask for prayers and crossed paws for quick healing.

Since she will be having surgery Day Care once again is closed.  It won't be so ruff this time.  We are wiser and stronger now.  We got this!



Smooches,
Lucy and Poppy

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Sleepy Sundays

We sleep in on Sundays.  All snug in our blankies.

We cuddle....

...a lot...

Then it happens, we wake up and suddenly your hit with all sorts of questions. What time is it? Is it dinner time? Has it passed?  Did I miss it?



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Smooches,
Lucy and Poppy

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Deep Thoughts From a Poppy

There once was a time long ago...dogs didn't have to conform to "social norms".  Dogs could be dogs, bark at mail men, pee where they please, eat what they hunted and run freely in the wild.

Ah what a life that would be!

Now we have to be canine good citizens, be nice to people we meet, walk on leashes, go potty outside and have our owners pick it up.  How and when did it all change? 

Yes momma, its dinner time?  Yes ma'am Ill be right in.

hmm...I guess thats not all bad when you get canned food for suppers I do like the lamb formula.

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Smooches,
Poppy

Friday, August 23, 2019

Black Dog Photography - OTCWF Scent Work Photos

Pat Randall of Black Dog Photography was on site taking candid photos of the dogs during the trails.

Are you ready to see me focused and a looking like a professional scent work dog?.

Containers


Interiors

These are the photos we purchased to be able to share.  Want to see me in more searches check out Black Dog Photography's website.  Link to Day 1 and Day 2.  She captured some amazing moments.  Thank you Pat for offering your services at the trial.  We work so hard to do well in our trial we don't get to see these moments like the spectators do and its awesome to have these memories forever.

Smooches,
Lucy

Thursday, August 22, 2019

AKC Scent Work Trial Day 2




Day 2 arrived furry quickly.  We got up even earlier this day.  Momma and I both rocked the messy hair don't care look.

 We were just happy to be here.   Im ready are you momma?


I tried to score noms....didn't work.

I had bouts of excitement and...




...bouts of sleepies!


Some fun sights for your viewing pleasure.  This pupper using his pawrent chair.

We saw a crestie!  Aww I miss Poppy!

I found the crate I would like to buy.  Its deep purple with wheels and super big with great views.  Some day we will  get one...some day.

This pupper was tired.  He rolled on his back to nap.  Nothing cuter than a labbie!

Momma even caught me splooting with my leggie hanging off the bed.  Yep I have no modesty.  It was a long morning while the other pups did exterior searches and buried searches.

This is Prince.  He belongs to Miss Martha my trainer.  Isn't he amazing?!?!

He is a gentle giant.

The overwhelming majority breed at this trial was Dobermans.

Post lunch it was our time.  Momma got the briefing from new judge Madonna Gallant.  New room, same stuff.  We were called on deck, did our search and Q'ed.

 You'll never guess my time on this one.  12.50 seconds. On this run I by-passed the table, big stack of boxes and all the chairs.  I bee-lined for this big rubber container with a bucket sitting atop it.  I knew exactly where that odor was coming from.  No fooling me!


We had a rest bit then momma was called for containers briefing.  This one was under Judge David Gallant.  New room same stuff.  While she was away I checked the schedule.


We were called on deck and I got compliments about my bubbly personality and furcut!  Then it was my turn.  I ran through the boxes twice, this one seemed a little harder but I finally found it.  Momma called alert and I received my final Q ribbon for the day.  This Q means I officially recieved my SCN (Scent Work Container Novice) title.  Oh boy!

And I Q'ed in all of my trials this day.  2 for 2!!!!

It was a while before scores were entered (lots of trials and lots of dogs) so we just relaxed.


When the scores were ready Interiors Trail 1 A  was called first.  The 1st place rosette winner with the 12 second time was ME!  Momma put on facebook her weekend was made.  Mine too momma mine too!  I pawsonally think I look ravishing in royal blue.

Next to be called was Containers Trail 1 A.  With a score of  I won 3rd place however I got another rosette for earning my title in this element.  WOW!

Once the scores were done it was get official photos with the big camera.  I was getting tired here.

And exhaused by the time momma switched my rosettes.  BOL  Momma thinks they fit the moment.

Post pictures it was time to pack up and head out.  We said good by to our furiends and one last congrats on their winnings.  We stopped and retrieved Poppy.  She was furry happy to see us.  Then we made that LONG drive home.  Seemed to take furevers.  All I could think about was eating supper and going straight to bed.  And we all did just that.    Later that night momma took this picture of me before she hit her final snooze.  

Sunday we did a mini photoshoot of my ribbons.  I received 10 ribbons in all.  

I Q'ed 5/6 trials I entered

I placed 4 out of those 5 and received 1 title (along with a title rosette)

And the final results are:

Dates: August 17, 2019
Location: OTCWF
Judge: David Gallant
Odor: Birch
Element: Container
Level: Novice
Qualifying Scores:
Trial 1 Novice A- 00:29:58 0 Faults Placement 3rd (Title Earned and Rosette)


Dates: August 17, 2019
Location: OTCWF
Judge: Madonna Gallant
Odor: Birch
Element: Interior
Level: Novice
Qualifying Scores:
Trial 1 Novice A- 00:12:58 0 Faults Placement 1st

Smooches,
Lucy

Note from the momma: I have never been into dog sports in this manner.  Going to shows/trails seemed like something that my dogs and I could never do.  That was for the professionals.  After working with Lucy these past 2 years and seeing our training put to use in a sport and  excelling as a team has been a magical experience.  In the ring she is a great partner.  She is focused, willing and ready to work.  Multiple people stopped us over the course of our time at the trial to tell us how well we worked together and congratulate us on our wins at our first trial.  It warmed my heart.  Then being on the other side of that watching our class mates and fellow novice handlers Q and get rosettes was fun.  We weren't competing against one another we were building each other up.