I see it has been almost a year since I updated my blog.  I want to apologize for that.  I honestly thought I had written a couple of entries in the spring and summer!

I’ve cleaned and updated the site and added some more recent videos to the gallery.  Please check them out.

Even though I’ve been pretty busy most of my recent clients have wanted their runs on DVD.  In fact I recently finished my 2 longest DVD’s.  The first was 68 runs over 3 shows in 4 locations and 2 states!  The second was 70 runs over the same time frame.

We went up to Virginia for the Sheltie National back in April.  The Blue Ridge Herding Association sponsored a trial the day before our National.  It was so fun to see Shelties from the Midwest and Eastern regions.  The BRHA trial included cattle as well.  Always so fascinating to watch.  I was able to record several new clients, but most wanted either a DVD or their run to remain “private”.  An option I’m happy to offer, but sad that you can’t see these wonderful dogs work.

From Keepstone Farm in Berryville we traveled down to Fredericksburg and the Agility, Rally, and Obedience Events at the National.  I was reminded just how much fun Agility is. What a wonderful communal sport it, so many friends, all happy to see everyone else succeed.  I also got to watch a little Rally.  I had never seen that and it was quite confusing and illuminating at the same time.  I did catch a few runs in the Obedience Ring as well.

We returned to Orlando for a few weeks and then, once again, for our 3rd year in a row, we made our way to Nova, Ohio and the Cleveland Shetland Sheepdog Club’s Spring Trial.  Held in memory of Jean Clodwick, a wonderful woman who lost her life to breast cancer.  I had the extreme good fortune to not only call her friend but to also have one of her dogs.  My Bard (Trinity the Play’s the Thing PT OA OAJ) is from the penultimate litter that she bred.  Another of my dogs, Tana (Cobalt Trinity Qatsina PT HSAs HIAs HXAs HRDIs HTDIs). is from Trinity lines as well.  He is also Bard’s nephew.

When we returned from Ohio my work schedule exploded into chaos and I’ve been on the go ever since.

Liam has been in his “furever” home for a while and is thriving with the undivided attention and love of his new owners.  I miss the guy but it was the right thing to do!  Please, if you find it in your heart, become a foster.  It is one of the best things you will ever do.

Finally, Tana, Ao Lani, who is celebrating her 4th Birthday today, and I are all more than ready for the cooler weather and the fall trial season to begin.

We hope to see you on the field very soon!